In more recent years many have claimed the conclusion as accurate, and that the DSM classification reflected tested assumptions that were based on once-prevalent social norms and clinical impressions from "official" samples which consisted of patients seeking therapy and individuals whose conduct brought them into the criminal justice system.
Since the 1970s, the consensus of the behavioral and social sciences and the health and mental health professions globally is that homosexuality is a variation of human sexual orientation, although some professionals maintain that it is a disorder.
That classification began to be tested in research, which hasn't produced strong empirical evidence regarding homosexuality as a disorder.
He immediately gave the dog to a shelter, where it came within hours of being euthanized before being adopted.
(This is probably what happened in Tennessee if, in fact, there was even sex involved.) When exposed to a female in heat, groups of frustrated males sometimes engage in homosexual sex.
Neither of these behaviors suggests a permanent preference for members of the same sex.
Classicist Robert Graves wrote about the Enarieae, pagan priests in the pre-Christian Eastern Mediterranean who engaged in sodomy to celebrate the rising of Sirius, the dog star.
Canines have been the target of man’s homophobia for just as long.