Some interesting bullet points from Logo’s recently released “Gay Men in America” study.
The survey of 1,000 gay men ages 18-49 revealed this:
• 61 percent of gay men in their 20s and 30s believe the gay community was more united in the past.
• 85 percent of gay men ages 18-49 agree, “even as gay people become more accepted, we should have places that are just for us” and that, “it’s sad to see gay neighborhoods and bars disappear.”
• 67 percent agree “my life is more interesting because I’m gay.”
• 75 percent agree that being gay “has had a positive effect on my life.”
• 55 percent of gay men in their 20s view being gay as extremely or very important to their identity, a sizeable increase compared to gay men in their 40s (40%).
* 88 percent agree “gay people shouldn’t have to conform to straight people’s norms and values.”