Instead, social ostracism, legal discrimination, internalization of negative stereotypes, and limited support structures indicate factors homosexual people face in Western societies that often adversely affect their mental health. Many historical figures, including SocratesLord ByronEdward IIand Hadrian have had terms such as gay or bisexual applied to them; some scholars, such as Michel Foucaulthave regarded this as risking the anachronistic introduction of a contemporary construction of sexuality foreign to their times,  though others challenge this. John Glynn. Royal College of Psychiatrists' statement on sexual orientation. A rather dull minded bank robber suddenly suffers from a change of heart and decides to give the money back. Animal Homosexuality and Natural DiversitySt. The American Psychologist.
Societal acceptance of non-heterosexual orientations such as homosexuality is lowest in Asian and African countries, and is highest in Europe, Australia, and the Americas.
Outing is the practice of publicly revealing the sexual orientation of a closeted person. Transgender and cisgender people may be attracted to men, women or both, although the prevalence of different sexual orientations is quite different in these two populations see sexual orientation of transwomen. But I never stopped going. LGBT movements are opposed by a variety of individuals and organizations.