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  1. Priya Lynn
    February 22, 2013

    Nathaniel, as long as I don’t actually try to practice medicine, why does it matter if I tell people I’m a doctor?

  2. Kevin M
    February 23, 2013

    I think that estimates around 3% are almost always low. When you look at more granular data (http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/10/20/opinion/darker-rainbow.html) you see rates as high as 6% (in young men of color). Older and white men are less likely to identify as gay to survey takers, but not less likely to actually be gay; you’d expect a random distribution of gays among all ethnic groups, so rates that differ more than 2% between white men and black men mean something funny is going on. The sheer number of older, white men who are unlikely to identify as gay to a survey taker are depressing the average.

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