Qajar or Safavid Homosexual Paintings
How old is homosexuality? Where did this practice begin?
All ancient civilizations did not know homosexuality and it was completely not mentioned in their codes, scriptures, and artifacts.
Homosexuality in Ancient Egypt is a passionately disputed subject within Egyptology. Historians and Egyptologists alike debate what kind of view the Ancient Egyptians society fostered about homosexuality. Only a handful of direct hints still survive and many possible indications are only vague and offer plenty of room for speculation.
It remains unclear whether Ancient Egyptians practiced homosexuality. In Talmudic literature, the Ancient Egyptians are known for their liberal sexual lifestyles and are often used as the prime example of sexual debauchery. But Talmudic literature is totally unreliable compared to extensive elaborate Egyptian scriptures.
Homosexuality is a common practice in Turkic Mongolian groups since their wide invasions starting from 800 BC. It is also present in all regions that they invaded and colonized and enslaved in Asian Scythia, India, European Scythia, Balkan, Caucasus, Persian Iran, Mesopotamia, Levant, Hellenic and Roman regions, North Africa, Iberia, West Africa, East Africa, and Arabia.
Take for example the Nilotic peoples who were not enslaved by the Turkic oriental slavery, nor the Turkic transatlantic slavery they never knew homosexuality, while the rest of the Sudan has it.
Homosexuality began after 800 BC and it was originated in western Mongolia among Turkic groups, and it is still the case with Turkic groups and Turkified people.
The six Turkic main groups (without mentioning those in Russia, Africa, and Central Asia) are:
1- Turkic Muslim in Anatolia and Balkan, (since Eastern Tourkia (Khazaria) in 650 AD),
2- Turkic Shia Persians (since the Achaemenids in 550 BC),
3- Turkic Talmudic Jews (since the tricky Babylonian “Return” in 520 BC),
4- Turkic rulers of Arabia (following the death of Islam in 655 AD),
5- Turkic “Hindu” Indians and Gypsy (since the Persian conquest in 530 BC), and
6- Turkic Europeans (since the creation of Slavs in 600 BC; and later in the “Holy” “Roman” “Empire” in 962 AD)
Heavily Turkified states have Homosexuality as normal and acceptable (officially or unofficially), like Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Arabia, Iraq, Israel, North Africa, Germany, Spain, Czech, Italy, and wherever you find large or influential Jewish community.
Iran turned to Shi’ism from Sunnism in 1500 on the hands of Turkic Safavid dynasty rulers (all sects in Islam were made up by different Turkic groups after the death of Islam in 660 AD, after only 50 years from its birth). In time of Safavid dynasty of Persian homosexuality and homoerotic expressions were tolerated in numerous public places, from monasteries and seminaries to taverns, military camps, bathhouses, and coffee houses. In the early Safavid era (1501–1723), male houses of prostitution (amrad khane) were legally recognized and paid taxes. Persian poets, such as Sa’di (d. 1291), Hafiz (d. 1389), and Jami (d. 1492), wrote poems replete with homoerotic allusions. The two most commonly documented forms were commercial sex with transgender young males or males enacting transgender roles exemplified by the köçeks and the bacchás, and Sufi spiritual practices in which the practitioner admired the form of a beautiful boy in order to enter ecstatic states and glimpse the beauty of god.
Wherever there is, or was, any Turkic group Homosexuality exists.