História (São Paulo)
On-line version ISSN 1980-4369
RODRIGUES, Rita de Cássia Colaço. Homophily and homosexualities: cultural receptions and continuities. História [online]. 2012, vol.31, n.1, pp.365-391. ISSN 1980-4369. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-90742012000100018.
The complete historicizatization of homosexualities (gays, lesbians, travesties, transsexuals, intersex, MSM etc.) as identity categories and its different representations over time is not the objective of this work. My objective is to demonstrate that these connotations of identity, in special the disqualified identity, are something contingent and historical, forged under the difficulties of each social group to deal with the difference. Intrinsically linked to the global social organization, both their forms of representation, the sanctions that have been assigned to them, as well as their modes of assimilation can vary culturally.
Keywords : history of homosexuality; sexual orientation; stigmatization.