Matthew Parris. Long-suffering Spectator readers deserve a seasonal break from yet another Remoaner diatribe from me. Instead, I turn to sex. There is little time left for me to write about sex as the thoughts of a septuagenarian on this subject I turn 70 this year may soon meet only a shudder.
The fact no one likes to admit: many gay men could just have easily been straight
How many people are gay? - Williams InstituteWilliams Institute
What percentage of the population considers themselves gay? This number has always been hard to pin down: sexuality is fluid, and plenty of people still feel pressured to hide their sexual orientation. The authors explain that their methodology might have something to do with it:. Answers in the veiled method preclude inference about any particular individual, but can be used to accurately estimate statistics about the population.
Depression in the LGBT Population
A record number of people came out as gay, lesbian or bisexual last year, with the figure hitting one million for the first time on record, new statistics reveal. People aged 16 to 24 were most likely to identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual than any other age group, with 4. Campaigners said that while the figures suggested people were becoming more comfortable with reporting their sexuality in a survey, it was important to note that they may struggle to open up about their identity with friends, family or colleagues.
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. This did not stop this figure being strongly disputed by conservatives, who were overjoyed when, in , the US National Survey of Men estimated that only 2.