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LGBT Numbers

The city with the highest concentration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people is no surprise: San Francisco at 6.2%. Next is my new hometown Portland, Oregon, at 5.4%. Austin, Texas is third at 5.3%. The surprise was fourth place. Salt Lake City came in at 4%. I must say, I have known more than a few lesbians who were closeted within their LDS communities. Here in Portland I keep meeting jack-Mormons.

SOURCE
The Week, 4/3/15 issue, factoids taken from The New York Times
page 14 in the "Noted" section

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bobby1933
Mar. 31st, 2015 09:27 pm (UTC)
My recollection of the KLnsey Report suggested that about six percent of American male adults were homosexual, and another thirty percent were "ambiguous." For women, about four percent were lesbian and another twenty plus percent some bisexual proclivities. I do not what the perameters, if any, of this 1947 study were or how they have held up over the years. How many times do you have to have same sex sex to earn the title "bisexual" or "homosexual?" How many ventures into heterosexual adventures get one labeled "bisexual" or "heterosexual?" And what about people who never engage in sexual intercourse, or tried it once and decided not to go there again? Are they "celibate" or do they get to create their own labels? I think i am heterosexual, but i have never given myself a chance to find out otherwise. My "predilections," if i never act on them, are nobody's business.
liveonearth
Apr. 1st, 2015 03:46 am (UTC)
Boy do YOU ask a lot of questions!! Good ones, too.

I certainly have opinions about everything you ask. So opinionated.... that I keep it under wraps most of the time.

It appears to me that sexuality occurs on a spectrum, and that a great deal of sexual preference is culturally guided and unconsciously accepted as the way it is. I think that a fully healthy human is simply "sexual" and that sexuality can be expressed in a wide range of ways. As long as it is pleasurable it is up for grabs. If it is procreative it opens a whole bag of worms that is dictated by evolution and biology for the species to continue. When predilections are not procreative there can be many motivators, most commonly comfort and proximity. There are also endocrine correlates with preferences that are not well studied because it is so unPC to suggest. It will be eventually. We have the technology.
bobby1933
Apr. 1st, 2015 03:49 am (UTC)
Yes, pleasurable! and i would add consensual.
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