U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S. > City vs. City
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 06-28-2007, 05:28 PM
 
19 posts, read 145,794 times
Reputation: 35

Advertisements

Im looking for a gay-friendly city that won't discriminate against my gay daughter. It doesn't matter which state.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-28-2007, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Red Sox Nation
660 posts, read 2,418,481 times
Reputation: 428
Are cold temps a problem for you? Would Boston be to large of a city to consider?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-28-2007, 05:52 PM
 
19 posts, read 145,794 times
Reputation: 35
No, I love the cold. Boston would be O.K.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-28-2007, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Wi for the summer--Vegas in the winter
653 posts, read 3,086,250 times
Reputation: 257
You wouldn't have any problems in Madison Wisconsin with that issue.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-28-2007, 07:56 PM
 
Location: In exile, plotting my coup
2,408 posts, read 13,152,921 times
Reputation: 1784
How old is your daughter? If she is in high school or junior high school, she may face taunts wherever she goes, even in areas known for being more progressive. Kids are cruel. I would recommend if that is the case, if possible, enrolling her in a performing arts high school, where gay students are largely accepted.

On a statewide level however, Massachusetts indeed is the best place for gays to be as it is currently the only state that, to my knowledge, doesn't legally discriminate against gays on some level. If your daughter is a teenager, these sorts of legal issues (i.e. marriage, inheritance rights, insurance coverage, etc.) may not seem so important, but as an adult, they most certainly are.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-28-2007, 11:37 PM
 
Location: yeah
5,716 posts, read 14,228,683 times
Reputation: 2802
Almost anywhere on the Pacific coast will be fine. Don't take that to mean "the entire states of California, Oregon and Washington," though. Inland areas are more suspect (Sacramento is an exception).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-29-2007, 12:04 AM
 
942 posts, read 1,004,669 times
Reputation: 224
Isn't it a shame that you even have to ask such a question, but I understand a person asking with this country the way it is. Oregon is good for a gay woman, girl etc. It seems for some reason, that I can't explain attracts a large lesbian population, although in the cities, Portland being the largest one. Yes the Boston area is a very good choice, however very very expensive.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-29-2007, 11:40 AM
 
Location: North Side of Chicago, Illinois
92 posts, read 455,465 times
Reputation: 99
Pacific Coast:
Seattle, WA
Portland, OR
San Francisco, CA

New England:
Boston, MA
Providence, RI
Montpelier, VT
Concord, NH

Mid-Atlantic:
New York, NY
Washington, DC

Midwest:
Chicago, IL
Bloomington, IN
Madison, WI
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-29-2007, 12:31 PM
 
19 posts, read 145,794 times
Reputation: 35
Thank you so much for all of the info. It really helps.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-29-2007, 04:17 PM
 
321 posts, read 1,396,355 times
Reputation: 138
I was just at the Atlanta Gay Pride festival this past weekend. I am not gay, I was working as a vendor. There were something like 300,000 participants. And you know, it was very peaceful, that was just a really nice crowd of people. I have a live and let live attitude, I generally don't have much to do with the gay/lesbian scene, but I was very impressed. I have heard that Atlanta has the 2nd largest gay population in the country, after San Francisco. Much cheaper too! If possible, stay intown or in the close-in suburbs.

We don't have much cold weather down here though!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S. > City vs. City
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top