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  1. R

    Is being straight or gay genetic and fixed?

    Is being gay or straight genetic and fixed, or is sexual orientation fluid, if it is genetic and fixed, then how do you explain Greco-Roman male bisexuality or prison sex, or surveys that show that less than 50 percent of generation z people would consider themselves straight, which seems to...
  2. Engelkrieger

    Were Ancient Cultures (specifically Hellenes) really "gay"?

    Repost from the General History Forum, because it was closed there. I just want to preface this topic, by saying that r/askhistorians banned me for even asking this question and that's why I am here. I hope you are different. I always was sceptical about claims, which always took everything...
  3. Engelkrieger

    Were Ancient Cultures (specifically Hellenes) really "gay"?

    I just want to preface this topic, by saying that r/askhistorians banned me for even asking this question and that's why I am here. I hope you are different. :D I always was sceptical about claims, which always took everything that insinuated homosexuality, at face value. There is one huge...
  4. F

    Evolutionarily, how come straight men want conversion therapy for gay men?

    Evolutionarily, it's easy to see why straight men want conversion therapy for lesbians: one more straight woman means one more potential mate. But why would straight men want conversion therapy for gay men? Evolutionarily, doesn't one more gay man mean one fewer potential competitor for mates...
  5. M

    Alternate History: MLK supported Gay Rights

    Did you know that Martin Luther King Jr. had a Gay friend? What if MLK publicly supported Gay Rights before he died? How different would the Civil Rights Movement be in America? Effects on Blacks, Gays and other Minorities?
  6. Wondering

    Holocaust?

    Does Russia attack against gays the same way Hitler did against Jewish (and other minorities)? I think it seems to be about the same case. Russia is painting this picture of "enemy" and linking that picture with gay people. How easily can it get out of hands, and how far will Putin & his...
  7. A

    Did the Catholic Church perform gay marriages?

    Article about a book that claims they did: Gay marriage in the year 100 AD
  8. G

    How Do You Get Earlier Acceptence Of Gay In America Pre-20th Century?

    Hey, so this question has been running around in my mind for a while, but what changes would you need happen in America cultural and political to have gays and lesbians gain social acceptance by the early 20th century, particularly starting around the founding of the nation. So far three ways...
  9. D

    America's first gay president?

    Historians believe that James Buchanan may have been the first homosexual U.S. President: Do you know who America's first gay president was? What do you think would have been the public's reaction had it been uncovered that Buchanan was indeed gay? Do you think he would have been lambasted for it?
  10. Garlaban

    Istambul Gay Pride Parade Banned

    Video: Turkish police use water cannon and tear gas to disperse crowds at Istanbul Gay Pride - Telegraph http://rt.com/news/270277-istanbul-gay-parade-police/ The gay pride parade in Istanbul was banned by the Governorate because the event coincides with the month of Ramadan, a holy period for...
  11. RoyalHill1987

    Was Hitler gay?

    Just came across this interesting article which suggests that Hitler may have been, depending on who you believe, a homosexual, a heterosexual, a copromaniac, or an asexual (the last one is new to me). http://www.strangehistory.net/2013/02/03/hitlers-bizarre-sex-life/ On the other hand I've...
  12. Currahee

    Enola Gay debate. Let's go!!!!!

    Was it necessary to drop the A-Bombs on Japan? Were the Soviets close enough to Japan to end the war themselves? Would that have placed them in a threatening position to the United States? Tell me your thoughts! This will be fun!
  13. R

    Should gay couples have equal rights to adopt children?

    To tweak the concurrent question, say that there are two prospective couples, one heterosexual and one homosexual, who are equally qualified to adopt in all respects. Should the couples' gender preferences be a factor in deciding who gets to adopt?
  14. The merchant of Venice

    Should gay couples be allowed to adopt children?

    What do you think?
  15. RoyalHill1987

    Was King Richard I the Lionheart gay?

    Was one of England's most famous medieval kings a homosexual? Known as a Crusader and most chivalrous opponent of Saladin, Richard campaigned in the Holy Land but was ultimately unable to recapture Jerusalem. He returned to England after agreeing a peace that allowed for European pilgrims to...
  16. Bryan Boleyn

    Hello from New York

    Hey Everyone, I had an account on year a while back, I don't actually remember the username or the email that I used for it, so I just decided to make a new one. Hi, I'm Bryan and I'm from the Empire State. I'm 19 years and a freshman in college studying Communications, specifically...
  17. Thegn Ansgar

    Gay couple set to sue Church of England over refusal to offer same sex nuptials

    Gay Couple Set to Sue Church of England Over Refusal to Offer Same-Sex Nuptials Thoughts? I do sure find it interesting when there's been constant re-assurances that things like this would "never happen".
  18. Polynikes

    Alexander's sexuality

    Being that my other read was derailed, I thought it would be a good place to discuss in another thread. To state the obvious, we're discussing Alexander's sexuality. In my opinion, he didn't have any homosexual relationships being that no evidence supports it. I would say that he originally...
  19. Polynikes

    Lykurgan Law and homosexuality

    Hey everybody, as everyone knows this still is a very controversial subject. Now before I start, I do understand that it was not uncommon in the Hellenic culture...and yes I am familiar with the Sacred Band of Thebes. So keep in mind, I'm solely referring to Sparta - which was by all means...
  20. mansamusa

    Gay Rights and Liberal Constitutional Democracy.

    The example of the Islamic Brotherhood in Egypt and the Islamic Republic of Iran is clear evidence (as far as I am concerned) that there are two kinds of MODERN democracy: 1. Electoral democracy, where the country is run by a parliament and head of state elected by a majority of voters in...