Posts Tagged ‘Demographics’

Study finds cross-cultural link between religiosity and anti-gay opinion

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August 8, 2013
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A  study of public opinion in 39 nations found that acceptance of homosexuality is particularly widespread in countries where religion is less central in people’s lives. The Pew Foundation reported strong support for social acceptance in the European Union, Latin America, North America,  and Australia, areas that also report the lowest religiosity scores. Among the few […]

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Data refute myth of “rich gays”

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June 10, 2013
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The Williams Institute has released a study on the demographics of poverty among LGB Americans, demonstrating that the image of a monolithically or predominantly wealthy gay community is a myth. Like other Americans, LGB persons are most likely to live in poverty if they are persons of color or raising children. Unlike heterosexual couples, for […]

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Prognosis for marriage ballot measures: even split?

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October 30, 2012
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A new analysis of 98 public opinion polls on gay marriage since 2004 shows a nation-wide increase in support from 30 to 46 per cent.  Like presidential polls, though, the most interesting numbers come from battleground states, of which there are four this year: Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington. The analysis – by Professor Greg Lewis […]

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Gallup reports LGBT Americans more likely to be non-white

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October 19, 2012
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That was just one of the surprising findings based on the largest number of survey responses from LGBT men and women ever collected. The Gallup results both confirm and call into question earlier studies. Among the results that differ from previous research: LGBT Americans are more likely to be people of color  (33%) than are straight […]

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Trans Rights Victories in Nepal

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October 9, 2012
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In a crucial test, Nepal’s government has agreed to issue a new citizenship certificate to Caitlin Panta, a nineteen-year-old who underwent sex reassignment surgery this past January (and was apparently the first Nepali citizen to do so). Although the process was fraught with bureaucracy, including an examination by a three-member panel to “confirm” Ms. Panta’s […]

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The week ahead: September 19, 2011

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September 19, 2011

Here's what coming up this week: Monday, September 19 – Deadline for paper proposals to present at the next Feminist Legal Theory conference at Emory Law. The theme for the next session is "Structuring Resilience, which will examine "the political and theoretical possibilities inherent in thinking about justice and state responsibility in terms of human vulnerability.” […]

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