30% OFF Pride collection code: USAPRIDE! Free Shipping over $99

More LGBT People Are Moving To “Red” States

by Rob Smith March 02, 2016

 

Screen Shot 2016-03-02 at 3.30.46 PM

According to a new study from Consumer Affairs, LGBT people are moving to traditionally “red” states and adding a few more colors to the rainbow.

ConsumerAffairs.com used available information from the Census Bureau and Gallup to get the info and compiled it into the nifty map you see above, and the results are definitely intriguing:

 

  • Salt Lake City saw the biggest increase in the size of its LGBT community as a portion of the total population, moving from 39th place in 1993 to 7th as of 2014 (the most recent available data).
  • Of the 20 cities that saw a positive change in their ranking, 11 were in traditionally red states including Virginia, Kentucky, Louisiana and Texas.
  • Traditionally LGBT-friendly cities like Minneapolis, San Diego and New York saw a drop in their national rankings.

You can navigate around the map here and take a look at the LGBT demographic trends for multiple cities between 1990 and 2014.

It’s very cool, and the news really isn’t so shocking.

As LGBT rights rise, the traditionally gay-friendly meccas like NYC and the West Coast are no longer the oasis in the desert for gays looking for acceptance.

Also, Salt Lake City is surprisingly beautiful and packed with more gays than you think. The beautiful mountain views during the descent into Salt Lake City International Airport alone are worth the trip, and we hear they have a pretty great pride, too.




Rob Smith
Rob Smith

Author


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Think

And the winners of the 2017 Queerties are…

by David Reddish February 22, 2017

Congrats to all the winners and nominees!

Continue Reading →

Two super hot models rescue seven children from freezing cold pond in NYC

by Graham Gremore February 22, 2017

"I was in this park for a reason tonight," Jonas says. "I could’ve been anywhere right now but I was 100 yards away from kids who are drowning."

Continue Reading →

Italy’s anti-discrimination head embroiled in gay sex club scandal

by John Russell February 22, 2017

Francesco Spano is accused of funneling tens of thousands of euros to three gay sex venues.

Continue Reading →