And even the parts of the country outside the 50 biggest metropolitan areas have a gay population about 3 percent not so different from some big metropolitan areas. As the United States and other countries grapple with the issue of same-sex marriage, a new Pew Research Center survey finds huge variance by region on the broader question of whether homosexuality should be accepted or rejected by society.
Archived from the original Still the country has a varied and growing gay community 2 July Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrics. With respect to LGBT health in particular, the social ecology model is helpful in conceptualizing that behavior both affects the social environment and, in turn, is affected by it.
The survey also finds "acceptance of homosexuality is particularly widespread in countries where religion is less central in people's lives. More on the agenda. Gay people have been the target of violence for their sexuality in various cultures throughout history.
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The results showed that applicants without the gay signal had an There are many places in the world where being LGBT is not only illegal but punishable by death. For example, among the samurai class of pre-modern Japan, it was recommended for a teenage novice to enter into an erotic relationship with an older warrior see Shudo , but sexual relations between the two became inappropriate once the boy came of age.