A gay person is a male who is sexually and usually attracted to other males, although some women may also all themselves gay. Gay can also be used to referred to all non-heterosexual people.
Gays have been subject to much discrimination and violence. Example include some youth get kicked out of their homes for coming out to their parents. Some people offer "conversion therapy" but this has been proven to be harmful to the subject. At first, scientists classified gays as being mentally ill, although this has been overturned. Many religions prohibit same-sex marriage (although some denominations allow it), and this is the stem for most of the prejudice against gays.