Americans who want to celebrate and participate in events to support the LGBTQ community no longer have to travel to major cities but can now enjoy events happening in their own state.
Although most events take place in June, some states' major Gay Pride celebrations happen later in the year as well, and those are also included.
Walter Cline noted that, "all normal Siwan men and boys practice sodomy..natives are not ashamed of this; they talk about it as openly as they talk about love of women, and many if not most of their fights arise from homosexual competition.... All Siwans know the matings which have taken place among their sheiks and their sheiks' sons....
Most of the boys used in sodomy are between twelve and eighteen years of age." Among Indigenous peoples of the Americas prior to European colonization, a number of nations had respected roles for homosexual, bisexual, and gender-nonconforming individuals; in many indigenous communities, these social and spiritual roles are still observed.
It may reference the actual Pharaoh Pepi II, who was likely gay.
The instances of same-sex affection and sexual interactions described in the classical novel Dream of the Red Chamber seem as familiar to observers in the present as do equivalent stories of romances between heterosexual people during the same period.
Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.
Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable.
Confucianism, being primarily a social and political philosophy, focused little on sexuality, whether homosexual or heterosexual.
There are also descriptions of lesbians in some history books.