With my two of my characters being openly lesbian/bisexual, and the time fast approaching to write their back stories, I have a few questions for the LGBTQ community out there, because I don't want to write up anything based on stereotypes or assumptions. 1.) How wold were you when you discovered you liked the same sex more than the opposite? 2.) Did it freak you out or did you accept it right away? 3.) Did you worry about your parents (I/E my MC grew up in a very Christian household, so she was always taught the abomination of same sex relations) 4.) Did you ever just try to smash your feelings down and " play it straight" to please your parents/others and hide your sexuality? 5,) (Related to above) Would you ever have married a person of the opposite sex, just to hide your orientation? 6.) How did you "come out" and how did the people around you react? 7.) How does the attraction work? Some people have claimed females are gay by choice for sexual or other reasons. Personally I don't believe this is true, but it's been the source of a debate with one of my friends who claims this: Because my secondary protag was highly abused by her father as a child, and her best friend (female) was always there for her to comfort her, etc.. it's only natural she would start disliking men and prefer women instead.