query • 12.04.09

Posted on 03 Dec 2009 at 9:49pm
By David Taffet

What percentage of the population do you think is LGBT and why?

Mario Galdamez — The number that always gets thrown out is 10 percent, but I’m not sure.

David Kemp — 3 to 5 percent, based on some studies I’ve read. It’s hard to say. I live in San Francisco but that seems faily accurate.

Chris Seitz — Openly gay? 10 to 15 percent. Secretly or gay curious? Maybe 30.

Heather Sullivan — Half the world.

Steve Riddiough — I would actually lean toward 15 percent, higher than the normal 10 percent. I think a lot more people are more willing to say now than previously.

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This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition December 4, 2009.

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