An apartment-finding website has published research which examined how many homophobic tweets come from cities around the United States.
This list, produced by Abodo.com, is based on how many homophobic things are said per 100,000 tweets and doesn’t necessarily denote the majority opinions of people in the cities mentioned.
Nevertheless, here’s the countdown.
10. Corpus Christi, Texas
First up is the southern Texas city of Corpus Christi with 122 tweets per 100,000.
With a population of around half a million, it was founded by Spanish explorer Alonso Álvarez de Pineda in 1519.
It was also the setting for the 2001 blockbuster, Pearl Harbour, featuring Ben Affleck and Josh Harnett.
9. New Orleans, Louisana
The birthplace of jazz, comes in next with 127 tweets.
Located on the Mississippi river, the former French colony is described as being the “most unique” in the US.
The Fat Monday Luncheon, a private event for local gay men, was first held in New Orleans in 1949.
8. Oxnard, California
With 128 per 100,000 the city in Ventura comes in at number eight.
It was also the place where 15-year-old, Larry King was murdered for being gay in 2008.
At the time it was described as one of the most prominent gay killings since Matthew Sheppard in 2008.
7. Modesto, California
About 70 miles east of San Francisco, Modesto witnessed 133 tweets per 100,000.
In 2010, Modesto Pride allowed attendees to ‘Bash a Bigot’ and proactively tried to stop protesters hoisting anti gay signs.
the city takes its name from the Spanish for modest.
6. Bakersfield, California
With four more tweets per 100,000 is Bakersfield, California, on 137.
The city was famously represented by Roy Ashburn, the anti-gay Republican who came out in 2010.
The southern Californian city is about 110 miles north of Los Angeles.