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How Many Americans Are Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual? (Answer: Not that many)
New York Times ^ | July 21, 2014 | JAN HOFFMAN

Posted on 07/22/2014 12:42:47 PM PDT by jalisco555

As it has for decades, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week released its annual National Health Interview Survey on the health of Americans. But this year, there was a difference: For the first time, the respondents were asked about their sexual orientation.

Of 34,557 adults ages 18 and older, the survey reported, 1.6 percent said they were gay or lesbian. Some critics say the numbers are low, but they fall in the range of other surveys. In the new survey, however, only 0.7 percent of respondents described themselves as bisexual; other studies have reported higher numbers.

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Pretty amazing this saw the light of day in the NY Times. If you read the Times on a regular basis you'd assume the number was around 50%. Bolding mine, BTW.
1 posted on 07/22/2014 12:42:47 PM PDT by jalisco555
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To: jalisco555

I think it’s 12 % that are black, but not according to commercials.


2 posted on 07/22/2014 12:44:55 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: jalisco555
1.6 percent said they were gay or lesbian

Bet a dollar to a donut that 1.3 percent of those only THINK they are gay and/or lesbian because it's "the next big thing" right now and they love the celebrity status it brings. Everybody wants to be a "victim" these days.

3 posted on 07/22/2014 12:46:17 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: jalisco555
Then there's this from the CDC:

Queers: "We are the 2.3%".     07/15/2014 192kb.pdf

4 posted on 07/22/2014 12:46:29 PM PDT by upchuck (It's a shame nobama truly doesn't care about any of this. Our country, our future, he do)
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To: jalisco555

Then why the hell are they do dammed effective in causing so many of us so much damn grief!

Just like other minorities.... a fraction of the population and a majority of the crime, trouble and expense.

The world is log normal and follows the 80/20 rule.


5 posted on 07/22/2014 12:55:33 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Sequoyah101

The lefties don’t care about gay people - they care about destroying Christianity.


6 posted on 07/22/2014 12:57:06 PM PDT by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I’m a lesbian trapped in a man’s body. Does that count?


7 posted on 07/22/2014 12:57:13 PM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarc tag?)
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To: jalisco555

TV shows and movies have them totally over-represented


8 posted on 07/22/2014 12:57:47 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: jalisco555

A higher percentage of Americans are felons than are homosexual.


9 posted on 07/22/2014 12:58:49 PM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("Don't be afraid. Just believe." - Mark 5:36)
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To: jalisco555

Then why do the rest of us (98.4% normal ones), have to Kowtow to them on everything?


10 posted on 07/22/2014 1:00:06 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: jalisco555

This is ridiculous. What makes anyone believe that someone who IS gay or lesbian would answer truthfully?

Still, I suspect compared to the overall population, the numbers are miniscule. They just congregate in certain areas where a) they can get media access and/or b) they happen to find others like them. (NYC, SF, Provincetown)


11 posted on 07/22/2014 1:00:45 PM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

They congregate in jobs where they recruit children


12 posted on 07/22/2014 1:02:03 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: jalisco555

The only reason the Times is reporting this is try to convince more people to go queer.

They’re appalled that people aren’t jumping in, so they’re trying to “stop the hate”.

Not admitting that it’s a tiny minority of psychologically damaged people.


13 posted on 07/22/2014 1:02:45 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: jalisco555
Pretty amazing this saw the light of day in the NY Times. If you read the Times on a regular basis you'd assume the number was around 50%.

It probably is, at the New York Times.

14 posted on 07/22/2014 1:03:27 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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To: jalisco555
How Many Americans Are Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual?

Define American


15 posted on 07/22/2014 1:03:29 PM PDT by South40 (Hillary Clinton was a "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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To: jalisco555
From the interview:

“In the Gallup data I’ve worked with, if you’re under 30, 6 percent identify as L.G.B.T. If you’re older, it’s closer to 3 percent. But it’s not that proportionally there are more L.G.B.T. people among the young, but that young people are more likely to disclose.”

It's also well-known, but not disclosed here, that many young women self-identify as a lesbian or bisexual at some time between ages 18 and 30 but then eventually marry and have children with a male spouse.

16 posted on 07/22/2014 1:04:47 PM PDT by riverdawg
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To: Beowulf9

And they are the ones that are heavily represented with HIV/AIDs.


17 posted on 07/22/2014 1:06:19 PM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: GeronL

> They congregate in jobs where they recruit children

Scout leaders particularly...


18 posted on 07/22/2014 1:07:24 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jalisco555

Every sit-com and drama on TV now has at least one gay character.
If space aliens were to suddenly pick up our TV signals they’d think we’re all gay.................


19 posted on 07/22/2014 1:07:36 PM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: GeronL

Especially ABC....................


20 posted on 07/22/2014 1:08:17 PM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: jsanders2001

And they have control of the media, so they can create the illusion that there are a lot more of them than there really are.


21 posted on 07/22/2014 1:08:51 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sequoyah101

You gotta break the numbers down more. The infiltration during the last four decades of govt. jobs all the way to the WH, the entertainment industry and Mass Media by homosexuals (both female and male) is where the disinformation comes from regarding a much larger % being homosexual. Couple that with sob stories, many of which were made up to fit the Queer Agenda, have pushed it through to where we are now - Thank you, Ellen, for being the spokesqueer for America and all who have followed you into nearly every show we see on tv today. Foolish non-gay people enable what is going on in classrooms, churches, workplace, and just about anywhere people gather. STOP THE MADNESS!!!


22 posted on 07/22/2014 1:08:52 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: riverdawg

I think popular culture has been brainwashed that “we are born this way.” When it seems that young boys were molested and then changed, and young women, are more fluid, and were just experimenting, as the popular saying goes, “I tried it in college.”


23 posted on 07/22/2014 1:08:53 PM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: lulu16

“Not that many”: Thank Goodness.


24 posted on 07/22/2014 1:10:33 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: jsanders2001

School teachers, scout leaders, church youth group leaders, summer camp counselors... and so on.... you will find child predators of all types


25 posted on 07/22/2014 1:11:15 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: jalisco555
Quick story:

Working as an actor some 30 years ago in a touring theater company, the cast went out for a few cocktails.

Sitting at the bar, the producer who was gay, put his hand on my thigh.

This being my first lead role I didn't want to insult him. Especially because he signed the paychecks.

I gingerely lifted his hand off my leg and told him I was a flaming heterosexual.

Later that year, when the run was over, I nailed his younger sister. In his house!

Apoplexy doesn't come close to what happened to him!

26 posted on 07/22/2014 1:11:27 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: jalisco555

1.55% of them work in the media...


27 posted on 07/22/2014 1:12:35 PM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: lulu16

oh, I meant 12% of the country, gay or straight. The film industry unfairly represents and hires.


28 posted on 07/22/2014 1:13:04 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: jalisco555

This is why they recruit all the time. This is why they propagandize on TV and in the movies.
They want MORE of them for more political power.


29 posted on 07/22/2014 1:14:12 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: Sequoyah101

Government High Schools: http://www.delawareonline.com/story/opinion/contributors/2014/05/22/easy-indoctrinate-students-easy/9450919/

The Chinese are finally figuring out what America’s Leftist radicals have known for a century.


30 posted on 07/22/2014 1:14:14 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Fido969

Great point. They use hate speech all the time.


31 posted on 07/22/2014 1:14:47 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: jalisco555

It is the one-percenters.


32 posted on 07/22/2014 1:15:10 PM PDT by kabar
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To: jalisco555

Is this why Netflix has a Gay BLT section? Just for 1.6%???

Gay BLTs. What a waste.


33 posted on 07/22/2014 1:29:26 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: lulu16

Pretty much accurate - I have known many women who’ve told me they “used to be lesbians” - they were just young and experimenting with “being progressive” In the end, women want children - homosexuality is abhorrent to nature. Committed gays are dysfunctional and mentally retarded in some pathological way


34 posted on 07/22/2014 1:30:19 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever)
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To: Alas Babylon!
Is this why Netflix has a Gay BLT section?

They're all about gay cowboys eating pudding.

35 posted on 07/22/2014 1:30:39 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: lulu16
Pretty much accurate - I have known many women who've told me they "used to be lesbians" - they were just young and experimenting with "being progressive" In the end, women want children - homosexuality is abhorrent to nature. Committed gays are dysfunctional and mentally retarded in some pathological way

Every vote counts though so that's why the democrats pander to them. In Obama's case - he's queer too so he's not pandering, he's looking out for "his people"

36 posted on 07/22/2014 1:32:40 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever)
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To: Sequoyah101
Then why the hell are they do dammed effective in causing so many of us so much damn grief!

You may not like the answer.

In Romans 1, after verse 18, the passage spells out the consequences of a society that is undergoing God's judgment.

Homosexuality appears in a society that is slipping into His judgment. One of the reasons is that, people who live in are given a reprobate mind--a mind that cannot understand, and rejects spiritual truth. It is so bad, says Romans 1, that people think evil is good, and good evil.

Then:

"26 For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, 27 and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error."
37 posted on 07/22/2014 1:32:57 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: jalisco555

For obvious reasons, Big Lib Media has an agenda in making seem there’s far more homosexuals than there are. For many years ten percent was the number quoted. Just think about it. If it actually were ten percent, wouldn’t average people have known about it?


38 posted on 07/22/2014 1:34:31 PM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: Fido969

Bingo!


39 posted on 07/22/2014 1:34:52 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: jalisco555
Pretty much every scientific survey that I've seen reports total figures for homosexuals and bisexuals at about 2-3% (so this one has 1.6% homo + .7 bi = 2.3, right ballpark). Not a single study has confirmed anything close to Kinsey's BS figure of over 10%, but this doesn't stop homosexual activists from repeating the obvious lie.

The fact is, you don't need a study to know that 2-3% is much closer to reality than 10%. Personal experience with people will suffice. I can believe that in a random sample of 100 people, two or three are homosexual or some other sort of sexual deviant. I know that the number isn't going to be ten or more.

40 posted on 07/22/2014 1:37:32 PM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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I know that the number isn't going to be ten or more.

except maybe in Hollyweird, San Fran or DC

41 posted on 07/22/2014 1:38:33 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: jalisco555

Gotta pump up those gay numbers so you can justify them ruining America.


42 posted on 07/22/2014 1:39:47 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: jalisco555

Approximately 49% of Americans are afraid to admit they’re gay. <— liberal interpretation, coming up.


43 posted on 07/22/2014 1:40:06 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (Even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.)
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To: lulu16

As someone pointed out, if it was natural we would have gone extinct long ago.


44 posted on 07/22/2014 1:40:34 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: jalisco555
Majority Rule

Minorities Rule


45 posted on 07/22/2014 1:40:35 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: Sequoyah101

“Then why the hell are they do dammed effective in causing so many of us so much damn grief!”

Because they are drama queens. That’s one reason you traditionally kept them out of the military.


46 posted on 07/22/2014 1:41:06 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
1.3 percent of those only THINK they are gay ... To your point.....

Mrs WBill has a fair number of gay friends and acquaintences leftover from college. Most of them are older (now...along with the rest of us :-) ) so they're not militant, young, and angry. Their attitude is, roughly, "I'm gay. So what. If you don't like it, that's your problem." Frankly, I get along OK with most of them. We don't have much in common; I don't necessarily approve of their lifestyles, but they're not unpleasant to make small talk with for brief periods I see them at get-togethers.

However....

There's a small subset of this group who I'd call "Flaming Drama Queen Attention Whores". Nothing is too outrageous. They proudly portray every negative gay stereotype that there is. I'm convinced, after hearing about them (and seeing them) for a number of years that their actions are a conscious decision. A flamboyantly gay lifestyle is a way to get more attention, without losing any social status. And - if there was a way to get even *more* attention (without losing any status), they'd drop the whole gay thing and pursue that instead.

I can't stand these few people. Mrs Wbill says that watching them is like watching a train wreck. Honestly, I wish she'd cut them all loose as I like her friends from church a whole lot more. I suppose that she doesn't approve of my old drinking buddies from way back when either....

Just my $0.02. YMMV.

47 posted on 07/22/2014 1:48:05 PM PDT by wbill
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To: jalisco555

CDC says 2.3%. Prob somewhere in the middle. At any rate, far less than what the gay community says and FAR less then most people think because of there incredibly loud mouths.


48 posted on 07/22/2014 1:48:32 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: jalisco555

And yet we endure a confused character on every single TV show and movie.

Gotta love it, only not.

I want “White Conservative History Month”, a guaranteed token white conservative invited on every show on every network, my own flag (Gadsden comes to mind), special parade privileges, and reparations for having to put up with all the stupid crap we’re being fed these days.


49 posted on 07/22/2014 1:52:12 PM PDT by TheZMan (Buy more ammo.)
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To: jalisco555

What part of the General Population they are doesn’t matter.

What does matter is that they now make up 50-60%, or more, of today’s US mainstream media, where they now control the organs of propaganda.


50 posted on 07/22/2014 1:54:03 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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