1. I get annoyed when people still use the term "sexual preference" when they are referring to "orientation." "Preference" has connotations of choice which religious hypocrites (who presumably chose their religious affiliation and totally expect to be free from harassment on religious grounds) have used in their campaigns against equal treatment for queer folk. 2. I get really annoyed when people use the terms "sexual preference" or "sexual orientation" as if only queer people had them. Heterosexuality is also an orientation. 3. I already commented on the blindness of the statement about "sexual preference not being talked about in the media without permission" by pointing out how pervasive is the information and innuendo we are inundated with regarding the heterosex lives of celebrities. 4. If you don't want the inadequacy of your opinions to be confronted, don't exhibit them. Stephen Brophy Cambridge, Mass.