Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Gay City

Eric, the Roommate, is obsessed with numbers, statistics and city populations. He is always looking something up and he is an expert on cities around the world and their populations. Although he's straight he always has his eyes out for me, his rainbow-flavored best friend.

Eric, the Roommate was stunned to find that Orlando ranks between 9 and 10 on America's gayest city list. I was a little stunned too. Orlando? Like, Orlando, Orlando? I suppose it makes sense with Disney World and Tinkerbell and all that shit but, still, I just find it surprising.

Anyway, if you look up Gay Village on Wikipedia you'll find some really interesting statistics regarding the gays and our cities.

Top LGBT populations in U.S. cities and states

The U.S. city with the largest gay population is New York, with an estimated 272,493 gay residents.[3] Los Angeles is second with 154,270, followed by Chicago with 114,449 and San Francisco with 94,234.

The U.S. metro area with the largest gay population is New York–Northern New Jersey–Long Island, with an estimated 568,903 gay residents. Los Angeles–Long Beach–Santa Ana is a close second with 442,211, followed by Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI with 288,748.[4]

The following charts show a list of the top U.S. cities, states, and metro areas with: 1) the highest population of gay residents, and 2) the highest percentage of gay residents within city limits. (GLB population as a percentage of total residents).[3] The numbers given are estimates based on American Community Survey data.[5]

1 comment:

Kris said...

Just think about how many "actor, singer, dancers" work for Disney to get their big break. not to mention the behind the scenes graphic designers, etc. i.e. us art fags. I have been to several...shall we say..."get togethers" in Orlando. They usually turn out to be Disney bitch sessions.