A recent Gallup poll, published in January 2017, in which the number of people in 2016 identifying as LGBT was compared to previous years, has shown a remarkable and unaccountable RISE for the number of people who said in a telephone interview that they identify as LGBT. Stark differences in the increase were found depending on the generation, date of birth, racial or ethnic background, level of education and social class level. The number of people identifying as gay is not stable in any way, and is changing in a very short span of time, according to Gallup. The conclusion must be that a genetic theory of “being born that way” is not consistent with these Gallup poll outcomes.
If people were “born that way”, as for example Afro-Americans are, then their numbers cannot fluctuate over the years. Black Americans, whose identity is a genetically induced trait, do not produce white offspring all of a sudden. The offspring of Afro-Americans is totally predictable.
But the number of LGBT self-identified people fluctuates in a remarkable way, so Gallup informs us. This means for us that gay-lib dogmas are not consistent with the facts: you were not “born that way”, now that statistics are proving to be so variable in such a short span of time.
In our view, the need for more psychiatric research is eminent, and it is time that psychiatrists and non-gaylib researchers, who have sadly been demonized and marginalized by extremist gay-lib campaigns over the years, move in again to investigate these phenomenons.
Gay-lib researchers have sadly proven to be intoxicated by the radical gay-lib insistence of the “born that way” theory. We need objective outsiders to step in, in order to overcome persistent, aggressive and radical gay-lib bias.
There is a call for real science, not “LGBT science“, whatever that may mean, the science that radical gay-lib promotes (see for example the radical gay-lib website lgbtscience.org). There one can see how we are led to believe that there are two sciences! Due to political correctness, many psychiatrist twiddle their thumbs out of fear for backlash from these activists.
Here are the results of the Gallup poll:
“The portion of American adults identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) increased from 3.5% in 2012 to 4.1% in 2016 . These figures, drawn from the largest representative sample of LGBT Americans collected in the U.S., imply that more than an estimated 10 million adults now identify as LGBT in the U.S. today, approximately 1.75 million more compared with 2012.
This analysis is based on interviews with a random sample of more than 1.6 million U.S. adults as part of Gallup Daily tracking. Across the five years of data collection, more than 49,000 respondents said “yes” when asked, “Do you, personally, identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender?”
Millennials, defined here as those born between 1980 and 1998, drive virtually all of the increases observed in overall LGBT self-identification. The portion of that generation identifying as LGBT increased from 5.8% in 2012 to 7.3% in 2016. LGBT identification remained relatively stable over the five-year period at 3.2% among Generation X and declined slightly from 2.7% to 2.4% among baby boomers and from 1.8% to 1.4% among traditionalists.
Millennials are more than twice as likely as any other generation to identify as LGBT. In 2012, they accounted for 43% of LGBT-identified adults. As a result of their disproportionate increases in identification since then, they now account for 58%. Millennials comprise 32% of the general adult population.
Increases in LGBT Identification Sharper Among Women, Asians and Hispanics
LGBT identification increases are more pronounced in women than in men. In 2012, 3.5% of women identified as LGBT, comparable to the 3.4% of men. By 2016, LGBT identification in women increased to 4.4% compared with 3.7% among men. These changes mean that the portion of women among LGBT-identified adults rose slightly from 52% to 55%.
Among racial and ethnic minorities, the largest increases since 2012 in LGBT identification occurred among Asians (3.5% to 4.9%) and Hispanics (4.3% to 5.4%). Among whites, the comparable figures are 3.2% to 3.6%. Black Americans showed only a slight increase from 4.4% to 4.6%, and among “other” racial and ethnic groups, the increase was from 6.0% to 6.3%.
The relatively larger increases in LGBT identification among racial and ethnic groups other than white, non-Hispanics mean that these racial and ethnic minorities now account for 40% of LGBT-identified adults compared with 33% in 2012. In the general population, 33% of adults identify their race or ethnicity as other than white, non-Hispanic, an increase from 28% in 2012.
The variations in increases in LGBT identification by race and ethnicity are likely affected by differences in the age composition of the groups. According to the Gallup data, the average age of Asian adults in the U.S. is 35, the youngest among the race/ethnicity groupings. Average age is 39 among Hispanics, 44 among blacks, 51 among white adults, and 44 among “other” racial and ethnic groups. Given the big changes in LGBT identification among millennials, the youngest generation, it’s not surprising that younger racial and ethnic groups report larger LGBT identification increases.
LGBT Identification Increased Among All Income and Education Groups
While the portion of LGBT individuals decreases with income, all income groups saw similar increases in the proportion of adults identifying as LGBT.”
The report states:
“While the portion of LGBT individuals decreases with income, all income groups saw similar increases in the proportion of adults identifying as LGBT.”
We ask: how can a genetic trait decrease with income? And how can it increase when a new Obama administration comes to power over recent years? Surely you are not “born that way”, but are part of a big “Yes We Can” political movement, Obama’s cultural war on the ‘white heterosexual male’ as the new national scapegoat!
In the report we see that people who are religiously motivated and often seek help, report less LGBT identification than atheists who refuse to look into the psycho-social developmental factors which lead to this mental condition. We see that the number of religiously motivated even decreases.
The graph shows that “traditionalists” decrease from 1,8% in 2012 to 1.4% in 2016. We are aware of the fact that many of these people seek (secular) psycho-therapeutic help, and we see that the numbers who insist nevertheless on identifying as gay are decreasing, against all other trends. And yet you would be ‘born this way’? Who is gay-lib trying to fool? Ex-gay therapy works if you are motivated. We as therapists have the statistics on our side.
Job Berendsen, MD, Amsterdam.