a religious term to depict male anal same-sex activity as a deviant and sinful act (Bronski, xvi). Eventually, sodomite was incorporated in sodomy laws to make homosexual same-sex activity illegal. 


sexual deviance

sexual deviance is an idea that has been employed through historical specific laws that demonize people who do not conform to the heteronormative conception of sexual intimacy and activity (Bronski, 15).