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Survey says LGBT people are more worried about the environment

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  1. Strange

    You’d think it would be the other way round.

    Seeing as straight people are more likely to reproduce you’d think they’d be more concerned about the world they are leaving for their children.

  2. I’m still not going to vote for the Green Party!

  3. Hodge Podge 21 Jan 2011, 10:09am

    @David well if I’m going to be cynical, maybe it’s more easy to be preachy about overpopulation when you don’t have to worry about sacrificing anything.

    I await the climate change “sceptics” in the comments thread though.

  4. Jock S. Trap 21 Jan 2011, 10:55am

    I think this stands to reason.

    Gay/Lesbians do like to be leaders amount men/women. Makes sense that we are more conscious of our surrounding and what to make it better for others.

    It’s just a shame many of our counterpart wish not to see it.

  5. I’m depressed by this as I thought we would be on the forefront of questioning the received wisdom of the day. Mind you, I bet the person who commissioned the poll had an enviro-axe to grind…

  6. Received wisdom? Personally, I’d have thought that “it’s generally a good idea to take care of the world you live in” was a fairly intuitive idea :)

  7. Will, Environmental Consultant 21 Jan 2011, 6:09pm

    Clearly it’s a shame we LGBT’s aren’t reproducing more. Come on my good people!

  8. I agree with Sally. No economy,no environment.

    Last week 2 affluent gay men, with a house with the latest kitchen, latest wide screen cinema ect, lost all in the mighty Brisbane floods. Now the initial shock is passing, their questioning is beginning. Why did we need so much stuff after all ? Why did we update our kitchen every two years ? Why did we have 4 wardrobes full of shoes and clothes ? Every one has to make an effort if we want to see the planet survive as we know it.
    Now Brisbane has to find new land fill sites as it has stadiums full of refuse.

  9. Being queer, and definitely not “a breeder,” I’m aware of the irony of this situation. However, as I’m not going to be leaving offspring for the sake of “carrying on my family name” (or similar “duty to the greater diversity of the gene pool” reasons), I’d like to leave a tidy planet. That would be my legacy.

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