Archived from the original on 13 July China bans gay and lesbian people outright, Russia excludes all gay and lesbian people during peacetime but allows some gay men to serve in wartime see below. Art Blog Play! Worldwide laws regarding same-sex intercourse and freedom of expression and association. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
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This finding cast doubt on the widespread assumption that homosexuality was practiced only by a small number of social misfits. Issues of ethnic background and physical appearance were seen as adding layers of complexity, which not only made the job of the future parent more difficult but, more significantly, jeopardized the welfare of the child. Psychology Press. The number of people with same-sex desires may be larger than the number of people who act on those desires, which in turn may be larger than the number of people who self-identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual.
While approving of this pathway to parenthood, the men and women I spoke with also seemed generally aware of the difficulties inherent in the process of adopting a child—for example, that being placed with a child without special needs was relatively rare or that the process of screening potential adopters was likely to be lengthy and intrusive.