I think Autostraddle will probably move this link out from the sports section. It is quite clear that paiderastia and lesbianism were not held in equally good light, possibly because of the violation of strict gender roles.

Archived from the original on 4 January Many transgender people were forced to divorce if they wanted to officially change gender. The Babyloniaca of Iamblichus describes an Egyptian princess named Berenice who loves and marries another woman. Anyone who in written or verbal form is threatening, scorning, persecuting, or spiteful toward a gay or lesbian person will be punished with fines or prison of up to two years.

The Act removed distinctions based on a person's gender , sexuality or de facto relationship in approximately 50 acts and regulations. Social attitudes Prejudice Violence. The New York Times. Gay soldier's fate grips Brazil". San Marino United Kingdom: Options and Assessment" PDF.