Where Are All The Gays? New Report Has Some Answers


“Gay America, rather than being confined to a few places, spreads across every major region of the country,” says a new Gallup report, published today in The New York Times. Nationwide, Gallup says, 3.6 percent of adults consider themselves gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. And even the parts of the country outside the 50 biggest metropolitan areas have a gay population (about 3 percent) not so different from some big metropolitan areas. It’s a reflection in part of increasing tolerance and of social connections made possible by the Internet.”


Metropolitan areas with the highest rates of L.G.B.T. residents
San Francisco 6.2%
Portland, Ore. 5.4%
Austin, Tex. 5.3%
New Orleans 5.1%
Seattle 4.8%
Boston 4.8%
Salt Lake City 4.7%
Hartford 4.6%
Denver 4.6%
Los Angeles 4.6%
Louisville, Ky. 4.5%
Providence, R.I. 4.4%
Virginia Beach 4.4%
Columbus, Ohio 4.3%
Jacksonville 4.3%


Metropolitan areas with the lowest rates of L.G.B.T. residents
Birmingham, Ala. 2.6%
Pittsburgh 3.0%
Memphis 3.1%
Raleigh, N.C. 3.2%
Cincinnati 3.2%
San Jose, Calif. 3.2%
Houston 3.3%
Richmond, Va. 3.5%
Nashville 3.5%
Oklahoma City 3.5%
Milwaukee 3.5%
Kansas City* 3.6%
St. Louis 3.6%
Minneapolis-St. Paul 3.6%
Cleveland 3.7%

Published by edsalvato

Educator, marketing, communications and travel safety expert; LGBTQ Pavilion at the New York Times Travel Show; public speaker; expert panel organizer and moderator

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