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Statue of Antinous Delphi , polychrome Parian marble depicting Antinous , made during the reign of Hadrian r. All the emperors, with the exception of Claudius , took male lovers. The Hellenophile emperor Hadrian is renowned for his relationship with Antinous. In Roman patriarchal society, it was socially acceptable for an adult male citizen to take the penetrative role in same-sex relations. Freeborn male minors were strictly protected from sexual predators see Lex Scantinia , and men who willingly played the "passive" role in homosexual relations were disparaged.

No law or moral censure was directed against homosexual behaviors as such, as long as the citizen took the dominant role with a partner of lower status such as a slave , prostitute , or someone considered infamis , of no social standing.

The Roman emperor Elagabalus is depicted as transgender by some modern writers. Elagabalus was said to be "delighted to be called the mistress, the wife, the queen of Hierocles. During the Renaissance , wealthy cities in northern Italy — Florence and Venice in particular—were renowned for their widespread practice of same-sex love, engaged in by a considerable part of the male population and constructed along the classical pattern of Greece and Rome.

South Pacific[ edit ] In many societies of Melanesia , especially in Papua New Guinea , same-sex relationships were, until the middle of the last century, an integral part of the culture. The Etoro and Marind-anim , for example, viewed heterosexuality as sinful and celebrated homosexuality instead. In many traditional Melanesian cultures a pre-pubertal boy would be paired with an older adolescent who would become his mentor and who would "inseminate" him orally, anally, or topically, depending on the tribe over a number of years in order for the younger to also reach puberty.

According to John Boswell , author of Christianity, Social Tolerance and Homosexuality, [52] there were same-sex Christian monastic communities and other religious orders in which homosexuality thrived. According to Chauncey et al. Villard, in which he argues that the adelphopoiia liturgy was evidence that attitude of the Christian church towards homosexuality has changed over time, and that early Christians did on occasion accept same-sex relationships.

Southern points out that homosexuality had been condemned extensively by religious leaders and medieval scholars well before the 12th century; he also points to the penitentials which were common in early medieval society, and many of which include homosexuality as among the serious sins. The history of same-sex relations between women in medieval and early modern Europe is exceedingly difficult to study, but there can be no doubt of its existence.

Church leaders worried about lesbian sex; women expressed, practiced, and were sometimes imprisoned or even executed for same-sex love; and some women cross-dressed in order to live with other women as married couples. Some legislation against lesbian relations can be adduced for the period, mainly involving the use of "instruments," in other words, dildoes. In , accusations of sodomy and homosexuality were major charges leveled during the Trial of the Knights Templar.

Homoerotic themes were present in poetry and other literature written by some Muslims from the medieval period onwards and which celebrated love between men. In fact these were more common than expressions of attraction to women. The Renaissance[ edit ] The Renaissance saw intense oppression of homosexual relationships by the Roman Catholic Church.

Homosexual activity radically passes from being completely legal in the most of Europe to incurring the death penalty in most European states. Women caught in same-sex acts would be mutilated and executed as well. Men were fined or jailed; boys were flogged. The harshest punishments, such as burning at the stake , were usually reserved for crimes committed against the very young, or by violence.

The Spanish Inquisition begins in , sodomites were stoned, castrated, and burned. Between and , more than 1, people were prosecuted for sodomy. From that year until , the number of men charged with sodomy numbered more than 17,, of whom 3, were convicted. This number also included heterosexual sodomy. This also gave rise to a number of proverbs illuminating the views of the common people towards the practice; among them: Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. June Learn how and when to remove this template message The Church could not repress all expressions of homoerotic desire. However, given the tongue-in-cheek nature of the writing, it seems unclear whether it is meant to be satire or genuine under the pretense of a joke.

Psychology and terminology shifts[ edit ] The developing field of psychology was the first way homosexuality could be directly addressed aside from Biblical condemnation. Ambroise Tardieu in France believed he could identify "pederasts" affirming that the sex organs are altered by homosexuality in his publishing.

Study of the Social Pathology developed methods for police to persecute through meticulous documentation of homosexuality. Benedict Augustin Morel is considered the father of degeneracy theory. Homosexuality had a name aside from the ambiguous term "sodomy" and the elusive "abomination.

This led to references of "gay and lesbian" every time homosexuals were discussed in the media. Non-heterosexuals such as bisexual people and those who are transgender have also been classed alongside gay people and lesbians, resulting in the popular LGBT acronym lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender.

However, the acronym is not set in stone; it has sometimes appeared as LGBTQ to include questioning or queer people. Homosexuality in eighteenth-century Great Britain[ edit ] Main article: A Molly house is an archaic 18th century English term for a tavern or private room where homosexual and cross-dressing men could meet each other and possible sexual partners. Patrons of the Molly house would sometimes enact mock weddings, sometimes with the bride giving birth.

She was also heavily involved in the ensuing legal battles after her premise was raided and shut down. Molly houses were perhaps the first precursors to the modern gay bar. Decriminalization of homosexuality in France[ edit ] See also: France thus became the first West European country to decriminalize homosexual acts between consenting adults.

The scandal in British society and subsequent court case from —6 was highly discussed not only in Europe, but also in America, although newspapers like the New York Times concentrated on the question of blackmail, only alluding to the homosexual aspects as having "a curious meaning," in the first publication on April 4,


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