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Old 12-02-2007, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Southern CA
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Just a huge quick post as I'm still in major need of this answer. I'm trying to relocate, I'm single and in the closet lesbian familywise, but out to a few very close friends. I want to live somewhere in the budget that is small but being given by two relatives maybe 3. I'm also disabled, and know those are a three strike on me being a possible target for some criminal of some category. (No offense intended in this posting, please bare with my wording.) I'm basically needing to know the safest best place for someone like me, (oh yeah, I'm also ethinically diverse and in the minority category probably..)..so seeking those plus gay-friendly/lesbian friendly and populated, and lastly good or livable for asthmatics and allergy sufferers...joint stuff too. I'm in my late 20's by the way. If that's important to note. Tired today so hope this makes sense and if not please just post a reply and I'll clarify soon. Thanks all!

P.S.- As horrible as this is going to look my rent budget is $400/month..need especially somewhere with utilities paid or some of and parking. I'm not good with heat, and love cold within reason.

Last edited by LostAndConfused; 12-02-2007 at 08:16 PM.. Reason: Left out important info for posting!
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Old 12-02-2007, 11:34 PM
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Location: Dallas, TX
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I noticed that most lesbigay friendly areas are moderately to highly expensive, but here it goes:

Northern New Mexico is great, although Santa Fe's really expensive. Even so, there's undoubtedly some are within an hours drive of each that's probably fairly reasonable.

Northwest Arkansas surprisingly liberal for this part of the country. Eureka Springs (pop. 2,000), despite it's small size has a VERY large gay and lesbian population (not to mention lots of free-thinking bohemians) - to the point that this has the highest per capita lesbigay population in the sate (yes, even more than Little Rock and nearby Fayetteville). It's probably expensive, will without a doubt fill your bill. Speaking of Fayetteville, it's also pretty liberal for this part of the country. The University of Arkansas is here, its got an Atlanta-like growth rate, and has about 300,000 in its metro area (Wal-Mart's HQ is 30 miles up the road in Bentonville).

Asheville, NC Another really tolerant place, located in the mountains. It's practically the New Age capital of the Southeast. Basically, it's a larger version of Eureka Springs (Asheville has 70,000 or so) - lots of tourist, artists, and the like. I understand it's also fairly expensive, but I think you could still find a place near there.

Depending on your cold tolerance, any Midwestern college town likely fills your bill (Lawrence, KS; Columbia, MO; Champaign, IL; Bloomington, IN). A few southern one's will work too (Harrisonburg, VA has a medium sized liberal arts university - and you're just 2 hrs from Wash DC; Athens GA might work for you as well).

Good luck with your search.
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Old 12-08-2007, 01:54 AM
 
Location: Boise, Idaho by way of Iowa City, Iowa
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here in Iowa City, Iowa we have a large lesbian population. I have several lesbian friends and a cousin as well and none of them have run in to any prejudice. Very progressive, liberal city, and you'll be able to afford rent on $400 a month if you don't live downtown.

Gets hot and muggy here in the summer but nothing like Houston which is unbearable. And it gets cold and snowy in the winter but rarely drops below 15 degrees F. Spring and Fall are unbeatable though.

University of Iowa is located here and Iowa City is a town of about 65,000.
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Old 12-08-2007, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Orange, California
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Portland, OR has a vibrant gay/lesbian scene. Plus, great outdoor recreation and pacific northwest weather (not too hot, not too cold, splendid summers). For $400 a month rent, however, you will need to find roommates.
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Old 10-11-2011, 04:47 PM
 
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Lesbian friendly Baguio City in the Philippines. The high altitude makes the temperature 50 - 70 F year round. It is a major college town and the cost of living is very very low. The Philippines in general is actually very lesbian friendly. Manila is excellent for lesbians but the city air is not going to be as good for someone with asthma. It may seem like a strange suggestion but consider seeing a chiropractor for your asthma.
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Old 10-11-2011, 05:42 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Maybe one of these

http://www.city-data.com/top2/c16.html

Sure it contains some SoCal and AZ places, but it also contains many that aren't that. Something I read said Santa Fe, New Mexico is a fairly good place for lesbians. Not sure how it is for air quality.

If you want to go international I think Argentina is fairly "gay/lesbian friendly" and there's smaller places where I believe the air is dry or fairly clean.
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:47 PM
 
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Ithaca, NY is a small city, but known for being liberal, accepting and ethnically/racially diverse. Ithaca offers a lot for a city of it's size. Most of upstate NY, including around the Ithaca area, is reasonably priced for rent. I'm not sure about how it is for allergy sufferers, as this tends to depend on what type of allergies you have (pollen vs mold, etc).

http://www.city-data.com/city/Ithaca-New-York.html
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:04 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Who says that AZ is a good place for a lesbian to live? I thought the place was very anti-gay politically. It certainly doesn't float to the top of my list of pro-gay places to live.
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Denver
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The Great Dyke, Zimbabwe...

Also check out:
Northampton, Massachusetts
Amherst, Massachusetts
Provincetown, Massachusetts
Burlington, Vermont
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:19 PM
 
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I've always heard Minnesota, if correct St.Paul
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