Gay Male Homosexual Orientation FAQ n Encyclopedia

 

Gay Pride, Male Homosexual Orientation FAQ Encyclopedia

Definition of Gay: [adjective & nounA male romantically or sexually attracted to other males, practices male homosexuality, and not any other gender. 

 


Gay in Indian (Hindi): समलैंगिक पुरुष

Gay in Chinese: 同性恋男子

Gay in Spanish: hombre gay

Gay in French: Homme gay

 


Gay in German: Schwuler Mann

Gay in Russian: гей

Gay in Japanese: ゲイの男

Gay in Arabic: رجل مثلي الجنس

Gay in Italian: Gay

 

 

 

Male homosexuality symbol



Meaning of Gay: When men are attracted to other males but not any other gender apart form it then they acre called gay. This means purely gay and distinct of other attributes like bi or else. This is as men like masculine traits of other men and want to feel the other man's masculinity. These do not believe in the norms set by the society but naturally go on with their own instinct. Of course sometimes the word gay is used as a substitute to female homosexuals also.


Table of Content

28 FAQs about Male Homosexuality or being Gay

Q 1. What is the history of gay orientation?

Q 2. What is gay pride?

Q 3. Is the world supporting gay orientation?

Q 4. Is the social environment in different countries sufficient to live as a gay?

Q 5. Do gay men face violence and crimes?

Q 6. Which countries are supportive of gays?

Q 7. Do gays face bullying and hate crimes?

 Q 8. Are hate crimes against gays recognized by law?

Q 9. Are all crimes against Gays reported, how far to believe the reports?

Q 10. What is gay panic defense?

Q 11. Have there been any attacks on gay pride parades?

Q 12. Why does Islam and Islamists oppose homosexuality?

Q 13. Are crimes against gays increasing or decreasing?

Q 14. Do gays face humiliation in society due to their sexual orientation?

Q 15. How far is the risk of facing crimes in life for gays as opposed to non-gays?

Q 16. Do gay couple get legal support from the court of law in India?

 Q 17. Are gay men able to disclose their sexual orientation?

Q 18. How much is the USA supportive of gays?

Q 19. Can a child of gay get the US citizenship?

Q 20. Do gays spread HIV?

Q 21. Is blood from gays acceptable?

Q 22. Is organ or tissue donation acceptable from a gay?

Q 23. What is conversion therapy for gays and can gays be made non-gays?

Q 24. Does Christianity support gays?

 Q 25. Do gays face workplace harassment?

Q 26. How many people are gay in India?

Q 27. Do gays face undue exploitation or blackmail due to their sexual orientation?

Q 28. What is the punishment to gays for their sexuality in different countries?

Conclusion

 

 

 


28 FAQs about Male Homosexuality or being Gay

Below are the Frequently Asked Questions and their answers:

Q 1. What is the history of gay orientation?

Ans. The term gay for male homosexuals emerged as gays believed that they are free to do what they want and when they follow their instinct and shun all other attributes forced on them by the society they are always melancholy, and hence gay.

As regards the word homosexual, though it is not clear, yet there are claims that in a letter to Karl Heinrich Ulrichs in 1868, the terms homosexual and heterosexual were evolved by Karl-Maria Kertbeny and then published in two pamphlets in 1869. Then these became standard terms when used by Richard von Krafft-Ebing in his Psychopathia Sexualis 1886.

 

History of Gay men


Q 2. What is gay pride?

Ans. The gay rights movement started in the United States in the 1920s and saw a massive progress in the 2000s which engulfed the world. 

People decided that they are doing nothing wrong if they are following their instinct in defiance of social norms set by others. This gave them a sense of liberty and breaking bondage and being liberal is a matter of pride.

 

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Q 3. Is the world supporting gay orientation?

Ans. Many parts of the world are supporting gay orientation specifically and also under LGBTQ community support.

There a few conservative countries like in the MENA (Middle East and north Africa) region which are averse to it, yet human rights and other social organizations and individuals are raising voice in support of gay community.

All supporters believe that every human has the right to lead life their own way.

 

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Q 4. Is the social environment in different countries sufficient to live as a gay?

Ans. As many countries of the world are supporting gay orientation specifically and also under LGBTQ community support in media it seems to be easy but the reality is way different form this.

There a few conservative countries which do not allow gay rights despite getting favorable offers form many western countries in the name of human rights and liberalization. These countries may have religious or social regions.

Showing gay men and society


Still, we can say that the situation is improving and laws of many countries have recognized this orientation, so it is likely that society as a whole will recognize it fully. This is evident from the corporate culture where there are strict rules among employee in the favour of gays.  

 


Q 5. Do gay men face violence and crimes?

Ans. Due to social psychology gay men are too prone to be victimized by the non- gay men and women. This violence mostly follows religious vilification of gays.

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Social religious and political ideologies create gayphobia which is a part and parcel of homophobia as other genders also have to face this situation.

The best part is that such forces do not get formal recognition and learned society always supports gays via media and law.



Q 6. Which countries are supportive of Gays?

Ans. The countries supportive of gays in Asia are:

Israel, Japan, Taiwan Philippines and Thiland.

Also, some former communist countries are supportive, like Russia, Serbia, Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro and Bosnia, Herzegovina and Poland (LGBT-free zone).

Brazil is pro gay and support gay marriages.

In the medieval period homosexuality bore death penalty due to sodomy act.

In the modern times in 2009, some 80 countries had criminalized homosexuality for sodomy which was punishable with imprisonment and/or fine.

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In 2016 this number of countries dropped down to 72.

This shows with time countries are accepting homosexuality.

Most countries where the dominant religion is Islam oppose gay orientation.



Q 7. Do gays face bullying and hate crimes?

Ans. Gays may face bullying and hate crimes in all the countries.

The countries where homosexuality is legal such offences may be fewer than where its illegal. But still there are situations where such crimes come up.

After religious hate crimes by Muslims, gay hate based crimes are the second in the world.

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There is a need for proper laws in this direction and the pro-gay forces should exert in the direction of creating gay favorable laws.

More media propagation in favour of gays will also help a lot in this direction.


 

 Q 8. Are hate crimes against gays recognized by law?

Ans. In 2003, opposed to generic anti-discrimination legislation, the members of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe began describing hate crimes based on sexual orientation to be considered as aggravating circumstance in the commission of a crime.

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The United States does not have federal legislation marking sexual orientation a criteria for hate crimes.

However, many states including the District of Columbia enforce stringent penalties for crimes where real or perceived sexual orientation may have been a motivating factor.

The irony is, that despite laws wherever applicable, police action is lethargic as they are not much motivated due to their social psychology, and consider is as a burden on them.



Q 9. Are all crimes against Gays reported, how far to believe the reports?

Ans. The reports against gay crimes are not reliable as:

  • Few people report as they are afraid of further persecution.
  • Most people hide their orientation owing to social stigma hence never report.

So no matter how serious and formal picture media portrays about gay crimes data, they are truly unreliable due to factual situation, hence are summarily ignorable.

Gay hate crimes reporting infographics


In surveys 92% homosexuals reported bias against them while 24% reported physical abuse. This number could actually be still larger.


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Q 10. What is gay panic defense?

Ans. Gay panic defense is a provision of law that is milder on the criminals on the ground that they were so frustrated by the advances of gay men that they had nothing to do but to commit the crime, due to the temporary insanity in them, brought about by gay themselves. 

Gay panic defense info


This makes the court more sympathetic towards the accused and the sentence is substantially subsided.



Q 11. Have there been any attacks on gay pride parades?

Ans. There have been attacks on gay pride parades many times and in many countries. This is as the attackers are culturally or religiously motivated and believe that gay orientation is spoiling their dignity.

Attack on gays


The need is to educate people and make them learn to respect others’ ideologies.

 

 

 Q 12. Why does Islam and Islamists oppose homosexuality?

Ans. Islam and Islamists oppose homosexuality as according to them it is against the tenets of Islam and brings defamation to them. Homosexuality is illegitimate and illegal in Islam.

Islamic laws and homosexuality


This is as Islamic ideology leaves no scope for any other ideology under any circumstances. It is on the pattern of either my way or no way.

Islam and male sexuality


The need is to educate Islamists and make them learn to respect personal ideologies of others.

 


Q 13. Are crimes against gays increasing or decreasing?

Ans. Though the acceptance of gays is increasing in the world but gays are also increasing. This way there are more encounters between gays an non-gays. Due to this there is an overall increase in crimes against gays.

Crimes against gays


This is evident from the statistics available form the state agencies.

However there are hopes due to laws and media propagation, soon this trend will witness a drop.

 

Q 14. Do gays face humiliation in society due to their sexual orientation?

Ans. Though the acceptance of gays is increasing in the world, yet there are still many people who oppose gays. 

Mostly such people are those hypocrites who in media support gays in their own interest, but hate them personally.

Humiliation of gay men


Thus, this hypocrisy is the cause of gay humiliation.  That is why it is said that never trust a person on his words or social behaviour, trust only his deeds and personal behaviour.

 


Q 15. How far is the risk of facing crimes in life for gays as opposed to non-gays?

Ans. Though the acceptance of male homosexuality is increasing in the world, yet there are still many people who oppose gays. Thus, 16+ aged gay men face four times higher risk of crimes against them as compared to straight people.

Crime risk against gay men



Q 16. Do gay couple get legal support from the court of law in India?

Ans. Homosexuality is legalized in India yet courts are not much supportive of this idea.

There was an incident where the families opposed same sex marriage of 2 men. 

The men went to Allahabad high Court which is a constitutional court for protection.

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The court rejected their plea citing homosexuality as a social problem.

The court which provides protection in case of straight marriage denied protection to gay men in case of marriage.



 Q 17. Are gay men able to disclose their sexual orientation?

Ans. Most homosexuals i.e. 98% disclose their sexual orientation to their families.

97% gays have someone in life who knows and favours their orientation.

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Q 18. How much is the USA supportive of gays?

Ans. In the United States of America most homosexuals are able disclose their sexual orientation to their families and get people in life who know and favour their sexuality.

Gay rights movements initiated form the USA only.

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Most US states have strict laws in favour of the gay community. Same sex marriages are common at many places.

Many gays move to the states where their sexuality is more favoured by the law and society.

A 2018 Gallup poll reveals that  67% of Americans supported same sex marriages.


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Q 19. Can a child of gay get the US citizenship?

Ans. Naturalized US citizens whose biological progeny are born abroad may not be able to obtain The US citizenship for their children despite their spouse is also a US citizen.

This may disproportionately affect same sex couples given that, typically, only one spouse is biologically related to the child.

Infographics showing citizenship to children of gay


The State Department’s refusal to recognize children born overseas to married same sex, American citizen couples as US citizens has been ruled to be unlawful by Federal district court judges in 2 cases.

 

 

Q 20. Do gays spread HIV?

Ans. In the early 1980s, reportedly, a new disease was being transferred through infected blood and sexual contact, and that risk factors included drug abuse and homo-sexuality.

Showing HIV and gays infographics by the US-CDC


These days many people are denying that homosexuality spreads HIV or is the cause of AIDS it as it is unthinkable how virus can transmit from male sexual acts.


 

Q 21. Is blood from gays acceptable?

Ans 21. The USFDA policy is to defer from accepting blood from a man who had sex with other man (MSM) within the past 3 months.

Infographics showing rules on blood donation by gay males



Q 22. Is organ or tissue donation acceptable from a gay?

Ans. The USFDA recommended restrictions on MSM tissue donation are 20 times stricter as for MSM blood donors.

The current FDA regulations prohibit tissue donation by any man who has had sex with another man in the past 5 years. This is despite all infectious tests show negative results.

This 5 year MSM deferral policy, as well as a similar 12 month MSM deferral policy in Canada prevents thousands of donations of eye tissue annually. 

Infographics showing rules on tissue and organ donation by gay males


This is despite a global shortage of donated eye tissue needed for vision restoring corneal transplant surgeries



Q 23. What is conversion therapy for gays and can gays be made non-gays?

Ans. There is a federal ban proposal on conversion therapy.

This therapy is the discredited practice of attempting to alter sexual orientation or gender identity of a human.

20 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico ban the practice of conversion therapy for minor aged people.

Gay Conversion Therapy changing homo-sexuality


Other 84 cities and counties ban conversion therapy on minors. The ban passed by New York City is applicable on minors as well as adults.



Q 24. Does Christianity support gays?

Ans. Christianity works under the Pope who has hijacked Christianity and created it his papacy.

Pope needs fan following. He mostly objects homosexuality but sometimes relents. He is likely to transform his religion as papacy in the name of Christianity according to his fan following. 

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If he is afraid he may lose grounds he will become pro-gays as his tendencies have revealed in the past. He is on and off with supporting gay rights and their sexuality.

 

 

 Q 25. Do gays face workplace harassment?

Ans. Gays face work place harassment as much as women but the modes are different.

Women are harassed as people want them. Gays are harassed as people do not want them.

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Women workplace victims are supported as supporters want to get close to women and further abuse them with their own consent, amicably.

Gays workplace victims are not supported as there are few takers for them. Thus one harassment becomes good and other harassment becomes bad in this hypocrite world.

 

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Q 26. How many people are gay in India?

Ans. 3% of population is gay in India.  Gay men used to feel like criminals unless awareness came. 

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The gay culture is evolving slowly in India. Now there are gay men in all walks of life like doctor, parliamentarians, businessmen, bureaucrats, etc. As India has decriminalized homosexuality the country is now safe for gay expatriates.

However, gay marriage is not a fundamental right in India.



Q 27. Do gays face undue exploitation or blackmail due to their sexual orientation?

Ans. Yes, gays face undue exploitation due to their sexual orientation.

There have been instances where blackmailers blackmailed gays to disclose their sexuality in public.

Blackmailing and exploitation of gay men


Gays are also targeted on gay dating apps as evident in the past and suc incidents come up every now and then.

  

Q 28. What is the punishment to gays for their sexuality in different countries?

Ans. Following table shows the punishment to gays for their sexuality in different countries:

No. of Countries

Country Names

Penalties

2

Egypt and Iraq

De Facto Criminalization

31

Bhutan, Cameroon, Comoros, Chad,  Cook Islands, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Togo, Ghana, Liberia, Guinea, Senegal, Namibia, Botswana(law revised), Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Oman, Syria, Lebanon, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kuwait, Mauritius, Eswatini, Singapore, Papua New Guinea, Samoa

Up to 8 years imprisonment

26

Antigua and Barbuda, Brunei, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, Dominica, St Vincent and Grenadines, St Lucia, Grenada, Barbados, Guyana, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Soloman Islands, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Tonga, Uganda

 

10 Years - Life Imprisonment

6

Nigeria, Sudan, Somalia, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Iran

 

Positive Death Penalty

5

Mauritania, UAE, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Gambia

 

Probable Death Penalty

  

Infographics showing Laws on Homosexuality Among Men

 

Conclusion

Gay rights are now being recognized and laws have started favoring the community worldwide. There is need of more gay friendly laws and social education which can be enabled by media propagation and gay men coming up in public and accepting their sexuality like the Apple Inc. CEO, Tim Cook. In the future we hope the world will be more favorable for gays and there will be happy and gay environment all around.

 



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