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Joaquin Raphael Deato Dr. Aileen Salonga
2014 13491 April 15, 2015
English 10: Concept and Position Paper


In 1935, Sigmund Freud wrote a letter to an American mother saying: “Homosexuality is assuredly no advantage, but it is nothing to be ashamed of, no vice, no degradation, it cannot be classified as an illness; we consider it to be a variation of the sexual function produced by a certain arrest of sexual development. Many highly respectable individuals of ancient and modern times have been homosexuals, several of the greatest men among them (Plato, Michaelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, etc.) It is a great injustice to persecute homosexuality as a crime, and cruelty too...” ADDIN EN.CITE
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ADDIN EN.CITE <EndNote><Cite><Author>Ph.D. Gregory M. Herek</Author><Year>2012</Year><DisplayText>(Gregory M. Herek)</DisplayText><record><ref-type name="Web Page">12</ref-type><contributors><authors><author>Ph.D. Gregory M. Herek</author></authors></contributors><titles/><title>Facts About Homosexuality and Mental Health</title><periodical/><dates><year>2012</year><pub-dates/></dates></record></Cite></EndNote>(Gregory M. Herek) Not only in the United States’ colonies this has been effective, but also in New Haven’s, where death is the punishment. (Katz, 1976) Until the nineteenth century, the description of homosexuality as “unnatural acts” remained. Under the crime named “sodomy”, which technically came from a biblical reference the tale of Sodom in Genesis 19:1-8. This was first used in the eleventh century by Saint peter Damien that includes bestiality, oral or anal sex, “fornication”, and masturbation. Most of the information about homosexuality being considered as an “unnatural act” was from the biblical concept, yet, in 1533
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