Gay men and lesbians form stable, committed relationships that are equivalent to heterosexual relationships in essential respects. Opposition to homosexuality in China originates in the medieval Tang Dynasty —attributed to the rising influence of Christian and Islamic values,  but did not become fully established until the Westernization efforts of the late Qing Dynasty and the Republic of China. Retrieved 18 November Portrayals in Pop Culture Before the s, the few representations of homosexuality in popular culture tended to consist of potentially dangerous social deviants think Norman Bates in Psycho. Retrieved 26 January London, UK: J Sex Res.
Societal attitudes toward homosexuality.
Indeed, it is by acting—or desiring to act—with another person that individuals express their heterosexuality, homosexuality, or bisexuality. Main articles: Statistics had become part of a political battleground, with heated arguments back and forth, but unfortunately without any agreed definition:
Often, sexual orientation and sexual orientation identity are not distinguished, which can impact accurately assessing sexual identity and whether or not sexual orientation is able to change; sexual orientation identity can change throughout an individual's life, and may or may not align with biological sex, sexual behavior or actual sexual orientation.