Posts tagged ‘Alfred Kinsey’

April 18, 2011

Your Sexual Identity is Screwing up the Census √

by Accidental Bear
Kinsey interviewing a woman.

Image via Wikipedia

OMG, alert the troops there are some unidentified gays out there! The days of checking either male or female boxes on applications are over and quite frankly over simplified. I mean some days I wake up, with morning wood and feel all testosterone filled, all male. Other days I wake up, feeling overly sensitive scarf down my parfait from Starbucks while sipping on my decaf soy late and feel, all female. So, I guess it all depends on the day what box you claim as yours. Or we could just go the old fashion science route in determining our correct box √

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Reliable Tally of Gay Population Proves Elusive

via online.wsj.com

How many gay, lesbian and bisexual people are there in the U.S.?

Until recently, little data existed to accurately answer that question, giving extended life to the claim attributed to Alfred Kinsey‘s work more than six decades ago that one in 10 adults is gay or bisexual. But that estimate has long been questioned by researchers for, among other things, being based heavily on interviews with prison inmates.

In recent years more surveys have included questions about sexual behavior and identity, giving researchers a better shot at making an estimate. They also have learned how difficult it can be to define homosexuality, and to determine to what extent survey answers are affected by the way the questions are asked. READ MORE