LGBT Institute to hold State of the South Symposium

The LGBT Institute is hosting the State of the South Symposium in downtown Atlanta. The occasion will take place on April 28 and 29 at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. The Symposium will serve...

Rebels are yellin’ about that dang gay pride flag

In survey after survey and poll after poll, the results always show the younger generation of Americans is much more accepting of LGBT issues, such as marriage equality, than their elders.

And so we know that in time those on the wrong side of history will also be on the wrong side of the ground. (As in buried.)

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Boy Scouts survey members on removing gay ban

Boy Scouts of America

The Boy Scouts of America emailed members and parents over the weekend asking their thoughts on the organization's ongoing gay ban, the LGBT news outlet Dallas Voice reported yesterday.

From the Dallas Voice:

“The Boy Scouts of America is in the process of a careful and deliberate review of our membership policy, as it relates to the national membership restriction regarding sexual orientation,” the BSA wrote in an email announcing the survey. “We are dedicated to the integrity of this process. In an effort to listen to our members’ perspectives and concerns, we ask you to answer some questions about this topic and about your overall Scouting experiences.”

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Alcohol, cottage cheese and pet care: This Nielsen survey reads your gay house down

You probably know the fine folks at Nielsen for their TV ratings, but now they've just gotten out of hand, giving me (and probably you) a domestic read-down by accurately painting a picture of my unknowingly stereotypical existence.


In a survey published Jan. 30, the marketing measure wizards announced that same-sex partnered households make 16 percent more shopping trips and spend an average of $1,753 more on consumer packaged goods than the average U.S. household.

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Website names Atlanta one of America’s most promiscuous cities for gay men

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Atlanta ranked as the country's number 10 most promiscuous city for gay men in a recent survey conducted by “Sugar Daddy” website

The website collected some 11,000 surveys from gay men and men who have sex with men asking how many men join dating websites “with sex as the main motivation.” Some 82 percent of those surveyed confirmed they did.

The website then collected responses from men on the number of sexual partners they've had in the past year to complete the list.

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Gallup: 3.4% of Americans identify as LGBT

A new survey conducted by public opinion research firm Gallup has found that 3.4 percent of Americans identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

The poll, conducted between June 1 and Sept. 30, 2012, asked participants “Do you, personally, identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender?” More than 121,000 responses were collected, according to Gallup.

Previous surveys have shown the number of LGBT Americans could be as high as 4 percent. Gallup says this most recent study is the largest such study on record.

Other findings show that women are more likely to be LGBT than men, but only by a slight margin: 3.6 percent of women surveyed identified as LGBT, while only 3.3 percent of men said the same.

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