Skip to comments.Exposed: The Myth That "10% Are Homosexual"
Posted on 11/25/2008 6:44:36 AM PST by Conservative Coulter Fan
A NEWLY RELEASED REPORT from the Centers for Disease Control’s National Center for Health Statistics reveals that only 2.3% of the population considers themselves homosexual. The statistics come from a 2002 National Survey of Family Growth and are based on 12,571 interviews with men and women ages 15-44 years of age. (The findings were reported in WorldNetDaily, September 16, 2005). According to this survey, only 2.3% of the males surveyed considered themselves to be homosexuals; 1.8% considered themselves to be bisexuals. Among men ages 18-44, 92% said they were attracted “only to females” and 3.9% “mostly” to females. Among women, 86% said they were attracted only to males, and 10% “mostly” to males.
Reputable journalists, legislators, and other opinion leaders must avoid using this bogus 10% statistic.
Those who continue to use this homosexual urban legend should be challenged to prove it with facts-not myths.
Homosexuals Admit 10% Is Wrong
Homosexual activist groups have finally admitted that their claim that 10% of the population is “gay” is false. This admission took place in a Friend of the Court brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court on March 26, 2003 in the Lawrence v. Texas, known as the Texas sodomy case. In this case, homosexuals are trying to have the Texas law against sodomy declared unconstitutional by the Court.
In footnote 42 on page 16 of this legal brief, 31 homosexual and pro-homosexual groups admitted the following: “The most widely accepted study of sexual practices in the United States is the National Health and Social Life Survey (NHSLS). The NHSLS found that 2.8% of the male, and 1.4% of the female, population identify themselves as gay, lesbian, or bisexual. See Laumann, et al, The Social Organization of Sex: Sexual Practices in the United States (1994). This amounts to nearly 4 million openly gay men and 2 million women who identify as lesbian.”
Despite this indirect admission that the 10% figure homosexuals have used for more than two decades is wrong, the writers of the brief still continue to lie about the real numbers. The claim that 4 million men and 2 million women are gay is based on multiplying the 2.8% and 1.4% figures by the total number of males and females in the U.S. It is unreasonable to count any of the 60 million Americans who are 14 or younger (including 40 million who are under nine years of age) as “openly gay men and women.” Yet, that is what this brief claims. Even as homosexuals admit they’re wrong about the 10% figure, they apparently still can’t resist lying about their true numbers in our population.
The NHSLS study found that only 0.9% of men and 0.4% of women reported having only same-sexual partners since age 18, a figure that would represent a total of only 1.4 million Americans as homosexual. The truth is that homosexuals used the bogus 10% figure in order to inflate their numbers and their influence.The 10% Urban Legend has been effectively used by homosexuals to recruit children into the homosexual lifestyle and to lobby for legislation to provide special legal protections for homosexuals. Homosexual groups throughout the United States, however, continue to use this bogus 10% figure because it provides them with political power and legitimacy.
What do scientific surveys and studies show about how many homosexuals actually exist? As long ago as the early 1990s, statistics showed that the 10% was false. USA Today, in its April 15, 1993 issue published the following statistics from a Planned Parenthood/Alan Guttmacher Institute study:
The Wall Street Journal shed more light on the 10% urban legend in its March 31, 1993 issue:
The 10% figure was drawn from Alfred Kinsey's deliberately dishonest research on human sexuality conducted in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Even Kinsey never declared that 10% of the population claimed to be exclusively homosexual.
The Census 2000 figures show that homosexuals exist in far fewer numbers in our population than homosexual activists would have us believe. Homosexuals used these census figures to claim that the number of same-sex households had experienced an explosive growth during the past ten years. This is untrue. According to Census 2000 figures, there are a total of 106,741,426 households in the U.S., only 00.42% of those are unmarried same-sex households. This is less than one percent. Yet activists claimed that these figures showed a surge in same-sex households since 1990. However, the Census Bureau issued a disclaimer saying that 1990 figures and 2000 figures could not be reconciled because of the different ways the questions were asked in 2000. TVC's report, Lies, Homosexuals, and Census Statistics provides more details about this. It is posted on the TVC web site.
Dr. Mark A. Yarhouse and Dr. Stanton L. Jones have dealt with the 10% urban legend in their book, Homosexuality: The Use of Scientific Research in the Church's Moral Debate. They note that the 10% figure originated in the flawed research work of Dr. Alfred Kinsey in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Kinsey's work has been criticized not only for his use of pedophiles to molest children, but his statements about the prevalence of homosexuality in our culture have also been misquoted and distorted. While homosexuals still claim that 10% of the population figure is homosexual, Kinsey never made that claim. According to Yarhouse and Jones, Kinsey actually reported a number of different statistics on prevalence rates. These rates include the following:
The Kinsey statistics as a whole are suspect because he didn't use random samples and drew samples from prison populations and others who self-identified as homosexuals.
Bruce Voeller, a gay activist has admitted in his book, Some Uses and Abuses of the Kinsey Scale that the 10% figure was a myth used to promote the homosexual agenda. According To Voeller: ...after years of our educating those who inform the public and make its laws, that concept that 10 percent of the population is gay has become generally accepted as “fact.” ... As with so many pieces of knowledge and myth, repeated telling it made it so… In short, the 10% urban legend was used by homosexual activists to promote their political and social agenda. They knew it to be false but used it anyway.
I think 10% is probably accurate, it seems the homos are everywhere these days!
How can a group demand Civil Rights yet avoid being counted in the Census?
10% is to laugh. Uproariously.
I’ve long maintained that even their “more reasonable” 2% figure is pure mythology.
It is here. Low if anything. I’m in the SF bay area.
Old news. Still, the surveyors tossed non-responses from the computations. The result continues to be a gross overestimation of the number of homosexuals in the population.
That’s a really great question! I’ve never thought of that before - it would be interesting to actually have a figure. Me, I’d place it probably around four or five percent, but that’s a total guess.
It SEEMS that way to you because you've bought into the propaganda.
I am in Austin, and they are moving here in droves.
I wouldn’t expect San Fran statistics to be the norm...
I’ve found that a lot of teenage girls and young adult women are what I call “Internet lebians”. They call themselves lesbian or bisexual but have never had any lesbian experiences and don’t seem to be in any rush to try. I think they say it because it makes them feel special.
One of the most twisted that I’ve encountered was an internet lesbian muslim.
The number will go down or up depending on whether or not society stops them from recruiting.
Right on the money.
A pro-homosexual psychiatrist friend admitted to me that many "bisexuals" do it because it's "cool" these days. Many of them do have experience, and it's very well documented that women tend to try initial sexual experiences more out of curiosity than drive (unlike men), so it's easy for many of these girls to get curious and try.
In fact, this is very prevalent on college campuses, and actuve recruitment by lesbian activists often focuses on "curiosity" to get women to try it.
Note the date of this study:
In Canada, a 1988 survey of first-year college students under 25 indicated that 98% were heterosexual; 1% bisexual; and 1% homosexual. (Source: King, et al. Canada, Youth and AIDS Study, Kingston, Ontario: Queen's University.)That was 1988. I guarantee the number is much higher now.
If you watch anything on the ‘Bravo’ network - I’d say 50%...
And even some moron Libtards think that you add 2.8% and 1.4% together for a total of 4.2% Sodomites.
Obviously it averages to 2.1%.
No! They just make more noise.
That's why some people can't believe the 2% number--since it's an overall number and is lower in other places. Also, in those other places, homosexuals are less likely to be "out" about it.
Two percent of a population is nothing to sneeze at. Jane Sheehan's queer nation chant of "We're here; we're queer; get used to it!" seems to be the current situation. Many high-schoolers have no idea that even a generation ago, homosexuality wasn't viewed as something people were generally open about. They have no clue that it wasn't until 1973 that strong-arm tactics rewrote medical practice. Today's youth see homosexuality as perfectly acceptable and all around them. And yes, in the attention-seeking culture of today, many gravitate toward it.
So, if conservatives recognized that "the media" are the problem, along with public schools, why don't they get out and do something about it? I have substitute taught in public schools and I have run two newspapers...yes, I've thrown my life away for the cause :-), but if every conservative did only a fraction, think of how we could raise an educated, knowledgeable, thinking, and informed generation!
.....of course it is. Since it has been taught in our schools that it is OK to be GAY, it has become a new Fad!