Gay histories and cultures: University of Michigan. Two of these travelers, Rifa'ah al-Tahtawi and Muhammad sl-Saffar, show their surprise that the French sometimes deliberately mis-translated love poetry about a young boy, instead referring to a young female, to maintain their social norms and morals. This is called the decriminalisation of homosexuality, and means this wasn't going to be a crime anymore. University of Michigan Press. June 30, - Secretary of Defense Carter announces that the Pentagon is lifting the ban on transgender people serving openly in the US military. See also:
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