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REMINDER: COVID Is Not Over! - 12,500 Americans Died Of COVID-19 In July.

POLL: Majority of Americans in 47 Out Of 50 States Support Vaccine Mandate

Via Axios:

Nearly two-thirds of Americans say they’d support federal, state or local governments requiring everyone to get a coronavirus vaccine, according to a new survey conducted by The COVID States Project.

Why it matters: This kind of blanket mandate hasn’t even been proposed, at any level of government. But more piecemeal requirements are rapidly becoming more popular, and the survey suggests Americans are fine with that.

The big picture: There’s recently been a surge in vaccine requirements for employees among health care organizations, governments and private businesses.

With the dire predictions of the course of the Delta variant, the discussion might soon be changing from “should there be mandatory vaccination” to “how do we go about enforcing mandatory vaccination.”

How do you feel about mandated vaccines and vaccine passports for travel?

Sound off in the comments below.

Study Shows Only 6% of the LGBT Community Identifies as "Queer"

LGBT Website Survey Finds That 93% Of Gay Men Polled Don’t Want To Be Labeled “QUEER”

A recent survey done by the website The Gay UK has found that 60% of those polled find using the term “Queer” to describe members of the LGBT community is offensive and inappropriate.

The poll which was done in July 2017 asked over 200 people whether they thought queer as an umbrella term for the LGBT+ community was acceptable and sixty percent did not. Some commented that the word was “deeply offensive”, particularly to men who identified as gay.

The word queer is still used as a slur against many people in the community, particularly gay and bisexual men, and although some may refer to themselves in this way, the website says it’s probably best not to use language that causes offence to others.

Only seven percent of the gay men surveyed thought that the term “queer” was acceptable

Case in point: John Kichi, a 66-year-old writer and marketing expert in Sewickley, Pa., recalled how decades ago he was thrown out of an apartment and later lost a prestigious job because he was gay.

So when he began an online application for a job at Colorado College recently, he was shocked by a question that asked applicants to check one of five genders: “not disclosed,” “male,” “female,” “transgender” — or “queer.”

 “It would be like if they put down for race: ‘white,’ ‘Latino,’ ‘black’ and then the ‘N’ word,'” Kichi told ABCNews.com. “Every one of my gay friends is appalled by this.

 “I think queer harkens back to a time when being gay was a documented medical abnormality,” he said. “Queer is also not a gender, and if you want to list sexual orientation, that’s even more egregious.

While certain direct action groups began in the late 1980’s like Queer Nation used the word in the militant vernacular. Lately many QPOC (LGBT people of color), and millennial have begun to reclaim queer in response the ever widening LGBTQ!A+ umbrella without any thoughts or concern to those in the LGBT community that were harassed and harmed in the past and many  who still are in the present by the word “queer”.

 With PRIDE month coming fast everyone should be proud of who they are. Gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender.

I am a proud gay man. 

Proud of the word “queer”? 

 Not so much.

 How do you feel about the queer?  Sound off in the comments below.

 

 

WTF? – NBC News Poll States 20% Of LGBT Voters Support Donald Trump

WTF? - NBC News Poll States 20% Of LGBT Voters Support Donald Trump

NBC News reports:

A large majority of registered LGBT voters support Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump, according to results of two weeks of the NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll. Seventy-two percent of registered LGBT voters support Clinton, compared to 20 percent who support Trump.

On the campaign trail, Trump has touted himself as the better candidate to fight for LGBT rights, but his decision to pick Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running-mate was seen by some as contradictory to his LGBT-friendly claims.

When Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein are added to the match-up question, Clinton still maintained the lead among registered LGBT voters with 63 percent support. Trump, on the other hand, had 15 percent support. Johnson was not far behind with 13 percent, followed by 8 percent support for Stein.

In past elections, LGBT voters have played an important role. According to results from the 2012 NBC News Exit Polls, 5 percent of voters identified as gay, lesbian or bisexual** and 76 percent voted for Barack Obama. Voters who did not identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual were split—49 percent voted for Obama and 49 percent voted for Romney.

It just goes to prove that stupidity and greed knows no sexual orientation or gender.

 

20 percent of LGBT Community to vote for Trump

 

WSJ/NBC Poll Finds That Majority Of Americans Would Prefer Gay President Over A Religious Evangelical One

Gay Power

 

A new survey of 1,000 US adults, conducted in April for the Wall Street Journal and NBC News, found  that 61 percent of Americans would be enthusiastic about or comfortable with a gay or lesbian presidential candidate compared to only 52 percent that they would comfortable with an evangelical Christian running for president.

The survey of 1,000 US adults, conducted in April for the Wall Street Journal and NBC News, found 61 percent of Americans would be enthusiastic about or comfortable with a gay or lesbian presidential candidate. In comparison, 52 percent said they’d be enthusiastic about or comfortable with an evangelical Christian running for president.

This is an 18-point improvement for the gay or lesbian candidate: in 2006, 43 percent of Americans said they’d support a gay or lesbian person running for president. But the numbers for evangelical Christians have been roughly the same for years, rising from 41 percent since 2006 but hovering around 50 percent since 2008, according to previous polls from the Wall Street Journal and NBC News.

That big pop you just heard was Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association’s head exploding.  Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

 

GALLUP Releases Another Seriously Flawed Poll Ranking America’s “Gayest States”

GALLUP along with Gary J. Gates of the Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law has issued the results of a poll conducted last year in which they asked over 200,000 people if they “personally identify” NOT OPENLY IDENTIFY as LGBT with surprising and INSANE results including states like Kentucky, South Dakota, and Arizona in the Top 15.

The percentage of U.S. adults who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) ranges from 1.7% in North Dakota to 5.1% in Hawaii and 10% in the District of Columbia, according to Gallup surveys conducted from June-December 2012. Residents in the District of Columbia were most likely to identify as LGBT (10%). Among states, the highest percentage was in Hawaii (5.1%) and the lowest in North Dakota (1.7%), but all states are within two percentage points of the nationwide average of 3.5%.

Measuring sexual orientation and gender identity can be challenging because these concepts involve complex social and cultural patterns. There are a number of ways to measure lesbian, gay, and bisexual orientation, and transgender status. Gallup chose a broad measure of personal identification as LGBT because this grouping of four statuses is commonly used in current American discourse, and as a result has important cultural and political significance.

One limitation of this approach is that it is not possible to separately consider differences among lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, or transgender individuals. A second limitation is that this approach measures broad self-identity, and does not measure sexual or other behavior, either past or present.

Interestingly both GALLUP and Gates go to great lengths to connect this to their previous serious flawed and dangerous survey/poll which stated that only 3.2 percent of Americans are gay and also backhandedly abiet, state that their polls might be nothing more than utter bullshit and wrong.

As was outlined in the first report of these data in October, measuring sexual orientation and gender identity can be challenging because these concepts involve complex social and cultural patterns. There are a number of ways to measure lesbian, gay, and bisexual orientation, and transgender status. Gallup chose a broad measure of personal identification as LGBT because this grouping of four statuses is commonly used in current American discourse, and as a result has important cultural and political significance. One limitation of this approach is that it is not possible to separately consider differences among lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, or transgender individuals. A second limitation is that this approach measures broad self-identity, and does not measure sexual or other behavior, either past or present.

Both GALLUP and Gates  rely on people “outing” themselves to a stranger (presumably on the phone) and will invariably miss a large percentage of actual gay folks.  Apart from the legitimate concerns for one’s safety, this completely ignores an individual’s own handling of their sexuality in a society and the results of these polls are  dangerous to the representation of the LGBT community.

Gates a gay man himself should be ashamed of himself for presenting such skewed information just to make a name for himself.  And  as for GALLUP?  I would expect nothing less from them since they presented a poll during the 2012 elections saying that the majority of American supported voting for  Mitt Romney as President.

Gallup

 

 

The Human Rights Campaign: The Gays Won It For Obama! – Ignores Trans Voter Info

The Human Rights Campaign today released the results of a post-election poll

But bear in mind though. These are the same people who predicted an all -inclusive ENDA in 2010 and that DOMA would have been overturned in Obama’s first term.  (Also please note how they left out the T-rans Community altogether in the below info)

Total Americans voting 120,871,984

Total LGB voters (5% of electorate) 6,043,599

President Obama’s national popular vote (51% of all voters) 62,088,847

President Obama’s national popular vote margin over Mitt Romney 3,305,710

LGB votes for President Obama (76% of total LGB votes) 4,593,136

President Obama’s LGB votes if the demographic group only voted for him at the national average of 51% 3,082,235

Additional LGB votes President Obama received above the 51% national average 1,510,901

 Percent of President Obama’s national popular vote margin due to LGB voters 45.7%

Other than the fact that there is really no possible way to get exact information on this it is totally disingenuous of HRC to imply that the LGB community did it all by themselves. Not to mention that Gay Inc. has once again insulted and left out the Transgender Community.

THIS has been a major problem with HRC since its inception that it lives in a rich white gay vacuum and has absolutely no concept or intention of working together with other groups progressive coalitions to win Equality.

Fuck em.

The Nominees for the 84th Annual Academy Awards — Take The Poll And Vote!


Well the nominees are in. Good? Bad? Indifferent? Below are the list of nominees as well as polls for each of the categories. Please vote, and if you feel something or someone else should’ve been nominated, please include that in the comments section.

Best Picture
“The Artist” Thomas Langmann, Producer
“The Descendants” Jim Burke, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Producers
“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” Scott Rudin, Producer
“The Help” Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan, Producers
“Hugo” Graham King and Martin Scorsese, Producers
“Midnight in Paris” Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum, Producers
“Moneyball” Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz and Brad Pitt, Producers
“The Tree of Life” Nominees to be determined
“War Horse” Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers
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Huffington Post Publishes Transphobic Article: “Who’s Got That Tranny Look?”

Coming right on the heels of its debut of HuffPo’s new Gay Voices section.  On November 3, the Huffington Post published a grossly transphobic article asking readers to determine which female celebrity actress “has got the more ‘tranny’ look.”

The article – which appeared in Huffington Post’s Style section and was written by Ellie Krupnick  she uses the terms “tranny” and “transvestite” – both derogatory ways to describe transgender people. In a twisted attempt to appear civil, Krupnick even assures both actresses that, unlike “transvestites,” they are “gorgeous” and shouldn’t take the poll personally.

If Huffington Post sweriously wants to build a LGBT audience this is certainly NOT the way to do it.

Ellie Krupnick should never be allowed to write for HuffPo again. 

Source: Equality Matter

Over 70 percent Of Afghanstan and Iraq War Vets Don’t Mind hanging With Us Homos

A new bipartisan poll sponsored by the The Vet Voice Foundation finds 60 percent of troops who served there believe homosexuality “has no bearing on a service member’s ability to perform their duties”; 73 percent say it’s “personally acceptable to them if gay and lesbian people were allowed to serve openly in the military”; and just like Gen. David Petraeus, a whopping 73 percent say “they are personally comfortable in the presence of gays and lesbians.”

Now get this. 

About 45 percent of those olled were self-identified Republicans and only 20 percent were Democrats.