Are there a lot of gay guys at Guelph?

Are there a lot of gay guys at Guelph?


Hi there,

Thanks for your question!

The phrasing of your question makes me think that you’re wondering about U of G specifically, and I think the answer to your query must be YES!

There are almost 20,000 students on our campus, and if we use the old addage that 10% of the population is gay (more info on this below), we can guess that there are probably about 2000 queer or trans* students on our campus. Knowing that there are slightly more women-identified folk than men-identified folk at U of G, I’m going to guess that probably 40% of all students are male. If we extend that to this hypothetical number of non-hetero folks, that’s 800 gay guys. I don’t know about you, but 800 sounds like a lot to me!

Of course, I am legendarily bad at math. No doubt there are gaping holes in the statistical analysis presented above; but at the end of the day, there are a lot of people at U of G. And lots of people usually means lots of gay people – the reality is that we’re everywhere.

If you want to connect with local gay men, you could visit a GQE social; or swing by the Albion for Gosh Damn Thursdays (locally known as Thursgays).

If you have more questions about this or want to talk to someone who knows what it’s like to be gay at U of G, why not give our fabulous volunteers a shout?

You can reach us online or on the lines on Mondays from 3:30-6pm, Wednesdays from 1-3pm & 6-9pm, and Fridays from 1-3pm.

Call us at (519) 836-4550, or connect with us online at one of our chat sites.

❤ Liz

More info on statistics: The percentage of non-heterosexual people in any given population varies tremendously from study-to-study, some report that as few as 1% of a given population identify as homosexual, while others that adjust for homonegative bias report precentages as high as 20%. There’s really no way to know exact numbers – but as I said, when you have lots of people, you’re more likely to have gay people!


2 responses to “Are there a lot of gay guys at Guelph?

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