1992 investigation revealed that 6.1% of
males in Britain have had a homosexual experience in France the number was 4 %.
According to a survey of 2003, 12% of Norwegians was homosexual. In New Zealand
a recent report proposed that 20% of the population anonymously reported same
homosexual feeling meanwhile few of them identifying as homosexual. Percentage
of persons identifying homosexual was 2 to 3%. According to a 2008 survey only
6% of Britains characterized their sexual desire as homosexual or bisexual, more than twice
that number of Britons have had some types of sexual contact with some one of
the similar sex. In USA, according to exit polling on 2008 election day for the
2008 presidential election, 4% of electorate self recognized as LGB , the same
percentage as in 2004. An estimated 34,000 homosexuals who are in relationship
are engaged by the national government.
The 2012 U.S. presidential election have seen that,
for the first time, the election of a major party candidate who publically
supported and upheld same-sex couples’ right to marry. Exit polling from the
election found that 49 % of voters supported legal marriage for homosexual
couples in their states, compared with 46% who restricted. voters for the first
time openly endorsed marriage rights for bisexual couples by strong majority in
three states. Difference this rising support for homosexual with the fact that
since 1998, 30 states have enacted constitutional amendments to limit marriage
to different-sex. The topic of same-sex couples and their status in U.S.A
remains a highly perceptible and controversial.
3.5% of adults in the America identify as
LGB and an estimated 0.3% of adults are transgender.
In 2001 Kaiser Family Foundation survey found that
60% of Americans ages from 17-29
support same- sex marriage. They don’t see
the harm since same sex couples may be in love too, but this is a ethical issue
that affects our society.
Likely nineteen million Americans reported that they
have engaged with homosexual behavior and approximately 25.60 million Americans
admit at least some homosexual magnetism.
there is no official demography for the LGBT population, but the Govt. of India
submitted fixture to the supreme court in 2012, according to which there were
approx 2.5 million gay people recorded in India. These records are just in view
of those people’s who have self confirmed to the Ministry of Health. These
statics may be substantially higher for individuals who have hidden their
identity, since a number of homosexual Indians are living in the secret due to
fear of prejudice. However there are many websites in India which provide to
bisexual, gay, lesbian, and transgender communities and many people are
enrolled and actively communicate and guidance each other through these
destination. According to trendy gay dating website, which has about 1.8
million men registered from around the world, India has about 14 thousand individual males registered , a fixture more
than western countries like the USA(46,645) and the UK(41,021) and positions
third on the list of individual’s registered from a nation nearly 80% of them
are from 15to30 age range with highest numbers registered in states of
Maharashtra(25,564) Tamil Nadu(16,380)
Karnataka(14,763) and Delhi(13,441), while cities with the highest
numbers are New Delhi (13,441), Mumbai(11,001)., Hyderabad(10,273) and
Bangalore (8,000 ).
On 24 August 2017, Indian Supreme Court gave the country’s LGBT community
the freedom to safely utter their sexual orientation .Therefore an individual’s
sexual orientation is protected under the country’s Right to Privacy law.
However, the Supreme Court did not directly overturn any laws criminalizing homosexual
In 2004, the most research depict that a majority of
the USA population still anchorage negative attitudes towards gay people’s and
homosexuality, although the size of majority has diminish markedly over the
previous decade .The Canadian, British and Australian population has a tendency
to be more accepting of homosexuality than Americans but their attitude are
generally predict by the same demographic characteristics and values. The most
data show that in 2002 those considering homosexuality to be always wrong
constituted just 50% of the population, while over 30% of the population now
believe homosexuality is not a erroneous at all.
Altemeyer (2001), conducted a parallel study in a
Canadian University, which showed that while opinion on the suitability of
homosexual deeds changed very little between1984 to 1998, respondents become
much less willing to confine the civil liberties of homosexual people.
days homosexuality is general issue in our society that need to take up this
study come up knowledge and attitude among college students in a selected
college of Rewa. In recent year there has been significant increase in public
awareness regarding homosexuality .so by the help of this study assess student
knowledge about homosexuality and attitude towards homosexuality.