Higher rates of family rejection were significantly associated with poorer health outcomes. Retrieved 27 June Gay men and lesbians form stable, committed relationships that are equivalent to heterosexual relationships in essential respects. The third phase more generally involves living openly as an LGBT person. Psychological Science in the Public Interest.
The most common terms for homosexual people are lesbian for females and gay for males, but gay also commonly refers to both homosexual females and males.
Archived from the original on 3 March Archived from the original PDF on 20 March The formal practice, an erotic yet often restrained relationship between a free adult male and a free adolescent, was valued for its pedagogic benefits and as a means of population control, though occasionally blamed for causing disorder.
In many societies of Melanesiaespecially in Papua New Guineasame-sex relationships were an integral part of the culture until the middle of the s.