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Government Releases First Large-Scale Health Data on Gay Community
Boston Globe ^ | July 17, 2014 | Denali Tietjen

Posted on 07/17/2014 10:02:03 PM PDT by Innovative

Less than three percent of the population identifies as gay, lesbian or bisexual (GLB), a new federal health report shows.

According to the survey responses, 96.6 percent of adults ages 18 years and older identify as straight, 1.6 percent identified as gay or lesbian, and 0.7 percent identified as bisexual. These numbers are significantly lower than most American’s estimate. A 2012 Gallup Survey shows that U.S. adults, on average, approximate a quarter of the population to be gay or lesbian.

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Society
KEYWORDS: 3percent; cdcreport; deathtoll; homosexualagenda; sexualorientation; survey
I always knew that their numbers are exaggerated.

Also, the article says the report shows that there is no difference in the health of homosexual vs straight people, but then it goes on providing statistics, which shows the opposite -- they smoke more, binge drink more, have more "psychological distress" and so on...

1 posted on 07/17/2014 10:02:03 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

The article also gives the link to the report:

Sexual Orientation and Health Among U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2013

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr077.pdf

“Conclusion—NHIS sexual orientation data can be used to track progress toward meeting the Healthy People 2020 goals and objectives related to the health of lesbian, gay, and bisexual persons.”

What is this “Healthy People 2020 goals” — it sounds like something from Obamacare — the government is going to make us healthy, if it kills us...


2 posted on 07/17/2014 10:04:28 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

I’ve been saying at best 2% for years.....


3 posted on 07/17/2014 10:13:39 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (NO MORE IRS!)
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To: Innovative

UK’s homosexual population size revealed: Just 1.5% of Britons say they are gay, lesbian or bisexual

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1314619/UKs-homosexual-population-size-revealed-Just-1-5-Britons-say-gay-lesbian-bisexual.html


4 posted on 07/17/2014 10:18:57 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine; isthisnickcool

One of the big questions is how can such a really tiny minority blackmail the large majority to give them all kinds of extra considerations? What is the matter with the “normal” 97%?


5 posted on 07/17/2014 10:21:46 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative
These numbers are significantly lower than most American’s estimate.

That's because the number of avowed homo characters or 'personalities' on the TeeVee is more like one in four, giving the impression that such behaviour is much more common (and much more acceptable) than it actually is.

6 posted on 07/17/2014 10:33:08 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Innovative

But why are our TV shows made for homos instead of the general population?


7 posted on 07/17/2014 10:54:25 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Innovative

Same things that leads them to slit their own throats voting for liberals in both parties.

1: A refusal to offend their online/real life friends
2: A willingness to bury their heads in the sand to avoid confrontation in any form.
3: Both of which directly relate to situational ethics.


8 posted on 07/17/2014 10:56:53 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Sacajaweau

Social engineering. Most of those shows tank and they just make more at a financial loss. Agenda/social engineering is the reason.

Liberals openly believe in creating reality. Remember when as Rush said Bush was president, they made a TV president and the media wrote articles about how that ‘president’ would handle whatever current event occurred.

With enough repetition fantasy becomes reality as Pavlov showed definitively. People are being trained to believe the lie.

Nothing new. Simple propaganda techniques.


9 posted on 07/17/2014 11:00:49 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Norm Lenhart

I agree.


10 posted on 07/17/2014 11:03:15 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Innovative
So they (the government) are turning the whole damn country around morally and attacking our values, for a less than 3% population of stinking perverts!

Think on that a while people!

11 posted on 07/17/2014 11:11:32 PM PDT by The Cajun (Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert....Nuff said.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Historically, the first step in any successful propaganda campaign is to break down the concept of absolutes. To end binary choices. Because when you do that, ANYTHING becomes plausable.

The idea that gays make up 5% then 10 then 120 then a full 1/4 of the population leads to one conclusion. That Homosexuality is common and increasing as people get used to the idea. No one wants to be the odd man out refuting what all can OBVIOUSLY see is an upward trend.

Except the original 5% was a lie to begin with and all the following increases made people question the ‘absolute’ that endured for thousands of years. That being that homos were VERY rare and at the fringes of society.

Once that absolute bit of long held knowledge was BS’d out of existence and people opened to the new ‘truth’, it became easy to pit people against each other and shove the agenda forward! while all the debate rages.

See also Global warming, Muslims and every other tool the left (GOP left included) uses for power.


12 posted on 07/17/2014 11:13:59 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: isthisnickcool

That’s been my estimate, too.

The media and Hollywood liberals have been deliberately inflating the numbers (or at least Americans’ impressions of the numbers) by over-representation.

You see way too many TV shows now with homosexuals as main characters, I can think of about a dozen myself. Education campaigns in the schools, misreporting in magazines and newspapers and by politicians.

2% isn’t a ‘representative’ group; it is an outlier.


13 posted on 07/18/2014 1:42:47 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Sacajaweau

“But why are our TV shows made for homos instead of the general population?”

Because many powerhungry, controlfreak homos know that propaganda and peer pressure works on the vast majority of people, so they’ve seized the media chokeholds in ho-wood and advertising.


14 posted on 07/18/2014 1:53:03 AM PDT by Vision Thing (obama wants his suicidal worshipers to become suicidal bombers.)
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To: Innovative
So, of this 3%, how many want to get married? Some are happy being single. Some may be content with civil unions. Some may live together and aren't interested in anything more formal. So, of the 3%, what is the percentage that want to marry? Is it 10%? 20%?. Even if it's 50% we still have our courts, politics and media obsessed with an issue that affects maybe 1.5% of our population.

As others on this thread have pointed out, the over representation of gays/lesbians in the media and the rest of the entertainment industry has allowed a tiny fraction of the population to ride herd over the majority, keeping what should be a non-issue at the forefront of discussion, distracting us from unemployment, wars and other, more consequential issues. Any conservative politician who get trapped into discussing gay marriage is a fool. It's a chance to get run out of town over nothing.

15 posted on 07/18/2014 4:32:17 AM PDT by Dilbert56
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To: Innovative

Due laregly to Liberal idiocy, their influence far exceeds their number.


16 posted on 07/18/2014 4:58:17 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Innovative

The one percenters are big into homosexuality so they push that agenda.


17 posted on 07/18/2014 5:10:55 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Innovative

The public may estimate a quarter of the population to be queer because that many or more are presented to be in the entertainment media. And homosexual representatioin in the entertainment field is pretty lopsided anyway. Not only is entertainment heavy with them but many straight actors claim to be homosexuals for publicity and career advancement in a homosexual and pedophilic entertainment culture.


18 posted on 07/18/2014 5:32:30 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Sacajaweau
But why are our TV shows made for homos instead of the general population?

There are several reasons, including propaganda for the purpose of social engineering, but the big one may be selection bias. Some gays feel that they cannot "express themselves" in their ordinary lives, so they go into acting as a way of hiding who they are - and many actually are talented actors. The Hollywood community is full of gays, pedophiles, and others who are sexually abnormal, so from their perspective TV and movies are becoming more like what they see in their bizarre lives.

19 posted on 07/18/2014 6:34:34 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Innovative

It’s the same with the global warming crap...media, Hollywood and government conspire to put out a constant stream of stories and productions to condition you to believe it is the norm.

Coming out: Growing up gay and Muslim in America

http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/america-tonight/articles/2014/7/3/coming-out-gay-andmusliminamerica.html


20 posted on 07/18/2014 6:53:41 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (‘You can avoid reality, but you can’t avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.’)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Whatever their percentage, there will always be something wrong with them. Can you say “abnormal”?


21 posted on 07/18/2014 6:59:08 AM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: Innovative

The left has been engaged in “culture jamming”, where they continually assert an untruth, and/or present an idea as ubiquitous,

in order to bring about social acceptance and social change.


22 posted on 07/18/2014 7:09:00 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

The left are big into criminalizing Christianity so they push the homo agenda.


23 posted on 07/18/2014 7:10:07 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Hotlanta Mike; All

We need an upstart underground media or info apparatus run by people infused by the Holy Spirit. People with tough hides immune to charges of “racism, homophobia, bigotry” and the biggee...”unloving intolerance” and wise to efforts that might be made to “co-opt” this network need to run this network. I know Freerepublic tries to help in this regard!


24 posted on 07/18/2014 7:14:57 AM PDT by mdmathis6
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To: Smokin' Joe
That's because the number of avowed homo characters or 'personalities' on the TeeVee is more like one in four, giving the impression that such behaviour is much more common (and much more acceptable) than it actually is.

Democrats and the urban media live in cities. In NYC one in four really is homosexual. From the perspective of concrete cliff dwellers: there are too many people in the world so abortion and homosexuality are needed to control the problem, there is too much concentrated pollution so the EPA must do more regulation, there are too many angry crazy people around so guns must be banned, the are too many ultra rich people buying new expensive stuff and it's no fair, the urban heat island effect causes the temperature to be much warmer than the countryside they fly over so global warming is personally real. If this was your environment 24/7 you might also come to many wrong conclusions about the world beyond city limits.

25 posted on 07/18/2014 7:47:10 AM PDT by Reeses
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To: Gaffer
3% isn't what the report states (again, that's inflation). From the report:

According to the survey responses, 96.6 percent of adults ages 18 years and older identify as straight, 1.6 percent identified as gay or lesbian, and 0.7 percent identified as bisexual.

Presumably we can factor out the 0.7 percent bisexual since those that so self-identify would have no problem marrying an opposite sex spouse. So we're now looking at what percent of the 1.6% are actually interested in marriage as opposed to scoring political points. I seriously doubt if 20% of that population would fall into that category. So are we to believe that perhaps 0.1% of the population is driving the whole "gay marriage" agenda?

Clearly that's not plausible. So what's more likely happening is that a goodly percentage of those who aren't really interested in same-sex unions for themselves are exploiting a wedge issue for ulterior motive. Since the nuclear family is the basic building block of civilization we have our answer. Destroy the traditional family and the State can step in to replace it. So it's all about State control, which is why all of the various "rights" movements are just so much distraction from the larger agenda.

The fact is that all of the so-called "rights" movements are simply branch offices of the same Marxist ideology, just repackaged for brand-preference. No matter their original intent, they've long been co-opted. This is easily proven by asking a simple question: Name three things that different "rights" groups disagree on. You'll have trouble naming even one, because there aren't any.

26 posted on 07/18/2014 8:00:28 AM PDT by AustinBill (consequence is what makes our choices real)
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To: Innovative

HOMOSEXUAL, because there’s nothing GAY about it.


27 posted on 07/18/2014 8:04:03 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Innovative
What is the matter with the “normal” 97%?

Normal is the new "N" word.

28 posted on 07/18/2014 8:05:06 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: isthisnickcool

Some one fudged the numbers.........
. ?


29 posted on 07/18/2014 8:52:35 AM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Had ENOUGH Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: Reeses

I had heard of a study done years ago where rats were provided with ample food and water, just allowed to breed away in the same space. In the study, as population density increased, the rats developed behaviour similar to urban humans, violence beyond normal levels, apparent ‘cults’ or gangs, homosexuality, and ultimately cannibalism.


30 posted on 07/18/2014 12:19:52 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Smokin' Joe
ultimately cannibalism

Longtime food stampers eat double portions because they face total starvation when the EBT party ends. Will they be the ones with enough energy to stay off their neighbor's dinner table or will their extra marbling make them prime?

31 posted on 07/18/2014 2:02:25 PM PDT by Reeses
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To: Reeses

Soap.


32 posted on 07/18/2014 4:51:16 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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