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2/3/12

Salt Lake City: Mormon Capital + Gay Capital of the US ...coincidence?

According to a recent study by Advocate.com, Salt Lake City has been christened the #1 Gay City in the US.

Does it have the highest amount of gays per capita?  No.

Is it famously known for it's gay culture like West Hollywood or San Francisco?  Not quite.

But through a series of tests and tallies, SLC reigns supreme.  Factors like "Nude Yoga Classes" and "Openly Gay Elected officials" helped vault SLC to #1.

"But wait," I hear you asking... "Isn't Utah known for it's MORMONS and not it's Gay culture?"

Well, yes.  Of course.   But I think there may be a coincidence...

Heh heh... missionary....  heheheh...
You see, I have a good handful of gay friends.  One of my closest gay friends actually introduced me to my ex-wife.  (I forgave him)

One thing I remember from a lot of my gay friends is how 'anti-gay' they acted while they were in the closet.  I'm not sure if it was a front, or their way of trying to draw attention away from themselves, but I remember more than one doing it...

The LDS church has their contributions to the California Proposition 8 fiasco under their belt.  They donated a LOT of money to help make sure a ban on same-sex marriage happened in California, even though the number of Mormons in Cali is minimal...

If that doesn't scream 'closet case' I don't know what does.

Also, I recently did a post of Mormons looking for sex on Craigslist.  Most of the 'casual encounter' ads I found were male-for-male or female-for-female.  There were more Mormons looking for an anonymous same-sex hookup than for the opposite sex...

Now, I know I'm painting with a broad brush-stroke, but I'm doing it in the name of humor.  I have a lot of Mormon friends (to be discussed more at a later post) and MOST of them are completely heterosexual.  I also know the LDS Church isn't expressly anti-homosexual, as they DO have an openly gay Bishop.

But still.  For the lol's?  Yeah, they're gay.  ;)
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20 witty retorts:

THE SNEE said...

Hi Brandon,

I loved,loved this breaking news story! The irony is not lost on me. I must admit that I was struck by the openness of the gay community when we lived there, but always thought it was in response to the overwhelming church presence.

Who ran that survey? Was it the opponents of prop 8 seeking comedic revenge? I love a good conspiracy theory. There has got to be a good one with SLC's newest claim to fame!

Glad to see you have been, as the beehive staters might say, "As busy as a bee".

Zombie said...

And here it was I thought San Francisco had the lock on gayest city. lol.

aamedor said...

I found this interesting, however, it amazes me because of the polygamous issues there too. Why can't we just let people love freely?

Pickleope said...

There's probably a correlation there and you're not too far off. I wonder if the LDS will try to pray the gay away for SLC.

Lost.in.Idaho said...

What I love is the Gay Bishop paradox.

The church doesn't have an official 'anti-gay' stance.

One of their Bishops is homosexual.

One of their doctrines is the lack of sex unless you're married.

As we saw with prop 8, the LDS Church does not want to let gays marry.

tl;dr - Their bishop, as long as he is a mormon, must stay celibate. All other bishops can have sex, as long as they're married. This guy? Nope.

...does that also make him Catholic?

AguiLeons [2peeeps] said...

what a gay

Bart said...

i never knew this. how is this possible. religion produces homos? i dont know

B said...

Man, let's just let the gay and straight folks be happy. Nobody's hurting anybody. Love who you love and let it be already, government and haters. For fuck's sake.

D4 said...

Openly gay bishop? If not for some laughable details her and there, these guys would have a lot of respect from me.

JJ said...

One of my friends happens to be a gay man living in SLC, UT and he's had more than one encounter with a "straight" mormon guy. They have closeted relations and then the guys always end up getting freaked out and gay-bashing and disappearing from my friends life. There's been more than one that's accused him of doing the devils work and seducing. I wish people weren't afraid to be who they *really* are.

Krissy said...

Who would have thunk it? You educate me more and more each day. :-)

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Sub-Radar-Mike said...

Wait, SLC beat out San Fran? Wha...? How...?

G said...

I'm with Sub-Radar how did San Fran not win? I do love a good moral panic over the evilness of the gays...as if there is some conspiracy to seduce and convert unsuspecting straight folk

Al Penwasser said...

Hey, well at least they're wearing helmets.
Still....I can't get my head around that kitty sex with a Q-Tip thing.

Lil Dreamer said...

Aw! Two homosexuals making out while clutching their Bibles. If that isn't an oxiMormom I don't know what is!!!

(Yes, I'm aware that was wildly inappropriate. I'm sure they are reserving a special place in Hell for me even as I type!)

On My Soapbox said...

Nothing says "hypocrisy" like religion!

injaynesworld said...

I've always believed strongly that God really fucked up by not just making everyone bisexual. Double the dating pool and one less group to hate on.

I think most Mormons just need a stiff one... Drink! I meant drink!

Thank, Q said...

One of my gay ATL Twitter followers were pissed that they no longer hold the title. This blog post could start a movement to import more gays into Atlanta.

yawartigre said...

Tonterias... esa placa no es de los misioneros...

Anonymous said...

So SLC is the "gayest" city because the closeted gays are the most antagonistic towards gay. This article is so gay.

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