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homosexual California: Los Angeles - - - - 1995 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 339. Table: "Gay Neighborhoods Around the Country "; "In many large cities, there are neighborhoods where gay people live, own businesses, or just hang out. Each has its own local designation "; Silverlake, Los Angeles; West Hollywood, Los Angeles
homosexual California: San Francisco - 9.90% - - 1985 Schmidt, Thomas E. Straight & Narrow: Compassion & Clarity in the Homosexuality Debate. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press (1995). [Orig. source: M. Diamond. "Homosexuality and Bisexuality in Different Populations, " Archives of Sexual Behavior 22 no. 4 (1993): 291-310 (summary on p. 306).]; pg. 103. "Diamond also reports city studies of San Francisco (1984) and New York (1985) that yielded numbers of 9.9% and 9%, respectively, who identified themselves as homosexual or bisexual. "
homosexual California: San Francisco - - - - 1995 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 339. Table: "Gay Neighborhoods Around the Country "; "In many large cities, there are neighborhoods where gay people live, own businesses, or just hang out. Each has its own local designation "; The Castro, San Francisco
homosexual Colorado: Denver - - - - 1995 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 339. Table: "Gay Neighborhoods Around the Country "; "In many large cities, there are neighborhoods where gay people live, own businesses, or just hang out. Each has its own local designation "; Capitol Hill, Denver
homosexual Florida: Miami - - - - 1995 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 339. Table: "Gay Neighborhoods Around the Country "; "In many large cities, there are neighborhoods where gay people live, own businesses, or just hang out. Each has its own local designation "; South Beach, Miami
homosexual Florida: Orlando - - - - 1995 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 339. Table: "Gay Neighborhoods Around the Country "; "In many large cities, there are neighborhoods where gay people live, own businesses, or just hang out. Each has its own local designation "; Winter Park, Orlando
homosexual France - 0.70% - - 1992 Schmidt, Thomas E. Straight & Narrow: Compassion & Clarity in the Homosexuality Debate. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press (1995). [Orig. source: A. Spira et al., "AIDS and Sexual Behavior in France, " Nature 360 (Dec. 3, 1992): 407-9; P. Aldous, "French Venture Where U.S. Fears to Tread, " Science 257 (July 3, 1992): 25.]; pg. 104. "A 1992 French study reported 1.1 percent of men and 0.3 percent of women having had same-sex relations in the previous year, 1.4%/0.4% in the previous five years, and 4.1%/2.6% ever. "; Pg. 197: "This study involved 20,055 subjects. "
homosexual Georgia: Atlanta - - - - 1995 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 339. Table: "Gay Neighborhoods Around the Country "; "In many large cities, there are neighborhoods where gay people live, own businesses, or just hang out. Each has its own local designation "; Little Five Points, Atlanta
homosexual Illinois: Chicago - - - - 1995 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 339. Table: "Gay Neighborhoods Around the Country "; "In many large cities, there are neighborhoods where gay people live, own businesses, or just hang out. Each has its own local designation "; Boystown, Chicago; Newtown, Chicago
homosexual Louisiana: New Orleans - - - - 1995 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 339. Table: "Gay Neighborhoods Around the Country "; "In many large cities, there are neighborhoods where gay people live, own businesses, or just hang out. Each has its own local designation "; The backside of the French Quarter, New Orleans
homosexual Maryland: Baltimore - - - - 1995 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 339. Table: "Gay Neighborhoods Around the Country "; "In many large cities, there are neighborhoods where gay people live, own businesses, or just hang out. Each has its own local designation "; Mt. Vernon, Baltimore
homosexual Massachusetts - - - - 1995 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 339. Table: "Gay Neighborhoods Around the Country "; "In many large cities, there are neighborhoods where gay people live, own businesses, or just hang out. Each has its own local designation "; Back Bay, Boston; Jamaica Plain, Boston (lesbian); Northampton, MA; Provincetown, MA
homosexual Massachusetts: Boston - - - - 1995 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 339. Table: "Gay Neighborhoods Around the Country "; "In many large cities, there are neighborhoods where gay people live, own businesses, or just hang out. Each has its own local designation "; Back Bay, Boston; Jamaica Plain, Boston (lesbian)
homosexual Michigan: Detroit - - - - 1995 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 339. Table: "Gay Neighborhoods Around the Country "; "In many large cities, there are neighborhoods where gay people live, own businesses, or just hang out. Each has its own local designation "; Highland Park, Detroit
homosexual Missouri: St. Louis - - - - 1995 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 339. Table: "Gay Neighborhoods Around the Country "; "In many large cities, there are neighborhoods where gay people live, own businesses, or just hang out. Each has its own local designation "; Delmar Loop, St. Louis
homosexual Netherlands - 1.85% - - 1989 Schmidt, Thomas E. Straight & Narrow: Compassion & Clarity in the Homosexuality Debate. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press (1995). [Orig. source: Reported in M. Diamond. "Homosexuality and Bisexuality in Different Populations, " Archives of Sexual Behavior 22 no. 4 (1993): 291-310 (summary on p. 306).]; pg. 104. "In the Netherlands, widely regarded as socially more liberal than most Western countries, a 1989 study (1,000 subjects) revealed 3.3% of men and 0.4% of women who declared a predominantly homosexual preference during the previous year (12% men / 4% women ever). "
homosexual New York: Brooklyn - - - - 1995 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 339. Table: "Gay Neighborhoods Around the Country "; "In many large cities, there are neighborhoods where gay people live, own businesses, or just hang out. Each has its own local designation "; Park Slope, Brooklyn
homosexual New York: New York City - 9.00% - - 1984 Schmidt, Thomas E. Straight & Narrow: Compassion & Clarity in the Homosexuality Debate. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press (1995). [Orig. source: M. Diamond. "Homosexuality and Bisexuality in Different Populations, " Archives of Sexual Behavior 22 no. 4 (1993): 291-310 (summary on p. 306).]; pg. 103. "Diamond also reports city studies of San Francisco (1984) and New York (1985) that yielded numbers of 9.9% and 9%, respectively, who identified themselves as homosexual or bisexual. "
homosexual New York: New York City - - - - 1995 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 339. Table: "Gay Neighborhoods Around the Country "; "In many large cities, there are neighborhoods where gay people live, own businesses, or just hang out. Each has its own local designation "; Chelsea, New York City; Greenwich Village, New York City
homosexual Ohio: Columbus - - - - 1995 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 339. Table: "Gay Neighborhoods Around the Country "; "In many large cities, there are neighborhoods where gay people live, own businesses, or just hang out. Each has its own local designation "; Clintonville, Columbus, OH (lesbian); Victorian Village, Columbus, OH
homosexual Oregon: Portland - - - - 1995 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 339. Table: "Gay Neighborhoods Around the Country "; "In many large cities, there are neighborhoods where gay people live, own businesses, or just hang out. Each has its own local designation "; Northwest, Portland, OR
homosexual Texas: Dallas - - - - 1995 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 339. Table: "Gay Neighborhoods Around the Country "; "In many large cities, there are neighborhoods where gay people live, own businesses, or just hang out. Each has its own local designation "; Oak Lawn, Dallas
homosexual Texas: Houston - - - - 1995 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 339. Table: "Gay Neighborhoods Around the Country "; "In many large cities, there are neighborhoods where gay people live, own businesses, or just hang out. Each has its own local designation "; Montrose, Houston
homosexual United Kingdom - 1.10% - - 1991 Schmidt, Thomas E. Straight & Narrow: Compassion & Clarity in the Homosexuality Debate. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press (1995). [Orig. source: A. M. Johnson et al., "Sexual Lifestyles and HIV Risk, " Nature 360 (Dec. 3, 1992): 410-12.]; pg. 104. "A British survey conducted 1990-1991 (among 19,000 men) found that 1.1 percent had homosexual partners in the previous year (3.6 percent ever). "
homosexual USA - 3.00% - - 1948 Schmidt, Thomas E. Straight & Narrow: Compassion & Clarity in the Homosexuality Debate. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press (1995). [Orig. source: A.C. Kinsey, W.B. Pomeroy & C.E. Martin, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders, 1948)]; pg. 102. "Early in 1993 the popular press began to report the result of numerous recent surveys that contradicted the long-standing notion that homosexuals constitute approximately 10% of the population. The old figure was based on a study by Alfred Kinsey published in 1948 which found that 10% of those interviewed had been predominantly homosexual for a period of up to 3 years between the ages of 16 & 65. From the standpoint of modern evidence-gathering techniques, the Kinsey study was tragically flawed (for example, 25% of its subjects were former or current prison inmates). In fact, the 10% figure was itself a distortion of Kinsey's findings, which were that the number of men who maintain a homosexual preference of the course of a lifetime was a much lower 4%, and about half that for females. But few even read enough of the fine print to distinguish between the 10% & 4% figures; and more to the point, there was no other data available to contradict the Kinsey report. "
homosexual USA - - - - 1953 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 364. "How many gay people are there?... For years, gay activists clung to figures from studies Alfred Kinsey conducted in the 1940s and 1950s that suggested 10 percent of Americans are homosexual. But those numbers--based on interviews with institutional populations of schools, hospitals, and prisons--have been considered less reliable in recent years. "
homosexual USA - - - - 1953 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995). [Original source: Philip Nobile, Village Voice, June 1, 1993]; pg. 363. "Kinsey did not say that 10 percent of American men and women were actively homosexual... 'Kinsey was trying to show that homosexuality wasn't rare and perverse and so he was sometimes imprecise by not always making a clear distinction between active and cumulative incidence,' says Paul Gebhard, Kinsey's co-author and successor. The 10 percent figure became famous in 1977 after the National Gay Task Force requested an update from the Kinsey Institute on the incidence of homosexuals in the U.S. Gebhard replied with a memo that read, in part: 'In the 1948 and 1953 studies, it was stated that 13% of the male and 7% of the female population had more homosexual than heterosexual experience or psychological response for at least three years between the ages of sixteen and fifty-five, for a combined percentage of 10% of the total population. However, I have been recently criticized for including psychological response along with overt experience... "
homosexual USA - - - - 1973 Schmidt, Thomas E. Straight & Narrow: Compassion & Clarity in the Homosexuality Debate. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press (1995). [Orig. source: M. T. Saghir and E. Robins, Male and Famale Homosexuality: A Comprehensive Investigation (Baltimore: Williams Wilkins, 1973), pp. 56-57.]; pg. 106-107. "The study of M. T. Saghir and E. Robins found that 50% of homosexual men over the age of thirty, and 75% of homosexula men over the age of forty, experienced no relationships that lasted more than one year. Even during the peak periods of sexual involvement (ages twenty to forty), for those few who had relationships lasting more than one year, only 37% of homosexual men and 20% of homosexual women had affairs that involved cohabitation for more than three years. "
homosexual USA - - - - 1980 Schmidt, Thomas E. Straight & Narrow: Compassion & Clarity in the Homosexuality Debate. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press (1995). [Orig. source: Bell and Weinberg, Homosexualities, p. 308, table 7.]; pg. 106. "Bell and Weinberg found that 74% of male homosexuals reported having more than one hundred partners during their lifetime, 41% more than 500 partners, 28% more than one thousand partners. 75% reported that more than half their partners were strangers, and 65% that they had sex with more than half their partners only once. For the previous year, 55% reported 20 or more partners, 30% fifty or more partners. The numbers for homosexual women were considerably lower: 60% reported fewer than 10 partners lifetime, and only 2% reported more than one hundred partners; for the previous year, only 3% reported 20 or more partners, 1% fifty or more partners. "
homosexual USA - - - - 1989 Schmidt, Thomas E. Straight & Narrow: Compassion & Clarity in the Homosexuality Debate. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press (1995). [Orig. source: L. Linn et al., "Recent Sexual Behaviors Among Homosexual Men Seeking Primary Medical Care, " Archives of Internal Medicine 149 (Dec. 1989): 2685-90; G. R. Seage III et al., "The Relation Between Nitrate Inhalants, Unprotected Anal Intercourse and the Risk of Immunodeficiency Virus Infection, " American Journal of Epidemiology 135 (Jan. 1, 1992): 5, table 1.]; pg. 107. "A Los Angeles study conducted in the late 1980s... found that male homosexuals averaged over 20 partners per year. A three-year study in Boston during the late 1980s found that 77% of 481 male subjects had had more than 10 partners in the previous five years, 34% more than 50 partners in the previous five years. "
homosexual USA 2,000,000 1.11% - - 1990 Schmidt, Thomas E. Straight & Narrow: Compassion & Clarity in the Homosexuality Debate. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press (1995); pg. 105. "If we translate these numbers into national proportions, we begin with the 1990 U.S. Census adult population figure of about 180 million people. Of that number, approximately two million and one million women engaged in at least one homosexual act during the previous year. The homosexual population--that is, those adults who practice same-sex relations exclusively--is about 1.5 million. If we add those who 'go both ways' on a regular basis and assume that many of them have at leat partial homosexual desires, we might stretch that number to two million. "
homosexual USA - 0.70% - - 1993 Schmidt, Thomas E. Straight & Narrow: Compassion & Clarity in the Homosexuality Debate. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press (1995). [Orig. source: T. W. Smith, "Adult Sexual Behavior in 1989: Number of Partners, Frequency of Intercourse and Risk of AIDS, " Planning Perspectives 23 (May/June 1991): 102-7. See p. 104, table 2. Smith is director of the General Social Survey Project at the NORC (University of Chicago).]; pg. 103. "What is the percentage of the population, then, that consistently desires or practices same-sex relations. The National Opinion Research Center data provide an estimate that of the approximately 6% who experience same-sex relations ever, the number of currently active homosexuals is 0.6 - 0.7 percent of the U.S. adult population. "
homosexual USA - 1.00% - - 1993 Schmidt, Thomas E. Straight & Narrow: Compassion & Clarity in the Homosexuality Debate. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press (1995). [Original sources: P. Painton, "The Shrinking Ten Percent, " Time, April 26, 1993, pp. 27-29; P. Rogers, "How Many Gays Are There? " Newsweek, February 15, 1993, pg. 46; A.C. Kinsey, W.B. Pomeroy & C.E. Martin, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders, 1948); J. H. Court & J. G. Muir, eds., Kinsey, Sex and Fraud: The Indoctrination of a People (Lafayette, La.: Huntington House, 1990)]; pg. 102-103. "...more than a dozen recent studies that consistently put the incidence of homosexual practice at around 1%. Three separate 1990 surveys conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics found that under 3% of men had experienced same-sex relations even once in the past 15 years. Four separate national studies conducted in the United States in 1970, 1988, 1989 and 1990 by the National Opinion Research Center (total 7,408 subjects) came up with an aggregate incidence of 1.8% who had had male-to-male sex during the previous year... and 5-7% estimated as having had such contact ever. "
homosexual USA - 0.67% - - 1995 Schmidt, Thomas E. Straight & Narrow: Compassion & Clarity in the Homosexuality Debate. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press (1995); pg. 104-105. "We may understand the variety of statistics reviewed above more simply in tems of numbers rather than percentages. What the research tells us is that in a random collection of three hundred adults, two of the men and one of the women have had a same-sex encounter during the past year. As many as four additional men and two additional women have the inclination, at least occasionally, but in the past year either were not able to act on it or they chose not to act on it. An additional six of the men and three of the women tried same-sex relations at some point in the past but decided that the experience was not what they wanted to do on a regular basis. The rest of the crowd--282 of the three hundred--practice heterosexuality if they practice anything. In terms of exclusive same-sex desire coupled with predominantly same-sex practice, as few as two of the three hundred are homosexual. "
homosexual USA - men - 4.00% - - 1948 Schmidt, Thomas E. Straight & Narrow: Compassion & Clarity in the Homosexuality Debate. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press (1995). [Orig. source: A.C. Kinsey, W.B. Pomeroy & C.E. Martin, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders, 1948)]; pg. 102. "Kinsey... found that 10% of those interviewed had been predominantly homosexual for a period of up to 3 years between the ages of 16 & 65. From the standpoint of modern evidence-gathering techniques, the Kinsey study was tragically flawed (for example, 25% of its subjects were former or current prison inmates). In fact, the 10% figure was itself a distortion of Kinsey's findings, which were that the number of men who maintain a homosexual preference of the course of a lifetime was a much lower 4%, and about half that for females. "
homosexual USA - men - 4.00% - - 1948 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 363. "Any lesbian or gay man in America today, if asked how many gay people there are, would probably respond almost automatically with '10 percent.' This 10 percent figure, which is so often quoted, is apparently a misinterpretation of the data presented in Alfred Kinsey's two reports: Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, published in 1948, and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female, published in 1953. In fact, Kinsey never actually stated that 10% of the population was actively homosexual. Drawing from a pool of approximately 6,000 male Americans, Kinsey and his staff found that 37% of the male population had had some homosexual contact after adolescence, 13% had been more homosexual than heteroxsexual for at least three years between adolescence and age 55, and 4% were exclusively homosexual after adolescence. "
homosexual USA - men - 2.00% - - 1991 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 364. "National Opinion Research Center (1988-91): Men having sex exclusively with men in past years: 2%... Men and women who had engaged in homosexual activity during adult lives: 5 - 6% "
homosexual USA - men - 1.00% - - 1991 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 364. "Alan Guttmacher Institute (1993). The study was limited to men between the ages of 20 and 39. Adult men who have engaged in homosexual sex: 2%; Adult men who think of themselves as exclusively homosexual: 1% "
homosexual USA - men - 1.00% - - 1991 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 363-364. "In 1993, the Alan Guttmacher Institute published a study conducted by the Battelle Human Affairs Research Center in Seattle which was based on face-to-face interviews in 1991 with 3,321 men, ages twenty through thirty-nine. The study concluded that 1 percent identified themselves as homosexual. Tom W. Smith, who directs the General Social Survey at the University of Chicago said that the new findings are in line with a series of surveys of sexual practices done in each of the last four years by researchers at the University of Chicago and with recently published reports from Britain, France, and Denmark. "
homosexual USA - men - 2.80% - - 1993 Schmidt, Thomas E. Straight & Narrow: Compassion & Clarity in the Homosexuality Debate. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press (1995). [Orig. source: M. Diamond. "Homosexuality and Bisexuality in Different Populations, " Archives of Sexual Behavior 22 no. 4 (1993): 291-310 (summary on p. 306).]; pg. 103. "Another recent study, which incorporates the results of the National Opinion Research Center studies and three additional post-1988 U.S. surveys, gives a mean of 5.5% male, 2.5% female, for lifetime same-sex contact. The latest major survey of more than 3,000 subjects gives slightly higher numbers: among sexually active women, 1.3% reported at least one female partner in the previous year (3.8% lifetime since puberty); among sexually active men, 2.8% reported at least one male partner in the previous year (7.1% lifetime since puberty). "
homosexual USA - men - 4.00% - - 1993 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 364. "The Janus Report on Sexual Behavior (1993). Study drew from a non-random national sample of adults. Men who identified themselves as homosexual: 4% "
homosexual USA - people diagnosed with AIDS 255,000 75.00% - - 1995 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 47. "From 1981 to the present, more than 240,000 people in the United States have been diagnosed with AIDS. Of these, nearly three-fourths of them are either homosexual or bisexual men. "
homosexual USA - teen females - 0.20% - - 1987 Schmidt, Thomas E. Straight & Narrow: Compassion & Clarity in the Homosexuality Debate. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press (1995). [Orig. source: L. Ku, F. L. Sonenstein and J. H. Pleck, "Patterns of HIV Risk and Preventive Behaviors Among Teenage Men, " Public Health Reports 107 (March/April 1992): 131-38.]; pg. 103-104. "A 1986-1987 study of 36,741 American adolescents found that 1 percent had had homosexual experience in the previous year (1.6% boys, 0.9 percent girls), and the number reporting a homosexual orientation was 0.7 percent for boys (plus 0.8 percent bisexual) and 0.2 percent for girls (plus 0.9 percent bisexual). "
homosexual USA - teen males - 0.70% - - 1987 Schmidt, Thomas E. Straight & Narrow: Compassion & Clarity in the Homosexuality Debate. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press (1995). [Orig. source: G. Remafedi et al., "Demography of Sexual Orientation in Adolescents, " Pediatrics 89, no. 4, pt. 2 (Apr. 1992): 714-21.]; pg. 103-104. "A 1986-1987 study of 36,741 American adolescents found that 1 percent had had homosexual experience in the previous year (1.6% boys, 0.9 percent girls), and the number reporting a homosexual orientation was 0.7 percent for boys (plus 0.8 percent bisexual) and 0.2 percent for girls (plus 0.9 percent bisexual). "; Pg. 197: "The statistics do not overlap: only 27.1% of students with homosexual experience identified themselves as homosexual or bisexual (p. 719). The apparent implication is that most adolescents who try it do not like it. "
homosexual USA - teen males - 0.50% - - 1988 Schmidt, Thomas E. Straight & Narrow: Compassion & Clarity in the Homosexuality Debate. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press (1995). [Orig. source: L. Ku, F. L. Sonenstein and J. H. Pleck, "Patterns of HIV Risk and Preventive Behaviors Among Teenage Men, " Public Health Reports 107 (March/April 1992): 131-38.]; pg. 103-104. "A 1988 study of 1,880 fifteen- to nineteen-year-old males found that 0.3 percent had homosexual intercouse in the past year (1.4 percent ever) and 0.5 percent reported a homosexual orientation (plus 1 percent bisexual). "
homosexual USA - women - 2.00% - - 1948 Schmidt, Thomas E. Straight & Narrow: Compassion & Clarity in the Homosexuality Debate. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press (1995). [Orig. source: A.C. Kinsey, W.B. Pomeroy & C.E. Martin, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders, 1948)]; pg. 102. "Kinsey... found that 10% of those interviewed had been predominantly homosexual for a period of up to 3 years between the ages of 16 & 65. From the standpoint of modern evidence-gathering techniques, the Kinsey study was tragically flawed (for example, 25% of its subjects were former or current prison inmates). In fact, the 10% figure was itself a distortion of Kinsey's findings, which were that the number of men who maintain a homosexual preference of the course of a lifetime was a much lower 4%, and about half that for females. "
homosexual USA - women - 2.00% - - 1953 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 363. "In fact, Kinsey never actually stated that 10% of the population was actively homosexual... Among the 6,000 American women studied, 13% had some homosexual contact after adolescence, and, compared with the male subjects, 'there were only about a half to a third as many of the females who were, in any age period, primarily or exclusively homosexual.' In other words, approximately 2 percent of women were exclusively homosexual. "
homosexual USA - women - 0.70% - - 1991 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 364. "National Opinion Research Center (1988-91): Women having sex exclusively with women in past years: 0.7%... Men and women who had engaged in homosexual activity during adult lives: 5 - 6% "
homosexual USA - women - 2.00% - - 1992 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 365. "In February 1992, the Campaign for Women's Health and the American Medical Women's Association released the results of a survey of 1,000 women chosen by random and conducted by telephone. The overall purpose was to gather information on women's health needs. Only one question dealt with sexuality: 'Have your sexual partners been mainly men, women, or both?' Twenty women said they had sex with women exclusively, and another twenty said that they had sexual partners of both sexes. "
homosexual USA - women - 1.30% - - 1993 Schmidt, Thomas E. Straight & Narrow: Compassion & Clarity in the Homosexuality Debate. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press (1995). [Orig. source: M. Diamond. "Homosexuality and Bisexuality in Different Populations, " Archives of Sexual Behavior 22 no. 4 (1993): 291-310 (summary on p. 306).]; pg. 103. "Another recent study, which incorporates the results of the National Opinion Research Center studies and three additional post-1988 U.S. surveys, gives a mean of 5.5% male, 2.5% female, for lifetime same-sex contact. The latest major survey of more than 3,000 subjects gives slightly higher numbers: among sexually active women, 1.3% reported at least one female partner in the previous year (3.8% lifetime since puberty); among sexually active men, 2.8% reported at least one male partner in the previous year (7.1% lifetime since puberty). "
homosexual USA - women - 2.00% - - 1993 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 364. "The Janus Report on Sexual Behavior (1993). Study drew from a non-random national sample of adults. Women who identified themselves as homosexual: 2% "
homosexual Washington, D.C. - - - - 1995 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 339. Table: "Gay Neighborhoods Around the Country "; "In many large cities, there are neighborhoods where gay people live, own businesses, or just hang out. Each has its own local designation "; Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C.
homosexual Washington: Seattle - - - - 1995 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 339. Table: "Gay Neighborhoods Around the Country "; "In many large cities, there are neighborhoods where gay people live, own businesses, or just hang out. Each has its own local designation "; Capitol Hill, Seattle
homosexual world - - - - 1999 Jacobs, Louis. Oxford Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press (1999); pg. . "Homosexuality: Homosexual conduct between males (putting it bluntly, anal intercourse) is mentioned much more frequently and is more heavily condemned in the traditional Jewish sources than homosexual practices between females. There is no reference to a homosexual tendency or mental condition. It is the act itself that is forbidden, as in Leviticus 19:22: 'Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind; it is an abomination'; & in Lev. 20:13: 'And if a man lie with mankind, as with womankind, both of them have committed abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.'

The sources are far less clear on the question of lesbianism. The Talmud (Yevamot 76a) rules that woman who perform sexual acts with one another are not treated as harlots but only as indulging in lewd practices.

It is clear from the above sources that homosexual practices are severely frowned upon but that female homosexuality is treated far less severely than male... "

homosexual world - - - - 1999 Jacobs, Louis. Oxford Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press (1999); pg. 93. "Homosexuality: ...It is clear from the above [Talmudic and Biblical] sources that homosexual practices are severely frowned upon but that female homosexuality is treated far less severely than male homosexuality. Why this should be so is not stated in the sources but would appear to be because it is in the nature of the case that full sexual contact is possible for two females. The sources, moreover, do not seem to recognize either male homosexuals or lesbians as distinct groups, or in any event there is reference only to practices, not to some men and some women having homosexual tendencies. "
homosexual & bisexual USA - 4.00% - - 1992 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 365. "Voter Research & Surveys conducted a survey of voters on Election Day 1992 for the four television networks, and found that 3% of men and 2% of women who voted that day said that they were gay, lesbian, or bisexual. Murray Edelman, director of the company, estimated that because people are reluctant to identify themselves as gay or lesbian the actual homosexual vote was slightly higher, at around 4% of the total. "
homosexual & bisexual USA - 5.70% - - 1993 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 365. "Yankelovich Partners, who have been tracking consumer attitudes since 1971, included a question about sexual identity in its most recent Yankelovich Monitor survey, the results of which were released in June 1994. The result among the 2,503 people participating in the 1993 study was that 4.7%, or 143, described themselves as gay/homosexual/lesbian,' which was one of fifty-two questions on personal topics. Out magazine editor Michael Goff was quoted in The New York Times as saying about this survey, 'That almost 6 percent of people say they're gay is incredibly important...' "
homosexual & bisexual USA - men - 3.00% - - 1992 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 365. "Voter Research & Surveys conducted a survey of voters on Election Day 1992 for the four television networks, and found that 3% of men and 2% of women who voted that day said that they were gay, lesbian, or bisexual. "
homosexual & bisexual USA - rural areas - men - 1.00% - - 1994 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 365-366. "In 1994, when a University of Chicago survey team asked 3,432 men and women between the ages of 18 and 59 about their sexual behavior... In rural areas, the figures drop considerably: Only 1% of men and 0.6% of women reported same-sex sexual behavior in the past year. For their entire adulthoods, the figures were 1.5% for women and 2.8% for men. Again, it is important to keep in mind that these surveys were face-to face in respondents' homes. These questions were part of a much larger survey on the sexual behavior of Americans; 20 percent of the sample group refused to participate in the survey... "
homosexual & bisexual USA - rural areas - women - 0.60% - - 1994 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 365-366. "In 1994, when a University of Chicago survey team asked 3,432 men and women between the ages of 18 and 59 about their sexual behavior... In rural areas, the figures drop considerably: Only 1% of men and 0.6% of women reported same-sex sexual behavior in the past year. For their entire adulthoods, the figures were 1.5% for women... "
homosexual & bisexual USA - twelve largest cities - men - 10.20% - - 1994 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 365-366. "In 1994, when a University of Chicago survey team asked 3,432 men and women between the ages of 18 and 59 about their sexual behavior, 10.2% of the men and 2.1% of the women in the country's top twelve largest cities acknowledged having had sex with someone of the same sex in the year preceding the survey. Asked about their entire adulthood, 16.4% of the men and 6.2% of the women said they had had at least one sexual partner of their own sex. In rural areas, the figures drop considerably... "
homosexual & bisexual USA - twelve largest cities - women - 2.10% - - 1994 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 365-366. "In 1994, when a University of Chicago survey team asked 3,432 men and women between the ages of 18 and 59 about their sexual behavior, 10.2% of the men and 2.1% of the women in the country's top twelve largest cities acknowledged having had sex with someone of the same sex in the year preceding the survey. Asked about their entire adulthood... 6.2% of the women said they had had at least one sexual partner of their own sex. "
homosexual & bisexual USA - women - 2.00% - - 1992 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 365. "Voter Research & Surveys conducted a survey of voters on Election Day 1992 for the four television networks, and found that 3% of men and 2% of women who voted that day said that they were gay, lesbian, or bisexual. "
homosexual & bisexual USA - women - 4.00% - - 1992 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 365. "In February 1992, the Campaign for Women's Health and the American Medical Women's Association released the results of a survey of 1,000 women chosen by random and conducted by telephone. The overall purpose was to gather information on women's health needs. Only one question dealt with sexuality: 'Have your sexual partners been mainly men, women, or both?' Twenty women said they had sex with women exclusively, and another twenty said that they had sexual partners of both sexes. The total, forty, represents 4 percent of the women surveyed. "
homosexual - couples heading households California 72,565 - - - 1990 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 362. "The U.S. government completed its first-ever attempt to enumerate the number of gay and lesbian couples in the nation as part of its 1990 census. Data suggests that there are 145,130 such couples heading housholds in this country. California had 25% of all those responding... "


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