Unformatted text preview: books and was therefore mostly recorded through the use of poems. The earliest record of homosexuality was during Moorish Spain in a collection of poems entitled Poemas Arabigoandaluces by Emilio García Gómez that talked about how homosexual passions crossed class barriers and how even the rulers partook in homosexual acts. And poems such as these have been prevalent in Spain’s history through the centuries and are the best source of information on the gay history of Spain. In general, the poems showed that throughout history homosexuality was forbade but was rarely much interest if it did occur. For instance, during Moorish Spain in the 8 th century, the Koran forbade homosexuality but there was almost no enforcement of this; this idea is still present in modern society....
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