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Gay or Straight

Are you Gay or Straight?   190 members have voted

  1. 1. Are you Gay or Straight?

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    • Both?
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Im making this because we seem to have a high percentage of gay forumers so Im curious to find out what that is. No disrespect or anything, feel free to keep things anonymous, just please vote.

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It's a legitimate question. I've always wondered why gay people seem to be more interested in urban/skyscraper forums. I think it's undeniable that it's true, though.

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Gays do seem to be more interested in cities and urban environments. They have a reputation of moving into questionable areas in cities and fixing up the buildings. This has happened to some extent in every major city that I can think of. Because they typically don't have children to raise, gays can move into a rough neighborhood and not have to worry about the things that straight couples do. Things like the school district an area is in or a higher than normal rate of crime aren't as big of a concern when there aren't children in the picture.

I have heard from many people that there are a lot of gays in architecture school. This would support the notion that a larger percentage of the gay population is interested in architecture, urban planning, and cities than the straight population, especially given that only about 10% of the general population is GLBT. Whether this is true or not, I have no idea. I'm the only gay guy I know of in my architecture program, but I'm sure there are others. Of course I'm sure the other gay guys in the program are thinking the same exact thing as I am. Haha.

There actually is a great book about this out, but I can't remember the name of it. I'll post it if I remember it.

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I didn't know you were gay, Allan. "Not that there's anything wrong with that". It's funny how people form their opinions and assumptions. But never assume anything, lol!

I agree, that for some odd reason, gays tend to be more urban-friendly, which is fine by me!

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Allan made some very good points. He listed some very good reasons why I moved into my neighborhood. The schools aren't the best, but having no kids I really don't worry although I do care about the quality of education. I moved here because I knew alot of people in the area and by buying an older home I got alot more space than if I had bought a new home. I also moved to this neighborhood because I hate suburban sprawl and wanted to do nothing to contribute to it. I also try to do as much shopping in town as possible.

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If only more Americans lived by your urban mentality, waccamatt.... (btw, older houses are the bomb!)

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Waccamatt, you brought up a point I didn't even think of. By buying in the city, you can often purchase a larger, old home for the same amount or less money than a smaller home in the suburbs. Detroit is an extreme example of this. Entire mansions can be had for $300,000 or less in the city, whereas a similar home in the suburbs might cost $600,000 or more. The city houses are also built more solidly, have more character, and are often times larger than the suburban houses. The neighborhood might be a little rough around the edges, but it's likely to be more walkable and liveable than any suburban neighborhood would be. Old neighborhoods are scaled for people, not cars. True, the house might need a little work, and the school system might not be all that great, and crime might be slightly higher, but for many people it's worth the tradeoff. This is especially true for gays, where there isn't a need to worry about having a good school system, large yard for the kids to play in, etc.

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**EDITED FOR CONTENT**

This forum is not a forum for hate, please watch your comments.

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Ya'll, orry, but gay folks make me sick.

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maybe you should quit eating them then. <_<

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I'm strait. There does seem to be a lot of gays in the Urban Forums. Also there seems to be a lot of democrates.

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Ya'll, orry, but gay folks make me sick.

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Great response :rolleyes:

Ignorant people make me sick.

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^and bad grammar and typos give me gas.

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:rofl:

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I'm not gay, but my mom is. But I do happen to hate sprawl and love the city.

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i'm straight also but i do have gay friends. they are some of the most fun people i know. always full of life. but like women, always full of drama. :P

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But I do happen to hate sprawl and love the city.

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Your mom raised you well. :)

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Your mom raised you well.  :)

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Thanks. The interesting thing is that I'm the rabid urbanist, while my mom begrudges urban life and yearns for a pastoralist life.

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Im Straight, and I dont mind being around gay people, its not like they would try anything on a straight person. Besides some of my cousins are gay and theyre very cool to chill with.

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The rule I live by is that if you are cool to me, I will be cool to you, regardless. I hold no stereotypes and do not want to be stereotyped.

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I am straight as can be. I do have a lot of gay friends because in fact about 25% of my school population out of a population of 3000 is gay or bi, but mostly bi. I'm cool with them and they don't seem to hit on me at all, so it's all good. Besides I think gay men and boys are cool because the conversation never gets dry. I never feel the least bit akward around them.

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I thought we did this poll already.

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That was almost a year ago, believe it or not. We've got more than five times as many members now as we did then.

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