i hadn't seen this thread until now. i took a long hiatus from lsd because it truly is like crack, particularly early in the application cycle. anyway, i thought i'd add my bit about the original post. my ps focused solely on being gay and how that has affected my perceptions and life. it had nothing to do with law or my career aspirations. my goals were twofold: 1) to provide a different perspective to adcomms other than that presented in the hard numbers and impersonal resume and 2) reaffirmation for myself. i come from a conservative background in every sense, so i mainly focused on how this has influenced my perceptions and how i was affected by it growing up until present day. i don't really think this is an attempt to "play the gay card" as some have suggested but more so to provide a deeper insight into who i am as a person and being gay was certainly important in shaping who i am today -- not because of some intrinsic difference (other than the fact that i like guys) but because of the experiences that follow the labels. as far as the adcomms perceptions, i didn't care whether it was frowned upon because if a school didn't want me because i was gay, i definitely didn't want to go to that school anyway. however, my app cycle turned out pretty well, and i have no regrets. i don't think it hurt. did it help? perhaps, but i doubt it. good luck to everyone in law school!