I've been told this before, when you go out to meet people, meet peopl for the things you have in common. In other words...do the things you like , sports, whatever, and meet people there.
You're bound to find a mix of people with different personalities, some gay, some bi some straight but the cool thing is everyone already has something in common. my advice - don't go out looking for friends at gay functions. I mean don't go out with that intent. ..commonly what will happen you will just end up having being gay in common.