Gallup: Highest Percentage of LGBTs Live in Washington D.C.


Is the LGBT movement "politically powerless"? The nation's capital -- home to politically powerful people -- has by far the highest percentage of people who identify as gay or lesbian, according to Gallup:

The percentage of U.S. adults who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) ranges from 1.7% in North Dakota to 5.1% in Hawaii and 10% in the District of Columbia, according to Gallup surveys conducted from June-December 2012. Residents in the District of Columbia were most likely to identify as LGBT (10%). Among states, the highest percentage was in Hawaii (5.1%) and the lowest in North Dakota (1.7%), but all states are within two percentage points of the nationwide average of 3.5%.


  1. Garrett
    Posted February 15, 2013 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

    And African Americans constitute 50.7% of the population of Washington, D.C., so it's probably time to strip them of their "politically powerless" and protected status, too, right?

  2. Son of Adam
    Posted February 15, 2013 at 4:50 pm | Permalink


  3. Randy E King
    Posted February 15, 2013 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    Yet Washington DC does not have the highest concentration of African Americans in these United States. That honor goes to Gary Indiana (84%.)

    But enough about your shameless racism Garrett.

  4. Son of Adam
    Posted February 15, 2013 at 10:50 pm | Permalink

    It makes no sense to consider African Americans to be politically powerless when you consider the skin complexion of the present commander in chief.

  5. john
    Posted February 16, 2013 at 8:30 am | Permalink

    Blacks are born black, being gay is a lifestyle that's why you have black gays white gays etc....The APA now holds the same position.

  6. Richard Cortijo
    Posted February 16, 2013 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    I don't get it....NOMies are u saying avg. 3.5% does not make them a political minority?

  7. zack
    Posted February 16, 2013 at 12:18 pm | Permalink


    "NOMies are u saying avg. 3.5% does not make them a political minority?"

    No, the article is answering the myth that the gay lobby is politically powerless. They are and always have been-at least since the early 2000's- politically powerful lobby that has bought politicians at every level of government.

  8. Posted February 16, 2013 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    Please define "minority" in school of law terminology. Contrast to "social class". Does calling oneself part of a minority make it so?

    Just wondering. . .

  9. Chairm
    Posted February 17, 2013 at 2:33 am | Permalink

    The gays identity group insists that it is a race-like identity group. As such its power is derived from the asserted supremacy of gay identity politics.

    The racist analogue is the SSM advocate.

  10. Posted February 17, 2013 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    3.5%, on average, SELF-professed LGBTs. More accurately, that makes the 'community' a religion, not an official minority.

    By changing the definition of the word 'minority', they organize and seek to brain-wash the rest of the population.

    At least the Transgenders (in reality trans-dressers) most often are recognizable for what gender they really are (aided by lots of cosmetics)- but all are genetically indistinct. It's the hermaphrodites who are genetically indistinct, but those genes don't lead necessarily to evident same-sex sexual attraction. How do you tell apart the members of the LGBT? (answer: only by a raise of hands). That is telling. . .

    It's a religion.

    Who is now going to measure the self-professed LGBTs who are simply brain-washed into thinking they are, by nature, part of that 'community' or 'minority', but have been convinced by special interests so they donate to the political movement? In reality, they might just be more sensitive men, or less sensitive women. LGBT behavior may not be a choice, but it may be a brain-wash. There's many crazies who don't have a choice at being crazy. Those born mentally retarded have a genetic basis for their condition, but don't necessarily profess same-sex sexual attraction.

    An official minority is based on race, on genetic manifestations, not on ideology or body motion (specially if sexual). Therefore, we can speak loosely of Blacks or Hispanics as the two largest official minorities. LGBTs are not a minority, they constitute a social class. A registered religion is a social class, not a minority. Therefore LGBT is a religion, at best.

    Since the push for civil same-sex civil unions and then SSm comes from the LGBT religion (as polygamy was pushed by some Mormons), the question of what constitutes an official minority is central. Even judges might make a mistake - that's why court cases can be appealed. . .

  11. Posted February 18, 2013 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    Errata (sorry): " It's the hermaphrodites who are genetically DISTINCT, but those genes don't lead necessarily to evident same-sex sexual attraction."

  12. Posted February 18, 2013 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    Homosexual marriage advocates claim a minority status. This is like joining a labor union without having to pay union fees.

    I was incorrect: a 'minority' is defined whichever way a group of people decides to define it (not only based on race). That's the sociological definition, and it is amazingly loose:

    This sets up an INEQUALITY in the application of the law, no matter how you look at it. Self-professed minorities CLAIM they have been treated UNEQUALLY by the society they live in, and conclude they must be therefore treated UNEQUALLY by the respective government.

    So much for "We are all created equal". . .

  13. Chairm
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

    It is true, Little Man, we are all born equal, of a man and a woman, and yet human beings do not create human beings for we are created and, in procreation, the man and woman cooperate with God as well as with each other in the generation of our fellow human beings.

    Our human dignity and, necessarily, our equality flows from our origins and not from Government. Each has a birthright that no Government can abolish even where man-made law contradicts the natural law. Thus, even the minority of one depends on that which the SS ideastands as an outright rejection.

    Your comments here have been thought-provoking.