Social to the definite action of a person

Social sciences argue that there
may be sex differences that gay individuals experience their identity and identify
themselves as gay (Ettorre 1980; Kitzinger 1987; Rich 1980; Rust 1992, 1993;
Vanable, McKirnan, and Stokes 1994). Although different companies have begun to
tap into the LGBT “dream market” (Rigdon, 1991), however the topic has received
very little attention in academic literature. Fuss (1989), shed the light on
the topic of gay identity by asking “is identity a personal, natural, political
or linguistic category?” Expert of this topic hold a point of views that
correlation between homosexual activities and gay identity is neither fixed nor
absolute; however, there is always certain interdependency exist between sexual
identity and sexual behavior, where “sexual behavior” denote to the definite
action of a person while “sexual identity” denote how a person label him or
herself (Bailey, 1995).

Warren (1974), delineated homosexual identity as
a kind of sexual behavior, sexual identity and sexual preference. He further
highlighted that, a gay identity encompasses not only the dimentions of homosexual
identity but also social involvement in the homosexual community and same-sex
romantic attachements (Troiden, 1988).  Furthermore,
Warren’s definition only covers the experience of gay identity at specific
points in its formation. However, from an interactionist perspective, the term “gay”
involve more than a certain kind of sexual behavior or orientation. The interactionists
perspective not only covers the gay identity point but also the way of life as
well (Oakenfull, 2013). On the other hand, feminist theorists’ states that the
lesbian identity is different from the gay men because lesbians face both
oppression simultaneously based on their sex as well as their sexual
orientation (Bristor and Fischer 1995; Rich 1980; Rust 1992, 1993).

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