Survey ranks Salt Lake City’s LGBT population 7th among top 50 metro areas

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The Salt Lake Tribune
By Jennifer Dobner
March 20, 2015

A new national survey ranks Salt Lake City’s population of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults as seventh highest among the top 50 U.S. metropolitan areas — a finding that may surprise only those who live outside the Beehive State.

“We’ve long known that Salt Lake City has a high LGBT population,” Troy Williams, executive director of Equality Utah, said. “But when I meet people elsewhere and they find out I’m from Salt Lake City, they are always so concerned and say, ‘Your job must be so hard.’

“They don’t realize what a gay-affirming and gay-friendly city Salt Lake has become.”

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