B757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2570 times:
When the plaintiffs filed briefs in Lawrence v. Texas, they admitted that the 10% number so often quoted is totally bogus. The actual percent in the U.S. is probably less than 3% and even that uses a very liberal classification of what is a homosexual is.
Canadi>nBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2565 times:
Aint no Gays up here, Honey! Uh uuuuuh. Watch the hand, bitch, watch the hand. Givin ya serious attitude. Listen, Why the hell do you think the goddamned Beaver is our official national animal, Eh? We LOVE Beaver, baby,
even lots of Canadian women.......uh.......er..... Why the hell do you think record numbers of Canucks travel to Busch Gardens, Florida, year in, year out, day in, day out, in....out.....in....out......yes.....y e s.........YES!!!
RT514 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2268 times:
Interesting topic and I was bored, so I did some research.
How gay is Canada?
Apparently not as gay as our US neighbors, perhaps...
According to http://www.gaydemographics.org, Canada has 0.48% same-sex couples and the USA has 0.99% same-sex couples. Apparently DC is highest at 5.14% and North Dakota is lowest, at 0.47%
Granted, these are statistics of same sex couples, not a percentage of people who admit to being gay. However, it would have at least some value at getting a sense of the percentage of homosexual population. I'm not overly familiar with gay culture, but I wouldn't see any reason why homosexuals in either country would be significantly more willing or reluctant to admitting that they are in a same-sex relationship.
Incidentally, in case anyone is wondering why I provided percentages for Canada and the USA, it's because they are the only two countries that had percentages listed on that site.
N6376m From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2257 times:
Based on RT514's post, who can now doubt that life inside the beltway is different than that outside? 5.14% means that more than 1 in every 20 couples in DC are same sex. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Kevi747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1058 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2199 times:
You guys sure know (and care) a lot about gay people. Maybe you could teach me a thing or two.
I think the number of gays is much higher than most people think. Straight guys and some straight girls just don't know how to tell who's gay and who's not. (Unless someone's an obvious flaming queen or a butch diesel-dyke, of course.) When I was younger I felt like there were so few gays in the world. But now that I've been out for a while I see them everywhere. Sometimes its a little hard to tell though, because straight guys are emulating us so much.
It's very interesting for me to read responses on here, because I've lived in NYC for 6 years and I forget how common Americans feel about gay people. Having said that, I'm so glad I got hired as a flight attendant and was able to escape life in Fort Worth, Texas. The world I live in now is so different. Everyone I meet (gay, straight, bi, whatever) is so cool!! Now I only stick to the big cities (New York, Miami, Los Angeles, DC, etc) where I can be amongst open-minded people.
"Reality has a well-known liberal bias." --Stephen Colbert
LY4XELD From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 858 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2180 times:
Everyone I meet (gay, straight, bi, whatever) is so cool!! Now I only stick to the big cities (New York, Miami, Los Angeles, DC, etc) where I can be amongst open-minded people.
You gotta know where to go to find the open minded people. Being originally from New York, I can tell you that there are plenty of people there who are not open minded. Now I live in Dallas/Fort Worth and know that there are plenty of open minded people here too...you just have to know where to be!
And speaking of Canadians...my experience in Toronto and Vancouver have been that there are gays everywhere! Or maybe its that they know how to dress...I can't tell...my 'dar is always off when I'm in Canada. I am a fan of those Canadians, though!
RT514 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2123 times:
That's an even weaker and more intangible "method" of measure than percentages...
Don't be presumptuous, ConcordeBoy. I did not attempt to measure anything and neither promoted nor discounted any "method" of anything. I merely pointed out some statistics that I came across. I also pointed out in my post that I am not overly familiar with homosexual culture and therefore I did not intend to interpret anything from my findings. Interesting nonetheless, considering the significant difference (greater than twice as many, 0.48% vs. 0.99%) between 2 countries that share so many similarities.
I'm reporting this disgustingly stupid post to a moderator.
Interesting that this thread stirs up emotion within you, CXA330300. N6376m is right. If you don't like the thread, don't read it.