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Being a homosexual in itself is not a sin. Homosexual acts are sinful. If you're looking for a heirarchy of sin, I am not sure such a thing exists, but what we need to worry about is mortal sin versus venial sin, and homosexual acts are definitely mortal sins.
To clarify, because the word "homosexual" has different meanings in society as compared to the Catholic Church's definition.
Society tends to label all same sex attracted people as homosexuals. Whether or not they are actively participating in homosexual acts.
The Church doesn't do that; when a same sex attracted person practices chastity, they are avoiding homosexual acts. A person who practices chastity, develops the ability to stop viewing men or woman as objects for sexual activity.