Hollywood would have you believe that it’s closer to 50%, the goons on the LGBT payroll think that is a good starting point, but it turns out (kinda what we thought all along) that the rainbow kids are not as ubiquitous as we’be been told;
Less than 3 percent of the U.S. population identify themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday in the first large-scale government survey measuring Americans’ sexual orientation.
The National Health Interview Survey, which is the government’s premier tool for annually assessing Americans’ health and behaviors, found that 1.6 percent of adults self-identify as gay or lesbian, and 0.7 percent consider themselves bisexual.
The overwhelming majority of adults, 96.6 percent, labeled themselves as straight in the 2013 survey. An additional 1.1 percent declined to answer, responded “I don’t know the answer” or said they were “something else.”
The figures offered a slightly smaller assessment of the size of the gay, lesbian and bisexual population than other surveys, which have pegged the overall proportion at closer to 3.5 or 4 percent. In particular, the estimate for bisexuals was lower than in some other surveys.
In my best Hillary voice ,”What difference does it make?”. Increasing the numbers seemingly gives them a stronger voice, more clout, but considering the caterwauling that emanates from that side of the sexual isle, numbers are irrelevant.
Considering the stigma attached, yes, it still exists with all the baggage in tow, getting reliable numbers even today seems like a crap shoot. Regardless of anonymity, some would prefer not sharing sexual preferences, and some (I’m looking at you loony progressives) would skew the numbers and lie, just to advance their own social agenda. When a negative connotation is attached (how much TV do you watch- do I really want to prove I’m a coach potato, how many drinks in one sitting- wow, maybe I got a problem, do you eat junk food- just what I need, the food Nazi’s after me) for whatever reason, getting reliable data may be difficult.
The simplistic approach would be, it’s only sex, who cares? And for the majority of folks, they don’t, consenting adults and all that, the individual’s pursuit of happiness and all that, or ,”You can’t help who you love”, but there is an entire political movement attached, and that movement can be as ugly and abusive as need be. Some might consider it the natural snap back/ricochet affect of political moments, like Affirmative action, a response to years of discrimination-by resorting to more discrimination but on the other side.