Homosexual a term used for a person who is attracted to his own sex physically and emotional. The most well known term used is “GAY”. The words like lesbian and Bi sexual aren’t that much used or known. But they are there and people with such sexually orientation exist . Lesbian is a term used for a woman or a girl who’s attracted to a woman and a bisexual is one who is attracted to both man and woman. Another word for Bisexual is Ambisexual . Well before I go into what religions , psychology and what other things say about Homosexuality. It must be clear that the attraction between a male and female is all NATURAL. A male and female gets attracted to each other in various way but the attraction that often is spoken about is Physical or love. Well if we speak about it in a scientific way, it’s all the hormonal secretion that leads to attraction. The hormone called testosterone work for men and oestrogen for women. They play there roles in attraction. Well if we speak about Love it is connected with several hormones that make us feel warm and fuzzy. Dopamine is there ward hormone that is released when we do something that makes you feel good, such as spending time with loved ones and having connections. Norepinephrine is also released during attraction,and the combination makes you feel giddy. Attraction is also associated with higher levels of serotonin, the happy hormone. And physical contact—hugging as well as sexual contact—has been shown to increase oxytocin, the love hormone. So it makes sense that spending more time with someone, enjoying their company, and touching the more would make you feel more attracted to them. So as I said that it’s all about hormonal secretion and it’s all about that. And yes no doubt the same happen with Homosexual people but it’s “Irregular Secretion “. I have been calling this secretion “Abnormal secretion” and will keep calling it so. This must be noted that the American Psychiatric Association ” listed HOMOSEXUALITY in the diagnostic and Statistical manual of mental disorder in 1952. The world health organization in 1977 had listed HOMOSEXUALITY in CD-9 . However they later removed it. But the point is that still it’s linked to Mental disorder by my researches. In the beginning of the 19th century, people began studying homosexuality scientifically. At this time, most theories regarded homo sexuality as a disease, which had a great influence on how it was viewed culturally. There was a paradigm shift in the mid 20th century in psychiatric science in regards to theories of homosexuality. Psychiatrists began to believe homosexuality could be cured through therapy and freedom of self, and other theories about the genetic and hormonal origin of homosexuality were becoming accepted. There were variations of how homosexuality was viewed as pathological. Some early psychiatrists such as Sigmund Freud and Have lock Ellis adopted more tolerant stances on homosexuality. Freud and Ellis believed that homosexuality was not normal, but was “unavoidable” for some people. Alfred Kinsey’s research and publications about homosexuality began the social and cultural shift away from viewing homosexuality as an abnormal condition. These shifting viewpoints in the psychological studies of homosexuality are evident in its placement in the first version of the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM) in1952, and subsequent change in1973, in which the diagnosis of ego-dystonic homosexuality replaced the DSM-II category of “sexual orientation disturbance”. However, it was not until 1987in DSM-III-R that it was entirely dropped as a mental disorder.
A 2016 survey of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights found that many medical professionals in countries such as Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Romania and Slovakia believed that homosexuality is a disease and that such misconceptions continue to exist in professional materials. This goes against Council of Europe Recommendation 2010(5) which recommends that homosexuality not be treated as a disease. Well the Recommendations were a recommendation with no proof that will make us believe that homosexuality must not be seen as a stable orientation. I remember reading a piece which clearly said that homosexuality has higher risk of being psychologically effected. And whole homosexuality has a thing in common called “Hormonal imbalance “. Well where science and psychology still is in “Researching Phase” . The religions like Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism and Christianity have clearly declared homosexuality a crime and some a punishable crime! If we talk about the Christianity most of the sects don’t recognise homosexuality and go upto calling it Sinful and immoral. The pope Francis after his election in 2013 he repeatedly spoke about accepting Homosexuality and need of allowing them to church. So the need to allow them to church easily shows that how sinsful homosexuality is in the eyes of Chirstians . He also blessed a gay couple in July 2015 but the spokesperson ciro Benedettini , the Vatican spokesman in the statement after pope blessed a “Gay Couple ” said that this doesn’t mean that we endorse this behaviour or go against the teachings of Gospel. The Gospel has clearly termed homosexuality a sin. Well if we speak about judaism , the book of vayikra Leviticus) is traditionally regarded as classifying sexual intercourse between males as a to’eivah(something abhorred or detested) that can be subject to capital punishment by the currently non-existent Sanhedrin under halakha (Jewish law).The Book of Leviticus refers to male homosexual sexual practices twice “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind; it is detestable”. And if a man lie with mankind, as with womankind, both of them have committed a detestable act: They shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. Deuteronomy 23:17 tells followers: “None of the daughters of Israel shall be a kedeshah, nor shall any of the sons of Israel be a Kadesh.” This has been interpreted as prohibiting the “sons of Israel” from serving as a homosexual temple prostitute. The story of Ruth and Naomi in the Book of Ruth is also occasionally interpreted as the story ofa lesbian couple, while the relationship between David and Jonathan in the Book of Samuel is sometimes interpreted as male homosexual love (see David and Jonathan). Prohibitions for gay men besides anal intercourse. The laws of negiah prohibit affectionate touch between an unmarried man and woman (except close relatives), because this touch is considered “approaching” a forbidden relationship. As gay male sex is included in the category of arayot along with other sexual prohibitions, the prohibition of negiah would seem to also apply between two gay men. Nevertheless, some sources raise the possibility that the law may be more lenient for two men than for a man and a woman. The consensus seems to be that touch between gay men which involves sexual desire (including hugging and kissing) is rabbinically forbidden, while touch which does not involve sexual desire is permitted. While as the Hinduism has no different view on homosexuality. It also prohibits homosexuality by calling it sin. And in some cases makes it a punishable offense . Now the question has to be asked to them that what do they want to show by celebrating pride month and coming out of nowhere and asked society to accept something that came out of somewhere and which still is a controversial thing to the whole world. Until there isn’t any sold proof for homosexuality it won’t be accepted. But it must be made clear that they are humans as well and deserve to live and have respect. And above all have Human Rights. Love tgey and accept them as part of society but not homosexuality.
(Author is a freelancer. Views are exclusively his own)