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What States have the Most/Least Gays?

By February 21, 2013

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Have you ever wondered where the most LGBT people live in the United States? Would you guess states like California, New York or Florida? Well, if you did, you'd be wrong. Would South Dakota even be on your list? In fact, according to a recent Gallup Poll, the percentage of gays and lesbians in South Dakota is higher than Massachusetts, New York or Florida. It turns out Washington, DC has the highest percentage of LGBT people, with a whopping 10% of the population reporting to be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

And what about the places with the least amount of LGBT people? Some of those on this list probably won't surprise you, like North Dakota and Mississippi and Tennessee. But would you guess that one of the states with the lowest percentage of LGBT people is a state where same-sex marriage is legal? Check out that list here.

What do you make of these statistics? Think they're accurate? Or do you think the polling was flawed?


February 21, 2013 at 11:08 am
(1) bearry says:

We just moved to Fort Lauderdale, FL area. We have never, never seen so many gays in my life: on the street, gated communities, church. I’m talking gay men, not lesbians. They swarm everywhere, and it is very obvious they are out. My wife works at a large state university and she says lots and lots of staff are gay there also. We simply cannot fathom the numbers that we see. It’s amazing FL is not on the list for the most gays and that FL has such a poor record for LGBT rights.

Maybe when the survery was done, they called the wrong people. Maybe gays here don’t have phones. They are here in volume like we’ve never seen anywhere.

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