Thursday, October 18, 2012

Gallup confirms that homosexuals are not more than 1% of the population; in order to pump up the number, the GBLT community has to include people who disprove the canard that sexuality is fixed from birth.

Although most people think that homosexuals are around 20 to 40% of the population.

I grew up with the canard - repeated time and time again - that homosexuals were 10% of the population. There was no data supporting this, but it was repeated so often that it became true per se. The gay paper at U.C. Davis was called "10%" as I recall.

But it is and always has been nonsense. There have been innumerable studies done by pro-gay institutes that confirm that the gay population may be around 1.2% and the lesbian population around 10% to 50% of that number.

Gallup comes in with another poll that identifies the GBLT community as 3.4% of the population.

That number is higher than the 1% I quote, but that is because of the "B" in "GBLT", i.e., bisexual, which probably accounts for two-thirds of the respondents.

Why is that significant?

Because we are told that sexuality is a fixed identity component and that simple justice demands that we reshape the concept of marriage for the 99% because of the 1% that are fixed in their sexual identity.

But what about "Bisexuals." Doesn't the "bi" mean anything, such as a fluidity and choice-making behavior among the largest component of the GBLT community.

The "B"s are included because they are "opportunistic homosexuals" - a group that has long been known to exist in prison populations and English private schools - and because without the "B"s, the population of "G"s, "L"s and "T"s disappears as statitstical noise. But the "B"s undermine the narrative of the homosexual project, which is based on making that community into a fixed and insular minority, for the purpose of getting "heightened scrutiny" under "footnote 4" of the Carolene Products decision, which it isn't.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

10%? Wow, I never heard that. The number I have always heard is 3%. Where do you get the 1% number here? I took a quick glance at the Gallup site and just saw the total -- no breakdown. Likewise, where did you get the 10% of homosexual people being lesbians? I am surprised by that as well. I guess "transgender" is... what? Far less than lesbian, I would assume. Very interesting. Gail F

Peter Sean Bradley said...

This Atalantic magazine article will answer your questions.

You will find the 1 in 10 canard incorporated into the name of gay organizations.

You will find support for the claim that most Americans believe that the gay population is in excess of 20%.

Peter Sean Bradley said...

From the Atlantic magazine article:

"Contemporary research in a less homophobic environment has counterintuitively resulted in lower estimates rather than higher ones. The Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law, a gay and lesbian think tank, released a study in April 2011 estimating based on its research that just 1.7 percent of Americans between 18 and 44 identify as gay or lesbian, while another 1.8 percent -- predominantly women -- identify as bisexual. Far from underestimating the ranks of gay people because of homophobia, these figures included a substantial number of people who remained deeply closeted, such as a quarter of the bisexuals. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey of women between 22 and 44 that questioned more than 13,500 respondents between 2006 and 2008 found very similar numbers: Only 1 percent of the women identified themselves as gay, while 4 percent identified as bisexual."

Peter Sean Bradley said...

The 1 in 10 figure apparently came out of a Kinsey study.

Peter Sean Bradley said...

This Adherents site puts lesbians at .32% of the population citing


http://www.adherents.com/adh_dem.html

 
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