Archived from the original on 17 April The first record of a possible homosexual couple in history is commonly regarded as Khnumhotep and Niankhkhnuman ancient Egyptian male couple, who lived around BCE. Archived from the original on 21 May Thus, sexual orientation is integrally linked to the intimate personal relationships that human beings form with others to meet their deeply felt needs for love, attachment, and intimacy. Homophobia Homophobia refers to fear of or prejudice and discrimination against lesbian, gay and bisexual people.
Two-Spirit individuals were commonly shamans and were revered as having powers beyond those of ordinary shamans.
Some view same-sex love and sexuality as sacred, and a mythology of same-sex love can be found around the world. City of OaklandF. Same-sex marriage in the United States expanded from one state in to all fifty states inthrough various state court rulings, state legislation, direct popular votes referendums and initiativesand federal court rulings. Views Read View source View history. Archived from the original on 5 March Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. Views Read Edit View history.
In use since the s, the term is an adaptation of the initialism LGBwhich was used to replace the term gay in reference to the LGBT community beginning in the mid-to-late s. On the other hand, many governments in the Middle East often ignore, deny the existence of, or criminalize homosexuality. Seven Stories Press, ed. Outing is the practice of publicly revealing the sexual orientation of a closeted person. 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. Suicide among LGBT youth. The initialism has become adopted into the mainstream as an umbrella term for use when labeling topics pertaining to sexuality and gender identity.