Hehe... so I'm a "outed" asexual concealing a "closeted"... straight !
No, honestly, my (strictly "that" kind) experiences involved only the opposite gender, so it means I'm straight, although with long periods of no feelings or desires towards any gender. However, even if, yes, it might cause an outrage, I do appreciate beauty, closeness, charm, wit (but far more than just outer and/or physically attractive qualities) in any gender and sexual orientation without immediate or even existing desire for "consummation". I can imagine far more a spiritual, mental closeness, as other straight posters with gay acquaintances and friends have pointed out. Yet again, I'm also fully aware that all these choices and preferences- not just the sexual or emotional ones- are extremely fluid (how European of me to think that, I know) and that in fact, even if my theory is debatable, very few people are "exclusively one way" or "exclusively the other". Because even if they don't act on their impulses to experience "something different" and won't do it for good, it doesn't mean that some degree of curiousness, desire or interest does not exist, however present only at minimal values. I also think that that love and physical attraction, not to mention emotional and intellectual connection of other than sentimental or physical, hardly ever choose and tend to exceed the narrow boundaries of pigeonholing "labeling".
This is just my humble opinion, it might create a scandal here on this post and swiftly move up (or devolve) to the category of "hot topics", but then again, although my initial impulse was to say no comment (and thus not to offend or to shock), I later on said to myself, "Well, it's everyone's right to speak openly and to express his/her/it's opinion." Excuse this rather old-fashioned digression again, starting out from a simple demographic question and ending up into a rather stuffy, almost political discourse (although it wasn't my intention, I simply happened to get to such perspective), but I had to show more courage and determination than just to shrug it all off with a way to inexpressive and nondescript "no comment" or "I keep my own opinions to myself".
Yes, and I do have both male and female acquaintances who are openly gay or bi, I'm quite comfortable in their presence, but trust, for me, from my male perspective, my gay or bi female friends are (at least in my opinion) significantly hotter...