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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 336-338

Homosexuality – leaves from antiquity: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender population: A Tamil perspective


Department of Psychiatry, Madras Medical College, Institute of Mental Health, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Ottilingam Somasundaram
Institute of Mental Health, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.192019

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Homosexuality has been present in human civilization from ancient times, and the condition as it existed in the Tamil land is described along with a reference to the terminology, concepts, and description. Some instances appear in the old Tamil classics and poems. The present legal status of this sexual orientation is also mentioned.



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