What Percentage of the Population Is Gay?
Citing the 10% figure as the proportion of gay Americans, I would not say its abnormal. On the other hand, I would say that something like diabetes, which is much more common, is abnormal. It comes down to your perception of whether it is a good, neutral or bad trait (or however you want to describe it). I think of it as a neutral fact, so I would not consider it abnormal.
Diabetes is detrimental to an individual's health, so I would consider it an abnormality. In that sense, I would describe people with any major disease or sickness as abnormal in that way. I don't think homosexuality is an illness, however.
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I would say yes becuase homosexuality is not a typical trait of individuals. Most individuals are straight. Not saying if you are gay that something is necessarily wrong with you, but it is statistically not the norm.
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No they're not abnormal because their sexuality is not the totality of who and what they are as individuals. If an entire person was abnormal because of one abnormal aspect of themselves, then every person in the world would be abnormal because we each have something not normal about us.
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I would vote that the homosexual act is abnormal... not necessarily gays as a whole.