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LGBT People Are Everywhere: New Study Ranks How Many By City

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A new poll finds that yes, San Francisco has the highest percentage of LGBT people, but the rest of the results may surprise you.

San Francisco has more than earned its reputation as one of the most liberal cities and the one with the highest percentage of LGBT people. A new Gallup study confirms that fact – 6.2 percent of residents publicly identify as LGBT – but finds other common assumptions may not be quite right.

For instance, New York City doesn’t even make Gallup’s top ten list. It comes in at number 23, with four percent of the population saying they are LGBT. That may be diluted as Gallup organized the data by metro area, so New York City includes parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Number two on the list? Portland, Oregon (5.4%) followed by Austin, Texas (5.3%) and New Orleans (5.1%).

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The Gallup study ranks the top 50 metro areas, so the area listed with the lowest percentage (Birmingham, Alabama, at 2.6%) isn’t necessarily the lowest percentage overall.

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What difference does it make? Plenty. From local lawmakers creating social programs designed to assist local populations, to establishing medical facilities for specific groups, to deciding where you want to live or visit, this data can be invaluable.

One last note: The study tallies people who are willing to say they are LGBT. It’s highly likely the actual numbers are higher.

 

Charts via Gallup
Image of San Francisco by David Goehring via Flickr and a CC license

 

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DONALD TRUMP IS A FASCIST

US Organization Promoting Freedom in Other Countries Issues Warning to America

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Freedom House, a U.S government-funded but independent non-profit (NGO) founded in 1941 to promote democracy, advance freedom, and fight fascism around the world on Wednesday found itself facing fascism at home.

First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt was Freedom House’s first co-chair. The organization was “founded on the core conviction that freedom flourishes in democratic nations where governments are accountable to their people; the rule of law prevails; and freedoms of expression, association, and belief, as well as respect for the rights of women, minorities and historically marginalized groups, are guaranteed.”

On Wednesday President Donald Trump refused to commit to the peaceful transition of power, saying, “get rid of the ballots and you’ll have a very trans- — we’ll have a very peaceful — there won’t be a transfer, frankly; there’ll be a continuation.”

Trump’s refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power – never before in question since the Declaration of Independence was signed 244 years ago – was by default a threat of violence, as MSNBC’s Chris Hayes said.

Wednesday evening Freedom House issued what amounts to a warning – to its fellow Americans.

“A key tenet of democracy is that politicians respect the electoral process and the will of the people,” Freedom House said via Twitter. “There is nothing more anti-democratic than a leader who refuses to concede defeat.”

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THIS IS FASCISM

‘Trump Is Advocating Civil War’: Reporter Stunned When President Refuses to Commit to Peaceful Transfer of Power

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power, instead sending a message to Democrats to “get rid of the ballots.”

Trump’s remarks were so disturbing the reporter who asked the question called it “the most frightening answer I have ever received to any question I have ever asked.”

Veteran journalist Brian Karem, a political analyst for CNN and the White House correspondent for Playboy, had asked the President the very simple question.

“Well we’re going to have to see what happens,” Trump replied. “I’ve been complaining very strongly about the ballots, the ballots are a disaster.”

“Get ri9d of the ballots and you’ll have – we’ll have a very peaceful – there won’t be a transfer, frankly, there will be a continuation.”

“The ballots are out of control. You know it, and you know who knows it? The Democrats.”

Ballots are how Americans cast their votes, and have been doing so for centuries.

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VLAD ON LINE ONE?

‘I Have to Leave for an Emergency Phone Call’: Trump Splits From His Own Press Conference for a ‘Big Call’

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President Donald Trump was late for his 6:00 PM press conference and literally left in the middle for an “emergency” phone call.

“I have to leave for an emergency phone call,” Trump told reporters in the White House press briefing room. As he tried to leave one reporter peppered him with spot-on questions about this afternoon’s decision by a grand jury to not charge any of the three Louisville police officers for the killing of Breonna Taylor.

Asked what the call was about, Trump replied, “I have a big call.”

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