Sunday, February 17, 2013

How Many Homosexuals

I once read that reasonable estimates put the percentage at 1.5-6%, nowhere near Kinsey's long-discredited 10%.  Gallup further informs:
The percentage of U.S. adults who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) ranges from 1.7% in North Dakota to 5.1% in Hawaii and 10% in the District of Columbia, according to Gallup surveys conducted from June-December 2012. Residents in the District of Columbia were most likely to identify as LGBT (10%). Among states, the highest percentage was in Hawaii (5.1%) and the lowest in North Dakota (1.7%), but all states are within two percentage points of the nationwide average of 3.5%.


Anonymous said...

With California's mandate that it teach important historical contributions made by gays and transgenders, is there now a portion of class time devoted to famous or infamous gays? Or did they go through the history books and list everyone as gay or straight (as if that had anything to do with their accomplishment?)

Ellen K said...

And yet, they seem to want to dominate every aspect of social culture and education in spite of their small numbers. I think one thing which drives me crazy is when someone designs or invents something and then the biographer has to make a specific Big Deal out of their gayness or blackness or whateverness that seems in vogue. How about we truly celebrate accomplishments first and stop saying that they are somehow more important because of the perceived status of the person accomplishing them? By the way, is a person less dead because of the ethnicity of who kills them? How is the death of one person so much more serious simply because of how they look? Total unabridged nonsense!

Anonymous said...

Like a number of other groups, they don't want to be tolerated; they want to be celebrated and their agenda rammed down everyone's throat.