Among indigenous peoples of the Americas prior to European colonization, a common form of same-sex sexuality centered around the figure of the Two-Spirit individual. Despite numerous attempts, no "gay gene" has been identified. But many lesbian, gay, and bisexual teens who come out to their friends and families are fully accepted by them and their communities. Rather, one's sexual orientation defines the universe of persons with whom one is likely to find the satisfying and fulfilling relationships": The Chinese Society of Psychiatry removed homosexuality from its Chinese Classification of Mental Disorders in after five years of study by the association.
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Worldwide laws regarding same-sex intercourse and freedom of expression and association. Inhe became the first self-proclaimed homosexual person to speak out publicly in defense of homosexuality when he pleaded at the Congress of German Jurists in Munich for a resolution urging the repeal of anti-homosexual laws. As the report authors explain:. Probably the strongest current evidence is for genetic contributions—but that doesn't mean we've found a gene.
While the question of homosexuality in the military has been highly politicized in the United States, it is not necessarily so in many countries.