Homosexuality and God

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INTRODUCTION
LGBT is an initialism that collectively refers to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. In use since the 1990s, the term LGBT is an adaptation of the initialism "LGB", which itself started replacing the phrase gay community beginning in the mid-to-late 1980s, which many within the community in question felt did not accurately represent all those to whom it referred. The initialism has become mainstream as a self-designation and has been adopted by the majority "sexuality and gender identity-based" community centers and media in the United States and some other English-speaking countries.
The term LGBT is intended to emphasize a diversity of "sexuality and gender identity-based cultures" and is sometimes used to
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Gender is the concept of maleness and masculinity or femaleness and femininity. OneÔÇÖs gender identity is the sense of oneÔÇÖs self as male or female and does not refer to oneÔÇÖs sexual orientation or gender role.
Sex refers to the biological characteristics of a person at birth, while gender relates to his or her perception of being male or female and is known as the gender role. Gender role refers to the behaviors and desires to act in certain ways that are viewed as masculine or feminine by a particular culture.
A culture usually labels behaviors as masculine or feminine, but these behaviors are not necessarily a direct component of gender or gender identity. It is common in our culture to call the behaviors, styles, or interests shown by males that are usually associated with women ÔÇ£effeminateÔÇØ and to call the boys who behave this way ÔÇ£sissies.ÔÇØ Women or girls who have interests usually associated with men are labeled ÔÇ£masculineÔÇØ or ÔÇ£butch,ÔÇØ and the girls are often called ÔÇ£tomboys.ÔÇØ
Transsexuals are people with the biological characteristics of one sex who identify themselves as the opposite gender and have had some type of surgical alteration and/or hormone treatments that changes their bodiesÔÇÖ appearance in alignment with their identity.
While understanding the various concepts used in sexual orientation in general, it is very imperative to define in specific details definition of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender)…

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