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Students’ Unedited Questions and Comments about Homosexuality
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  • As early as kindergarten students are using slang terms in the schoolyard. It is not uncommon for an angry student to shout, “You’re gay,” to a classmate.
  • Do not leave out a discussion about homosexuality as most children hear about it on TV and are naturally curious.
4th Grade
What does gay mean?
What is homosexuality?
Why do people say gay?
How do gay people get gay? Did they get brain damaged or something?
If two men or women get married if they are madly in love, could they, because on the news two men had sex!

5th Grade
Why do people say gay?
Is it OK to be gay?
Should know about homosexuality and lesbianism.
Should know that being gay isn’t good.

6th Grade
Why are some people gay?
Why are some people gay meaning why do people date the same sex?
Why do men fall in love with men?
Can you become a homosexual?
How do some people become homosexual?
Does the church find being bisexual wrong?
Why are some women gay?

6th Grade Girls
Does going to an all girl school make you become a homo?
How come when girls and boys go to schools of one sex they become gay?
If you go to an all girl school does it make you a lesbian?


6th Grade Boys
Is being gay a sin?
If you go to an all boys’ school will you turn gay?
If you go to an all girls’ school will you turn lesbian?
Can you become a homosexual?
If you go to an all boys’ school since you were little can you become the opposite of what you are?
If you go to a all boy school does it make you gay?
What if you go to an all boys school will you be gay?

7th & 8th Grade
Being attracted to the same sex – is it a sin?
How is it being gay wrong?
Is being homosexual wrong?
Do we believe homosexuality is wrong?
I would like to know about homosexuality.
Is being Gay against our religion and why?
Do we believe homosexuality is wrong?
What does the church feel about gay and lesbian?
Being attracted to the same sex – is it a sin?
How is it being gay wrong?
Is being a transvestite wrong?
What are you to do if you like someone of the same sex?
How can a person of the same sex have sex?
If there is a person who has both genders, can they get pregnant and get someone else pregnant?

High School
What about Homos?
Is it genetic or a choice? Unavoidable no matter what?
Why are some people gay?
What is up with homosexuals? Is it genetic or a choice?
Not everyone is heterosexual. Isn’t being gay ok?
Why is society so judgmental of other sexualities, i.e. gay or lesbian people?
Why are most people so intolerant of homosexuals?
Why are right wing morons so afraid of teen sexuality and homosexuality?
Is it wrong to be gay?
Why is it wrong to be gay?
Why aren’t gays excepted? Why is wrong with sexuality?
Are gays and lesbians allowed into heaven?
Why do you say that people of the same sex cannot love each other and make a commitment. even though it happens? God copes with that.
How does the church feel about sex changes?

For help in answering these questions please see:
Parents’ Answers — HOMOSEXUALITY I – Catholic Church’s Teachings, HOMOSEXUALITY II – What’s a parent to say?
Resources — Selected Books & Resources on Homosexuality


Mary Lee O’Connell, CRNP - 8/04