The Census Bureau asks Americans about subjects as varied as race, age, annual income and even their source of home heating. But there is one glaring demographic omission: The census does not ask people about their sexual orientation. As a result, there has long been a shroud of uncertainty around the geography of gay and lesbian Americans. A new analysis of Gallup survey data offers the most detailed estimates yet about where people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender live. The Gallup analysis finds the largest concentrations in the West — and not just in the expected places like San Francisco and Portland, Ore. How could Salt Lake be there, given its well-known social conservatism?
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Gay Nightlife in Indianapolis: Bars, Clubs, & More
Since the s Indianapolis has had a sizable LGBTQ population and the city has been a critical center for the community in the midwest. Although there are fewer bars and clubs catering exclusively to LGBTQ clientele than there were in the past, there are still several lively and fun nightspots around the city that draw in both the gay and straight crowds. Most of these hangouts can be found in the trendy Massachusetts Avenue Arts District. Joseph Historic District. When it comes to meeting other LGBTQ folk or finding a gay-friendly establishment, there are a number of tried and trusted places to visit when you're ready to go out on the town in Indy. Many of the city's gay bars are located "on the Ave," aka on Massachusetts Avenue. This somewhat industrial neighborhood is a bit north of downtown, but still very much in the city center.
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The library is also the proud recipient of the popular Bob and Margaret Green drag scene video collection. The brainchild of Michael Bohr, a lifelong resident of Indianapolis and graduate of Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School , and Xavier University , , started the archive in with the donation of his personal collection, which contained 1, books and other memorabilia of gay life in Indianapolis. During the s and s, acquired immune deficiency syndrome AIDS took the lives of many friends of Bohr's, and, thus, served as a catalyst in the creation of the library.
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