The American LGBT rights organization GLAAD advises the media to avoid using the term homosexual to describe gay people or same-sex relationships as the term is "frequently used by anti-gay extremists to denigrate gay people, couples and relationships". BBC News. Measuring the prevalence of homosexuality presents difficulties. Many of the world's cultures have, in the past, considered procreative sex within a recognized relationship to be a sexual norm—sometimes exclusively so, and sometimes alongside norms of same-sex love, whether passionate, intimate or sexual. New York University Press. Sexual behavior in Britain: Shore New York:
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Archived from the original on 23 May Retrieved 1 October Since the Islamic revolution in Iran, the Iranian government has executed more than 4, people charged with homosexual acts. Many corporations, educational institutions, and local governments have adopted policies that prohibit discrimination against employees on the basis of sexual orientation.