Gay men population in Birmingham UK

  • warrior1234

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    Apr 14, 2015 2:43 PM GMT
    Guys, in percentage wise, what do you think is the population of gay MEN in Birmingham UK?
  • Svnw688

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    Apr 14, 2015 4:03 PM GMT
    Well, if it's a "normal" city it'd be 4 to 10% since that's the scientific/birth average, correct?

    From there, I'd say this is a larger city, and therefore a beacon or safe haven for LGBTs, which will artificially inflate the percent. Spit balling, but say, 6 to 14%.

    Averaging those out, I'd suggest 10%.
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    Apr 14, 2015 5:50 PM GMT
    Svnw688 saidWell, if it's a "normal" city it'd be 4 to 10% since that's the scientific/birth average, correct?

    From there, I'd say this is a larger city, and therefore a beacon or safe haven for LGBTs, which will artificially inflate the percent. Spit balling, but say, 6 to 14%.

    Averaging those out, I'd suggest 10%.


    I think your base rate is a bit high and is more around 1.5%.
  • HottJoe

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    Apr 14, 2015 7:18 PM GMT
    swimmer_sf said
    Svnw688 saidWell, if it's a "normal" city it'd be 4 to 10% since that's the scientific/birth average, correct?

    From there, I'd say this is a larger city, and therefore a beacon or safe haven for LGBTs, which will artificially inflate the percent. Spit balling, but say, 6 to 14%.

    Averaging those out, I'd suggest 10%.


    I think your base rate is a bit high and is more around 1.5%.

    As usual, your subtle homophobia isn't very subtle.icon_confused.gif

    Question: Does your unsubstantiated claim that gay people make up only 1.5% of the population somehow justify your opposition to my marriage, or your advice that gays should stay closeted??? In other words, would you be less bigoted toward a majority than you are toward a minority?
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    Apr 14, 2015 8:00 PM GMT
    The percent is probably the same as anywhere else in the world with cities maybe having more of a concentration than rural areas plus for the UK add one queen.

    Even the concentrations might be somewhat of a wash because there's more of everything in cities except, of course, farmland.

    While the numbers seem in a constant state of being tweaked, here are likely stats based on the latest methodology of utilizing a veiled study, unused before, which assures the anonymity of answering to negate factors of shame or other embarrassment or fear of harassment, etc.

    http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2013/10/09/study-polls-may-underestimate-anti-gay-sentiment-and-size-of-gay-lesbian-population/
    ...A team of researchers from Ohio State and Boston Universities say the answer to both questions is yes.

    “We find substantial under-reporting of LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender] identity and behaviors as well as underreporting of anti-gay sentiment …even under anonymous and very private conditions,” the researchers wrote in a working paper just published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

    The study was conducted by economists Katherine B. Coffman and Lucas C. Coffman of Ohio State University and Keith M. Marzilli Ericson of Boston University.

    They used a novel research method that, in addition to the usual privacy and anonymity afforded by the best practice survey techniques, goes further and makes it virtually impossible to connect individual respondents with their answers to sensitive questions. They call this technique the “Veiled Report” method.

    ...In the results using the experimental technique, self-reports of non-heterosexual identity amounted to 19% of those surveyed using the Veiled Report methods – 65% higher than the 11% in the control group. The share reporting same-sex sexual experiences also grew from 17% in the control group to 27% in the Veiled Report group, they reported...
    FT_13.10.08_LGBTsurvey.png

    Here is the study "Issued in October 2013" from the National Bureau of Economic Research
    http://www.nber.org/papers/w19508?utm_campaign=ntw&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ntw

    And here's who they are:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Bureau_of_Economic_Research
    ...an American private nonprofit research organization "committed to undertaking and disseminating unbiased economic research among public policymakers, business professionals, and the academic community...

    ...The NBER is the largest economics research organization in the United States. Many of the American winners of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences were NBER Research Associates.

  • warrior1234

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    Apr 14, 2015 8:46 PM GMT
    I did some research a few hours ago and I read somewhere that it's estimated that 6% of the Birmingham (UK) population are gay men and women. But this was back in 2009 so I wonder what is it like now in 2015.

    I want to increase my chances of meeting guys, dating them and doing them lol.

    I went to Birmingham a few times and I have to say it's much better than my home town Wolverhampton.

    I can't stand dating sites anymore. I don't believe most gays are using gay dating sites at all. I'm sure there are a lot of guys that I find attractive out there than I can have a chance with.