In the survey instrument, when LGBT adults were asked about their identity, gays, lesbians and bisexuals were asked about their sexual orientation while transgender respondents were asked about their gender identity. Penguin Books. When asked in an open-ended question to name the national public figures most responsible for advancing LGBT rights, President Barack Obama, who announced last year that he had changed his mind and supports gay marriage, tops the list along with comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, who came out as a lesbian in and has been a leading advocate for the LGBT population ever since then. Columbia University Press. Retrieved 18 November Some lesbians may prefer to identify as gay adj. Same-sex sexual activity was never criminalized in the following countries and territories:
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The Pew Research Center thanks and acknowledges M. The terms are seen as problematic by some, however, because they "obscure social dimensions of sexuality; undermine the self-labeling of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people; and do not sufficiently describe variations in sexual behavior". Retrieved 19 May Some lesbians may prefer to identify as gay adj.
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