A sexual orientation characterized by aesthetically, romantically, sensually, and/or sexually attraction to a person of the same sex, often but not exclusively used to refer to people who identify as male. It is important to note that not all men who engage in sexual activities with other men identify as gay. In some contexts the term gay is also used to refer to the LGBTQIA+ community as a whole, or as a label for anyone who does not identify as heterosexual.