Washington, DC: Scholars disagree as to whether the Lex Scantinia imposed the death penalty or a hefty fine. However, many, especially in the academic world, regard the use of modern labels as problematic, owing to differences in the ways that different societies constructed sexual orientation identities and to the connotations of modern words like queer. For papers that included statistical analysis, the committee evaluated whether the analysis was appropriate and conducted properly. Also, the degree to which sodomy and same-sex attraction were accepted varied by class, with the middle class taking the narrowest view, while the aristocracy and nobility often accepted public expressions of alternative sexualities.
Faderman, Lillian,Surpassing the Love of Men:
Transgender people can be heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual in their sexual orientation. By lacking any essence, queer does not marginalize those whose sexuality is outside of any gay or lesbian norm, such as sado-masochists. Similarly, in Thailandkathoeyor "ladyboys," have been a feature of Thai society for many centuries, and Thai kings had male as well as female lovers.
If gayness is radically different, it is legitimate to suppress it.