A group of individuals subjected to thousands of years worth of ostracism, oppression, torture, and genocide. In some countries today, they are actively hunted by secret police, questioned under grueling, inhuman circumstances, and forced to reveal the names of other homosexuals who in turn receive the same treatment.
Though their origins are genetic, and they have been around longer than any organized religion, they are the 'outcasts', and they are the 'unnatural'.
With unsung bravery, they reveal themselves to society, and are scorned, bashed, and in some cases murdered. Through tolerance, speaking out, and EVERYONE LEAVING US THE FUCK ALONE, perhaps one day, homosexuals will gain their rightful place among the equal.
Homosexuals in today's news:
"Human rights groups have condemned the "barbaric" murder of a 14-year-old boy, who, according to witnesses, was shot on his doorstep by Iraqi police for the apparent crime of being gay." ~05 May 2006
What's the US's take? Don't ask, don't tell.