Posts Tagged 'demography'

Poll: Only 2.9% of Americans are LGB


1 May 2008
Advocate magazine

Poll: Only 2.9% of Americans are LGB

Hunter College released a new LGB-specific poll that reveals fresh insights about the LGB population, how its men and women differ, and an emerging generational divide.

By Kerry Eleveld

Hunter College released the results of a groundbreaking poll Wednesday that found only 2.9% of Americans older than 18 identify as LGB, lower than the 4% – 5% often cited in voter exit polls. Continue reading ‘Poll: Only 2.9% of Americans are LGB’

Don’t use your study to spread homophobia, say researchers

Source: International Journal of Epidemiology
Not precisely dated, but the year 2001 is mentioned

Letter to the Editor
Gay life expectancy revisited

Robert S Hogg, Steffanie A Strathdee, Kevin JP Craib, Michael V O’shaughnessy, Julio Montaner and Martin T Schechter

British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, St Paul’s Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Canada.

Over the past few months we have learnt of a number of reports regarding a paper we published in the International Journal of Epidemiology on the gay and bisexual life expectancy in Vancouver in the late 1980s and early 1990s. From these reports it appears that our research is being used by select groups in US and Finland to suggest that gay and bisexual men live an unhealthy lifestyle that is destructive to themselves and to others. These homophobic groups appear more interested in restricting the human rights of gay and bisexuals rather than promoting their health and well being. Continue reading ‘Don’t use your study to spread homophobia, say researchers’