Also inthe earliest extended and serious defense of homosexuality in English, Ancient and Modern Pederasty Investigated and Exemplifiedwritten by Thomas Cannonwas published, but was suppressed almost immediately. The Chinese Society of Psychiatry removed homosexuality from its Chinese Classification of Mental Disorders in after five years of study by the association. Such behaviors include sexual activitycourtshipaffectionpair bondingand parenting and are widespread; a review by researcher Bruce Bagemihl shows that homosexual behavior has been documented in about species, ranging from primates to gut worms. The Spanish conquerors were horrified to discover sodomy openly practiced among native peoples, and attempted to crush it out by subjecting the berdaches as the Spanish called them under their rule to severe penalties, including public executionburning and being torn to pieces by dogs. Think of all the heterosexuals you know. Books s Adam, Barry
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BBC News Feb There is a huge difference between sexual activity and sexual attraction. Developmental Psychology 31 1: Same-sex sexual activity legal 3. It uses a scale from 0, meaning exclusively heterosexualto 6, meaning exclusively homosexual. The other two generally do not: However, there is substantial evidence for a genetic basis of homosexuality especially in males based on twin studieswith some association with regions of Chromosome 8 and with the Xq28 gene on the X chromosome.
Each day, lesbian, gay and bisexual people must face prejudice, discrimination, and oppression because of their sexual attraction. Employer ordered to compensate fired gay worker, abolish code of conduct". On the other hand, voices exist within many of these religions that view homosexuality more positively, and liberal religious denominations may bless same-sex marriages. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force received reports of 7, incidents of anti-gay violence and victimization in the United States; actual levels are presumed to be much higher. No conclusive evidence supports any one specific cause of homosexuality; however, most researchers agree that biological and social factors influence the development of sexual orientation.