So, I was reading Anthony Giddens – Sociology and I was highlighting interesting things about Gender and Sexuality when I came across this snip bit:
‘In some non-Western cultures, homosexual relations are excepted or even encouraged among certain groups. The Batak people of Northern Sumatra permit male homosexual relations before marriage.’
So, what do they do? When?
During puberty they leave their parental home and stay in a house with a dozen or so older males who engage in homosexual practices.
I don’t know why they do this ritual but you at least you could never say they were homophobic or people there experience heterosexism!
Just something I found interesting 🙂