George: I’ve been reading hate mail on Wipe Out Homophobia's hate mail page.
George: "Thank you so much for your beautifully-composed message. It arrived just as I was eating lunch, which as you probably know, for us gays, consists of vol-au-vents filled with pink marshmallows and sprinkled liberally with glitter."
Mike: Is it bad that I had to look up vol-au-vent, and now I want one?
George: They're pretty delicious.
Mike: Where to get them?
George: Gay people.
Mike: I'm asking one. Right now.
George: Oh. Uh. Well, you know.
George: Trade secret.
Mike: Well, that's not fair.
George: When I can get married, you can have vol-au-vents.
Mike: Or I can Google the recipe, and you still can't get married.
George: You can Google up a recipe, but it's not the same.
George: Ours are made with a secret ingredient.
George: (It's totally not gay semen.)
Mike: It's gay semen, isn't it?
George: It’s not NOT gay semen!
Mike: So, you're saying it's gay semen.
George: I'd never admit to something like that.
George: The secret ingredient isn't listed in any of those.
Mike: That's ok, I brew my own secret ingredient.
George: Is it gay semen?
George: I'm not admitting to anything as far as a secret ingredient, but unless it's gay semen you're brewing, it just won't be the same.
Mike: If we were to assume that the population of gay semen follows the trends in human population, that I'd say at least 15% of it is gay semen.
George: Closer to 1.5%.
Mike: How do you figure? I thought it was 10-15%.
George: The 10% figure is based off of Kinsey's testing of college-age students from the '60s.
George: It's most often quoted, but for obvious reasons it is highly subjective.
George: More standardized, subsequent testing has leveled the number closer to somewhere between 1.5% and 2%.
George: Here is a relevant video.
Mike: I wonder, though, if that's "out," whereas it would be much higher if not for the stigma attached.
George: It's entirely possible that the number is still skewed for the reason you describe.
George: Anonymous testing would help take care of it, but the tests have been done by professionals who know how to account for that sort of thing.
George: The applicable Wiki article even establishes that at the top.
George: U.S. demographics.
George: I didn't realize before that last link that the different numbers would be so drastic in different cities.
George: It makes sense if you think about it for half a second. I just never took the time.
Mike: Oh yeah – gay friendly city, so people move there.
Mike: What an incredibly odd tangent we find ourselves on.
George: Is it?
George: I discuss this sort of thing pretty frequently.
George: People have gay questions. I have gay answers.
Mike: I just mean from discussing pastry we ended up discussing LGBT population percentage.
Mike: It's not exactly a 1:1 relationship.
George: Ha, I see.
George: From Pastry to Gay: The Mike / George Story.