chapter  10
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The stigma of ‘sexuality’: concealability and course D AV I D E VA N S

Concealability and course
ByDavid Evans

From time immemorial, homo sapiens has tried to make sense of life and existence. Paglia (1990) says that religion was created for just such a purpose. However, as far as sexuality is concerned, many religions incline towards a cultural enthronement of patriarchal, monogamous, procreative and familiacentric heterosexuality that proves hostile to difference (Usher and Baker, 1993; Foucault, 1984). Such differences incur the full wrath of the institutions that have set themselves up as pillars of society, and its moral guardians.