We are not alone!

Petra have recently obtained a copy of the recent US Gallop poll on LGBTQ people. Click on this link to download this poll.

The latest results are based on more than 15,000 interviews conducted throughout 2020 with Americans aged 18 and older. Gallup had previously reported annual  updates from its 2012-2017 daily tracking survey data, but did not routinely measure LGBT identification in 2018 or 2019.

More than half of LGBT adults (54.6%) identify as bisexual. About a quarter (24.5%)say they are gay, with 11.7% identifying as lesbian and 11.3% as transgender. An additional 3.3% volunteer another non-heterosexual preference or term to describe their sexual orientation, such as queer or same-gender-loving. Respondents can give multiple responses when describing their sexual identification; thus, the totals exceed100%.
Rebasing these percentages to represent their share of the U.S. adult population finds3.1% of Americans identifying as bisexual, 1.4% as gay, 0.7% as lesbian and 0.6% as transgender.

Petra thinks that if these figures translate to the UK population, and why not, then we are looking at around 400,000 trans people out of the whole population but if the generation Z percentage(born 1997-2002) is applied to the population as a whole (baby boomers not having information and so not transitioning or admitting to such) then the trans population could be upwards of 1.2 million people.

Somewhat higher than the NHS and Government figure though. I believe the ONS were using the WHO figure of 0.75 % of the world population being trans whereas the NHS has 0.3%. But the Government could be looking at nearly 4 million of us being in the combined LGBT grouping.

It will be interesting to see the data from the 2021 UK Census in relation to Question 27. Assuming people fill in this question honestly then I can image that the percentage figure will be considerable higher than 0.3%.

Only time will tell.

Beccie


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