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bullet Why no accurate estimate exists of the number of gay/lesbian/bisexual adults in the U.S

bullet Attempts to estimate the percentage of LGB adults. Implications Part 1  Part 2

bullet When in a person's life is a person's sexual orientation determined?

bulletWhat determines sexual orientation? <<< This is a big section

bullet Is it changeable or fixed; normal or abnormal?

bullet Is same-gender sexual behavior moral or immoral?

bulletIs it beneficial to society?  Should homosexuals have equal protection?

bullet Suicide rates among gay and lesbian youth

bulletIs there a connection between sexual orientation and gender identity?;

bulletPreventing homosexuality

bulletSame-sex parenting, foster parenting, and adoption

bulletSexual, abortion and other definitions used by religious & social conservatives

bullet About bisexuality, the third sexual orientation:

bullet A unique sexual orientation

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bulletCan differences in belief be resolved through dialog?

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