From the basic desires for understanding to the complex issues of adoption and marriage, the LGBT community faces an array of challenges.
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• Gay America: Behind the numbers
• Step by step, researcher looks for sexuality clues
• Same-sex adoption: A new take on the American family
• Audio Slide Show: Same-sex adoption, a family's story
• Election Center 2008: Contenders on same-sex marriage
• Map: State-by-state hate crime, same-sex marriage laws
• Gallery: Hollywood and homosexuality
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Watch as CNN examines the issues confronted by the LGBT community from service in the military to the politics of same-sex marriage.
• History of the gay rights movement
• Gay pride in New York
• The science of sexuality
• The plight of gay homeless teens
• What is transgender?
• A transgender pastor risks losing his church
• A transgender teen's journey
• Ex-city manager: I was fired for becoming a woman
• 7-year-old transgender relates her experience
• 'Don't ask, don't tell' policy under fire
• Episcopal congregations struggle over homosexuality
• The evolving 'ex-gay' movement
• From gay to straight
• The 'gospel of inclusion'