Church Times. Cambridge University PressCambridge. Although homosexual acts were decriminalized in some parts of the Western worldsuch as Poland inDenmark inSweden inand the England and Wales init was not until the mids that the gay community first began to achieve limited civil rights in some developed countries. Their sexual life was with the ordinary tribe members of the same sex. LGBT culture. Sexual orientation is commonly discussed as a characteristic of the individual, like biological sex, gender identity, or age. The prevailing approach to homosexuality at the time was to pathologize and attempt to change homosexuals.
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Such victimization is related to higher levels of depression, anxiety, anger, and symptoms of post-traumatic stress. The poll attributes the rise to greater willingness of younger people to reveal their sexual identity. Summers ed.
Textbook of Homosexuality and Mental Healthp.