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There are more than 28 million deaf and hearing-impaired people in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. , according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. the National Association of the Deaf National Associations of the Deaf are national bodies that represent Deaf people and the Deaf community in their respective countries. They are usually members of the World Federation of the Deaf and advocate for sign language. . That means there could be more than 2.8 million deaf and hearing-impaired gays and lesbians in this country. For almost four years the Deaf Queer Resource Center has been one of the best sites for deaf lesbians and gay men to meet one another, exchange ideas, and debate topics such as mixed (deaf-nondeaf) couples and homophobia homophobia Psychology An irrationally negative attitude toward those with homosexual orientation, or toward becoming homosexual. See Closet, Gay-bashing, Heterosexism. Cf Gay, Homosexual, Phobia. in the straight deaf community.
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