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LGBT Adults Are More Likely To Read This

Jim Burroway

June 12th, 2009

From Harris International:

…[G]ay and lesbian adults online are reading more blogs than their heterosexual counterparts. When asked, just over half (51 percent) of the gay and lesbian respondents reported reading some type of blog, compared to 36 percent of heterosexual adults. A similar question on blog readership also was asked in November 2006, and at that time 32 percent of gay and lesbian adults then reported reading blogs.

Thank you for your support.

By the way, LGBT adults also are more heavily into instant messaging, social networking, and Internet dating than their online heterosexual counterparts.

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Jason D
June 12th, 2009 | LINK

very true, friends of mine from college, the same age as me are often baffled by blogs, MySpace, facebook, IM, SMS, and the big one that they still don’t quite get: Twitter.

But then again, straight people can flirt at just about any bar, club, restaurant, grocery store, coffee shop, bookstore, and bus stop without anyone batting an eyelash — and the issues that matter most to them generally get an even amount of attention in the MSM.

I bet a similar study might also show that other minorities, the differently-abled, and other sub-populations are more into social networking, blogs, and other pieces of the digital age.

Ephilei
June 12th, 2009 | LINK

And if I wasn’t transgender and non-heteroseal, I certainly wouldn’t be reading this blog!

Transplanted Lawyer
June 12th, 2009 | LINK

Hey, here’s an exception right here!

I’m a heterosexual man, married to a lovely woman. I’m also a big-time same-sex marriage supporter (and so is my wife). We understand that marriage rights should be for everyone.

This blog provides some of the best coverage of the issue of same-sex marriage on the internet. I come here for the information and news the blog provides on the issue.

My lack of interest in Twitter is, I suspect, more a function of my age and technical aptitude than my being heterosexual.

Priya Lynn
June 12th, 2009 | LINK

Thanks to you and your wife for your support, Transplanted Lawyer.

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