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Old 04-16-2022, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Old 04-18-2022, 04:00 PM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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Tsk tsk tsk....Some of you people here need to seriously consider counseling. You should be ashamed of yourselves.....(And besides, it's the Episcopalians & Vegertarians who are the real problem.)

Anyways, back to the original question--

I doubt the census people automatically count same-sex households as "homosexual." I think it's a self-described check box on the form.

I have no idea why the statistical aberation is there. Could it be their inordinate love of Lutefisk?
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Old 04-23-2022, 08:58 PM
 
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I live in the Northwoods and you sure don't see them out and about although I do know a few.
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Old 04-24-2022, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Are you saying they're hiding ?
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Old 04-24-2022, 12:19 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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I was looking at this map of same-sex households by county, and I couldn't help noticing a weird patch of dark counties all across northern Wisconsin --- these counties are mostly 7-8% LGBTQ+ vs. 0-2% in the immediately surrounding states. Anyone know what's going on here?

It doesn't look like it's a particularly liberal part of the state, according to the 2020 election results. Even when I go back to 2000, when the rural-urban partisan divide was less strong than today, it's not particularly blue compared to the rest of the state.

I do notice that this part of the state has a lot of seniors. It's also an area with an above-average Native American population.

This would make me think that it's an artifact of poverty --- either poorer gay couples are more likely to live together because they can't afford rent otherwise, or same-sex roommates are sometimes miscounted as gay couples (particularly if they own joint assets like a car) and that raises the percentage. But northern Wisconsin isn't particularly poor. (Though a lot of other areas that are poor --- a lot of reservation counties, parts of Appalachia, do come out with higher than expected percentages of same-sex households, so maybe there's something to this general theory.)

Anyone here able to shed some light on this?
Does it matter?
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Old 04-24-2022, 12:23 PM
 
Location: New England
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Another possibility is "like likes like". An area that gets a reputation for being accepting of a lifestyle choice becomes attractive to more of the same. Think about other types of enclaves such as ethnic neighborhoods.

This right here.
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Old 04-24-2022, 09:55 PM
 
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Northern Wisconsin just happens to be majority White and most people who identify as LGBT are White
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Old 04-30-2022, 12:38 AM
 
Location: midwest
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Northern Wisconsin just happens to be majority White and most people who identify as LGBT are White

Not enough cows producing chocolate milk.
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Old 04-30-2022, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Not enough cows producing chocolate milk.
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Old 07-14-2022, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Madison WI
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I was looking at this map of same-sex households by county, and I couldn't help noticing a weird patch of dark counties all across northern Wisconsin --- these counties are mostly 7-8% LGBTQ+ vs. 0-2% in the immediately surrounding states. Anyone know what's going on here?

It doesn't look like it's a particularly liberal part of the state, according to the 2020 election results. Even when I go back to 2000, when the rural-urban partisan divide was less strong than today, it's not particularly blue compared to the rest of the state.

I do notice that this part of the state has a lot of seniors. It's also an area with an above-average Native American population.

This would make me think that it's an artifact of poverty --- either poorer gay couples are more likely to live together because they can't afford rent otherwise, or same-sex roommates are sometimes miscounted as gay couples (particularly if they own joint assets like a car) and that raises the percentage. But northern Wisconsin isn't particularly poor. (Though a lot of other areas that are poor --- a lot of reservation counties, parts of Appalachia, do come out with higher than expected percentages of same-sex households, so maybe there's something to this general theory.)

Anyone here able to shed some light on this?
I think this is right, Northern WI is less gay than urban WI but it does have a large NA population
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