A survey of more than 500 people by the gay and lesbian charity GLAAD found that more than half of respondents (54%) said they had at least one partner who was gay.
It is the first time a national survey has revealed this widespread perception, which is in stark contrast to the public perception that gay sex is a taboo topic.
“A large number of people have said to me, ‘You’re not the only gay person I know’,” said Sarah Brown, a 37-year-old graphic designer and artist in Brighton.
If we don’t, the stigma that comes along with it, then we’ll be going in the opposite direction.” “
But it’s really important to have the option to be in a gay relationship.
If we don’t, the stigma that comes along with it, then we’ll be going in the opposite direction.”
GLAADE said it wanted to encourage people to have more options and to help create a safer world for gay people, but there were still plenty of questions that could be answered.
How do you know you are gay?