Below are some frequently asked questions about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community:

Is homosexuality a foreign import?

Homosexuality has existed throughout humanity’s existence. Social scientists report that a certain percentage of the population in every society is same sex attracted. Lesbian, gay, and bisexual people are part of every¬†socioeconomic class, educational level, and race/ethnicity.

Why is it that gay people are combative/aggressive?

Gay people are no more aggressive than heterosexuals. Aggressiveness is a personality issue. However, it is important that we recognise that aggressiveness might also be a result of an individual’s experiences. Some people might be aggressive as a sort of defense mechanism.

Is anal sex exclusively a homosexual act?

No. Anal sex is not exclusively a homosexual act and is performed by a variety of people who identify from a large spectrum of sexualities, including many who identify as heterosexuals. Anal sex has been occurring among heterosexuals for centuries typically underreported, however some studies show prevalence of up to 25% in some populations.

Are gays and lesbians sick?

No. There have been people in all cultures and times throughout human history who have identified themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). Homosexuality is not an illness or a disorder, a fact that is agreed upon by the American Psychological Association, the American Psychiatric Association and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

 

For a more comprehensive list of questions and answers, you may read our informational booklet on LGBT issues, which is available here: J-FLAG FAQ.