Does it seem like some ethnic groups just simply have more gay people?

  • wesv

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    Sep 24, 2013 3:22 AM GMT
    I know it sounds like a stupid question but living in LA, where it's very diverse, it kinda seems like it. Maybe it's a cultural thing. From what I've seen, some ethic groups simply can't keep a secret in the closet.
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    Sep 24, 2013 3:33 AM GMT
    Ethnic Chinese and South Asian Indians should statistically have the most gay people.
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    Sep 24, 2013 3:38 AM GMT
    Some groups are more tolerant of homosexuality than others so there are more openly gay people in those societies.
  • mrhappy21

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    Sep 24, 2013 3:57 AM GMT
    Hmm... to me it seems like its a spectrum. Stereotypically men who are Caucasian or Western European would have the easiest time coming out to their families and friends, tho of course that isn't true for many White guys. People who are directly from Africa or from parts of Asia, on the other hand, may have families that are more "traditional" or religiously conservative, no?
    All I can accurately say is that as a Mexican-American, I only come out when I need to, and to those who I need to be out to.
    What are everyone else's experiences regarding your own sexuality and ethnic or cultural background?

    Oh, and BTW, I'm from Orange County. Next to LA, but different place altogether (at times haha)
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    Sep 24, 2013 4:12 AM GMT
    wesv saidI know it sounds like a stupid question but living in LA, where it's very diverse, it kinda seems like it. Maybe it's a cultural thing. From what I've seen, some ethic groups simply can't keep a secret in the closet.


    It just appears that way. In some cultures its still prudent to be discreet, so the disparity you see isn't how it actually is. Gay people are pandemographic; present in every culture but more oppressed and so hidden or obscure in some.

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    Sep 24, 2013 4:23 AM GMT
    Not having read anything specific, I'd think we were randomized throughout the population, so GAM's idea that the greater numbered sub-populations would have more of us seems in line with that thinking.

    In related news, here's a study on "Same-sex couples in Census 2010: Race and Ethnicity"

    http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/Gates-CouplesRaceEthnicity-April-2012.pdf

    which states that:

    In general, the racial/ethnic distribution of householders does not differ much between same-sex couples and different-sex married couples, while different-sex unmarried couples include a larger proportion of racial/ethnic minorities (see Figure 2). For both same-sex and different-sex married couples, 81% of householders were White. Compared to different-sex married couples, same-sex couples had slightly higher proportions of African-American householders and slightly smaller proportions of Asian householders. The proportion of Hispanic householders did not differ between the two groups (12%).
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    Sep 24, 2013 4:38 AM GMT
    GAMRican saidEthnic Chinese and South Asian Indians should statistically have the most gay people.

    and trannies/ladyboys