The Record. Ask yourself that question. Because opinions are not generated within a vacuum and because sources of information can vary in their degree of accuracy and objectivity, we felt it was also important to examine sources of information the public uses to establish and justify their beliefs about the origins of homosexuality.
These attitudes tend to be due to forms of homophobia and heterosexism negative attitudesbias, and discrimination in favor of opposite-sex sexuality and relationships. In the U. Archived from the original on 5 June Main article: Gay bullying. Archived from the original on 11 January
Related Human rights minority rights Discrimination Freedom Index. Life experiences differ enormously within communities and across countries. Between and Karl Heinrich Ulrichs published a series of twelve tracts, which he collectively titled Research on the Riddle of Man-Manly Love. During the Renaissancewealthy cities in northern Italy — Florence and Venice in particular—were renowned for their widespread practice of same-sex love, engaged in by a considerable part of the male population and constructed along the classical pattern of Greece and Rome.
Evans-Pritchard also recorded that male Azande warriors in the northern Congo routinely took on young male lovers between the ages of twelve and twenty, who helped with household tasks and participated in intercrural sex with their older husbands. Find articles by Toby Epstein Jayaratne.
Many historical figures, including Socrates , Lord Byron , Edward II , and Hadrian ,  have had terms such as gay or bisexual applied to them. Sociological Analysis.