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There is no single official position on homosexuality in Taoism, as the term Taoism is used to describe a number of disparate religious traditions.

In a similar way to Buddhism, Taoist schools sought throughout history to define what would be sexual misconduct.

Consequently, the literature of some schools included homosexuality as one of the forms of sexual misconduct.[1][2]

However, homosexuality is not unknown in Taoist history, such as during the Tang dynasty when Taoist nuns exchanged love poems.[3]

Attitudes about homosexuality within Taoism often reflect the values and sexual norms of broader Chinese society (see Homosexuality in China).

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  1. The Ultra Supreme Elder Lord's Scripture of Precepts(太上老君戒經), in "The Orthodox Tao Store" (正統道藏).
  2. The Great Dictionary of Taoism (道教大辭典), by Chinese Taoism Association, published in China in 1994, ISBN 7-5080-0112-5/B.054
  3. Homosexuality in China on glbtq.com.