homophile[hō′mō fīl′, -mə-]
Origin of homophilehomo- + -phile
- Gay or lesbian.
- Actively concerned with the rights of gay men or lesbians.
- (dated) A homosexual, a gay man or lesbian, one who has a sexual or romantic preference for persons of one's own gender; used to emphasize love over sex.
From homo- + -phile.