December 28, 2023

Democrat and RINO leaders caused the illegal immigration crisis and they are ever-increasingly worsening it.


— Elburn passes ban on unscheduled migrant bus drop-offs with fines of up to $750 per passenger – Diane Pathieu, Liz Nagy, and Michelle Gallardo
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Elburn, which is 50 miles west of Chicago, isn’t the only community facing similar incidents, migrants have been dropped off in other towns, including Aurora, Fox River Grove, Rosemont, Elmhurst, and University park in recent weeks. Rosemont and Aurora have enacted ordinances banning unscheduled drop-offs. “We did one yesterday in Orland Hills, We’re doing one tomorrow in Matteson. It’s the same type of model ordinance that we’ve put our flavor to accommodate the particular municipality as far as the size,” said Burt Odelson, village attorney for Chicago Ridge. . .But Oak Park has a different approach. The village is using a grant from the state to support 162 asylum-seekers housed at a hotel and a YMCA. In addition, 18 people are staying at a local church with the support of volunteers.)
— Organizers demand Biden issue work permits for eligible Mexican families – Jasmine Minor
— Armed group carries out at least 4 robberies within 2 hours
— Illinois assault weapons owners must register guns by January 1 (COMMENT: Democrats and RINOs want to abolish the Second Amendment. On that path, they want to harass/punish gun owners by publishing their names, addresses, and the guns that they own.)

— Chicago suburbs scramble as ‘rogue buses’ drop off asylum seekers
— Brandon Johnson meets with mayors of New York, Denver amid migrant crisis
— Illinois’ hourly minimum wage will go up to $14 in 2024. (COMMENT: Adjusted for inflation, the minimum wage that I worked for 18 months washing dishes part-time 1964-1966 was $12.50. What I earned/saved enabled me to buy a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in May of 1966.)
— Armed crew responsible for more than a dozen Chicago robberies, at least 3 shootings

— Chicago suburbs passing laws as ‘rogue buses’ drop off asylum seekers
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On Wednesday night, Elburn passed a new ordinance governing how drop-offs of asylum seekers would be handled. “If they come in unannounced, especially after the train has stopped running, we may not be able to help them,” Administrator John Nevenhoven said. “We don’t have resources for 30-to-50 people in the middle of the night.” Elburn’s ordinance would oblige the bus carrier to file an application to use that bus stop for any intercity bus traffic, according to officials. . .Chicago Ridge officials also passed an ordinance on Wednesday. “The bus company has to get hold of us five days ahead of time, get a permit, and find out where to go and drop, and if they don’t, they could be fined and the bus could be impounded,” Chicago Ridge Attorney Burt Odelson said. Odelson says that around a dozen suburbs have passed similar ordinances in recent weeks. “I rep several municipalities. Two emergency passages in the last week, one yesterday, one tonight and another is expected tomorrow,” he said. . .In Oak Park, the village has welcomed more than 150 migrants, but permanent housing is needed by the end of January, something that other suburbs also have expressed. “We have no facilities,” Walters said. “Should a bus show up and people not decide to get on the train? We can’t force people to do that if they don’t want to.” Johnson said that “multiple rogue buses” arrived over the Christmas holiday weekend and dropped off asylum seekers in random locations in violations of safety protocols. In all, at least 95 buses have been cited in violence of Chicago’s ordinances, with two buses being impounded.)
— Chicago, New York, Denver mayors say cities are almost at capacity amid migrant crisis – SABRINA FRANZA, MARYBEL GONZALEZ
— Amazon truck stolen at gunpoint in Chicago
— Armed robbery in parking lot of Woodfield Mall
— Family says Chicago substitute teacher targeted 3rd-grader for being Palestinian – JERMONT TERRY (COMMENT: Government is nasty/vicious. Politics is nasty/vicious. Democrats and RINOs are nasty/vicious. Since 1953, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have a) stressed that virtually all my teachers and classmates at Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961, Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962, and Crete-Monee High School 1962-1966 were German American Protestants and b) used that to paint me as being a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. Better yet, I should sue them.)
— Suburban first responders take part in active shooter drill – NOEL BRENNAN

— Democratic mayors renew pleas for federal help and coordination with Texas over migrant crisis – AP
— Trump ballot ban appealed to US Supreme Court by Colorado Republican Party – AP

— More migrants arrive in Chicago as suburbs implement bus drop-off restrictions – Kasey Chronis
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Now the list of suburbs that have already approved or are exploring measures to prevent migrants from being dropped off is growing longer. “The City of Chicago is ill-equipped to take care of them, there’s no way we should be expecting small suburban communities to be able to do this,” said New Lenox Mayor Tim Baldermann. Baldermann says they’ve had police stationed at two Metra stations and have yet to receive any migrant buses; however, they did locate one migrant who was lost and walking along the highway. “We did have one migrant the other day who was walking down Route 30, we were able to, with our fire department and police department, communicate with this migrant who had said they’d been walking for a day and a half. They were told they were in Chicago and of course they weren’t,” said Baldermann. “Our fire department checked them to make sure they were healthy, make sure there was no pending medical issue, and then we were able to put them on a train and send them to the City of Chicago.” Baldermann signed an executive order last week prohibiting unscheduled buses. It remains in effect until the Board of Trustees meets on Monday, Jan. 8 to review and vote on the proposed ordinance. Similarly, in Elburn, the village board approved an ordinance to restrict “unscheduled intercity buses” on Wednesday evening.)
— Chicago mayor on migrant crisis: ‘Entire country is now at stake’ without significant assistance from Biden – Kristine Parks
— U.S. seeking border assistance from Mexico amid migrant crisis. Increasing illegal crossings at the U.S. Southern Border are set to be a key issue for the 2024 Presidential Election. The Biden Administration is ending the year with a key visit to Mexico to address it. FOX News Correspondent Rebekah Castor as the latest from Washington.

— Brandon Johnson Joins Mayors of New York and Denver in Calling for Federal Support for Migrants While Pushing Back Against ‘Reckless Approach’ in Texas – Amanda Vinicky
— Chicago dealing with arrival of increasingly sick migrants

— Johnson joins mayors of NY, Denver to call for help: ‘This is not something that should break our country’ Mayors Brandon Johnson, Eric Adams of New York and Mike Johnston of Denver warn that “without real, significant intervention immediately’ their cities are at the ‘breaking point.” – Michael Loria and Mary Norkol
— Democrat and RINO leaders caused the illegal immigration crisis and they are ever-increasingly worsening it.
— Mayor Johnson promised to stand up for CPS families. Instead, he’s shutting them out. The administration’s refusal to engage families in any public process has created distrust and is a far cry from the inclusive governance he talked about during his campaign, two nonprofit leaders write. – Daniel Anello and Hal Woods

— In ‘non-sanctuary’ Grundy County, signs along I-55 warned migrant buses to keep driving – Jonathan Bullington
— Mayor Brandon Johnson joins New York and Denver mayors in call for federal help with migrants – Caroline Kubzansky
— Groupon settles EEOC investigation, launching education fund for Black students – Lizzie Kane (COMMENT: How has EEOC impacted you? In 1971, when I was 22 years old, Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. That ended my plans for a career in the automotive industry. Because my Firestone Store boss rudely fired me because I accepted that offer, I accepted a job offer from IRS. My father had died and I needed a job to help support my mother and brother.)

— Candidates should be required to provide email addresses – Editorial (COMMENT: I should write a book about Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000 who did not what to answer any questions from me in my roles as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000 and as the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012. I would focus on those candidates who reject the most planks in the Republican Party platform, most commonly, its individual responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks. I would focus on those candidates who blame me the most for their defeats. I would focus on those candidates who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Of course, some people running for public office believe they don’t need to speak to the traditional media and refuse to answer questions from newspaper editors. That’s unfortunate, because we want to provide as much information about the candidates as possible so our readers can make educated decisions in the voting booth. The questionnaires we prepare for elections allow candidates to communicate their views directly to the public. The answers they provide are often published unedited on our website for anyone to see. . .One bright spot came from DuPage County Clerk Jean Kaczmarek, who has long worked to improve how her office runs elections. When asked, the DuPage clerk’s office immediately sent us the email addresses for all 30 candidates who had filed for countywide, county board and forest preserve board seats. So, we thank Kaczmarek and her staff for collecting the information in the first place — and providing it without forcing us to jump through hoops to get it. . .Candidates willing to answer questions from the press allow us to educate the voters about them — something we all want.)

— Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly destroy you if you do not promote LGBTQ.

— Texas has arrested thousands on trespassing charges at the border. Illegal crossings are still high – AP

— Migrant encounters reached 242,000 in November: ‘Our borders are not secure’
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene backs mass government layoffs: ‘There are plenty of jobs’ – JACKSON WALKER (COMMENT: To demonize, denigrate, and condemn the experience that I gained and the promotions that I got working for the federal government for almost 30 years, my RINO critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always demonized, denigrated, and condemned the federal government as being the employer of last resort, that is, the employer of those who lack what it takes to succeed in the private sector. In my defense, I stress that I passed the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt. I became a licensed CPA and earned four other job-related professional certifications. I earned three job-related master’s degrees.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., backed mass layoffs of government employees Wednesday, citing a wide availability of private sector work. The congresswoman was replying to reporting by journalist John Soloman, who shared a story about Javier Milei, the president of Argentina who some have likened to former President Donald Trump. The article details Milei’s recent dismissal of over 5,000 government employees. Rep. Greene reposted the article, saying she would support a similar measure being taken in the U.S. “This is the way and we should do the same,” the Republican wrote. “Release them to the private sector, there are plenty of jobs.”)

— New Illinois laws create incentives for teachers – Mike Miletich (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office 1980-1997, I received no incentives for my doing the following: a) earning a master’s degree in accounting in 1980, b) passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt and becoming a licensed CPA in 1981, c) becoming a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, Government Financial Manager in 1994, Financial Services Auditor in 1996, and Forensic Accountant in 1997, and d) earning a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997. If I had been a Democrat, minority, female, veteran, and/or younger, I would have received lots of incentives.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Teachers could receive a $4,000 bonus for two consecutive years if they are National Board Certified and work in hard-to-staff schools.)

— Pritzker Announces Additional Investments to Provide Food to Asylum Seekers

— 8 Black aldermen rejected Chicago’s sanctuary city referendum – Erick Johnson

— Kane County guides local leaders on asylum seekers. Kane officials announce plans to assist with unexpected arrivals.

— 2 Buses Of Migrants Dropped Unannounced In Naperville In Past 6 Days. The city said buses with migrants arrived at the Fifth Avenue Station before passengers boarded a Metra train for Chicago seeking shelter. – Jeff Arnold

— How long will it take for undocumented immigrants to find shelter in the suburbs around the City of Chicago? – Robert Cruz

— Migrant Crisis Reaches The Fox Valley


— County Administrator Notified Board Members of Saturday Fox River Grove Migrant Arrival
— Cary Started Planning for Migrants on the 20th

— Avoiding a conflict of interest: Nearly a third of Illinois lawmakers have rejected a taxpayer-funded pension – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner (COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always used my Civil Service Retirement System pension against me.)

— Illinois Supreme Court: FOID records exempt from public disclosure – PETER HANCOCK (COMMENT: Democrats and RINOs want to abolish the Second Amendment. On that path, they want to harass/punish gun owners by publishing their names, addresses, and the guns that they own.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The case revolved around a 2011 amendment to the Freedom of Information Act that exempts from public disclosure the names and information of people who have applied for or received FOID cards or concealed carry permits. According to briefs filed with the court, state lawmakers passed that amendment after the Associated Press filed a blanket FOIA request seeking the names of all FOID cardholders in the state, along with the expiration dates of their cards.)



— Democratic group pours $6 million into flipping George Santos’ seat blue – Ramsey Touchberry
— Colorado GOP asks Supreme Court to overturn Trump’s ban from primary ballot – Victor Morton

— DEI on the decline in Big Tech three years after George Floyd’s death – Christopher Hutton
— Chris Christie launches seven-figure ad campaign rejecting calls to drop out of race – Cami Mondeaux

— Immigration court backlog surpasses record-breaking 3M pending cases – Victor Nava
— The migrant crisis isn’t just socking New York’s budget but its economy, too – Editorial

— DEI Resistance Is Advancing. While the “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” plague is still with us, pushback is mounting. – Larry Sand (COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted DEI big time a) because they, their spouse, and/or their children benefit from DEI preference giving or want to benefit from DEI preference giving and/or b) because they want to pander to those who benefit from DEI preference giving, that is, those who are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, unmarried, parents, veterans, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, and/or those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time.)

— Go back to Texas, ‘por favor’ – Silvio Canto, Jr.
— DEI: Degradation, Exclusion, and Intolerance – M.B. Mathews
— Carol Swain explains how DEI has kept conservatives out of academia – Monica Showalter

— Foreign invaders ride the Taxpayer Express – DANIEL HOROWITZ

— Chicago Mayor on Increase in Most Violent Crime: ‘Reparations’ Money Will Help – IAN HANCHETT
— Chicago Mayor Johnson: Migrant Influx ‘Not Sustainable’ Without ‘Significant Federal Support’ – PAM KEY
— Joe Biden Deports 74% Fewer Criminal Illegals from U.S. Compared to Trump – JOHN BINDER
— Denver Mayor: My Sanctuary City Is ‘Ground Zero for America’s Migrant Crisis’ — Migrants Need to Be Spread Out – IAN HANCHETT
— Pregnant Migrants Admit: We’re Crossing Border to Score Birthright Citizenship for Our Anchor Babies – JOHN BINDER
— Palestinian Truckers Wave Flags in Four-Hour Chicago Caravan – PAUL BOIS

— 4 times conservative student groups faced double standards

— Biden hits Haley over Civil War response – Miranda Nazzaro
— Biden’s Immigration Enforcement Policies Benefit Criminal Aliens. – Jon Feere

— CNN Host Calls Out Chicago Mayor Shifting Blame Of Child’s Death At Illegal Migrant Shelter – BRIANNA LYMAN
— Sanctuary City Mayors Beg Biden Admin For More Help In Addressing Migrant Crisis – JENNIE TAER
— FBI Gun Background Check Database Contains Nearly 14 Million Entries For Illegal Immigrants – JENNIE TAER
— CNN’s Poppy Harlow asked Democratic Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson point-blank Wednesday whether he is being ignored by the Biden Administration when it comes to the migrant crisis. – BRIANNA LYMAN
— The Data Is In: These Are The Gayest States In The US – HAROLD HUTCHISON (COMMENT: I have always promoted the traditional marriage/family plank in the Republican Party platform. Since 2000, those who promote LGBTQ have worked the hardest against me. They have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me. I should write a book about them. Better yet, I should sue them.)
— Left-Wing Groups Urge Supreme Court To Let Biden Admin Continue Coordinating With Big Tech On Censorship – KATELYNN RICHARDSON
— Texas Universities Rebrand ‘Diversity’ Programs As Statewide Ban Goes Into Effect – BRANDON POULTER

— Oklahoma Becomes Latest State to Condemn DEI on Campus – Jonathan Butcher

— Record Set For Southern Border Encounters In One Month As Nearly 250,000 Cross Into U.S. – Spencer Lindquist
— 20% Of Young Americans View Osama Bin Laden In A ‘Positive’ Light – Zach Jewell

— Google, Meta, other tech giants slash DEI-related jobs, resource groups in 2023. Big tech companies have trimmed DEI roles by over 40% in 2023 and cut DEI groups as much as 90%. – Sarah Rumpf-Whitten

— Surgeon says ‘toxic’ DEI in medicine has led to ‘erosion’ of quality care: ‘Dangerous to our patients’ Dr. Richard Bosshardt railed against the American College of Surgeons for releasing a DEI toolkit for providers. – Kristine Parks
— Chicago mayor on migrant crisis: ‘Entire country is now at stake’ without significant assistance from Biden. Over 20,000 migrants have arrived in the city since August 2022. – Kristine Parks
— Adams slaps restrictions on migrant buses coming to NYC from Texas as numbers rise. The ‘sanctuary’ city has received more than 160,000 migrants. – Adam Shaw
— Biden admin created an ‘untenable asylum magnet’ – Robert Charles

— Chicago Mayor Impounds Buses from Texas, Citations Issued – KAREN TOWNSEND
— Illegals With Arrest Warrants Are Flying the Friendly Skies
— Corporate and Campus DEI Is in Retreat – JOHN SEXTON

— Chicago City Council Blocks Effort to Allow Citizens to Vote on Sanctuary City Status

— California law requiring gender-neutral toy aisles goes into effect Jan. 1 – Kenneth Schrupp
— Los Angeles looking to allow illegal immigrant police officers to be armed 24/7 – Kenneth Schrupp

— Citing Police Bias, Crystal Lake Park Police Department May Be Disbanded After 100 Years

— Biden’s border surge in 2023 has surpassed the total populations in each of 17 US states – Pat Droney

— Law Schools Finding Innovative Ways To Get Around SCOTUS Affirmative Action Ruling. “a growing number of law school admissions offices are interviewing some or all applicants as they try to glean more information about them” – Mike LaChance
— “DEI programs in the tech industry are in broad retreat” CNBC notes not only cuts, but also scaling back of hiring: “By mid-2023, DEI-related job postings had declined 44% from the same time a year prior…. In November 2023, the last full month for which data was available, it dropped 23% year over year. – William A. Jacobson

— Illegal Immigrants With Anchor Babies Using up More Welfare Than American Citizens
— Chicago Mayor Calls on Biden Admin for ‘Significant Investment’ in City Amid Immigration Crisis – Katabella Roberts

— Why Does Biden Insist on Worsening the Border Crisis? – JORDAN FISCHETTI

— Killing Wokeness: A City (Huntington Beach) Canceled “Pride,” Black History, and Women’s History Months — in California! – Selwyn Duke

— Many Asylum Seekers Don’t Qualify, Expect Entry Anyway – Eric Mack
— Chicago Alderman Raymond Lopez to Newsmax: Biden, Not Abbot, to Blame for Border – Nick Koutsobinas
— Biden Readying Red Carpet for Caravan – Texas state Rep. Brian Harrison
— NYC Mayor Adams: ‘Cities Should Not Be Handling National Problems’ – Eric Mack

— VA Reportedly Diverting Veterans’ Resources to Illegals – CATHERINE SALGADO

— Leprosy, Polio, Malaria, TB, Measles … and Massive Unscreened Illegal Immigration – James Varney

— The Chicago Mayor’s Hat Trick of Dreadful Policies – Charles Lipson

— What Does Trump Want Out of a Second Term? Here’s What Voters Think. – Leah Barkoukis


— Chicago mayor slams Texas Gov. Abbott as ‘reckless’ after migrant bus arrivals – NICK ROBERTSON
— Democrat mayors call on Biden for help amid migrant surge they blame on Texas – Darryl Coote (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly create problems and then blame those problems on Republicans. My Democrat superiors in the federal government promised their Democrat employees who were minority, female, younger, and/or veteran that they would get lots of preference, but when they had problems giving them that preference, they blamed that on me. My RINO superiors in the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, and Illinois Center Right Coalition promised their RINO members that they would get lots of preference, but when they had problems giving them that preference, they blamed that on me. I should write a book about the aforesaid.)
— These states have the most LGBTQ residents. – MIRANDA NAZZARO (COMMENT: I have always promoted the traditional marriage/family plank in the Republican Party platform. Since 2000, those who promote LGBTQ have worked the hardest against me. They have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me. I should write a book about them. Better yet, I should sue them.)
— Educational equality? Not in Chicago. – ELIZABETH GRACE MATTHEW

— Americans sour on the primary election process and major political parties (COMMENT: How many millions of illegals will use their false identifications next year a) to vote for Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, Independent plant, and RINO candidates in Republican primaries and b) to vote for Democrat candidates in the November 5, 2024 general election?)

— Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson says ‘entire country at stake’ because of migration crisis
— Accommodating illegal migrants costing American taxpayers $451 billion
— Biden’s ‘Vetting’ At The Border Exposed: Agents Reportedly Relying On Migrants’ Words – Andrew Sanders

— More than 7,000 asylum seekers have arrived in New York City in last 2 weeks, mayor’s office says – JENNIFER BISRAM, ALI BAUMAN

— Denver reassures migrant families will not be discharged from shelters by Jan. 1 after some express concerns – JASMINE ARENAS

— Denver floats housing migrants in neighboring cities – Evan Kruegel

— Calls to remove Trump’s star from Hollywood Walk of Fame draw mixed reactions – Will Conybeare, Mary Beth McDade

— Migrant Surge Overwhelms U.S. Border. Officials are struggling to contend with the chaos at the U.S.-Mexico border as thousands of migrants arrive every day, trekking from the farthest reaches of the globe. – Natalie Kitroeff
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Blinken Meets With Mexico’s President About Surge in Migration at the Border. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken’s meeting with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador comes as border crossings have reached record numbers and as a migrant caravan heads toward the United States. – Hamed Aleaziz and Emiliano Rodríguez Mega
— Red States and Blue States Are Becoming Different Countries – Jamelle Bouie (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly run America. They ever-increasingly replace voters who have demographics that vote for Republicans with voters who have demographics that vote for Democrats. I should write a book about their success doing that in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, and my precinct.)

— Democrats ever-increasingly blame Republicans for mass shootings.
— Democrats and RINOs have always used Affirmative Action and DEI to get rid of Republicans.
— Nikki Haley was asked what caused the Civil War. She made no mention of slavery. – Meryl Kornfield

— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: As migration surges, immigration court case backlog swells to over 3 million – Lauren Villagran
— What percentage of the US population is LGBTQ? New data shows which states have the most. – Claire Thornton (COMMENT: I have always promoted the traditional marriage/family plank in the Republican Party platform. Since 2000, those who promote LGBTQ have worked the hardest against me. They have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me. I should write a book about them. Better yet, I should sue them.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: New data estimates the greatest number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender U.S. adults live in the South, confirming findings from recent years. Across the country, researchers estimate more than 5% of U.S. adults are LGBTQ+, matching prior LGBTQ+ population data. Young people ages 18-24 are much more likely to identify as LGBTQ+, according to the report from the Williams Institute at the University of California Los Angeles. The report, based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, found that in 2020 and 2021, there were nearly 14 million LGBTQ+ adults in the U.S. − with some states having noticeably higher percentages of gay and queer residents than others. Earlier this year, a poll from Gallup found a slightly higher percentage of U.S. adults are LGBTQ+. Overall, multiple polls show that the adult LGBTQ population has been steadily increasing for years. “Look at the numbers, more people are coming out younger and people are coming out in places where LGBTQ folks have been less out and visible,” Cathy Renna, a spokesperson for the National LGBTQ Task Force, told USA TODAY. Broken down by state, the report shows Washington, D.C., Oregon and Delaware top the list for greatest percentage of gay and queer residents. The census, the nation’s most well-known population survey, does not gather data on Americans’ sexuality or gender identity. In 2021, other, smaller surveys from the bureau began asking those questions of respondents for the first time. How many people in the US are LGBTQ?
Researchers at the Williams Institute, a leading national LGBTQ+ population data research group, estimate more than 13.9 million LGBTQ+ adults live in the U.S., representing 5.5% of the population. Every year, Gallup also releases results of a poll estimating how many Americans are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Gallup’s last report, which polled a nationally representative group of 10,000 respondents, found 7.2% identified as LGBTQ+. The number was highest among adult Gen Zers, or people born between 1997 and 2012, according to Pew Research Center. South continues to have highest percentage of LGBTQ+ people
The new data shows nearly 36% of the nation’s adult LGBTQ+ population lives in the South, representing more than 5 million people. The number is also an increase from the last data released by the Williams Institute in 2014, showing 35% of the nation’s LGBTQ+ population lived in the South. Researchers defined the South as states spanning from Texas and Oklahoma, to Florida and north through Delaware. Kentucky, West Virginia and Washington, D.C., are included in the grouping. In recent years, Southern Republican-led states passed more laws restricting transgender health care, access to school sports and instruction on LGBTQ+ history than any other part of the country. For that reason, the South is at the forefront of the national fight for LGBTQ+ rights and equality, Renna said. “Despite the backlash and despite challenges we’re facing, we’re resilient and we’re not going anywhere,” Renna said. Speaking from New Orleans, which the National LGBTQ Task Force selected for its next annual conference, Renna said the South is where there’s the most at stake for people’s lives because it’s home to the most people living under the most oppressive laws. “This is where a lot of the work really needs to happen,” she said, adding that her organization chose to host its conference in Louisiana because “there are so many LGBTQ people here that are underrepresented in media, culture and frankly in the movement.” Researchers found that 5.7% of Louisiana’s adult population is LGBTQ+, ranking slightly higher than states like New York, California and Illinois. In 2021, another LGBTQ+ advocacy group, GLAAD, analyzed Southern media coverage of LGBTQ+ communities and found that dozens of outlets published few or zero substantive stories on LGBTQ+ issues, including HIV/AIDS, during the 18-month period ending in December 2020. Gen Z most likely to be LGBTQ+
Generation Z, the youngest American generation to include adults, has a much higher percentage of LGBTQ+ members than older generations. Researchers found that in 2020 and 2021, 15.2% of Gen Z identified as LGBTQ+, representing more than 4.6 million people. Earlier this year, Gallup found 19.7% of Gen Z − or nearly 1 in 5 − said they were LGBTQ+ in 2022. “It’s certainly not uncommon for younger people to say they’re lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or however else they would identify themselves,” said Jeff Jones, a researcher at Gallup who has been tracking LGBTQ+ population data since 2012. With each passing year, as more Gen Zers enter adulthood, the cohort’s LGBTQ+ members also push the entire adult national total higher, Jones said. “As more come into adulthood, replacing the older people, the overall number should go up,” he said. Bisexuals make up majority of LGBTQ+ population. Researchers have long found that bisexual people − people who are attracted to more than one gender − make up more than half of America’s LGBTQ+ population. Researchers at the Williams Institute did not break down data based on sexuality, instead focusing on state-by-state LGBTQ+ populations. The most recent data from Gallup found more than 58% of all adult LGBTQ+ people in the U.S. are bisexual. Researchers in 2019 found that compared with gays and lesbians, bisexuals are far less likely to be out about their sexuality with people they’re close to. Some public health professors who study sexuality say biphobia could be playing a role. What states have the most LGBTQ+ people? This month’s new data from the Williams Institute is the latest batch from the group to rank the states that have the greatest percentage of LGBTQ+ residents. As in recent years, Washington, D.C., takes the top spot, with 14.3% of adults identifying with the acronym. Here are the other top states, and the percentage of adult residents who said they’re LGBTQ+: Washington, D.C. − 14.3%, Oregon − 7.8%, Delaware − 7.5%, Vermont − 7.4%, New Hampshire − 7.2%, Washington − 6.9%, Colorado − 6.8%, Maine − 6.8%, Nevada − 6.6%, Massachusetts − 6.5%)
— Help for homeless students is at risk – Kalyn Belsha (COMMENT: I could earn enough money delivering mail for the Park Forest Post Office 1966-1969 to a) pay my UIC expenses 1966-1968, b) buy new cars in 1967 and 1968, c) pay my NIU expenses 1969-1970, and d) to graduate debt-free from NIU with a bachelor’s degree in management in 1970 because my parents provided me with room and board a) 1966-1968, b) weekends during my first semester at NIU in 1969, and c) the summer of 1969.)
— After USA TODAY investigation, military finally releases internal extremism report – Will Carless (COMMENT: The more planks in the Republican Party platform that you support, the more that Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you as being an extremist.)

— Nikki Haley Is Now on MAGA’s GOP Enemies List. Don Jr. banishes the 2024 presidential contender from the Trump coalition. – Editorial
— How to Save a Billion Hours – Mark Penn (COMMENT: Every hour that I spend putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters together and sending them out is another hour that GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletter readers do not have to spend on the internet.
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The average American spends 6 hours, 58 minutes a day on the internet. That adds up to 536.55 billion hours a year for all of us.)
— How Electric Vehicles Are Losing Momentum with U.S. Buyers, in Charts. EV sales grew nearly 50% this year but have plateaued in recent months. – Sean McLain and Nate Rattner
— The Art of Asking Your Parents for Money. What to consider before hitting up mom and dad for help with debt or down payments. – Veronica Dagher and Ashlea Ebeling (COMMENT: My critics/opponents have parents who have/had way more money than my parents did. My father almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills. Consequently, to have money for cars and for college, I did yard work 1962-1964, delivered newspapers 1962-1966, washed dishes 1964-1966, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966, delivered mail 1966-1969, and worked on an automobile assembly line in 1970. My father died suddenly in 1969.)

— Thousands Of Illegal Aliens Stream Across AZ Border

— Illegal alien influx re-introduces malaria, TB, leprosy, and polio to the US – John Steed

— A Florida lawmaker suggested on Tuesday that President Joe Biden has rolled out the welcome wagon instead of the paddy wagon to deal with the tidal wave of illegal immigration. Tampa-area Republican Rep. Laurel Lee, during an appearance on Fox News, called for tougher measures to protect American sovereignty since Biden has opted to turn law enforcement authorities into “travel agents,” by handcuffing their response to the border crisis. – Liam Edgar

— How the 1619 Project Distorted History – JAMES OAKES

— Long waits to see a doctor are a public health crisis – Oliver Kharraz (COMMENT: The more illegals in your county, township, and municipality, the longer the wait times to see a doctor in your county, township, and municipality.)

— White House wants Mexico to make it harder for migrants to reach U.S. border

— Remittances from Nicaraguan Migrants Mark New Record, Passing $4 Billion

— Texas plans to send MORE flights to Chicago after city started to cite bus companies and enact ordinances to slow arrivals as tit-for-tat between states intensifies. Texas officials charted a private plane to keep sending migrants from overwhelmed border to Chicago. City of Chicago enacted ordinance meant to slow migrant buses from arriving. One migrant bus was impounded and 96 citations were issued. – MARYANN MARTINEZ
— NYC Mayor Eric Adams threatens to follow Chicago’s lead and IMPOUND buses carrying migrants from Texas – as he and mayors of other ‘sanctuary cities’ team up to blast Biden administration: ‘The lack of care on display has created chaos’ More than 161,000 migrants have arrived in New York since spring 2022, according to an official tally, in buses sent north by Texas’ governor Greg Abbott. Chicago has received more than 25,000, and like New York is struggling to house and feed them. Chicago has imposed restrictions on buses entering the city to drop off migrants: on Wednesday, Eric Adams announced New York was following suit. – HARRIET ALEXANDER
— One in five young Americans has a POSITIVE view of Osama Bin Laden: Disturbing Daily Mail poll results also reveal three in 10 Gen-Zers think the views of the 9/11 mastermind were a ‘force for good’ Alarming poll results show some voters under 30 are sympathetic to Bin Laden. Families of 9/11 victims told the findings are ‘horrifying’ Bin Laden orchestrated the attacks that killed 2,977 and injured thousands. – WILLS ROBINSON

Author: David Diersen

The opinions that I express in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are based on experience that I have gained doing many things since 1948. I base my opinions on what I learned a) working for the federal government for almost 30 years -- Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997, serving on the Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter 1983-1996, and being a union member while I worked for the Post Office and IRS; b) earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, a masters degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, and a masters degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997; c) passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 and passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981; c) serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois Chairman 2005-2012, a member of the 2008 Illinois Republican Party (IRP) Platform and Resolutions Committee, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004; d) attending the 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 IRP State Conventions as a delegate; e) being the subject of a nasty 4-page article in the February 1978 issue of Money Magazine; f) pursing litigation including Diersen v. GAO and Diersen v. Chicago Car Exchange; g) being married since 1978; h) living in Crete 1948-1972, in University Park 1972-1976, in Chicago 1976-1978, and in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton since 1978; and i) being baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran.