The gay and lesbian community is currently enjoying a high profile in Spain, thanks to the recent introduction of the controversial homosexual marriage law. Obviously the Catholic church has put up fierce opposition to this bill, but the large majority of people especially in urban areas support equal rights for homosexual couples. As a result, Spain is an increasingly popular holiday destination for the gay community. During Franco's rule in Spain, homosexuality was illegal in Spain. However, with the promulgation of the Spanish constitution in , it was legalised.
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Gay guide to Granada
Daniel Eisenberg, Welcome to Spain, considered by sociologists as well as some gay organizations to be one of the -- if not the -- most tolerant societies in Europe when it comes to homosexuality. Not bad for a country that until only 23 years ago was still jailing homosexuals under "social danger" and "public scandal" laws. It was not that long ago, of course, that Granada and Spain, were less inviting to homosexuals, to say the least. The Law of Social Danger Ley de Peligrosidad Social gave the state the power to jail homosexuals -- along with other socially dangerous elements like vagrants and prostitutes -- and the state did so. In a typical example, a 17 year old Spaniard during the final days of the Franco era was imprisoned after telling his mother he was gay, upon which his mother went to a nun for advice, upon which the nun went to the police, upon which the police arrested him and sentenced him to three months in jail. A Supreme Court decision from the same era upheld the arrest of two homosexuals who were reported on by a neighbor who witnessed them in a sexual act -- by spying on them through a keyhole -- and reported them to the police.
Gay Dictionary Spanish
Below are the words of our Spanish Gay Dictionary that we will expand in new editions. But first some information about the language and this dictionary. Spanish is an Indo-European language spoken in 31 countries, with a total of million speakers, mainly in Spain and Latin America, it is the second language in the world after Chinese. This variety is due to a large number of speakers, the vast geographical scope and the time interval, as there are actual words and others that date back to the 13th century.
The purpose of this pastoral message is to reach out to parents trying to cope with the discovery of homosexuality in their adolescent or adult child. It urges families to draw upon the reservoirs of faith, hope, and love as they face uncharted futures. It asks them to recognize that the Church offers enormous spiritual resources to strengthen and support them at this moment in their family's life and in the days to come. This message is not a treatise on homosexuality. It is not a systematic presentation of the Church's moral teaching.