Sigmund Freud characterized it as a result of conflicts of psychosexual development, including identification with the parent of the opposite sex.Others have looked at social influences and physiological events in fetal development as possible origins.Quotations"I am the Love that dare not speak its name" [Lord Alfred Douglas Two Loves]"In homosexual sex you know exactly what the other person is feeling" [William Burroughs]"These names: gay, queer, homosexual, are limiting.I would love to finish with them" [Derek Jarman At Your Own Risk]Although everyone concerned about students with same-sex attraction agrees that schools need to be safe, nurturing and inclusive, Arbour and Blackburn in contrast with PG say nothing about the serious ramifications of health risks for youth who might take on a 'gay' identity and engage in "Mom, dad, I'm gay": the news of a son's or daughter's homosexuality brings with it many challenges.gay rights movement) and efforts by homosexuals to be seen not as aberrant personalities but as differing from “normal” individuals only in their sexual orientation.


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.Homosexuality was not uncommon in Christian leaders, however, have gone to great lengths to make clear that it is the acts and not the individuals or even their “inclination” or “orientation” that their faiths proscribe.Together with a growing acceptance of homosexuality as a common expression of human sexuality, long-standing beliefs about homosexuals had begun to lose credence.The stereotypes of male homosexuals as weak and effeminate and lesbians as masculine and aggressive, which were widespread in the West as recently as the 1950s and early ’60s, have largely been discarded.

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