Introduction to the gay culture of Summit County |

Introduction to the gay culture of Summit County

JULIE SUTORsummit daily news

“I don’t know any gay people here.” Staff members in the Summit Daily newsroom have uttered those words on more than one occasion. And as people who keep close tabs on the personalities which make up our community, it seemed odd that we would know so little about a group which, if national trends are applicable, makes up about 10 percent of our population.So we determined to ask some questions about Summit County’s gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender (GLBT) community: How gay-friendly is Summit? Is there a cohesive gay community? If so, why isn’t it more visible? Where do gays socialize, and what’s the dating scene like? What are the biggest challenges local GLBT people face?We have spent the past two months digging for answers to these questions by spending time with dozens of members of the local gay community. We have skied with them, eaten with them, visited their workplaces and homes, partied with them and talked with them for hours at area coffee shops, in hopes of telling a yet-untold story.The entire series is listed below in the”Related Articles.”

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