Survey: 50% of Gay Pride attendees are heterosexual

Participants on O'Connell Street in Dublin take part in a Gay Pride parade in Dublin Saturday June 27, 2015.

Participants on O'Connell Street in Dublin take part in a Gay Pride parade in Dublin Saturday June 27, 2015. Niall Carson, PA via AP

Participants on O'Connell Street in Dublin take part in a Gay Pride parade in Dublin Saturday June 27, 2015. Niall Carson, PA via AP

Participants on O’Connell Street in Dublin take part in a Gay Pride parade in Dublin Saturday June 27, 2015.


A recent survey out of Europe has found that nearly half of all Pride participants are heterosexual — and many of them join the celebration spontaneously.

According to Pink News UK, the survey was conducted by researchers from the University of Gothenburg during last year’s Pride Festival in Stockholm, Sweden, but wasn’t released until this year, as the city began preparing to celebrate it’s 18th Pride which started July 17 and continues through August 1.

Researchers found that six out of 10 people at last summer’s Pride Parade were women, and four out of 10 were heterosexual.

Other results found that every third individual who partook in the celebration did so spontaneously, and that 42 percent of last year’s participants were between the ages of 30 and 49 years old compared to 35 percent who were under the age of 29.

Not that heterosexuals will be usurping Gay Pride anytime soon. As we reported yesterday, last weekend, a Seattle man tried organizing a “Heterosexual Pride” parade and nobody showed up except the event’s coordinator, Anthony Rebello.

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