Is San Francisco a Tech Haven or Gay Bastion?

San Francisco City HallIt’s no secret that that the tech market has exploded in San Francisco in the last few years. According to a report by Dr. Michael Mandel, an estimated 68,000 people in the city of San Francisco work in the technology industry; one report by the Bay Area Council Economic Instituteputs the number of professional science and technology jobs in San Francisco at over 160,000 as of 2014.

Previously, the city was most widely known for being home to multiple queer communities–as early as the mid-1960s, San Francisco was considered an LGBT hot spot. According to a recent Gallup survey, although it doesn’t have the most LGBT residents, it does have the highest percentage of LGBT residents of any major US city.

So, the question is, who wins? Is San Francisco home of the techies, or the land of LGBT people? The reality is that looking at folks working in technology and information industries and LGBT communities as two separate groups ignores the ever-increasing numbers of LGBT people who work in technology.

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Authored By Autumn Elizabeth – See the Full Story at Dot429

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