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Survey of Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals On Identity, Political Attitudes, and Civic Engagement to Be Discussed at June 18 Forum

June 10, 2008
N-480, 2007-08

Findings from a survey discovering that lesbians, gays, and bisexuals (LGBs) report higher levels of civic engagement and a greater interest in politics than does the American population overall will be discussed at a public forum at New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center (208 W. 13th Street, betw. 7th and 8th Aves.) on Wed., June 18 at 7 p.m.

The forum, which is free and open to the public, will include the study’s authors: Patrick Egan, an assistant professor in New York University’s Department of Politics; Murray Edelman, a distinguished scholar-in-residence at Rutgers University who previously oversaw exit polling for Voter News Service; and Kenneth Sherrill, a professor of political science at the City University of New York’s Hunter College. In presenting the results, they will address the following questions: What do LGBs think and believe about politics and public affairs? What are their priorities for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender movement? And how distinct are their political values from those of Americans as a whole?

The survey, conducted in November by the New York City-based Hunter College Poll, was supported by a grant from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

The complete study may be found at: http://www.nyu.edu/public.affairs/pdf/huntercollegepollreportcomplete.pdf

For more information, contact Professor Egan at 212.992.8078 or patrick.egan@nyu.edu.

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