Queer Dharma volumes 1 and 2 have several articles on Japanese Zen including at least two on attitudes toward homosexuality. I remember several items on monks having affairs with novices and this not being universally condemned at all. Good place to start.
--- On Tue, 8/12/08, Charlie <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: From: Charlie <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Subject: [Zen] Re: Gay Roshis? To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2008, 9:16 AM "Bill Smart" <> I have never read or heard anything about the attitude of Japanese zen towards homosexuality. Many medieval Western and Asian cultures were more tolerant of sexual preferences than today's societies.> If you have seen enough Samurai movies, it is clear that homosexuels and fleabag faggots were condemned and shunned and regularly beaten and then killed off. You need to check your sources, mister. Gays were hated in the Samurai culture.