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Old 11-13-2009, 01:45 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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Asheville NC, Raleigh NC, Austin TX.
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Old 11-13-2009, 02:10 PM
 
Location: SF and Atlanta
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I know Atlanta, and it's a retread of NYC and DC...I don't know LA, but can surmise from people I know who lived there, that it carries the same set of shallow pretentiousness/shallowness that the other gay hotbeds cling to....a different setting, same players.

NYC, DC, Atlanta, Miami, Las Vegas, LA, San Francisco...all the same.
The OP describes is self-described as smart and "hot." This maybe unfair, but I'm not sure pretention is high on the list of things he's trying to avoid.
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Old 11-13-2009, 02:32 PM
 
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Here's what I recommend:

Decatur, GA
Asheville, NC
Burlington, VT
Santa Fe, NM
Chapel Hill, NC
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Milwaukee, WI
Madison, WI
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Old 11-13-2009, 03:27 PM
 
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Unlike you, I think I'll show a little class by not stepping all over your suggestions.
Sorry, if a simple disagreement offends you. I was under the impression one could have an opinion in this public forum.
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Old 11-13-2009, 03:29 PM
 
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The OP describes is self-described as smart and "hot." This maybe unfair, but I'm not sure pretention is high on the list of things he's trying to avoid.
You're right, I don't think it was. Good assessment.
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Old 11-13-2009, 03:36 PM
 
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Miami
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Old 11-13-2009, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Capitol Hill - Seattle
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Seattle would be a great choice for you. Less hectic than NYC or LA, but still has plenty to do with many of the advantages of a large city. The city of Seattle and the metro as a whole has the second highest percentage of LGBT residents in the country after San Francisco. Washington state just upheld referendum 71 which extends all of the same rights to domestic partners as marriage typically would. We're very supportive of the LGBT population, and while I haven't experienced the gay scene in NY, I would imagine Seattle would be a bit less pretentious. The 'family' here is very friendly as a whole....move to Capitol Hill here and you'll see what I mean

In fact - the three Cascadian cities are all great candidates - Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver.
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Old 11-13-2009, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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You can swap spit with your lover on an altar here in Boston.
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Old 11-13-2009, 04:18 PM
 
Location: SF and Atlanta
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I have spent most of my adult life in New York and Los Angeles and I have just about had it with the high cost of living, exhaustive pace of life, competitiveness, pollution, overcrowding, and commitment phobia. I will consider any place in the world where there is a modicum of sophistication, tolerance, and a decent local economy.
I actually think your criteria captures a very very long list of places. That said, I think that Seattle is a fantastic suggestion. It meets the criteria you've listed and has the second highest lgbt percentage in the country. I think Atlanta makes sense too; it meets your criteria and has the third highest lgbt percentage. There are places in Atlanta like Grant Park and Decatur with a very large and vibrant lgbt populations, while having less exhausing paces of life and better costs of living than the city's top gayborhood: Midtown Atlanta.

As far as cost of living goes, I'm not convinced DC or Boston is much of an improvement. And as for "pace," "commitment phobia" and competitiveness, I'm definitely not convinced Miami is an improvement.

But I'll start where I began: I intuit that Seattle would be a particularly good fit. As would Austin.

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Old 11-13-2009, 05:46 PM
 
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Wow....No mention of places like Ann Arbor MI, Columbus OH, Madison WI, Minneapolis, Iowa City IA, Ithaca NY and Amherst MA, among others.
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