Queer History#12: Buddhism and Homosexuality

Moving on to Buddhism and Homosexuality, do check out this link which explains how does Buddhism views sex, which is based primarily on behavior here. The same blog, Bodhichitta, also inserted an entry on Dalai Lama and Homsexuality here.

Does Buddhism allow homosexuality?

In the Vinaya (regulations for Buddhist monks), the Buddha states that those who openly expressed cross-gender features or strong homosexual desires and actions may not become a monk. Note that just having homosexual desires eliminates the person from the possibility of being a Buddhist monk.

What about the Buddhist lay person? The answer is still, no, it does not allow homosexuality.

Quoted from here, do read the link before judging. However it is interesting that it is from an American Evangelical website.

While others like here stated cellibacy and again, sexual misconducts, although in the scriptures, there is no mentioning of what are considered sexual misconducts.

Summing up, a wiki entry here.

*RAP’s posts on Queer History are expandable. There is so much we can find out hence if you have anything to add, please comment below or e-mail to us. Let the lists go on.

One response to “Queer History#12: Buddhism and Homosexuality

  1. Pingback: Queer History #31: Conclusion; Waving the Rainbow Flags | rainbowartsproject

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