Estimates and variance for the lesbian , gay and bisexual LGB population are subject to controversy and debate. Obtaining precise numbers on demographics of sexual orientation is difficult for a variety of reasons, including the nature of the research questions. Most of the studies on sexual orientation rely on self-report data, which poses challenges to researchers inquiring into the sensitive subject matter. More importantly, the studies tend to pose two sets of questions. One set examines self-report data of same-sex sexual experiences and attractions , while the other set examines self-report data of personal identification as homosexual or bisexual.
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A Gay Soldier's Story
Paul Burston is a journalist and writer. His first novel, Shameless, was described by Will Self as "the sharp truth about gay London" and is now available in paperback. Buy Shameless at Amazon. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde Wilde is often credited with having invented modern homosexuality and, in Dorian Gray, he created an archetype - the beautiful young man who sells his soul in exchange for perpetual youth.
This colourful and challenging collection explores screen representations of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender lives over the past century. British cinema boasts a long history of carefully coded queerness, but for much of the 20th century explicit depictions of gay life in drama or documentary were more or less taboo. Gay men were subject to vicious state-sanctioned persecution, while lesbians were socially ostracised and the transgender community ignored and misunderstood.