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According to the article, the orientation for preference to same sex relations remain covert as it was categorized as criminal in nature to expose homosexual acts, in private or in public, even by consenting adults prior to 1969. There was no organization in England promoting for any homosexual reform that it waited for American ideals of homosexual liberation to emerge. Despite the British laws prevailing to be predominantly homophobic, homosexual content in English literature still remained sporadic, depending on the creativity and restraint of the writer.
British literature had patiently waited for fourteen years since the Wolfenden Report of 1953 recommending that homosexual behavior between consenting adults in private no longer be criminalized in England, before they can freely express homosexual content in their literary works.
It is my personal contention that the issue of homosexuality remains to be controversial in other parts of the world until contemporary times. What American culture had promoted in terms of liberalizing homosexual behavior was readily accepted in other Western civilizations. Some Eastern culture remains to be still conservative in openly accepting homosexual acts given the cultural values and beliefs, especially pinning on religious orientations.
In literature, however, I support freedom of creative expression including the writing of homosexual content conforming to ethical frameworks. Wanton disregard for the readers’ morals would render their literary work utterly improvident.
I share Jeremy Bentham’s belief that in writing about homosexuality, one must weigh “the pleasure of consensual homosexual relations against the pain or harm it causes the general public… by causing no harm to others, homosexuality is justified by the pleasures of those who practice it.” (glbtq, 2002,
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What is 'gender homosexuality' it is not just homosexuality! I am still on the first paragraph for the second time and have seen problems! I wanted you to consider 'criminalisation of male AND female homosexuals' is there a law against female homosexuality, lesbians?
But, now people are ready to reveal their homosexual behaviors publicly because of the increased acceptance of homosexuality in our society. In any case, the reason for homosexuality is a highly debated topic.
There is a lot of literature that talks about the homosexuality in the Greeks and the Romans. For example, the Emperor Nero in ancient Rome twice got married to men (Kulkarni, 2011). The Holy Books also discuss some nations that were punished for being homosexual. In the contemporary age, homosexuals are spread all over the world. Several countries have legalized homosexuality.
In this case, there has been a wide variation of the opinions expressed by different individuals. One opinion that captured my attention was in the New York Times newspaper on January 28 2012 by Frank Bruni.
Statistics say that gay and lesbian employees constitute between 4% and 17% of the U. S. workforce (Gonsiorek & Weinrich, 1991), a larger proportion than many other minority group. Gay and lesbian employees face unique challenges that have no real parallel in other minority groups.
Of all the slang "gay" is the most popular. "Of the teachers of Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) interviewed, 83% said they heard it being used regularly and much more than its nearest rivals, bitch (59%) and slag (45%) (Winterman, Denise).
In the 19th century, the term "gay" was used to convey gaiety, joyfulness, and a cheerful spirit.
The groundwork for this book had been suggested by a 1968 essay that Mary McIntosh wrote about "the homosexual role" in England. Weeks applies this perspective of a "homosexual" role in Coming Out to create an invaluable study in gay history, which revolving around establishing the difference between homosexual behavior, which has always been in existence, and homosexual identity, which is a social construct.