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October 5, 2017

In The UK More People Than Ever Before Are Admitting They are Gay






The Office for National Statistics has revealed that a record number of people in the UK are identifying as lesbian, gay or bisexual.

For the first time on record, ONS have found over a million UK citizens self-identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB). That’s above 2% of the UK’s entire population.

The statistics show an increase of 1.7% compared to the number of LGB identifying Brits in 2015. ONS’s Emily Knipe described this as a “statistically significant” increase.

The biggest increase was in the number of Brits identifying as bisexual, rising from 0.6% to 0.8% of the UK’s population.

The number of Brits identifying as gay and lesbian also increased, from 1.1% to 1.2% of the population.

Statistics show that young people in the 16-24 age bracket have the largest LGB demographic, with 4% of them identifying as LGB. This is in comparison to 2.9% of the 25-34 demographic, and only 0.7% of over 65s.

This is likely a result of generational differences, with young people being more accepting and more open to exploring their sexuality.

Men are also more than twice as likely to identify as gay than women, with 1.7% of men identifying as gay, compared to 0.7% of women.

In contrast, women are more likely to identify as bisexual, with approximately 0.9% of women identifying as bisexual, and 0.6% of men.

There are also regional differences in LGB population, the largest being in London, accounting for 2.7% of people.

The region with the least LGB people is the East, with just 1.2% of people identifying as LGB.

This increase is great news as it shows visibility of LGB people in Britain is on the rise, and also signals that the UK is increasingly becoming a place where people can live openly and freely in the way they were supposed to.

 Gay Times

Young people coming out

More young people across Britain identified as lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB) in 2016, in a slight increase from the year before, according to official data.
About four per cent of those aged between 16 and 24 identified as LGB, a rise from about three per cent in 2015.
This age group had the highest proportion of LGB people in Britain, followed by 25 to 34 year olds.
"One reason for this pattern may be that younger people could be more likely to explore their sexuality, combined with more social acceptability of sexual identities today and the ability to express these," the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said in its report on Wednesday.
More than 1 million people, or two per cent of the British population, identified as LGB in 2016, a statistically significant increase from 1.7 per cent in 2015, the ONS said.
Males and people living in London were also most likely to identify as LGB last year, ONS said.
The figures did not include transgender people.
Although Britain is one of a handful of countries where LGBT people have equal constitutional rights, activists say abuse and discrimination remain rife.
A recent YouGov survey said that hate crimes against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Britain almost doubled in the past four years, with one in five people targeted in the past 12 months.


March 24, 2015

NYC Metro area with 756,000 Out Gays




The San Francisco and Portland, Ore., metropolitan areas have the greatest percentage of residents who are gay, as we wrote last week. But those regions do not have the largest gay populations in terms of sheer size. That distinction instead goes to New York and Los Angeles.
Those two metro areas are so large — the only two in the country with more than 10 million residents — that they lead the way on many population counts, including the number of people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. About 756,000 people in the New York region fall into that category, according to an analysis of survey data by Gallup, and about 590,000 people in the Los Angeles region do.
You can see a scatterplot comparing the percentage of gay residents in each of the country’s 50 largest metro areas with the number of gay residents. San Francisco has the highest dot, because it has the greatest share of gay residents. New York has the dot farthest to the right, because it has the greatest number of gay residents — though you can also see New York’s share is roughly average for a top-50 metro area.
There is a positive correlation between metro-area size and the share of residents who are gay: Larger regions tend to have a higher percentage of gay residents. That’s why you see more dots in the upper-right portion of the chart than in the lower-right portion.
But the correlation is only modest (8 percent, to be precise). Some large metro areas, like Chicago and Houston, have relatively small gay populations, and some smaller areas, like Portland, have relatively large gay populations.

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