Homosexuality- Scientific and Historical Perspectives
How do you think historical and scientific perspectives on homosexuality may have shaped the way gay individuals perceive themselves? Address at least three perspectives discussed in the text. Include in your analysis the experiences of coming out and adjusting as a gay individual. Finally, how have historical and scientific perspectives reflected on your sexual orientation? Homosexuality is the attraction to the same sex, sexual attractions to or sexual relations with somebody of the same sex, according to MSN Encarta (2009). Homosexuality defines me. I am currently with a woman, and am a female. Homosexuality is not something that is just happening, although it is a huge controversy in the world, media, and politics as legalization is starting to happen for it. Homosexuality has been traced back as far as the Greek Gods. In the beginning, and still somewhat today, homosexuality has not been accepted, although each year it is becoming more widely known and accepted everywhere. Some historical and scientific perspectives on homosexuality may have an impact on how homosexual individuals view themselves within the community and world views. These perspectives and ideas can be beneficial to heterosexuals’ understandings of others in our world of sexual diversity. Sexually, our world is more than just the opposite sex coming together. There is heterosexuality, hotmosexuality, bisexuality, and trisexuality, although some people want to believe that all types are wrong or considered wrong. People are influenced by Christianity, and local subcultures, or many different ethnic groups showing different perspectives. One perspective on homosexuality is what the Latino and Latina American culture. In a Latino’s perspective, the family is typically the primary social unit. The men and woman each have expected “roles”. Men are to support and defend family, as women are to be respectable and submissive, much opposite of...
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