Denver ranks ninth for largest LGBT populations among big U.S. cities

Denver has the ninth-highest population of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual adults, according to new Gallup analysis of census data in the 50 largest U.S. metro areas. Between 2012 and 2014, 4.6 percent of adults identified as LGBT.

San Francisco had the highest population of adults who identified as LGBT, with 6.4 percent.

Generally though, the largest concentrations of LGBT populations are in the West, noted the New York Times:

"[N]ot just in the expected places like San Francisco and Portland, Ore. Among the nation’s 50 largest metropolitan areas, Denver and Salt Lake City are also in the top 10. How could Salt Lake be there, given its well-known social conservatism? It seems to be a kind of regional capital of gay life, attracting people from other parts of Utah and the Mormon West.