Who we are...

But what does that mean now?

 

Actually nothing, because nobody knows the real number of LGBT * people.

Maybe that's a good thing, because why do you have to know how many of us there are? Let us continue to rely on our Gaydar . (What does “Gaydar” mean? It is a suitcase word made up of the parts gay and radar . It denotes the ability to recognize gays or lesbians . In fact, the results are based on the intuitive interplay of largely preconscious impressions of various sense organs. The term becomes like a fictional sense organ or uses a measuring instrument that deflects as soon as one believes it recognizes homosexuals.)

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Numbers from Pfaffenhofen

On December 31, 2019, exactly 26,497 residents were registered in Pfaffenhofen.

 

These figures come from the current population statistics, which are available to the citizens' office.

 

If you proceed arithmetically and consult the statistics from the polling institute DALIA RESEARCH, there are around 1,961 LGBT * people in Pfaffenhofen.

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Same-sex marriage

Same-sex couples in Germany have had the right to marry since October 1st, 2017. Previously, same-sex couples in Germany were only allowed to enter into a registered civil partnership.

 

In the first full year of marriage in 2018, around 37,000 same-sex couples got married. These figures were published by STATISTA RESEARCH DEPARTMENT on 05/05/2020.

 

According to these statistics, there were around 22,000 gay and around 15,000 lesbian couples who said yes.

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Rainbow families

In Germany, rainbow families are called same-sex couples with children. This type of family is still relatively rare in statistics. An exact estimate is very difficult due to the data situation. Among the rainbow families are adoptive and foster families as well as families whose children come from a heterosexual partnership.

 

In 2016, around 95,000 same-sex couples formed a common household. Perhaps one in ten of these partnerships can be described as a rainbow family in the narrower sense, since at the time of the survey at least one unmarried child lived in the household of the male or female couples. Around 14,000 children in Germany were part of such a rainbow family in 2016

 

Source: Federal Statistical Office

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wages

According to the study, the average gross hourly wage is:

 

18.00 euros for heterosexual men

16.44 euros lesbian women

16.40 euros for homosexual men

14.40 euros for heterosexual women

 

The differences remained even if the differences in qualifications, professional position, experience, industries and working time models were taken into account. The gap between gay and straight men even rises to more than two euros if the higher education of gays and bis is included. According to the widely documented “gender pay gap” of the wage gap between men and women, there is consequently also a “sexuality pay gap” of “significant scope” that affects gay and bisexual men.

 

Source: DIW Economic Research Institute, Berlin

Is Germany really the “queerest country” in Europe?

There is a new statistic on this topic.

 

First of all: Nobody knows how many gays, lesbians and trans people there are in the world. The numbers are estimated and constantly changing and are contradictory. The Kinsey study was commissioned in 1948 and since then everyone has always been talking about about ten percent of the population. Is that number a wrong interpretation of this study?

 

The Berlin polling institute DALIA RESEARCH has now published the results of the new Europe-wide survey. These results are intended to provide more education and bring our sexual preferences to light.

In August 2020, almost 12,000 Europeans were surveyed using web-based devices. This survey will take place four times a year and is used by Oxford University and the Bertelsmann Foundation.

 

And this study comes to the conclusion: Germany is the “queerest” country in Europe.

 

7.4% of the surveyed Germans define themselves as LGBT *

 

20 years ago, a survey came up with completely different values. Because at that time, a total of 1.3% of the men surveyed said they were gay and 0.6% of the women said they were lesbian. There were no figures on bisexuality, nor on trans people.

 

The new poll is different. All respondents were asked to indicate whether they identify as LGBT * and answer a question: "Which of the following answers best describes your current sexual orientation: only heterosexual; mainly heterosexual, occasionally homosexual; both homo- and heterosexual; mainly homosexual , now and then heterosexual; homosexual; asexual; no answer. "

 

On average in Europe, 5.9% of respondents describe themselves as LGBT * and even 8.6% of respondents say that they are not exclusively heterosexual.

 

There are considerably more in Germany: 10.9% see themselves as not exclusively heterosexual. A total of 6.8% said they had both heterosexual and homosexual tendencies. If you look at the whole thing separately by gender, 8.4% of women and 6.4% of men see themselves as LGBT *. Women generally seem to have less of a problem with having gay or bisexual sex than straight men.