Historical And Scientific Perspective Of Homosexuality

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Historical and Scientific Perspective on Homosexuality

Homosexuality is a topic that has been mentioned throughout history and scientific research. In certain societies throughout history, homosexuality was a practiced concept and it was embraced whole-heartedly. In other societies, it was highly frowned upon and laws were created just for anyone who was homosexual. That does not mean that researchers have not found reasons behind why one person is homosexual and another is not.
One such time frame that did not have any problems with homosexuality was the period of ancient Greece. It was quite common within that society for older gentlemen to enter into relationships with younger males. ...view middle of the document...

Some people have grown up to believe that homosexuals choose this lifestyle when in fact this is false. It has been proven in multiple studies that an individual can actually be born homosexual. There have been studies that have revealed that there are chances that when twins are born at least one of children might have a different sexual preference then his or her sibling. There has also been another line of research known as the fraternal birth order effect. This research has proven that “the probability of a male’s being homosexual increases by 33.3% for every older brother his has, and an estimated 15% of gay men can attribute their homosexuality to the fraternal birth order effect” (Pinel, 2009).
Coming out is a lot harder than one might think. Most homosexuals know that once they come out to their friends and family they run the risk of no longer being accepted by these individuals. Some homosexuals have honestly been disowned by their family for their choices. There have been other instances in the past were people have lost their jobs, because their bosses are homophobic. Luckily people do not have to worry about that issue. I am what people would call bisexual, which means that I prefer both genders. Discovering that I had this preference while in the military...

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