Dustin Kight

News Flash: 100% of My Friends Say Leaders Should Be Stewards and Listeners, Too

Filed By Dustin Kight | November 08, 2007 3:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics, Politics, The Movement, Transgender & Intersex
Tags: employment discrimination, ENDA, HRC, trans-inclusion

In a recent poll, 100% of my contacts and close friends said that leaders should be stewards and listeners. Participants were asked to respond to the following statement:

"When a community is faced with difficult decisions, that community's leaders should honor their positions of power by working to appease majorities within that community while educating strongly about and advocating for its minority members."

On a related note, 100% concurred that this applies especially to situations in which the majority group has made clear promises to protect and advocate for the minority.

A follow-up question was asked: "If you were a member or otherwise affiliated with a group that brokered its success on the backs of others, would you maintain your allegiance?"

Preliminary results point to No.


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hahha, great poll data, great poll.

Polling the LGBT community is easy in a 3-step process!

  1. Find a list of people associated with something gay. Advocate readers, WNBA season ticket holders, and Justin Timberlake Fan Club members are all great examples!
  2. Ask questions with as little context as possible. Make sure you avoid asking people what words they'd use to describe their sexuality or gender identity - that makes a mess of what should be super-easy!
  3. Market the results as a "Ground-breaking study of the LGBT community" and say that anyone who questions your methodology just hates your results
Oh, that's good. This is going to make a post someday. Just not on this HRC poll, but I don't think that there's going to be any shortage of these bunk polls.