Honderich, Ted ed. Thus, mental health professionals and researchers have long recognized that being homosexual poses no inherent obstacle to leading a happy, healthy, and productive life, and that the vast majority of gay and lesbian people function well in the full array of social institutions and interpersonal relationships. Like the others before it, this study is far from conclusive, but it adds to the growing sense that genes play a role in male sexual orientation. A two-community study. During the s and s, most developed countries enacted laws decriminalizing homosexual behavior and prohibiting discrimination against lesbian and gay people in employment, housing, and services. Office for National Statistics. Plato praised its benefits in his early writings  but in his late works proposed its prohibition.
Although there have been claims by conservative political groups in the USA that this higher prevalence of mental health difficulties is confirmation that homosexuality is itself a mental disorder, there is no evidence whatever to substantiate such a claim. Does it matter? Nurse Practitioner. Gender identities Sexual identities Sexual diversities.
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