Homosexuality is erotic attraction toward or acts with a person of one's own gender. In the field of so-called mental health, it was not until 1973 that homosexuality ceased to be classified as a mental illness in the 'Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders'. In both the Qur'an and the Bible, homosexual acts between men is prohibited, but there is no mention of lesbianism.
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