Britain to count gay population

By |2008-12-18T09:00:00-05:00December 18th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner

Britain’s Office for National Statistics is going to count the gay population.
Starting in January, a sexual-orientation question will be included in several of the office’s routine surveys, leading to an eventual estimate of the size of the nation’s gay community.
Respondents will choose from heterosexual/straight, gay/lesbian, bisexual or “other” – or can opt not to answer.
Officials say the results will be useful for gauging levels of discrimination and unequal treatment and addressing those problems.

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