ho·​mo·​erot·​ic | \ˌhō-mō-i-ˈrä-tik \

Definition of homoerotic 

: homosexual specifically : marked by, revealing, or portraying homosexual desire homoerotic photographs

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homoeroticism \ ˌhō-​mō-​i-​ˈrä-​tə-​ˌsi-​zəm \ noun

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Outside the town, Mr. Tracy is known for his paintings and sculptures that at times are homoerotic or steeped in his Catholic upbringing and sense of social justice. Serena Solomon, New York Times, "A Bold Artist, a Quiet Texas Town and the Heritage of the Borderland," 16 Feb. 2018 Some who have experienced them report being forced to ingest nausea-inducing drugs and subjected to electroshock therapy while viewing homoerotic images, practices designed to condition a negative reaction to their homosexual feelings. Robbie Short, SFChronicle.com, "‘Conversion therapy’ for gays would be sharply limited under California bill," 1 July 2018 In Finland, the Finnish artist known for his homoerotic art is a household name, so the film played to a wider audience. NBC News, "LGBTQ audiences see themselves more onscreen but financing can be tricky," 16 May 2018 Settling in San Francisco, Jess (his professional name) became a painter and collagist with a gift for turning images from films, children’s books and advertising into Surreal, Romantic, often homoerotic fantasies. New York Times, "10 Galleries to Visit Now on the Lower East Side," 26 Apr. 2018 In earlier days, therapists might use more blatant tactics such as triggering nausea while showing a youth a homoerotic image or applying electric shocks. Susan Miller, USA TODAY, "'Being LGBTQ is not an illness': Record number of states banning conversion therapy," 17 Apr. 2018 Each concentrates on a specific period and style, from the often homoerotic faux-naïve figuration of his early fame to the taut geometry of the houses, pools and lawns of Los Angeles and the dry but intimate portraits. New York Times, "12 Art Exhibitions to View in NYC This Weekend," 15 Feb. 2018 Many of his works, which engage with hip-hop culture, have a distinct homoerotic quality as well. Pelican Bomb, NOLA.com, "Living on the edge: Artist captures disappearing coastline," 15 Feb. 2018 Face-huggers, back-bursters, mecha-doppelgängers, and the most narcissistic-homoerotic sequence in sci-fi history soon follow, with the action immaculately designed for suspense, scares, and sly sinister humor. Nick Schager, Esquire, "The Best Movies of 2017," 18 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of homoerotic

1916, in the meaning defined above

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ho·​mo·​erot·​ic | \ˌhō-mō-i-ˈrät-ik \

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homoeroticism \ -​i-​ˈrät-​ə-​ˌsiz-​əm \ also homoerotism \ -​ˈer-​ə-​ˌtiz-​əm \ noun

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