Gallup Presents (Flawed) Findings That 3.4% of the Population Self-Identify As LGBT

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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  1. Dan W says:

    People have to start looking at numbers in two ways when they are presented as a statistic. There is the number of things that there are, and there is the number of thing someone else wants it to be. Now in 1948 there were probably 10% who are out of the closet and willing to identify as LGBT (this is the big rub, not all LGBT ID as LGBT all the time and not all of us are out of the closet and if they can get less of us to come out of the closet in their minds they’ve won) but at the same time the religious right probably knows it can scare, torture, and murder us us into 3.4% submission.

  2. Dan W says:

    Not to mention the fact that many people have same sex relations and never identify as LGBT. I want to see a study on that. How many people have same sex relations but never ID as LGBT.

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