The statistics are in and the big winner is anyone who happens to market vodka–especially gay vodka.
With gay men, a whopping 45% of those surveyed drink it. (With straight men, it’s only 26%.)
Meanwhile, 29% of gays admit to drinking rum.
And 27% say they like cordials and liqueurs.
Everyone else is either a recovering alcoholic or a liar.
As for lesbians, their tastes are slightly different.
Because lesbians are not only all different from each other, just like snowflakes, but they’re extremely different from gay men, linked only in their humanity, their homosexuality, and their love of stripes and polka dots.
For lesbos, 44% like vodka (as opposed to 25% of straight women).
27% enjoy cordials.
And 22% guzzle rum.
So actually, they’re not all that different, except for one thing: Tequila is life’s blood to them.
Thirty five percent of the polled lesbians slurp the stuff down as if it were the heavens’ rain, way more than gay men, straight men, and straight women would ever imagine doing, even when severely parched.
A lesbian walks into a bar that serves tequila and in five minutes, you have to call the police, an ambulette, and some polka dot cleaner.
Oh, and they also like to eat out more than gay men.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 9, 2012