The authors of the new research study analyzed the results of American national polls in which respondents indicated their sexual orientation. Data from the Longitudinal Study of Higher Education (HSLS) were used.
The analysis showed that homosexual men were in the most highly educated category of Americans. 52% of gay men have a bachelor’s degree, a higher percentage than the general population. In the case of gays with an advanced degree, their number is twice the number of such heterosexual men.
Lesbians are twice as likely as heterosexual women to drop out of college. Why this is happening cannot be reliably said.