LGBTQ* Graphs, Charts and Data
Religion and Support Of LGBTQ* Issues
(focusing in text on gay/lesbian issues within the polls)
By now we have all seen Gov. Rick Perry’s “Strong” video which implies that as a Christian, gays and lesbians are not equal in representation and consideration within the United States. But how do Christians feel? More so, how do most religions feel about same-sex marriage and gays and lesbians in the military?
The above graph is supplied by THE PEW FORUM which over the last few years has continued to poll and graph religious views and voting practices on many issues including same-sex/gay marriage, education, government, bioethics and politics.
The above graph indicates a growing support for those who identify with a religious affiliation and their support for LGBTQ* rights and equality. Those numbers also grew among religious groups before the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell when polled about their support of lesbians and gays in the military.
The graph below highlights the levels of education completed in relation to religious identification. It is interesting to note that the higher one’s education/the deeper one’s pursuit of knowledge reflects a higher acceptance and support for LGBTQ* issues.
LGBTQ* Movies/Films To Keep On Your Radar
Ashok runs a family business that sells takeout food that also has a video rental store at the side. Ashok’s extended family includes his wife Radha, his brother Jatin, their ailing mother Biji and their manservant Mundu, all living under the same roof. Ashok agrees to marry the beautiful Sita in an arranged marriage, although he is actually in love with Julie, a Chinese-Indian. At first glance, you see a happy middle-class family going through the normal paces of everyday life. However, as the layers are slowly peeled back, we find a simmering cauldron of discontent within the family, with almost every family member living a lie. Marriages in the family turn out to be emotionally empty, without love or passion. Sita and Radha become fast friends, and, in time, much more than that. But their love is not without its share of painful obstacles. Written by Hariharan