Gay Rights

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Statistics

  • 80% of Catholics don’t think they have the right to judge a same-sex couple according to a national poll

  • 10% of the U.S population is gay or bi
  • 6-14 million kids have gay parents
  • There were 6,604 hate crimes do to sexual orientation in 2009
  • 75% of students in the US don't have state laws that protect them from discrimination or harassment based on sexual orientation
  • 97% of students in a public high schools report that they have heard homophobic remarks from others regularly
  • 26% of kids who come out to their parents get kicked out
  • 25% of gay students have tried to commit suicide at least once, only 20% in supportive environments, compared to the 4% of straight kids
  • 43% of people agree to lesbian marriages, 47% no, 10% unsure
  • According to the 2010 census there were 564,391 gay couples
  • A study in 1992 proves that 55.5% of gay men and 71.2% of lesbians were in steady relationships
  • 7.2 million people under 20 are gay or lesbian
  • In recent studies it has been proven that bisexuals make up 1.8% of the US population while gays and lesbians make up 1.7%
  • There are more male same sex couples than females...The difference is 2%
  • Over 25,000 gay students have been threatened before
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History

  • In Ancient Greece soldiers were encouraged to fall in love with other soldiers because studies showed that men who were fighting for their men were fiercer warriors
  • 1969 is often regarded as the year that the gay rights movement took off
  • The first time same sex marriage was recorded was in the early roman empire
  • The first pro-gay organization was founded in 1951 but had to use code to keep from being prosecuted
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Rights Gays Have

  • Can be in the army
  • Can adopt
  • Can get married in 6 states
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Famous Gays

  • Lady GaGa
  • Ellen DeGeneres
  • Portia De Rossi
  • Neil Patrick Harris
  • Drew Barrymore
  • Jessie J
  • Ricky Martin
  • Jonathon Groff
  • Chris Colfer
  • Alexander McQueen
  • Clay Aiken
  • Lance Bass
  • Lindsey Lohan
  • Rosie O’Donnell
  • Jane Lynch
  • Angelina Jolie
  • Channing Tatum

Meaning of Fag

  • Bundles of sticks
  • Meatball
  • Cigarette
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