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Sat Feb 16, 2013, 05:00 PM

Gallup: D.C. Residents Most Likely To Identify As LGBT

Source: TPM


DAVID TAINTOR 4:44 PM EST, SATURDAY FEBRUARY 16, 2013

Residents of Washington, D.C. are the most likely to identify as LGBT, according to a Gallup poll released Friday. Ten percent of D.C. residents said they identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. North Dakota had the lowest percentage, with 1.7 percent of residents identifying as LGBT, according to the poll. The nationwide average is 3.5 percent.

See the full results here:
http://www.gallup.com/poll/160517/lgbt-percentage-highest-lowest-north-dakota.aspx?utm_source=google&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=syndication

Read more: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/gallup-dc-residents-most-likely-to-identify-as

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Reply Gallup: D.C. Residents Most Likely To Identify As LGBT (Original post)
DonViejo Feb 2013 OP
truthisfreedom Feb 2013 #1
goclark Feb 2013 #3
Igel Feb 2013 #8
muriel_volestrangler Feb 2013 #10
Drunken Irishman Feb 2013 #4
goclark Feb 2013 #11
xilify Feb 2013 #2
Drunken Irishman Feb 2013 #5
MrScorpio Feb 2013 #6
littlemissmartypants Feb 2013 #7
elleng Feb 2013 #17
Demeter Feb 2013 #9
goclark Feb 2013 #12
Drunken Irishman Feb 2013 #13
goclark Feb 2013 #14
Drunken Irishman Feb 2013 #15
goclark Feb 2013 #16
SpartanDem Feb 2013 #18

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 05:03 PM

1. Weird.

I woulda thunk SF would be a good bet.

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 05:19 PM

3. I would have guessed San Francisco

as well...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Castro,_San_Francisco


Either way, it doesn't matter what your choice is -- I have friends black/white/Chinese/ etc. and "straight "..... which is a term I don't like because that implies ( in my view) that the opposite is " Crooked."

Don't like " Gay" because that implies that the opposite is " Unhappy."

What is the appropriate term to use in 2013?

Thanks a lot!

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Response to goclark (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 07:00 PM

8. Not "crooked."

"Bent" is the appropriate antonym. Works best in British English.

"Straight" vs. "gay" is more or less "conventional" versus "unconventional", often in the sense "libertine " or "promiscuous." So all sorts of places reference a "gay house" as a perfectly straight whorehouse. A bachelor could be perfectly gay and straight without being bi.

I personally think that this use of "straight" started off as "strait," as in "strait and narrow" (usually today misparsed as "straight and narrow, thus missing out on the the nice folksy device of repetition, like "broad and wide").

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Response to Igel (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 09:02 PM

10. "Bent" is, however offensive in British English

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/bent_3

If you find anyone LGBT using it, it's one of those "reclaim the insults" attempts.

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 05:39 PM

4. SF is a city, not a state - it's ranking states (and the District of Columbia)

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 10:41 PM

11. Thanks for catching that one

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 05:09 PM

2. SF and ATL should be 1 & 2

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 05:42 PM

5. The list kinda becomes meaningless after D.C.

We're talking a percentage point or two difference on most these margins and that isn't significant enough to make heads or tails either way.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 06:10 PM

6. It makes perfect sense to me, I lived there for over seven years nt

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 06:14 PM

7. Thank you.

Lived in Georgetown and worked in D.C. Concur.

lmsp

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:26 AM

17. Hi, neighbor!!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 08:31 PM

9. My Dad was so upset that his granddaughter was hanging around with men wearing wedding rings

from her DC art school.

He would have been apoplectic, had he known they were married and gay...

The times, they are a changing....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 10:46 PM

12. Isn't Gallup known to lean more toward Republicans ?



What do other polls say?

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Response to goclark (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 10:52 PM

13. I've stopping trusting Gallup since the election.

Remember, their polls had Romney winning.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 10:53 PM

14. When they were that far off for Rmoney , I knew the FIX was in.


It turned out with all the polling and beating the drums for Rmoney --- they were wrong!

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Response to goclark (Reply #14)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 11:11 PM

15. Gotta wonder how hard they tried.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #15)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:21 AM

16. Right ~ How I would have loved to be a Fly On The Wall

when they were in their Important Planning Meetings.

The campaign certainly proved " Money Can't Always By You A Winner----

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Response to goclark (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 10:12 PM

18. Their registered voter poll was accurate, the problems were with their likely voter screen

those LV models were over esitmating the percentage of white voters by six points and it underestimated the of 18-29 turnout In contrast the RV poll which was pretty much just a straight up poll was pretty much spot on

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