Scott Kugle is the first Muslim to publish widely on the issue of homosexuality and Islam. An independent research scholar in Islamic studies, he has previously held positions at Duke University, the University of Cape Town, and Swarthmore College. In early , during the halftime of a University of Washington basketball game, a time capsule from was opened. Among the contents of this portal to the past were some yellowing newspapers, a Mercury dime, a student handbook, and a building pe. Have a question? Email her at dear.
Homosexuality and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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All homosexual or same-sex sexual activity is forbidden by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints LDS Church in its law of chastity , and the church teaches that God does not approve of same-sex marriage. Members of the church who experience homosexual attractions, including those who self-identify as gay , lesbian , or bisexual remain in good standing in the church if they abstain from all sexual relations outside an opposite-sex marriage,    but all, including individuals participating in same-sex sexual behavior, are allowed to attend weekly church worship services. The LDS Church previously taught that homosexuality was a curable condition   and counseled members that they could and should change their attractions and provided therapy and programs with that goal. Again, the individual has the right to define the desired outcome. The LDS Church has campaigned against government recognition of same-sex marriage ,  and the issue of same-sex marriage has been one of the church's foremost political concerns since the s. For example, church members represented as much as 80 to 90 percent of the early volunteers petitioning voters door-to-door and 50 percent of the campaign funds in support of California Proposition 8
Homosexuality in Islam: Critical Reflection on Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Muslims
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There are various topics in medicine that particularly relate to lesbian , gay , bisexual , and transgender people. Many avoid or delay care or receive inappropriate or inferior care because of perceived or real homophobia or transphobia and discrimination by health care providers and institutions;  in other words, negative personal experience, the assumption or expectation of negative experience based on knowing of history of such experience in other LGBT people, or both. It is often pointed out that the reason of this is heterosexism in medical care and research:  . These forms of discrimination limit medical research and negatively impact the health care of LGB individuals. This disparity is particularly extreme for lesbians compared to homosexual men because they have a double minority status, and experience oppression for being both female and homosexual.