Is there a greater proportion of gays among noncaucasians?


  • Jul 30, 2014 1:58 AM GMT
    Based on everyone's experiences, does it seem like there is a higher percentage of gay guys among "minority" demographics (at least in the United States)? I live in Texas, so it does not surprise me that there will be a high number of gay guys with a Hispanic background. However, it seems like the percentage of Hispanic guys that are gay, far exceeds the overall percentage of Hispanic people in the state.

    Again, this is based on my personal experiences and is in no way scientifically substantiated or researched. I'm just noticing on area dating websites and social apps, that the vast majority of the users are noncauasians or what most have identified as a minority. I realize that there are several factors at play including sample size, location, etc; the more appropriate question is whether certain demographics are more "out" than others or into dating online. I guess I am wondering if folks in other parts of the country are experiencing the same thing (i.e. more Asians/Hispanics in California, more African-Americans in DC, etc).

    Also, I am in no way suggesting that it is a negative thing if there are more minorities that are gay. I just think it would be interesting if whatever determines a person's sexual orientation might be linked to race/ethnicity.
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    Jul 30, 2014 2:02 AM GMT
    If it's based on personal experience, how the hell are we going to know for sure? Nobody even knows what percentage of the world population is gay.
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    Jul 30, 2014 2:11 AM GMT
    If you use documentary evidence, there is a greater gay proportion among Greeks. JUST KIDDING!
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    Jul 30, 2014 2:16 AM GMT
    woodsmen saidIf you use documentary evidence, there is a greater gay proportion among Greeks. JUST KIDDING!


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    Jul 30, 2014 2:03 PM GMT
    It's impossible to say. There's a pretty ridiculous statistic that suggests many heterosexual, married men are actually having sex with other men behind their wives' backs, (maybe even each other! Enthralling!) and I'm willing to bet these guys are the most bigoted of them all.

    I heard something 30 million reported cases in one year alone in the U.S.. icon_confused.gif

    Anyone who believes sexual divisions actually exist are just lying to themselves.

    Funny relevant story; my neighbor recently came home early from work, walked in on her husband and another man in their bed. Happens very often, all over the place all the time.

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    Jul 30, 2014 2:24 PM GMT
    in Texas and the southwest US, for the general population, the Hispanic population easily exceeds the whites.


    gay men are definitively are not the 10% they thought we were back in the 1940's

    gay men are definitely are more than the 2% the in recent government polling.


    so:
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    i just think these are really low numbers that count an invisible minority
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    Sep 11, 2014 3:34 AM GMT
    I'm Hispanic living brownsvill tx. An just wanted too tell you that here thers lots of us Hispanics that are gay. An you are rite,but. Alot of Hispanics are in the closest, cus of r race we're supposed 2 B real man according 2 r heritage. But just wanted 2 tell u that u make alot of sense, an i like the way u think. Thank u 4 understanding.
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    Sep 19, 2014 6:05 AM GMT
    foosballwizard saidBased on everyone's experiences, does it seem like there is a higher percentage of gay guys among "minority" demographics (at least in the United States)? I live in Texas, so it does not surprise me that there will be a high number of gay guys with a Hispanic background. However, it seems like the percentage of Hispanic guys that are gay, far exceeds the overall percentage of Hispanic people in the state.

    Again, this is based on my personal experiences and is in no way scientifically substantiated or researched. I'm just noticing on area dating websites and social apps, that the vast majority of the users are noncauasians or what most have identified as a minority. I realize that there are several factors at play including sample size, location, etc; the more appropriate question is whether certain demographics are more "out" than others or into dating online. I guess I am wondering if folks in other parts of the country are experiencing the same thing (i.e. more Asians/Hispanics in California, more African-Americans in DC, etc).

    Also, I am in no way suggesting that it is a negative thing if there are more minorities that are gay. I just think it would be interesting if whatever determines a person's sexual orientation might be linked to race/ethnicity.
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    Sep 19, 2014 6:27 AM GMT
    foosballwizard saidBased on everyone's experiences, does it seem like there is a higher percentage of gay guys among "minority" demographics (at least in the United States)? I live in Texas, so it does not surprise me that there will be a high number of gay guys with a Hispanic background. However, it seems like the percentage of Hispanic guys that are gay, far exceeds the overall percentage of Hispanic people in the state.

    Again, this is based on my personal experiences and is in no way scientifically substantiated or researched. I'm just noticing on area dating websites and social apps, that the vast majority of the users are noncauasians or what most have identified as a minority. I realize that there are several factors at play including sample size, location, etc; the more appropriate question is whether certain demographics are more "out" than others or into dating online. I guess I am wondering if folks in other parts of the country are experiencing the same thing (i.e. more Asians/Hispanics in California, more African-Americans in DC, etc).

    Also, I am in no way suggesting that it is a negative thing if there are more minorities that are gay. I just think it would be interesting if whatever determines a person's sexual orientation might be linked to race/ethnicity.


    I've wondered the same thing. My job takes me around the country alot and I have checked out gay bars and grindr and think the percentage of Hispanics/Latinos in/on are far greater than in the general populations I'm interacting with otherwise.