The Islamic views on homosexuality are formed from the writings of the Qur'an and Muhammad 's Sunnah. It is not only a sin, but a crime under Islamic law. Islamic jurisprudence are expansion of the laws contained homosexulity them by Islamic jurists. Therefore, they are homosexuulity as the laws of Allah. You need only look to the rulings under Shari'ah to see the accepted mainstream interpretation of Islam and its commandments to its followers.
Homosexuality under this law, is not only a sin, but a punishable crime against God. In the case of homosexuality, how it is dealt with differs between the four mainline schools of Sunni jurisprudence today, but what they all agree upon is that homosexuality is worthy of a severe penalty. Some scholars, based on the Qur'an and various ahadith, hold the opinion that the homosexual should be thrown from a high building or stoned to death  as a punishment for homosexulity crime, but other scholars maintain that they should be imprisoned until death.
Another view is that between two males, the active partner is homosexuloty be lashed a hundred times if he is unmarried, and killed if he is married; whereas the passive partner is to be killed regardless of his marital status.
Many apologists homosexulity attempted to shift the blame for this Muslim hostility towards homosexuality onto "the adoption of European Victorian attitudes by the new Westernized elite.
However, this explanation falls short. Within the context of Islamic homosexuilty, this attitude wiki from the Prophet Muhammadand since he is considered by all mainstream Muslims to be the Uswa Hasana the perfect example we find that the majority of Muslims still consider this harsh treatment of homosexuals to be justified.
According to Shaykh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid: " The wiki of homosexuality has caused man diseases homosexulith neither the east nor the west wiki deny exist because of them.
Even if the only result homosexulity this perversion was AIDS — which attacks the immune system in humans homosexulity that would be enough. Wiki example, a Gallup homosexulitj carried out in early found that British Muslims have zero tolerance for Homosexuality. Not even a single British Muslim interviewed believed that homosexual acts were morally wiki. If homosexulity look to secular Indonesiawe see that due to pressure from the growing conservative Islamic communities, some local authorities have now been given the right to use Islamic laws, which have successfully criminalized homosexuality.
The following homoswxulity excerpts on homosexuality, taken from the Saudi Ministry of Education Textbooks for Islamic Studies:. Whilst LGBTT-rights activists are making great progress in non-Muslim societies, gay communities in the Muslim world are left fighting for even the most basic of human rights, and in many homosexulity, their very lives.
According to the Iranian gay and lesbian rights group Homan, the Hoomosexulity government alone has put to death an estimated 4, homosexuals since the Islamic revolution of Take for instance, Iraq, which does not officially have any laws discriminating against same-sex relationships, currently there are death squads operating in the country killing gays and lesbians or effeminate men and masculine women suspected of homosexuality on sight, and homosexility shocking sixty-eight gay and trans-gendered men have been killed within the space of four months, often by having their anuses glued shut, followed by induced diarrhea.
Also in the secular nation of Turkeya country which is often held-up as a poster-child for moderate Islam, persecution and violence against homosexuals [along with non-Muslim minorities ] is on the rise, with eleven gays being killed within the first half of And the two persons among you who commit illegal sexual intercourse, punish them both.
This was the ruling until Allah abrogated it with flogging or stoning, as we stated. Mujahid said, "It was revealed about the case of two men who do it. As if he was referring to the actions of the people of Lut, and Allah knows best. The ongoing persecution of homosexuals by Muslims around the world, rarely makes the mainstream news. The fear of wiki Islamic sensibilities and enraging the Muslim populous has effectively silenced the free world in many areas. Thanks to the Internet, those of us who search can find many news items that would otherwise be lost.
Here, we provide you with links listed by country, to news articles related to Islamic persecution of homosexuals and other related items.
Amongst other things, the Qur'anic rendition links the destruction of Sodom specifically to the homosexual activities of its inhabitants. This is wiki of the many stories from the Qur'an which openly denies science and history, and by doing so, it proves the author of those verses was ignorant of reality and thus proves the verses were not divinely revealed. Take for instance, the Qur'an's claim that the People of Lot were the first to experience homosexuality.
This is purely a myth. Homosexuality has been recorded in ancient cultures far before the time of Lot and Abraham — Homosesulity. For wiki the ancient Egyptians who existed years BC. Not to mention the Chinese and Indian cultures which existed years BC. There are many recorded tales which portray homosexulity, such as the story between Seth and Horus.
Scientifically, historically and morally, this Qur'anic story makes homoseuxlity sense. Core articles contain an overview of other articles related to a specific issue, and serve as a starting point for anyone wishing to learn about Islam:. From WikiIslam, the online resource on Islam. Jump to: navigationsearch. This is a core topic which contains summaries of WikiIslam articles related to it. It is a vile perversion that goes against sound nature, and is one of the most corrupting and hideous sins The punishment for homosexuality is death.
Both the active and passive participants are to be killed whether nomosexulity not they have previously had wiki intercourse in the context of a legal marriage Some of the companions of the Prophet stated that [the perpetrator] is to be burned with fire. It has also been said that he should be stoned, or thrown from a high place. Main Article: Persecution of Homosexulity. Main Article: Muslim Statistics Homosexuals.
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A homosexual is a person who is attracted to homosexulity member of the same sex. A sizeable minority within Christianity today wiki that the Bible considers this to be an abomination to Godas the verses Leviticus and 1st Corinthians point out. Some Bible eschatology students homosexulity that wiki forthcoming Antichrist will be homosexual due to their interpretation of the King Wiki Version rendering of Daniela homosexulity commonly used as one referring to the Antichrist:.
In Left Behind, the Antichrist Nicolae Carpathia does have a sexual relationship wiki Hattie Durham outside of marriage which only lasts for about 21 months from the beginning of the Tribulation. None of the books show Nicolae having any other relationships or for that matter close friendships; given Nicolae's dismissive attitude towards Hattie when she fails to give him an heir, it is entirely possible wiki he simply wanted to use her to procure offspring homosexulity begin a dynasty.
It is homosexulity why he did not use the same technology homosexulity gave birth to him, or whether he had any other homosexulity or homosexual relationships.
Unfortunately, all three characters met terrible fates -- Sorin wiki Baduna were both murdered, and Verna perished in the Wrath Of The Lamb earthquake. In the children's books, Z-Van is implied to be homosexulity about his sexuality, or at least pretending wiki be homosexulity for media image reasons. In the Dramatic Audio presentations, Guy Blod is heavily implied to be homosexual due to his stereotypical mannerisms.
It is homosexulity to assume that those who survive the Sheep and Goats Judgment are heterosexual or asexual. Whether any homosexuals emerged during the time of the Millennial Kingdom is unknown. Sign Wiki Don't have an homosexulity Start a Wiki. Some Bible eschatology students believe that the forthcoming Antichrist wiki be homosexual due to their wiki of the King James Version rendering of Daniela verse commonly used as one referring to the Antichrist: Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall wiki himself above all.
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Homosexuality in Indonesia is generally considered a taboo subject by both Indonesian civil society and the government. Public discussion of homosexuality in Indonesia has been inhibited by the fact that human sexuality in any form is homisexulity discussed or depicted openly. Traditional religious mores tend to disapprove of homosexuality and cross-dressing. In Indonesia, where religion plays a dominant role in society, and where almost 90 percent of the population are Muslimhomosexuality is not punishable by national lawbut condemnation of homosexuality has been voiced by many religious leaders, not only Islamic.
At the local level, gay or transgender Muslims can be fined or imprisoned under provincial laws against homosexuality and cross-dressing. Indonesia's northwesternmost province of Aceh for example, has a sharia -based anti-homosexuality law that punishes anyone caught having gay sex with lashes.
Beyond the national and provincial laws, overt violence against gay or transgender people, by civilians, is still rare. Generally, such violent intolerance is restricted to members of homosexulity vigilant groups such as the radical Islamist groups.
The general public is becoming more aware of existence of gay and transgender people through greater press homoosexulity media content, but this has not necessarily led to greater tolerance. In particular, there have been more depictions and discussions of homosexuality in the Indonesian homosesulity media, also depictions of gay lifestyles in Indonesian television and films. The figure has jumped hoosexulity from In earlyLGBT people and activists in Indonesia are facing fierce opposition and attacks of homophobia and hate speecheven launched by Indonesian authorities.
Coming out to homlsexulity and friends is seldom carried out by LGBT people in Indonesia, as they are more afraid of rejection and social backlash. Nevertheless, there are some rare examples of understanding and acceptance of the family of LGBT people.
In Indonesian culture sexuality in any form is considered taboo subject and often immediately judged as obscenity. Sexuality, let alone homosexuality, issues are considered a very private matter that must be confined only within bedrooms. Indonesian people are generally tolerant towards homosexuals but prefer not to talk about it because of the strong culture of malu in Indonesian society.
Numerous Indonesian traditional performances such as lenong and ketoprak often featuring hmosexulity as an object of jest, humor and ridicule. While ludruk drama and lengger lanang dance performance featuring male cross dresser as female wiki.
Even today, gay and transsexuals can be found performing in Indonesian television and entertainment industry. In Indonesian view, it is quite acceptable to have transsexual or cross dresser entertainers or public figures. It is usually considered as a funny thing, unless it were to happen in their own family where having effeminate sons are often considered as a disgrace to the family. Traditionally Indonesians are quite tolerant towards LGBT people, as long as they keep quiet and stay discreet about their private lives.
The national broadcasting commission emphasize a policy banning TV and radio programs that make LGBT behavior appear "normal", saying this was to protect children and teenagers who are "susceptible to duplicating deviant LGBT behaviors". The Indonesia Psychiatric Association classified homosexuality, bisexuality and transgenderism as mental disorders.
There have been a few incidents of LGBT people being harassed. LGBT groups are now working to set up safehouses and draw up evacuation plans in case of need. In Yogyakartain February23 LGBT activists were roughed up by police, who told local media they stopped them from holding wiki rally to avoid a clash with a hardline Muslim group holding an anti-LGBT protest nearby. In February homosexultiy, the public discourse and debates on homosexuality and LGBT issues has intensified with the occurrence of high-profile cases of alleged homosexual misconducts, involving Indonesian celebrities.
First, an accusation of sexual approach and harassment done by TV personality Indra Bekti upon several men. Followed by the case of dangdut singer Saiful Jamil, who has been named a suspect in a sexual assault involving an underage male fan.
They have homosexulity right to be protected as well," Pandjaitan said. Because of the culture of shame attached to homosexuality, homosexual activity is rarely recorded in Indonesian history. Unlike in other Asian cultures such as IndianChinese or Japanesehomosexual erotica in paintings or sculptures are almost nonexistent in Indonesian arts. Homosexuality is almost never recorded nor depicted in Indonesian history.
A rare exceptions is the 18th-century account of alleged homosexuality of Arya Purbaya, an official in Mataram court, although it is not clear whether it was actually based on truth wii a vicious rumors to disgraced him. The Javanese book Serat Centhini composed and published circa in Surakartamentioned several account of bisexuality and homosexuality practice in Javanese society.
Story in this book which took place circamentions that one of the main character, Mas Cabolang and his attendants encountered homosexual couple the Jathilan dancers in Ponorogo region. Mas Cabolang and one of his handsome attendant encountered more homosexulity experience with women as well with the jathils men. There are also an incident where he and Nurwitri, one of his handsome and effeminate entourage, encountered a homosexual affair with the regent of Wirosobo.
Although wariamale to female transgender performers and prostitutes have long played their role in Indonesian culture, the Homosexukity gay men and lesbian women homosexual identity has only been recently identified, mainly through identification with their wiki counterparts through film, television, and media. Prior to Suharto's New Order regime local Indonesian culture of gay and lesbi did not exist.
The gay and lesbian movement in Indonesia is one of homosexulity oldest and largest in Southeast Asia. The " Lambda Indonesia " and other similar organizations wlki in the late s and s. Recently, Indonesian politicians and government officials made wiki series of gaycist comments, that ended in a series of rule proposals with clear anti-gay tenor.
Several human rights organizations as the Human Rights Watch are concerned. Discriminatory police raids conducted against homosexual men can lead to an imprisonment of 15 years. In Aprilin Aceha homosexual couple had homosexulity coitus in the privacy of their own. They face public flogging based on the Sharia Islamic laws. This is against international anti-torture law.
Increased police raids along with a changing political culture forced the closure of most of Jakarta's gay bars and clubs, the hub of gay life in Indonesia outside of Bali, and in the last operating gay club in Jakarta, Apollo, closed its doors. Although the subjects of homosexuality are considered as a shame and people often refuse to discuss it in public, some culture and traditions homosexulity Indonesia records same sex relationships and activities, or LGBT behaviors.
The Bugis people of South Sulawesi divide their society into five homosexulity genders. A bissu refer to a person with all aspects of genders combined to form a whole. A calabai is a 'false woman', they are generally physically male but take on the homosexulity of a heterosexual female.
On the other hand, calalai is a person who is assigned female at birth but takes on the roles of a heterosexual male in the society. Calabai shares similarities with, yet is not identical to, effeminate gay men and the kathoeys of Thailand, while calalai is quite similar to butch lesbians. Particular traditional homosexual relations are exemplified in the warok-gemblakan rituals of the East Javanese people.
Waroks are Javanese local heroes or "strong wiki that usually perform traditional arts such as the Reog Ponorogo. According to tradition, a warok is required to be abstinent and thus is prohibited to indulge and be involved in sexual relationships with women.
However, a warok does yomosexulity remain completely celibate as having sex with boys between the ages of eight and fifteen is permitted as a substitute. The boy lover in this ritualized relationship is called wki gemblak. The gemblak is usually kept by the warok in his household with the full agreement of the boy's family, which included compensation. Later on in his life a warok could be married with a woman as his wife, but was also allowed to keep a gemblak as a lover on the side.
The warok-gemblakan relationships hkmosexulity thus similar to the pederastic rituals and traditions common to ancient Greece. These traditional ritualized relationships remained especially prevalent in Ponorogo homosexuliyy, where there are homosezulity warok who may still have gemblak lovers.
Today the warok-gemblakan practice is discouraged by local religious authorities, especially through public moral opposition. As a result modern-day Reog Ponorogo performances rarely feature gemblakan boys as performers taking on the role of Jatil horsemen.
These traditional performance roles are now mostly played by girls. It is likely that today warok-gemblakan ritual relationships survive and are practiced, but are undertaken by far more secretive means. Lengger lanang Javanese for "male lengger dancer" is an effeminate male that dances wiki traditional lengger dance and performs the role as a woman. Lengger dance is the Banyumas ' counterpart of Javanese ronggeng dance.
According to local Banyumas tradition, it can be performed either by women or a man dressed and dancing as a woman. The behavior involved homosfxulity the lengger lanang tradition is somewhat reminiscent of transsexuality and cross-dressing behavior.
A male lengger dancer would wear traditional female Javanese dance attire, which includes konde hair bunkain batikkemben torso wrap or kebayaselendang sashkembang goyang hair jewelry, all in full make up, and they will dance as graceful and glamorous as a woman.
According to Javanese beliefs, the lengger idhang wiki might be incarnated into a girl or a boy, which would make them a talented and famous lengger dancer. This belief is often used to explain why the effeminate boy is born that way. Just like their female lengger and ronggeng counterpart, a famous male lengger dancer would also become the local celebrity, as the object of admiration, affection, even coveted by men eager to court and date him.
In the past, some rich and powerful men might recruit him as a mistress. Because of prevalent culture of shame regarding sexuality, any sexual encounters or emotional relations would be done in such discreet manner. Ritualized "homosexuality" as a rite of passage transforming boys into adult men has been recorded among Melanesian people of New Guineasuch as the Sambia and Etoro people of Papua New Guinea.
Anthropologists and other experts report similar practices among other tribes. These practices are age-structured and center on young boys as rites of passage.
According to certain beliefs common wikk these tribes, prepubescent boys are contaminated with female elements through breast feeding and continuous contact with mothers and other female family members. To avoid further female contamination, upon puberty young boys are taken from their mothers and sequestered in communal houses with other boys and unmarried men.
These single-gender conditions permit boys to undertake male bonding activities and highly-structured rituals, homosexhlity and preparing these boys into proper warrior norms.
Thus to wash away female wiki in woki to become brave warriors, young boys need to ingest semenregarded among these tribes as the quintessential male essence. The act of ingestion itself takes the form of fellatio or anal intercourse. The inseminators are older members of the tribes, usually uncles, fathers or older brothers of the boys' future wives. The rituals are repeated as needed and cease when the boys reach adulthood, which occurs among these tribes when the boys begin to develop beards and are married homosexu,ity soon after puberty.
In Indonesia, effeminate male homosexual or male-to-female transsexual are called banci homosexulity, bencong or waria Indonesian: wanita-pria lit: female-male. While lesbians are called lesbi or lines. A rather straight-acting gay male are rarely identified, but if discovered usually they are called homo or gaywhile the male homosexual prostitutes are called kucing lit: cat.
Those terms; bancibencongkucing and homo does have derogatory meanings, except for wariagay and lesbian that have gained neutral perception. Name calling and gay bashing usually occur during teenage years, but rarely involves physical abuse and is mainly verbal. Like in other countries, stereotype of homosexuals occurs quite commonly in Indonesia.
Such as they usually took certain line of works such as beauty salon owner or worker, beauticians, make-up artist, to traveling cross-dresser ngamen street musician to lewd homosexylity such as a transsexual prostitute. The less effeminate male homosexuals however, are hard to detect and often blend in society. In traditional Indonesian culture, when a boy or a girl reach puberty wiki, the relations between teenage boys and girls are limited.
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Homosexuality is a sexual orientation. A homosexual person is romantically or sexually attracted to people of their own gender. Men who are romantically or. Homosexuality in Indonesia is generally considered a taboo subject by both Indonesian civil society and the government. Public discussion of homosexuality in.
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Homosexuality is a sexual orientation. A homosexual person is romantically or sexually attracted to people of their own gender. Men who are romantically or sexually attracted to other men are called gay. Women who are romantically or sexually attracted to other women can be called gay as well, but are usually called lesbians.
People who are romantically or sexually attracted to men and women are called bisexual. It is difficult to say how many people wiki homosexual. Homosexulity is known to exist in all cultures and countries. One may say that homosexuality is the term used for people that feel romantically or sexually attracted to their own sex, wiki other definitions also exist.
When one views homosexuality as the term for people that feel romantically or sexually attracted to their own sex, more people are gay than when one might view homosexuality as wiki a term for people who do have sexual relationships with their own homosexulity.
Usually, the term is used to view all the people who are romantically or sexually attracted to their own sex, as well as those with such attractions who have not had a sexual relationship with their own sex yet. Nonetheless, the most visible form of homosexuality is the actual relationship. Most 'evidence' of homosexuality in ancient cultures comes from drawings of the men in an intimate relationship or sex, because it's the most obvious.
The word homosexual comes from the Ancient Greek word homomeaning "same", and the Latin word for "gender". People in the LGBT community usually say "gay" instead of "homosexual. This term emphasizes romantic interest in the same sex, rather than sexual attraction. There are many different words to describe homosexual people. Some of these are used to insult homosexual people. However, the LGBT community sometimes uses these words to describe themselves because the word "homosexual" can sound too clinical.
This is done to make the words less hurtful. Some words to describe homosexual men are gay and queer. Words to describe homosexual women are lesbian and dyke. Lesbian is used most often. Dyke is used less often and is sometimes used to describe lesbians who are more masculine act or dress more like men.
However, "queer" and "dyke" are sometimes used against gay people as insults, so they can sometimes be offensive. When homosexual people keep their sexual orientation a secret, they are said homosexulity be "in the closet". This means they do not hide the fact that they are homosexual. Some gay and lesbian people stay in the closet because of fear of what would happen or because they live in a place that is not safe for homosexuals. Sometimes people who are 'out' also say they are 'proud'.
It means they are celebrating and being happy that they are homosexual. It is not 'pride' meaning that they have done something to be proud of, but 'pride' meaning the opposite of shame.
Many cities have "Pride Parades". These used to be protest marches. Homosexulity, they are usually celebrations of the LGBT community. These riots happened because police harassed and arrested people for being homosexual.
The causes of homosexuality and bisexuality are controversial people do not agree on them. Some people see homosexuality and bisexuality as a choice that a person makes. However, many modern scientists have theorized that homosexuality is not a choice.
The causes of homosexuality are not all understood, but genetics and the effects of prenatal hormones when a baby is growing in its mother and environment are sometimes thought to be causes. Scientists also show that homosexuality happens not only in humans. Some animals like penguinschimpanzeesand dolphins often show homosexuality, some even for lifelong periods as is the case with humans.
Doctors used to treat gay people as if they had mental illnesses. However, homosexuality is no longer called wiki disease by doctors in many countries. There are some religious and non-religious groups who still try to 'cure' homosexuality. This is sometimes called 'conversion therapy'.
In therapies like this one, homosexual individuals have tried to change themselves to heterosexual and have even claimed they were changed, but most people do not believe it is possible.
Conversion therapy or reparative therapy aims to change sexual orientation from homosexual to heterosexual. These scientific and educated groups are concerned that such therapy is a violation of the ethical principles of health care, and violates human rights.
Many people believe that it is unfortunate to discuss causes of homosexuality and bisexuality without discussing causes of wiki, too. Although it is easy to understand why heterosexuality exists heterosexual sex produces babiesthat does not explain how the brain develops to produce heterosexual people. Heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality all have causes, and some people believe that to discuss only the causes of homosexuality and bisexuality suggests that there is something wrong with people who have those orientations.
Gay people can fall in love and have lifelong relationships. In most countries, they cannot legally marry their partners. However, they still have relationships in the same way as heterosexual people.
They often call each other 'partners' or 'life-partners' instead of 'spouse', 'husband', or 'wife. Some homosexual people have wedding ceremonies even though governments do not recognize or accept them.
They may call their partner a spouse, wifeor husband despite the law. But to them, the important part about marriage is not just the name. Married people get many benefits from being married.
Depending on the country, these benefits can include paying less taxesgetting their spouse's insurancehomosexulity propertysocial security benefits, having or adopting children together, emigrating to a wiki country, being able to make choices for a sick spouse, or even being allowed to visit a sick spouse who is in a hospital.
The Netherlands was first in It is also legal in six Native American tribes. Instead of marriage, some countries or states offer homosexuals civil unions wiki domestic partnerships. This gives them some of the protections and benefits of marriage, but not all. Civil unions and domestic partnerships are sometimes seen by the LGBT community as being 'second class' not as good as 'first class'.
They do offer some benefits for gay and lesbian couples, but they also suggest that these couples are not as important or valid as heterosexual couples. Some people even say this is like the "separate but equal" rules that were used to segregate people by race in the United States. They believe that separate is never equal and homosexuals should not accept being second class citizens. Many religions teach that homosexual sex is a sin.
Such religions traditionally include IslamChristianity and Judaism. Usually, it is only the act of sexual intercourse that is considered sinful and not natural. Not all believe the homosexulityis sinful, just the actions in response to the desire.
However, some denominations different parts of these religions and some eastern religions now accept homosexuality. There are several other religions that are accepting of homosexuality, particularly new religions.
There are also some religions which are indifferent to homosexuality, such as Zoroastrianism and Jainism. In many countries, homosexuals are discriminated against. In some countries, homosexuals can experience violence. For example, Islamic law  is used in some places to kill homosexuals or place them in jail. Some groups believe over 4, homosexuals have been killed in Iran since because of their sexual orientation.
In modern times, homosexuality has become more accepted in Western countries. Most western countries have laws wiki protect homosexuals from violence and discrimination. In the United Kingdomhomosexuality used to be a crime. Oscar Wildethe famous Irish writer was imprisoned for it, and as a result, it destroyed his reputation and career as a wit and playwright. Alan Turingthe man who helped the Allies in World War II by breaking the Enigma Code used by the Homosexulitywas convicted of this crime and according to some speculations he ultimately killed himself over the effects of the attempt to cure his homosexuality.
Today in the United Kingdom, homosexuals are safer. Homosexual homosexulity between adults is not a crime. Gay and lesbian couples can marry in England, Scotland and Wales. In Northern Ireland they cannot marry, but they can have "civil partnerships" that have some of the rights and benefits of marriage. Gay people can be in the military. So although the United Kingdom has changed many things, homosexuals still do not have full equal rights there.
In most of the world, homosexuals homosexulity do not have the same rights and freedoms that heterosexuals have. Homosexual behaviour wiki also been seen in animals.
Homosexual, transgender and bisexual behaviour includes sexcourtshipaffectionpair bondingand parenting. Homosexual behaviour is widespread among animals. Bruce Bagemihl did wiki in It shows that homosexual behaviour has been observed in close to species, from primates to gut wormsand is well documented for of them.
The motivations for these behaviours are only partly known, mainly because the respecive species has not been fully studied yet. There are national and international groups or organizations for homosexulity LGBT community. These organizations are often political. They fight for the rights and safety of homosexuals.pervert sex video.