Did it seem like a lot more of your friends were earning their degrees this year? Rainbow tassels and sashes were present at many college graduations this May and there's a reason for that. Gay / bi men are graduating at a higher rate than their fellow female sexual minority and higher than both of their straight counterparts.
Leigh Fine wanted to know whether the college graduation rates of gay, lesbian, and bisexual men and women reflected what we see in general. His respondents were 30 years old, on average — that is, old enough to have passed the age where most Americans complete their education — and they self-identified as non-heterosexual. – businessinsider.com
In order to get more realistic results, surveyors polled people like myself, individuals that were more settled in their lives than recent college graduates. My 20th college class reunion will be next year and I would like to think I'm doing a littler better now than in 1996. I'm comfortable with my sexuality, I'm out, have a good place to call home, I have a good career, and I blog part time for a super gay magazine and I'm working on my PhD. I'm content. Researchers realized that not only may it take time for people to earn their degree, but it may take others longer to become comfortable with themselves. The graph below shows the results of Fine's research.