Friday, February 15, 2013

Gallup ranks the Gayest States in America

from JMG
From Gallup:
As was outlined in the first report of these data in October, measuring sexual orientation and gender identity can be challenging because these concepts involve complex social and cultural patterns. There are a number of ways to measure lesbian, gay, and bisexual orientation, and transgender status. Gallup chose a broad measure of personal identification as LGBT because this grouping of four statuses is commonly used in current American discourse, and as a result has important cultural and political significance. One limitation of this approach is that it is not possible to separately consider differences among lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, or transgender individuals. A second limitation is that this approach measures broad self-identity, and does not measure sexual or other behavior, either past or present.
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1 comment:

truthspew said...

I think RI is number six because we have a pretty high number of college campuses in the state.

Let's see, in Providence alone there is:

Brown University
RISD
Johnson & Wales University
Providence College
Rhode Island College
University of RI Urban Campus
Community College of Rhode Island

And I've probably forgotten a couple.


Yeah - big old tax drain. But among all those schools you're looking at about 20,000 students. 4.5% would mean 900 lgbt.

And citywide population is about 180,000 so 4.5% of the whole would be 8,100 lgbt people. Applied to the state population there are 45,000 of us.