Retrieved 27 June Sexual orientation is commonly discussed as a characteristic of the individual, like biological sex, gender identity, or age. Societal attitudes towards same-sex relationships have varied over time and place, from expecting all males to engage in same-sex relationships, to casual integration, through acceptance, to seeing the practice as a minor sin, repressing it through law enforcement and judicial mechanisms, and to proscribing it under penalty of death. World Health Organisation — Europe. The national survey of sexual attitudes and lifestyles.
For homosexuality in other animals, see Homosexual behavior in animals.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions. Limited legal recognition 1. Am J Public Health. Gertrude Stein and her Familythe portrait "featured the sly repetition of the word gay, used with sexual intent for one of the first times in linguistic history," and Edmund Wilsonquoted by James Mellow in Charmed Circleagreed. Most news organizations have formally adopted variations of this use, following the example and preference of the organizations, as reflected in their press releases and public communications. Web design and development by MaoningTech. Retrieved 6 November
Same-sex sexual activity had also never been criminalized in continent of Antarctica. One day, we will not need them at all. The Laws of Manu mentions a "third sex", members of which may engage in nontraditional gender expression and homosexual activities. Their sexual life was with the ordinary tribe members of the same sex. Beginning in with Homogenic LoveSocialist activist and poet Edward Carpenter wrote a string of pro-homosexual articles and pamphlets, and "came out" in in his book My Days and Dreams. Retrieved 31 January Animal Homosexuality and Natural DiversitySt.