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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The percentage of American adults identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) increased to 4.5% in 2017, up from 4.1% in 2016 and 3.5% in 2012 when Gallup began tracking the measure. The latest estimate is based on over 340,000 interviews conducted as part of Gallup's daily tracking in 2017.
With GLAAD claiming that 20 percent of Americans 18 to 34 years old and 12 percent of those 35–51 identify as LGBTQ, Ellis noted, “If Hollywood wants to remain relevant with these audiences and keep them buying tickets, they must create stories are reflective of the world LGBTQ people and our friends and family know.”
JJM: Which puts them just ahead of Scandinavian Americans as a demographic.
Scandinavians tend to be clustered for historical reasons. LGBTQ people tend to be more dispersed in the population. It means that even in small towns, such as Gardner, Kansas or Pascagoula, Mississippi, there will be hundreds of people identifying as LGBTQ persons.
How can that possibly be, if a person is born with a particular sexual orientation and it's immutable? (You know, unless they get some surgery or something.) You can't suddenly change millions of people's sexual orientation, right?
I mean surely, you can't possibly be suggesting that treating sexual orientation as an immutable characteristic under the law for anti-discrimination purposes was factually incorrect, or perhaps even fraudulent... right?