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Homosexuality itself has been around since the beginning of human existence, but more recent occurrences like the gay rights movement that came about because of the sexual revolution of the 1960’s and the HIV/AIDS epidemic of the 1980’s have brought the issue to the forefront of the current human rights debate.... [tags: doctrine of elders, buddhism] Buddhism: Past and Present - Overtime many significant events have shaped history, from natural disasters, wars and the never ending feud of politics they have all played a significant role in history.

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Publisher: Shambhala; Reprint edition (August 30, 2011)

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