The term gay is frequently used as a synonym for homosexual; female homosexuality is often referred to as lesbianism. At different times and in different cultures , homosexual behaviour has been variously approved of, tolerated, punished, and banned.
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It would then be assumed that the patterns reported by the homosexuals indicated pathology, even though there were no differences in psychological functioning between the two groups. Please try again later. Similarly, a gay cat was a young male apprenticed to an older hobo , commonly exchanging sex and other services for protection and tutelage. L Crompton.
Open admission of same-sex desires
Christianity especially, since it has been the official religion in Western society for such a long period of time, has adapted its ideas to the needs of the ruling class in each epoch of its history; if it had been inflexible it would not still be with us today. Human sexuality Sexology Sexual slur Terminology of homosexuality. No physical or electronic security system is impenetrable however and you should take your own precautions to protect the security of any personally identifiable information you transmit. In Pennsylvania, where the death penalty for this offence had been abolished in a flash of Quaker enlightenment in , it was reimposed for blacks in , for all men in under English pressure.