Gay people are more likely to be haunted by ghosts than straight people

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It turns out LGBTI people are more likely to be haunted by ghosts than straight people.

And you thought Donald Trump was all we had to worry about.

Autostraddle has asked over 12,000 of their readers about their experiences from spirits from the great beyond.

A quarter of LGBTI women and non-binary people said they had definitely been in the presence of a ghost.

Compared to the population at large, according to Pew, 18% of Americans have said they’ve seen a ghost.

56% of LGBTI women and non-binary people said no, compared to 80% of the general population.

36% of pansexuals are the most likely segment to have answered yes to that question.

Other findings include:

  • 29% of non-binary people and women have seen/felt a ghost, compared to 22% of trans women and 24% of cis women
  • People with pets are more likely to be haunted. Those with lizards or amphibians are the most haunted of all
  • 31% of rural-dwellers claim to have seen a ghost, compared to 26% of suburban and 24% of urban-dwellers.

The majority of alleged sightings happened in a person’s home. Many say they felt a spirit in their college dormitory.

Others reported seeing them in train stations, theaters, and hotels.

One survey respondent said her house was ‘lightly haunted’. They reported the ghost ‘only acted up when I was supposed to be doing homework but wasn’t.’

Another said they saw an apparition in a historic farmhouse. In its backyard, there were two broken gravestones from 1860 of a mother and child who died during childbirth.

‘I felt and heard a constant presence living that house,’ she said. ‘Saw apparitions. It was wild.’

And another said: ‘I don’t believe in ghosts but I definitely saw one in Portland.’

Are LGBTI people possessed by ghosts? (Spoiler: No)

Back in 2016, the Spiritual Science Research Foundation claimed LGBTI people are ‘possessed’ by ghosts.

It claimed: “The main reason behind the gay orientation of some men is that they are possessed by female ghosts.

‘It is the female ghost in them that is attracted to other men. Conversely the attraction to females experienced by some lesbians is due to the presence of male ghosts in them.

‘The ghost’s consciousness overpowers the person’s normal behaviour to produce the homosexual attraction. Spiritual research has shown that the cause for homosexual preferences lie predominantly in the spiritual realm.’

Author: Joe Morgan

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Court finds 16-year-old charged with ‘gay propaganda’ in Russia innocent

Maxim Neverov

The teenager arrested for spreading ‘gay propaganda’ in Russia has won his appeal.

In July, 16-year-old, Maxim Neverov, was charged with ‘promoting non-traditional sexual relations’ for publishing several photos on the page on the social media network VKontakte.

In August a local court found him guilty of  ‘propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships’. The court issued him a 50,000 rubles (US$760) fine as punishment.

But Neverov appealed and today the Biysk City Court of the Altai Territory upheld his appeal.

The teenager believed law enforcement began monitoring him after a ‘Gay or Putin’ performance he organized in May this year.

As part of this performance, he sent the request for 12 event permits the administration of Biysk in southern central Russia. Some of the events included, a rally for the recognition of Putin as a saint and a rally in defence of the rights of all gays named Vitali.

Neverov’s lawyer Artem Lapov celbrated the win.

‘I am glad that justice has triumphed. The court approached the examination of evidence very scrupulously,’ he said.

‘All documents were examined in detail, the witnesses were interrogated. Information was also requested from the social network VKontakte.

‘As a result, the court used the principle of the presumption of innocence and came to the conclusion that Neverov’s guilt in committing the offence was not proven. On the basis of this, our complaints were satisfied, and the decision of the Commission on Juvenile Affairs was cancelled.

Gay propaganda

Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, introduced the gay propaganda law in 2013.

Since then, LGBTI people have been the targets of persecution and violence. Authorities banned the rainbow flag and routinely shut LGBTI events.

Author: Shannon Power

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