Sexuality with Homosexuals

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Sexuality with Homosexuals

Homosexuality hasn’t always been so taboo. There was a time when you couldn’t speak of being gay because you were afraid to lose you’re loved ones and in certain countries if you are labeled a homosexual you could be jailed or even put to death. If you go back and research when homosexuality wasn’t so taboo, you would find that homosexuality was very common throughout history and was just something no one saw as taboo. Societal attitudes towards same-sex relationships have varied over time and place, from Kings and Queens taking on many same sex lovers to casual integration. Alexander the great was known to take on many lovers (Jirour, 2014), with him being a lot of power behind her society believed that homosexual and bisexual practices contributed to that power. It wasn’t until the Empire fell and Christianity came into place did society see it as a bad thing. In ancient Greece sexual relations between men and adolescent boys was highly idealized (King and Regan, 2014) also called Pederasty. Pederasty is common in many cultures throughout the world. Greek males who engaged in homosexuality after reaching the age of manhood was common, at which point they were the expected to take the reverse role in pederastic relations (Quinn and Brooks, 2011). Homosexuality in time has gone from being very open to being very taboo and not heard of till we came into the 21 century. Now when you look around you, you see that it isn’t so taboo with being homosexual. Gay rights movement being sometime in the 1960’s trying to get rights for same sex couples. Denmark being the first state to legalize gay marriage (1989), in 2010 Netherlands became the first nation in the world to legalize gay marriage. As of today thirty-one states in Mexico and thirty-seven states in America recognize gay marriage. With rights being given to homosexuals it’s been a…...

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