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# UCLA's Williams Institute Estimates 66,000 LGB People Are Serving in US Military

There are 5 comments on the eon.businesswire.com story from Jan 26, 2010, titled UCLA's Williams Institute Estimates 66,000 LGB People Are Serving in US Military. In it, eon.businesswire.com reports that:

Today, the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law released a research brief that updates estimates of the number of lesbian, gay, and bisexual men and women serving in the US military along with the cost of the Don't Ask/Don't Tell policy.

“TMA&CRR One Love One Marriage ”

Since: Sep 09

port orange

#1 Jan 26, 2010
damn those are some big numbers lol

“A long time ago”

Since: Nov 09

in a galaxy far, far away....

#2 Jan 26, 2010
They skyrocket when you factor in Naval Loneliness Syndrome.

“Son of Abraham”

Since: Aug 07

Natural Deviant

#4 Jan 26, 2010
Hey does anyone want to do the math about the ratio of lesbians in the military???

Women total 14% of the military;
Lesbians make up 43% of the gay people;
Gays make up 2.2% of the military population;
66,000 gay in the military.

The other numbers are 86% of military are men and 97.8% of the military are straight.

Hmm... This means there's about 3,000,000 military personal of which 420,000 are women. There are 28,380 lesbians which is 6.76% of military women are lesbians. These numbers don't seem right since I can assure you lesbians in the military make up much more then 7% of the women.

Let me do the numbers for the guys because something isn't right. The number of gay men in the military would be 37,620 and the total men would be 2,580,000 so the percentage of gay men would be 1.46%.

Sorry but this is saying for out of every 200 military men in the services less than 3 of them are homosexual. Sorry, but I worked at a gay bar and the ratio of military people in there versus civilians is VERY, VERY high so I'm not buying these numbers at all especially seeing, supposedly, less than 7% of the women in the military are lesbians.

btw, the math was figured out doing cross multiplying to get the number I was missing (ie, since I knew 2.2% was gay and there were 66,000 gays I could figure out the total number in the military, etc, etc)

“Son of Abraham”

Since: Aug 07

Natural Deviant

#5 Jan 26, 2010
btw, why do people insist on boiling it down to just gays and lesbians? Why do bisexuals get the biggest blow off from everyone when it comes to stuff like this?
Brighton John

Croydon, UK

#6 Jan 27, 2010
Kinsey's survey said about one man in six is entirely homosexual, one man in three has had sex with another man to orgasm.
Masters and Johnson (pre-AIDS edition) came to approximately the same conclusion.
Shere Hite more or less concurred.
So these UCLA figures are pure horse manure, deduced from a purely putative bit of wishful-thinking.
Ergo: there are far more homosexuals in the military.
Ergo: This is some sort of frightened cover-up.

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