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Lgbt Demographics

Closets And Criticisms Of LGBT Research (Part 2)

Amy Andre | Posted 01.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Amy Andre

If we count people who are in the closet or "discordant," then sure, that boosts our numbers, but to what end? Why do we need to know how many of us there are? Is the implication that if there are more of us, then we are more deserving of rights?

Closets And Criticisms Of LGBT Research (Part 1)

Amy Andre | Posted 01.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Amy Andre

Dr. Gary Gates has reported that 50 percent of people who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual identify as bisexual. He's also reported that 3.5 percent of the U.S. adult population identifies as LGB. Detractors seem to feel that the latter percentage is too low and the former too high.

Deep In The Heart Of Texas (There Are Gay People, And They Are Looking At Porn)

Larry Womack | Posted 08.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Larry Womack

The average American estimates that about a quarter of the population is gay. This is probably a very substantial overestimation, but at least more plausible than sexual orientation surveys, which, depending on methodology, find that just 3.5 percent of the population is LGBT.