How People Lie About Gay Sex and Homophobia

  • metta

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    Nov 20, 2013 3:18 AM GMT
    How People Lie About Gay Sex and Homophobia

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-12/how-people-lie-about-gay-sex-and-homophobia.html
  • HottJoe

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    Nov 20, 2013 3:30 AM GMT
    Very interesting. It sounds like there's a larger gay/bi population than previously thought!icon_smile.gif..... And the haters are going to hate.icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Nov 20, 2013 6:16 AM GMT
    That's a huge difference.

    Article:
    "The two approaches produced significantly different results. In the best practices survey, 17 percent of participants said they had had a sexual experience with someone of the same sex (12 percent of men, 24 percent of women). For the veiled report, the corresponding number was 27 percent (17 percent of men and 43 percent of women) -- an increase of 58 percent.

    In the best practices survey, 11 percent of the population said that they didn’t consider themselves to be heterosexual. In the veiled report, that number jumped to almost 19 percent -- an increase of 65 percent.

    Did participants believe that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation should be illegal? In the standard survey, only about 14 percent said no. That number increased to 25 percent in the veiled report.

    In best practices, only 16 percent of participants said they would be uncomfortable having a manager at work who was lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT for short). The number jumped to 27 percent in the veiled report."


    19% consider themselves not hetero? These numbers are stunning. Does this mean we can't bitch so much about not finding a date? Before I had zero chance. Now I have 4 x's that.
  • HottJoe

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    Nov 20, 2013 6:21 PM GMT
    theantijock saidThat's a huge difference.

    Article:
    "The two approaches produced significantly different results. In the best practices survey, 17 percent of participants said they had had a sexual experience with someone of the same sex (12 percent of men, 24 percent of women). For the veiled report, the corresponding number was 27 percent (17 percent of men and 43 percent of women) -- an increase of 58 percent.

    In the best practices survey, 11 percent of the population said that they didn’t consider themselves to be heterosexual. In the veiled report, that number jumped to almost 19 percent -- an increase of 65 percent.

    Did participants believe that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation should be illegal? In the standard survey, only about 14 percent said no. That number increased to 25 percent in the veiled report.

    In best practices, only 16 percent of participants said they would be uncomfortable having a manager at work who was lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT for short). The number jumped to 27 percent in the veiled report."


    19% consider themselves not hetero? These numbers are stunning. Does this mean we can't bitch so much about not finding a date? Before I had zero chance. Now I have 4 x's that.

    According to the article, they think the numbers would be higher with a broader sample including more conservatives.
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    Nov 21, 2013 6:57 AM GMT
    HottJoe saidAccording to the article, they think the numbers would be higher with a broader sample including more conservatives.


    Who'd've thought anonymous sex (questioning) was more honest?

    With so much variation in different studies to date, such that we have trouble putting a finger on a number, I would love to see larger studies done by various groups with this new criteria of assured anonymity.

    Even that 19% is only part of the story because if I recall the article it didn't say 19% gay, rather, 19% said they didn't identify as hetero. So they could be identifying as bi- or a- or trans-, I guess.

    In my own mind, based on all the various studies, I'd have put us in the 3-10% category. But this new info has me rethinking that.

    If, by this, our numbers fourfold, how can our detractors not forfeit. If at 3% in the USA there are 9.4 million of us. At 12% (besides all the a's bi's and trans's) that means there's 37.5 million of us. That's how many people there are in all of Canada. Do you realize how much catering that could mean?