Lets call it friends of Ralph
Ron n Jon, i think "most" gay people would rather be called gay than homosexual.
I don't know any young gays that would want to be called homosexual. maybe queer, but not homosexual.
I don't know, no word is going to work for everyone. then some people will complain that they don't like a certain term or label. there is no way to win this argument.
how about friends of Pat? Pat could be male or female