New Study Says LGBTQ People Are Migrating From Gayborhoods To Gay Pockets
LGBTQ people are branching out, according to a new study.
Sociologist Amin Ghaziani, of the University of British Columbia, has released new research saying that LGBTQ people are moving out of cities’ gayborhoods. Instead, they are choosing “cultural archipelagos.” In fact, only 12 percent of LGBTQ adults live in a gayborhood. Meanwhile 72 percent have never lived in one.
Ghaziani released this data in the City & Community Journal on Thursday as the lead essay in a collection of work studying location patterns of LGBTQ people. Ghaziani got these results by looking at data from the 2010 U.S. census. He then tracked location patterns for lesbian, transgender people, same-sex couples with children, and LGBTQ people of color.
More findings from this data analysis were that lesbian couples were more