This article addresses the history of gay men in the United States. Unless otherwise noted, the members of same-sex male couples discussed here are not known to be gay rather than, for example, bisexual , but they are mentioned as part of discussing the practice of male homosexuality—that is, same-sex male sexual and romantic behavior. Two-spirit is a modern umbrella term used by some indigenous North Americans for Gender variant individuals in their communities. The presence of male two-spirits existed before European contact, and "was a fundamental institution among most tribal peoples". There were few openly gay men in the European colonies of North America at this time, due to legal consequences as well as social ostracism. Anal porn was specifically prohibited by a statute passed in during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I , and was copied by the North Carolina assembly in
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Under the rule of Nazi Germany from to , gay men and to a lesser extent lesbians were persecuted with thousands of gay men imprisoned in Nazi concentration camps. The Gestapo compiled lists of homosexuals, and gay clubs were shut down. Some gay men emigrated while others withdrew from homosexual practices or engaged in heterosexual relationships to cover their identities. Between and , an estimated , men were arrested as homosexuals, of whom some 50, were officially sentenced.
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Peter Pace, said Tuesday he should have focused more on military policy and less on his own opinion when he told a newspaper homosexual acts are immoral. Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Chicago Tribune on Monday that he supports the "don't ask, don't tell" policy banning openly gay people from serving in the U. Earlier Tuesday, senior staff members for Pace said the general had no plans to apologize for his comments, which included comparisons between homosexuality and adultery -- behavior that he said is prosecuted in the military. Pace also told the paper, "I believe that homosexual acts between individuals are immoral, and that we should not condone immoral acts. According to Warner aide John Ullyot, the senator said, "I strongly disagree with the chairman's views that homosexuality is immoral.
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