Sunday, October 21, 2012

Black Gays make up a Huge Chunk of LGBT Community

This week, the Gallup Poll revealed some info about the large numbers of POC (people of color) in the LGBT community.

And a new piece has grown from that data. Apparently, Black folks makes up a huge chunk of those numbers.
According to the report, released by Gallup earlier this week, 4.6 percent of African Americans responded "yes" when asked if they identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, along with four percent of Hispanics, 4.3 percent of Asians and 3.2 percent of Caucasians.

"This data reveals that, relative to the general population, the LGBT population has a larger proportion of non-white people and clearly is not overly wealthy," said study author and demographer Gary Gates, of the UCLA School of Law's Williams Institute. 
If this is the case, then we need to use this info as a way to change the game. We should start telling the world our stories and make sure we are being recognized.

This info is a breath of interesting air 


1 comment:

kayman said...

Well, this is how I take this study. The non-white but black in particular respondents acknowledged their sexuality being LGBT, but that doesn't actually translate in hard numbers. Whites make up the vast majority of US citizens in general thus it translates into it being statistically significant but not realistic.

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