9mm LGBT adults (4%); 500k Trangender Americans (0.25%); 2mm children being raised by LGBT families; 3% of population self-identify as LGBT, 4% have had same-sex relations in last year, 7% – 9% over life time
even among Rs, support for no recognition of LGBT relationships has dropped from 53% to 37% from 2004 to 2010
Since 2008, Gallup reports the majority of Americans find same sex relationships morally acceptable
550 largest LGBT NPOs have combined budgets of $547mm in 2009; the top 10 opposition NPOs have budgets 2x our top 550
all but 1/3 of revenues for our LGBT organizations go to NY, CA, DC or national organizations
less than 4% of LGBT adults gave $35 or more to one of the 550
Peter Murray – Center for Progressive Leadership. This guy a star. I want to help. Believes progressive pro-LGBT candidates can win in swing districts. Importance of Lifestyle organizations over Identity & Issue organizations – think NRA and AARP.
Nate Silvers analysis of varying polls says Americans near (not at) 50% supportive of equality in marriage (Marty Rouse reminds me to say freedom to marry). But, polls didn’t select voters. Voters are older and more conservative than general population. LOVE.COMMITMENT.FAMILY – this is how we need to lead going forward. Others don’t connect with rights & benefits as well.
LGBT elders – SAGE, must be involved with SAGE if doing elder care. Federal Older Americans Act.