Gay Asians


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Surveys which include Gay Asians            
Compiled by Arthur Hu 1992            
             
Index: 1.00 means proportionally equal to white 2.00 means twice            
-2.00 means one half.            
             
US Census 1990 Population, Overall            
  White Black Hispanic Asian NativeAm  
USA 75.4% 12.0% 9.0% 2.9% 0.7%  
San Francisco 39.2% 10.9% 13.9% 29.0% 7.0%  
Los Angeles 43.0% 10.0% 23.0% 9.0% 5.0%  
San Jose 49.8% 4.4% 26.6% 18.7% 0.5%  
             
Overlooked Opinions - Chicago, Ill, May 1992            
  White Black Hispanic Asian NativeAm  
Men 84.3% 4.0% 9.5% 1.2% 1.0%  
Women 78.9% 5.8% 11.7% 2.0% 1.6%  
Index            
Men 1.12 -3.35 -1.06 -2.70 1.28  
Women 1.05 -2.17 1.24 -1.52 2.18  
             
             
Gay Freedom Day Parade, SF 1990            
  White Black Hispanic Asian NativeAm  
Est 87.0% 5.0% 5.0% 2.0% 1.0%  
Index 2.22 -4.84 -6.17 -32.18 -15.54  
(I made a rough count of representation in parade)            
             
Response to the AIDS Epidemic: A Survey of Homosexual and Bisexual Men in            
Los Angeles County. David E. Kanouse et. al.            
Rand Corporation, Santa Monica CA 90407-2138            
Survey Oct-Dec 1989 of 276 gay men out of 9,268 interviews            
  White Black Hispanic Asian Other  
  78.0% 5.0% 13.0% 2.0% 2.0%  
Index 1.81 -3.63 -3.21 -8.16 -4.53  
             
EMT Associates survey of 734 gay and bisexuals in San Francisco Aug 1991            
for San Francisco Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Substance Abuse Needs Assessment            
  White Black Hispanic Asian Other  
Men 79.0% 7.0% 5.0% 4.0% 2.0%  
Women 77.0% 5.0% 6.0% 5.0% 5.0%  
Index            
Men 2.02 -3.14 -5.60 -14.61 -7.05  
Women 1.96 -4.28 -4.55 -11.39 -2.75  
             
1990 Stanford Health Needs Assessment of Stanford            
Survey of 13,000 students at Stanford University            
Only 5 Asians responded positive to gay question.            
Alejandro Martinez            
Percent Gay or Lesbian            
  White Black Hispanic Asian    
  3.0% 7.0% 6.0% 8.0%    
Index 1.00 2.33 2.00 2.67    
Note - Stanford seems to be only place where Asian gays = White rate            
             
San Jose Metro Men Seeking Men Ads            
  White Black Hispanic Asian    
July 92 90.5% 3.2% 0.0% 6.3%    
Sept 92 90.2% 2.3% 0.0% 7.5%    
Avg 90.4% 2.8% 0.0% 6.9%    
Index 181.4% -290.3% #DIV/0! -491.7%    
             
San Francisco 1991 Young Men's Survey of 258 Gay Men in SF Bars            
SF Residents under 25 years of age            
  White Black Hispanic Asian Other Total
Number 138 35 49 33 3 258
Percent 53.5% 13.6% 19.0% 12.8% 1.2%  
Index 1.36 -1.10 1.00 -3.09 -8.21  
             
Asians are only underrepresented group in this sample            
             
San Francisco Homosexualand Bisexual Men in a            
Sexually Tranmitted Disease Clinic 1989-1991            
  White Black Hispanic Asian Other Total
Number 906 213 199 42 18 1378
Percent 65.7% 15.5% 14.4% 3.0% 1.3%  
Index 1.68 -1.18 -1.61 -15.96 -8.99  
             
Index is representation of race relative to actual population, 1.00            
equal to white, 2.00 twice -2.00 half            
             
Rank by Index   Black Hisp Asian    
Stanford Health   2.3 2.0 2.7    
Overlooked USA women   -2.2 1.2 -1.5    
Overlooked USA men   -3.4 -1.1 -2.7    
SF Young Men's Survey   -1.1 1.0 -3.1    
Seattle Gay STD 88-96   1.7 1.6 -3.3    
San Jose Metro Personal   -2.9 0.0 -4.9    
Los Angeles Rand   -3.6 -3.2 -8.2    
San Francisco EMT F   -4.2 -4.5 -11.4    
San Francisco EMT M   -3.1 -5.6 -14.6    
San Francisco Gay STD   -1.2 -1.6 -16.0    
Gay Parade SF   -4.8 -6.2 -32.1    
             
Also see comparison of AIDS rates for Asians which is            
comparably lower as well.            
             


Last Updated on 6/13/97
By Arthur Hu