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Old 10-23-2008, 11:51 AM
 
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How open and friendly is East Hampton in regards to gay people, both single and coupled? Thanks.
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Old 10-23-2008, 01:30 PM
 
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It's a very small ruralish town. One of my BF's lives their. I would say their are more open places in CT you could choose as I find smaller communities tend to vary on it, and i dont think the G&L population in that town is very many at all. You might be better off looking in W hftd or New HAven.

But I don't think it should be a problem, most people in CT are okay with it.

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Old 10-23-2008, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Cheshire, Conn.
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At one point, it had a fairly large gay population especially near Lake Pocotopaug. I can't confirm that this is still the case as I've lost touch with my friends (two individuals and one couple) who lived there.

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Old 10-24-2008, 08:14 AM
 
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Grew up there in the 80's and it was as homophobic as you can get. That could have been the time period though. The 80's were a nightmare!
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Old 10-24-2008, 11:13 AM
 
Location: West End of the East End, Pittsburgh, PA
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One of my BF's lives their.
How many boyfriends do you have?!
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Old 10-24-2008, 01:03 PM
 
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I meant best friends!!! Sheesh. I'm happily married thank you!
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Old 10-24-2008, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Fairfield County, CT
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But I don't think it should be a problem, most people in CT are okay with it.
I don't think they're okay with it as much as they just don't care what others do in the privacy of their own bedroom. But once homosexual affection is displayed in front of them, most people will feel a bit uneasy.
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Old 10-24-2008, 03:56 PM
 
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Yeah well i agree. As long as you dont flaunt yourself in public with PDA and such you should be fine...no one will care.
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Old 10-24-2008, 07:35 PM
 
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Healinghands -- I lived in East Hampton in the mid-90's. While I can't recall any overt anti-gay behavior (I am straight), my impression is that that other towns like Marlborough or Hebron would be more friendly. I lived near the lake and welcomed the down-to-earth attitudes. There were many nice people in town, but it was the first place I lived where my neighbors had no problem expressing their racist and beligerent viewpoints. People like that don't strike me as okay with things that are not traditional. And yes, they still live there, life long residents. I apologize if I have offended anyone, but this was my personal experience.
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Old 10-24-2008, 09:35 PM
 
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My girlfriend, who knows that area far better than I do, says "I would not move to East Hampton if I were gay". She seconds the recommendations of Marlborough and (especially) Hebron, as towns more likely to be welcoming.
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