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Old 02-18-2008, 01:32 PM
 
Location: upstate ny
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I am trying to find a place to live and am wondering if anyone can help me narrow it down to a few places. Things of concern for me are:

Climate, prefer warm and sunny, or moderate 4 season
Politics, needs to be at least semi liberal, I am openly gay white male with latino partner
Cost of living, lower is better

a few more things about me that might help,I am 23 years old I work in child care, my partner is a pastry chef, I enjoy being outdoors, and am not from nor have i ever lived in a big city, i would prefer a small to mid-sized city. So far I have been looking at durham nc, wilmington nc, charleston sc, and austin tx

any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 02-18-2008, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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I am probably gonna hear about it but I don't think any of those places would be a good match for an openly gay couple-maybe Austin.
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Old 02-18-2008, 02:26 PM
 
Location: upstate ny
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haha... not what I wanted to hear(truth hurts) but thanks for the response... kind of shocked though I thought durham would be the maybe instead of austin?
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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If you would like to consider Omaha, it has all four seasons, a nice low cost of living, and Omaha is the center of liberalism in the state, so hopefully you'd be accepted pretty fast. I don't know for sure. I'd check us out though.
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:08 PM
 
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An underrated city for GLBT couples is Fort Lauderdale, and there are plenty of jobs in the culinary field, socially the people couldn't be anymore indifferent, the gay population is second to San Francisco, and Wilton Manors, FL has a higher gay population than West Hollywood. Most of the gays are in their 30s to 40s although I have met transsexual interracial couples here who say they have no problems, so I would be inclined to say this is a good place for an interracial gay couple. You can rent a 1 bedroom apartment for 800 a month, but the area is far from cheap.

Out of cities you listed, Austin is the only one I would pick...and that would be one of my top picks in the South.
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:46 PM
 
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I am trying to find a place to live and am wondering if anyone can help me narrow it down to a few places. Things of concern for me are:

Climate, prefer warm and sunny, or moderate 4 season
Politics, needs to be at least semi liberal, I am openly gay white male with latino partner
Cost of living, lower is better

a few more things about me that might help,I am 23 years old I work in child care, my partner is a pastry chef, I enjoy being outdoors, and am not from nor have i ever lived in a big city, i would prefer a small to mid-sized city. So far I have been looking at durham nc, wilmington nc, charleston sc, and austin tx

any help would be greatly appreciated!
Decatur, Georgia. It's right outside of Atlanta and is VERY gay friendly. Its mayor a few years ago made a public call for more homosexual couples to move to their fair city.

College towns would also be something to consider. Chapel Hill NC and Athens GA come to mind.
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:53 PM
 
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Austin would be the best choice out of those listed.

I'll also second the recommendation for Fort Lauderdale.

Or, since your partner is in the food industry, maybe Las Vegas?
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Old 02-21-2008, 05:42 AM
 
Location: upstate ny
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thanks for all the responses i definetly have some new places to consider
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