International LGBT Census Going On

  • UXguy

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    Feb 15, 2012 6:43 PM GMT
    Looks like it's finally being done for real! There is an online census going on in 14 countries and they are reporting interesting stats so far on facebook...some good, some bad, some ugly...We're still not wrapping it up like we should. icon_sad.gif

    Guys this is a good cause and will help non-profits keep working towards equality. Puerto Rican Press is calling it "Historic"

    http://www.lgbt2012census.com

    Let's add the jock perpective.

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  • UXguy

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    Feb 15, 2012 6:44 PM GMT
    Oh...and there was an interesting question in there about steroid use..Wonder what the results on that are going to show. - Just sayin'
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    Feb 15, 2012 6:47 PM GMT
    Nice, I'll spread the word.
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    Feb 15, 2012 6:52 PM GMT
    Do they have India, Singapore, and Jamaica on the list just to even out the data of GLBT-unfriendly places?
  • UXguy

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    Feb 15, 2012 6:55 PM GMT
    @pocketnico Yup

    Copied from the website --
    QUOTE AUTHOR GOES HEREAustralia • Canada • England • India • Ireland • Israel • Jamaica • New Zealand • Philippines • Scotland • Singapore • South Africa • United States • Wales
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    Feb 15, 2012 7:46 PM GMT
    Twitter update say 18 more counties are going to be added. Looks like all Spanish Speaking countries. COOL!
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    Feb 15, 2012 10:39 PM GMT
    Uh.. Puerto Rico is NOT 'international'....icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 15, 2012 10:54 PM GMT
    Hitler took a census of the Jews, too. No thanks.
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    Feb 15, 2012 11:19 PM GMT
    GenuineGoodGuyATL said@pocketnico Yup

    Copied from the website --
    QUOTE AUTHOR GOES HEREAustralia • Canada • England • India • Ireland • Israel • Jamaica • New Zealand • Philippines • Scotland • Singapore • South Africa • United States • Wales

    Most of those are legally unfriendly to gays, including the US. (DOMA being the biggest Federal example, and the constitutions of half the States denying gay marriage & civil unions, and other civil rights to gays like adoption, denial of hate crime status, and protection from discriminatory loss of employment and housing, among others)
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    Feb 15, 2012 11:28 PM GMT
    I find it devaluing to how we consider our relationships that a gay census would, under the catagory of "Your current relationship status is best described as" not include WIDOW as an option. It presumes that if you are not in a relationship, it must be because you either don't want one, can't get a man or because your relationship failed. So the question as presented in the census does not describe the gay experience as being on the same level with the rest of humanity
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    Feb 15, 2012 11:54 PM GMT
    theantijock saidI find it devaluing to how we consider our relationships that a gay census would, under the catagory of "Your current relationship status is best described as" not include WIDOW as an option. It presumes that if you are not in a relationship, it must be because you either don't want one, can't get a man or because your relationship failed. So the question as presented in the census does not describe the gay experience as being on the same level with the rest of humanity

    Excellent point. Both I and my present partner consider ourselves gay widowers, who each lost a previous partner to AIDS. At least until he & I got together, so I don't know if we lose that widow status.
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    Feb 16, 2012 12:00 AM GMT
    JackNWNJ saidHitler took a census of the Jews, too. No thanks.



    I'm sure Hitler's census wasn't anonymous. Just saying.
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    Feb 16, 2012 12:00 AM GMT
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    Feb 16, 2012 2:29 AM GMT
    Done!
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    Feb 16, 2012 3:06 AM GMT
    most of these words to describe terms like "twink bears lipstick" are negative.

    I would have used "Handy" but there's nothing like that.
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    Feb 16, 2012 3:06 AM GMT
    I took it, but I think the U.S. is going to be underrepresented in numbers. Many will not have the attention span or patience to make it to the end of that survey.
  • metta

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    Feb 16, 2012 3:36 AM GMT
    I just took it. They need to end the survey better than going back to the first page.
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    Feb 16, 2012 3:47 AM GMT
    theantijock saidI find it devaluing to how we consider our relationships that a gay census would, under the catagory of "Your current relationship status is best described as" not include WIDOW as an option. It presumes that if you are not in a relationship, it must be because you either don't want one, can't get a man or because your relationship failed. So the question as presented in the census does not describe the gay experience as being on the same level with the rest of humanity


    I haven't read the census but isn't being widow comes under the category of being single. I mean one is single even if s/he is not looking to mingle.
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    Feb 16, 2012 4:01 AM GMT
    Completed!
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    Feb 16, 2012 4:17 AM GMT
    completed.
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    Feb 16, 2012 4:19 AM GMT
    OK, chalk me up as a participant. icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 16, 2012 4:40 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidExcellent point. Both I and my present partner consider ourselves gay widowers, who each lost a previous partner to AIDS. At least until he & I got together, so I don't know if we lose that widow status.


    You will always have been widowed, though you are not always a widow because your relationship status changes once you remarry.

    metta8 saidI just took it. They need to end the survey better than going back to the first page.


    I got a "view trending results" option with pretty graphics

    You might have missed a question and the survey was trying to clarify?

    ricky1987 saidI haven't read the census but isn't being widow comes under the category of being single. I mean one is single even if s/he is not looking to mingle.


    When considering a person as a full human being, because "divorced" or "widowed" are typically understood as an identifiable relationship status for heterosexuals, the terms ought to apply and be counted equally within the LGBT community.

    One of the worst experiences of my life was not just burying my partner, but then to not be treated by his family (except for his sister) as his widow. Particularly considering how I was there for his mother when his father died. A heterosexual spouse would have received years of emotional support. Gay people deserve this, need this too.

    I've been partnered in a 2-year relationship which broke up and widowed twice from two 10-year relationships with a six monther and a number of tricks dates inbetween. There is a huge difference in my mind about being between dates or short term relationships and having been between funerals.

    In one sense I am single and available. In the other I'm single, I might even play the field, but all I"m doing is distracting myself while remaining at worst emotionally unavailable, at best, damaged goods, and so it is a decidedly different kind of single, recognized and included in surveys for heterosexuals as part of the human experience, and ought to be likewise recognized and included for us because we are just as human.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marital_status
    "options are often included, such as "divorced", "widowed",widow or widower, "cohabiting", "civil union", "domestic partnership", and "unmarried partners". While anyone who is not married is technically "single" in legal terms, it is often seen as desirable to include these other items. Some unmarried people do not identify as "single" for a variety of reasons, and may be reluctant to describe themselves that way. In some cases, knowing that people are divorced, widowed, or in a relationship is more useful than simply knowing that they are unmarried."

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    Feb 16, 2012 4:54 AM GMT
    Completed and from gay-not-so-friendly Singapore!
  • offshore

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    Feb 16, 2012 5:03 AM GMT
    If I'm sarcastic I would say it is a head count for sending the gays to the gas chamber when the next World war comes.
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    Feb 16, 2012 6:02 AM GMT
    COMPLETED! That was kinda fun icon_biggrin.gif