Societal attitudes towards same-sex relationships have varied over time and place, from requiring all males to engage in same-sex relationships, to casual integration, through acceptance, to seeing the practice as a minor sin, repressing it through law enforcement and judicial mechanisms, and to proscribing it under penalty of death. In a study, Gwen Broude and Sarah Greene compared attitudes towards and frequency of homosexuality in the ethnographic studies available in the Standard cross-cultural sample. They found that out of 42 communities: homosexuality was accepted or ignored in 9; 5 communities had no concept of homosexuality; 11 considered it undesirable but did not set punishments; and 17 strongly disapproved and punished. Of 70 communities, homosexuality was reported to be absent or rare in frequency in 41, and present or not uncommon in It was accepted in some forms in ancient Greece. However, in later cultures influenced by Abrahamic religions , the law and the church established sodomy as a transgression against divine law or a crime against nature.
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In early , the idea that even one LGBTQ-themed art show might be on the horizon would have been scandalous, if not preposterous. Also in store this year in our dozen must-see art picks: Frida Kahlo comes to Brooklyn for a unique show of her personal effects; a bicentennial celebration of poet Walt Whitman; a Boston look at blurred gender lines in the last century of fashion; and one-person shows for several exciting queer art innovators, past and present. Through March 1. Seattle artist Jody Kuehner, best known locally for her gender-blurring drag persona Cherdonna Shinatra, presents a brightly colored, multi-textural installation, in which she and her troupe of all-queer dancers present daily performances, using drag, dance, clowning and sheer joy to counteract the dismal state of the world and its constant attacks on femme and queer identities. Through April This broad collection of personal artifacts, locked away unseen for half a century after her death in , includes her instantly recognizable Tehuana clothing, jewelry and hand-painted corsets and prosthetics. The modernized traditional works of Choctaw-Cherokee multimedia artist Jeffrey Gibson often explore both indigenous and queer themes.
Pride Fl ags The rainbow flag has changed dramatically since its first hand-dyed creation by Gilbert Baker and his boyfriend Jomar Teng. The original version of the flag had eight colors, each of which stood for concepts including healing, sunlight, nature, and spirit. Since then, the now-common six color flag is only one of many variations, all of which symbolize the diversity and inclusiveness of the LGBT movement. Pink Triangle Born out of the violence of the Nazi regime, the pink triangle is a reclaimed symbol of oppression now used to show LGBT pride and increase understanding.
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