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Old 04-10-2008, 04:06 PM
 
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I am a gay, single retiree considering moving to Eureka Springs because I've heard it's a small town where gays are appreciated and accepted. I'd like to connect with someone who knows the area and what it has to offer. I'd also like to connect with a gay Realtor. Are there any gay folks from the area who would be willing to exchange a few e-mails? Thanks...Ben

 
Old 04-11-2008, 06:47 AM
 
Location: The Rock!
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Hey Ben

ES often gets touted as a very gay friendly place for the south and I believe it probably is. However, people should know that ES is a town of stark dualities. On the one hand you have a decent sized population of VERY liberal leaning folks. On the other, you have a VERY right leaning side who really frowns upon the typical things that the right frowns upon. As evidence of the latter you have the Great Passion Play and other religious attractions that counterpoint more liberal artsy vibe of the downtown area. It seems in ES, from my outside looking in perspective, that the two coexist in a somewhat peaceful if not entirely approving manner. So, i would say that "appreciated" would likley be stretching the truth.
 
Old 04-11-2008, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Whiteville Tennessee
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Moderator cut: edit whats a "gay activity?"

Last edited by Sam I Am; 04-12-2008 at 04:46 AM.. Reason: c'mon...
 
Old 04-11-2008, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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They're just community activities marketed for gay people. Like the Gay Rodeo, etc.
 
Old 04-18-2008, 08:57 PM
 
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I'm not gay but I once lived in Eureka and there are alot of rainbow flags in town.
P.S. I have not seen an realtors advertise to your demographic but with the housing slump they all got very friendly.
 
Old 01-24-2011, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Eureka Springs, AR
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Eureka is a wonderful city to visit but living here is not necessarily for a single gay person who is 'looking'. People are coupled off......the free and easy is available but not long term. Employment is limited with a per hour here, if u can find it, about $9 per hour. There is a large gay community but there are clicks and factions....ageism and jealousy over people with the bucks. The straight community is two faced about really including and accepting the gay community.....but they don't want to tick them off because they need the gay dollar to survive with their business so they pretend. They also want to be perceived as cool and politically correct.....what a joke. The proof is in the fact that there are 50 plus gay owned businesses but no gay advertising dollars appropriated by the city....does that make sense? As long as you keep a real perspective about this city and don't come here with expectations of a promised land and a fairytale existence then this is a very safe and beautiful town with wonderful nature and some good hard working people both gay and straight who would love to meet you.Moderator cut: no recommendations from new members

Last edited by Kimballette; 01-24-2011 at 11:47 AM.. Reason: no recommendations from new members
 
Old 01-24-2011, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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wow, the poster asked about Eureka Springs 2 years ago, I bet he has made his decision so I am curious as to why you felt it necessary to dig the thread up and reply?

Nita

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Old 01-24-2011, 08:09 AM
 
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The proof is in the fact that there are 50 plus gay owned businesses but no gay advertising dollars appropriated by the city....does that make sense?
Explain to us why the gay business owners should get special treatment in regard to city-appropriated advertising dollars?
 
Old 01-24-2011, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas
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Explain to us why the gay business owners should get special treatment in regard to city-appropriated advertising dollars?
I could see that as a tourist attraction. It is a special and interesting part of what makes Eureka Springs what it is. Just like other cities advertise for their unique characteristics.
 
Old 01-24-2011, 08:51 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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I could see that as a tourist attraction. It is a special and interesting part of what makes Eureka Springs what it is. Just like other cities advertise for their unique characteristics.
Oh, brother!
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