What % of single men involved with beauty pageants as fans or support staff are gay?

The conflicting attitudes between the generally conservative parents of pageant contestants and the purportedly high proportion of gay men providing a variety of support functions for beauty pageants was source of some conflict re the recent news story about Miss California’s response to a question about gay marriage.

One gay man was incensed at the answer and pointed to the high percentage of gay men in the audience as evidence for what a hypocritical position this was to take for pageant contestant.

Is he right. Are the single men involved in beauty and talent pageants largely gay?

From what I’ve seen and read, I’d guess it’s very high. Don’t know that anyone’s done any polling, though.

I’d say around 200-300%

Well then! I can see why they’re so pissed.