As long as the LGBT community is semi invisible they will be those in position of power that will make the mistake of dismissing us and try to abuse us like Trump is doing with the poor sector of the Mexican migrant community. He does it because those people can’t vote. No matter how much flack he gets from all hispanics around the world still they can’t vote here. That is all this one track minded millionaire has made his money on ; By zeroing to properties with money problems and taking them over with the help of the tax payers in many cases. One track mind to be able to observe what is lacking in any particular asset and supply it but under his name.
Before seriously running for President he was a friend of the Mexicans. He was using them in his casinos as workers and in the slot machines as customers. Now he has a higher ambition in which they can help him in a different way. When they yell out of pain when his shoe drops on them ‘he loves it.’ He knows that the Republican party is run by white older guys that are both bigots and homophobes. They are also against women rights and any scientific advancement that raises the bar for the religious conservatives in explaining where god was or is in those parts of evolution or nature which do not jive 100% with certain popular religious believes. Because he is a narcissist and possesses this need to be looked at and admired, higher he was not going to alienate so many people unless there was a paiy off for his current ambition. In this case is a political pay off and if you are keeping track of the GOP Primary political polls then you will probably agree with me.
My point is that in this world wether we talk money (economy) or politics (power), is all based on numbers. To not know the number puts you in a special category by itself, that of invisible (Powerless).
For the LGQBT community is about time we show more than our faces, its time we show our numbers. When you ask the question of how many of us there are the answer comes back in low or low-high depending how homophobic or not the respondent is. Why does anyone needs to know?
The answer to that is simple and the problem here is not complicated. One answer might be that there is power in numbers but is less simplistic when you get to specific organizations such as Universities, colleges, and schools of higher education. These institutions need to know how many of us there are to adjust their curriculums to teach students what correlates with the gay community. How are these places of study going to adjust their teachings to include our history and elements that might only be of interest to our community if they don’t have the numbers? They need the numbers to be able to get the material they need but also help like other minority group in recruiting and getting help from the government to get LGBT students and to qualify those that excel in our studies.