F or a single statistic to be the primary propaganda weapon for a radical political movement is unusual. Kinsey did not believe that sexual identity was fixed and simply categorised, and perhaps his most lasting contribution was his scale, still used today, in which individuals are rated from exclusively heterosexual to exclusively homosexual on a scale of 0 to 6. He acknowledged that people could move on the scale during their lifetime, and indeed Kinsey himself is said to have moved from a 1 or 2 when younger to a 3 or 4 in middle age.
In the first in an occasional series looking at the use and impact of socio-economic data from other countries which is similar to that in the UK Data Service collection, Tom Wilson and Fiona Shalley explore issues connected with calculating the number of non-heterosexual people in Australia. We use the term non-heterosexual to collectively refer to all those identifying as gay, lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, queer, and terms other than heterosexual or straight. Conceptually we focused on the population identifying themselves as non-heterosexual, which is not necessarily the same as the population who engage in same-sex sexual behaviour or who have ever experienced same-sex sexual attraction.
Unfortunately, the size of the LGBT community has been notoriously difficult to measure. Even when surveys do collect information about LGBT demographics in a certain region or country, it is difficult to compare the results because responses are very sensitive to how the questions are phrased and what answer options are offered. In our latest survey, we wanted to address these issues and ask our EU respondents how they categorize themselves sexually.
Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. It affects an estimated Depression affects LGBT people at higher rates than the heterosexual population, and LGBT youths are more likely than heterosexual students to report high levels of drug use and feelings of depression.
Straight, gay, pansexual, asexual, transsexual, hetero-flexible, bisexual; the endless list of sexual identities surely indicates society is heading in an ever-more inclusive direction, right? Yet there are still some social barriers that refuse to budge - especially for those people who aren't entirely sure of their own sexuality. Sexuality is often described as a spectrum; some people identify as entirely straight and others as entirely gay.
Sexual violence affects every demographic and every community — including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer LGBTQ people. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDClesbian, gay and bisexual people experience sexual violence at similar or higher rates than heterosexuals. Studies suggest that around half of transgender people and bisexual women will experience sexual violence at some point in their lifetimes.
Because the majority of the domestic violence awareness movement has focused on heterosexual relationships, members of the LGBTQ community have been largely left out of the movement. However, recent research shows that LGBTQ members fall victim to domestic violence at equal or even higher rates compared to their heterosexual counterparts. Prior experiences of physical or psychological trauma, such as bullying and hate crime, may make LGBTQ victims of domestic violence less likely to see help.
This is the official finding of a recently-published studywhich analysed survey data from more than 24, undergraduate students. Research homed in on men and women, all of whom said that their last hook-up was with a same-sex partner. Of these respondents 12 per cent of men and 25 per cent of women identified as heterosexual.
Where possible, analysis of data collected in the and GSS on Victimization cycles is included to allow for comparisons over time. Beginning insuccessive Supreme Court of Canada rulings and Acts of Parliament have enshrined in law the rights of those who identify as lesbian, gay and bisexual and protection from discrimination, harassment and violence motivated by hate Government of Canada The General Social Survey GSS on Victimization measures violent victimization with respect to three offences—sexual assault, robbery and physical assault Text box 2.
The demographics of sexual orientation vary significantly, and estimates for the LGBT population are subject to controversy and ensuing debates. Obtaining precise numbers is difficult for a variety of reasons. One of the major reasons for the difference in statistical findings regarding homosexuality and bisexuality has to do with the nature of the research questions. Major research studies on sexual orientation are discussed.