This alone proves that African society can accept the norms outside of social norms. This also proves that; hypocrisy can be a debate topic amongst those who are in support of homosexuality. The discussion of how it is possible for the laws of Uganda to accept the unusual social norms such as child brides and arranged marriages, but cannot accept the union of same-sex relations. Many would consider the two examples stated as being immoral and questionable, but yet Uganda approve of it, and not the movement of homosexuality. Nyanzi continues to elaborate on the issue of child brides, saying that, ‘patriarchy and heterosexism dictate gender norms and sexual behavior.
Uganda is one of the many African nations that have to deny all kinds homosexual acts and hold stringent policies against those who perform the actions. The Anti-gay laws have criminalized the act of homosexuality and penalties of such acts are punishable by the court of law. The public engagement of individuals of homosexuality is usually punished through imprisonments
Homosexuality as a very controversial issue in many societies, there are many viewpoints that people need to ponder as there are many factors that affect a person’s outlook. Social and religious insights are taken in to consideration. Since then it has been a subject of many debates and discussion as some view homosexuality as immoral. In the Bible there are many passages that talks about homosexuality as it is sexually immoral. Seeing in a religious view God designed men and women with their specific function and the concept of man is for woman and woman is for man only, as they are both complementary (Grudem, 2013).
Introduction Sexual conversion therapy is defined as “a process through which reparative therapists believe they can and should make heterosexuals out of homosexuals” by Chuck Bright, award winning psychology author. He goes on to explain that this practice originates from the belief that homosexuality is sinful and immoral, which comes from traditional religious beliefs (Bright 472). Gregory M. Herek, professor of psychology at the University of California, notes in his article that the term homosexuality was first brought up in the early 1900s to define a mental illness. In 1973, the American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and the APA called for psychologists to work to remove the stigma historically associated with homosexuality (693). This explains how there is a long history of negative connotations surrounding homosexuality socially, and it was not until recent years when there were movements made to change this.
My study will focus on the misconception that homosexuality is a Western culture and will seek to prove that this phenomenon actually existed in pre-colonial Kenya. This will in turn clear the misunderstanding that the colonialists brought this “vice”. The tolerance of the sexual minority in Africa at one point in time will help my study because it will seek to show that criminalization of these acts is what has brought about intolerance among Africans. 1.7.2 Homophobia, Discrimination and Violence against LGBT
What causes male infertility? Of the many reasons, there are 4 significant reasons which cause male infertility. A hypothalamic or pituitary disorder (1-2%) Gonad disorder (30-40%) Sperm transport disorder (10-20%) Unknown causes (40-50%) Even to date male infertility research is being done to figure out the reason for some of the unknown causes. Male infertility mainly results due to the low sperm count, less sperms in the ejaculation and even premature ejaculation etc. Sperm count tends be low and abnormal for two main reasons.
Homosexuality can be defined as a tendency to direct sexual desire/behaviour towards a person of the same sex. This behaviour is accepted in ancient societies such as Greek and Romans. As sexual orientation, homosexuality is continuing pattern of emotional, romantic, and/or sexual attractions to people of the same gender. Therefore, homosexuality is a sense of identity of an individual based on those attractions and other related behaviours. Homosexuality in South Africa Many sub-Saharan African countries have laws against homosexuality, but the case is unique in South Africa.
One can consequently argue that one of the reasons for the repression of individuals who engage in same-sex relations in Africa is that of silencing same sex sexualities. It has been revealed that in thirty-eight of the fifty-three African states, it is illegal to engage in consensual “gay” sex. Countries like Nigeria, Senegal, Malawi, and more recently Uganda have imposed the harshest of treatments against individuals find guilty of engaging in same-sex relations. The punishments used to discriminate against those who engage in same-sex relations in Africa largely come up from anti-sodomy laws left over from the colonial era, when colonial authorities were keen on regulating sexuality. These laws stay largely unchanged in postcolonial Africa
According to press conference (1997), lesbian and gay sex is considered as sexual misconduct in Buddhist point of view. In addition, oral, manual and anal sex with anyone includes homosexuals and heterosexuals are prohibited under Buddhism. Homosexuality is known as an improper act either it is a sexual contact between women or men (Christopher, 2004). Comprehensively, specialists have started investigating the significance of gay men 's social identification and its effect on well-being and how gay men’s behaviour were influenced by the traditional Chinese culture, the impact of social-norm and stigma had on their social network, and the contradiction they meet when balance between family and self-identity (Li, 1992). 2.1.6 Hinduism Perspective