I know that this is a controversial topic within the African American communities, especially among those who claim to be religions.However, this is not an exclusively religious discussion nor debate. A new poll was recently conducted and revealed about African Americans being the highest percentage when falling into one of the categories of the LGBT communities. Based on these "so called findings" , with links provided: Here are some questions that I would like to ask and discuss with my brothas and sistahs.... What do you think this reveals about African American communities? What do you think can be or should be done to educate about STI's, especially AIDS/HIV within the African American communities to lower incidence and the spread of it? What role do you think the church can actively take in helping to spread compassion and love instead of condemnation to those who have same sex partners, whether they are male or female? Finally, do you believe that since the AA communities tend to be very strong in religious concepts that AA who are under the LGBT umbrella have a place in the church? I would like to keep this discussion full of compassion, respect and understanding please!!! Providing an opinion is fine but please try not to be offensive in that expression. http://madamenoire.com/226589/out-and-proud-african-americans-more-likely-to-identify-as-lgbt/ and http://www.gallup.com/poll/158066/special-report-adults-identify-lgbt.aspx Peace and love Fam!