¿Cuántas personas son gay?

    About half of all people are attracted to males and about half are attracted to females. Most females are attracted to males, but not all. About 91% of all females are attracted to males. About 9% (+- 4% margin of error) of all females are attracted to females. Females who are attracted to males are called heterosexual, or straight. Females who are attracted to females are called gay women, or lesbian.

     Most males are attracted to females, but not all. About 91% of all males are attracted to females. About 9% (+- 4% margin of error) of all males are attracted to males. Males who are attracted to females are called heterosexual, or straight. Males who are attracted to males are called gay men or gay.

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     Many still do not disclose their orientation and some avoid labels. The claim of 10% has been widely used but often criticized.  The National Bureau of Economic Research reported that 20% of the population are attracted to their own gender. A synthesis of the research suggests that the actual reported and non-reported estimates are between 5-13% of the population. [9% +-4% margin of error] (Ponder, 2007)

     Being male or female does not determine whether you are naturally attracted to females or males.  Sexual orientation, whom you are attracted to, is not determined by your gender (male or female).