Skip to comments.Americans Have No Idea How Few Gay People There Are
Posted on 05/31/2012 12:14:09 PM PDT by C19fan
One in ten. It's the name of the group that puts on the Reel Affirmations gay and lesbian film festival in Washington, D.C., each year. It's the percent popularized by the Kinsey Report as the size of the gay male population. And it's among the most common figures pointed to in popular culture as an estimate of how many people are gay or lesbian.
What percentage of the population is actually gay or lesbian? A lower one than you might think -- and a much, much, much lower one than most Americans believe.
In surveys conducted in 2002 and 2011, pollsters at Gallup found that members of the American public massively overestimated how many people are gay or lesbian. In 2002, a quarter of those surveyed guessed upwards of a quarter of Americans were gay or lesbian (or "homosexual," the third option given). By 2011, that misperception had only grown, with more than a third of those surveyed now guessing that more than 25 percent of Americans are gay or lesbian.
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2: Pretty shocking to see a leftist publication actually tell the truth that under 2% of the population are gay not the 10% lie from the discredited Kinsey report.
Oh craaaaap! Now the feds will declare them to be an endangered species.
But that 2% makes up 50% or more of the mainstream media.
Hence the impression.
And, if you point that out, you must be a racist, or hate civl rights, or sumpin’.
“...with more than a third of those surveyed now guessing that more than 25 percent of Americans are gay or lesbian.”
What’s the word for when one is surrounded by hopelessly abject ignorance and stupidity?
Whatever the number, I’m not a gay hater, but the activist element is pushing an agenda to recruit more and more to that lifestyle. Gay adoption, gay schoolbooks, gay marriage, gays in movies and tv. Anyone who thinks all this isn’t influencing young people is ignorant of human nature.
1 in 10 yet just about all the new music you hear on “Top 40” radio today is geared towards homosexuals. Lady GaGa, 70s gay discoball music and prison queen rappers.
1 in 100...maybe.1 in 10...no bleeping way.
There was a recent survey taken, accurately done, that showed the homosexual population of the UK was right about 1.5%. I would say it is about the same for the USA.
But in America that 1.5% of the population contributes to about 65% of the reported STDs according to the CDC.
The “B” in LGBT is a clear appeal for straight people to try the gay lifestyle. I can’t see any other motive in pushing the “right” to have sex w both males and females. It’s an anything goes assault on traditional relationships. The goal is for everyone to be a slut, and of course to vote democrat as a placeholder for marxism.
They do a good job of reporting accurate numbers. For men and women it’s about 1% to 2% homosexual, with the percentage bisexual depending on definition but ranging from 0.5%-1.5% for men and 1%-4% for women. Three cheers for honest debate! The Kinsey and Shere Hite numbers were (I suspect intentionally) a vast overstatement of the actual rates of homosexuality.
That’s still too many.
Young people today think that the goal in life is to have sex with everybody and everything.
When I was in high school I had a friend who's father was "confused". He had some of the first "act up" type meetings at his house. The big thing that they wanted to push was to NEVER EVER allow anyone to talk about what they do with each other. Keep the physical activity off the public radar at all times and slug mouth anyone who talked about anal s@x etc. The push was to refer to "love" and the "feelings" gays have.
My buddy's dad would have these big gay parties. Sometimes down in the Montrose section of Houston. I was 16 at the time and those guys were all over me. That did them no good. I'd always get thrown out of the parties. I'd wait until they all got good and drunk then I'd ask "You put your thing in his backside then he turns around and puts it in his mouth?". I put it in a more colorful way. They had fits when I asked those kinds of questions.
Most of the gay men I met, and I met 100's, were all just about the most self-destructive and self-loathing people I ever met. They were really sad people. Today, as then, all I care about when it comes to homosexuals is that they just shut up. I don't want to hear it. There are very few of you so just shut up. Stop invading my space.
Need to sic Bloomberg & Moochie on 'em .... they're the 'health' nuts. /s
I wouldn’t say the Kinsey report is *totally* discredited. I believe that 10% of the prison population might be gay, which was where they got the number.
But I am being facetious. That number has been extrapolated to the public at large, and it amounts to junk science that’s worse than man-made Climate Change.
Nor do I care about how many homosexuals there are. But as far as “gay” is concerned, there are a hellofalot less Gay people now than there was whn obama occupied the White House. “Gay” means happy, not queer.
We saw this movie before in the early 1900’s. A minority group of Russian anti-czarists called themselves ‘bolsheviks’, which translates to ‘the majority’.
It’s an old trick, you lie about being the consensus until you bully enough people until you become the consensus.
Obama will start at Department of Recruiting.
People do this this a lot because of the media.
Because of media coverage many people think that about a third of America is black, that Jews are about 25% of America.
People here that keep up with numbers will remember that one of the results from post 911 coverage was that many Americans learned that instead of being a small religion of whites, that Christianity was the largest religion on the planet.
The statement that Christianity was the world’s largest religion used to get you laughed at.
If God took out all the queers we wouldn’t miss them. There would be a lot of job openings in media and government,thereby stimulating the economy.
But “Glee” tells us everyone is gay and if your not approving of the way they were born then we are to be damned
Our children are the worst at believing this crap if you don’t believe me then look down a halls of a highschool and see the boys holding hands and the girls smooching bye between classes.
When I was studying psych the most reliable study was a U of Chicago study which put gay percentage at 3 percent.
I saw Montrose transition during the late 1960s and early 1970s, mixed in with the wild homosexuality was a smattering of Satan worship in that area.
Hippies had Montrose before the homosexuals, but the homosexual money replaced them.
It was quite the party place for awhile.
I’ve done the same thing with people on the ratio of blacks (err, africian-american, err, negro, err, whatever the current accepted title is) in the US. Usually get back 1/4 to 1/3. Sometimes as much as 1/2. Most are shocked to hear 13%.
In my opinion this is being perpetuated by technocratic and bureaucratic elites as a means of population control.
“1: Thanks to New York and Hollyweird the public thinks a quarter of the population is gay”
And 30-40% of the best, brightest, kindest, and most accomplished of the population are black.
“When I was studying psych the most reliable study was a U of Chicago study which put gay percentage at 3 percent.”
1.75% of males are gay
1.56% of Females are lesbian
The % have been stable for many years.
I suspect Kinsey got 10% because in prison there are straights using homo-sex as a way to seek sexual release or demonstrate domination. Kinsey no doubt phrased the questions to solicit the desired answers, just like some of the "push-polling" practices in our political races.
It follows that far fewer of us than Big Entertainment would have you believe have a gay friend readily available for purposes of decorating help, party preparation, personal grooming and wardrobe advice, and egregiously insulting snap judgements passed off as sage witticisms.
“And, if you point that out, you must be a racist, or hate civl rights, or sumpin.”
You’re a phobe......
Even if we surveyed EVERY PERSON to prove that only 1% of the population was gay, they’d just come back and say “a lot of them were gay and didn’t know it” or some other BS.
And the Democratic Party advocates for their special rights.
And now we have Obama appointing openly homosexual Judges.and....
I can’t believe the stuff we used to get away with in Houston.
I used to hang my six pack in the ring holders on the outside mirror to keep it cooler during the winter.
We would buy a twelve pack for each vehicle and then tow a car across the city.
During the hard core of the 60s when possession of a single seed was a felony in Texas, I would carry a Johnny Cash 8 track and a pint of Jim Beam on the seat beside me. If pulled over I would put in the CW tape, take a giant swig from the whiskey and hope that the cop would not notice my long hair, and assume that I had merely been drinking all night.
The cops were few and far between, disinterested mostly, but on the other hand they might beat you to death for no good reason, also, they were the law and depending on the circumstances, you could get away with almost anything, or get a serious beat down because of your looks.
In related news, studies show that most homosexuals are not born that way. They just get sucked into it.
20% of woman have had or are doing a bisexual relationship..and that may be a low #
They whine like they are 10%...
Nope. According to the studies cited in the article, 1.8% to 4% of women identify themselves as bisexual and a total of 13% have reported ever having "some form of sexual contact with other women."
“Whats the word for when one is surrounded by hopelessly abject ignorance and stupidity?”
“Democrat National Convention”
I know that is three words. But it’s one phrase, so close enough.
“Young people today think that the goal in life is to have sex with everybody...”
Don’t make me get out the Helen Thomas picture!
And 95% of white males are morons.
The B in LGBT
This is one thing Ive never been able to get a straight answer from anyone who defends homosexuality. Bisexualism if its NOT a choice, please explain it? I dont believe most gays are born this way, but I do believe many of them are that way by the age of 5.
But definitely NOT ALL of them. For some of them, it is a choice.
And 80% live in Massachusetts.
The "love that dare not speak its name" now refuses to shut the hell up!
0 bummer voters. What do I win??
I believe it is the book “Kinsey and Consequences” or another related book that found that boys who had been sexually abused were more likely to become “homosexual”.
Picture the whole world as a cow that can always be milked, a place where nothing moral or cultural can pose a credible challenge to the dictatorship of the secular mass market.
Just the ones who aren’t gay.