How Many of Us Are There?

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In his 1948 book, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, Alfred Kinsey shocked the world by announcing that

10% of the male population is gay!

These days, Americans mostly rely on this outdated biased statement when estimating the number of gays in the population. One in ten. Imagine…

Sadly, they're wrong.

It's easy to figure out why. This common misperception is due to the media's emphasis on gay issues and the abundance of gay and lesbian characters in modern entertainment.

And there's also confusing data to the contrary:

  • The NHIS reported in July 2014 that 1.6 percent of Americans identify as gay or lesbian, and 0.7 percent identify as bisexual.
  • The Family Research Report says "around 2-3% of men, and 2% of women, are homosexual or bisexual."
  • The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force estimates three to eight percent of both sexes.
  • The 2014 Public Religion Research Institute survey of 2,314 Millennials found that 88% identified as heterosexual, 4% as bisexual, 2% as gay, and 1% as lesbian.

So who's right — what percentage of the population is homosexual?

According to a 2015 Gallup poll, 3.8% of Americans self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. That means that on a random occasion, in a room of 100 people, up to four are LGBT.

At Bacchus, it's never a random occasion! There are gays galore!

Up to four just might be straight! :-) WE WELCOME EVERYONE, no matter what the polls say! So gallup over to Bacchus today and enjoy our special brand of GAY! Delicious cocktails, friendly service, great music and lots of fun.