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Old 12-15-2009, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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I think you would be surprised since we have openly gay representatives on the city council in Orlando already and one of the largest LGBT communities in the South.
I completely forgot about that. I retract my former statement
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Old 12-15-2009, 03:02 PM
 
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What other major cities could elect a gay mayor? Houston is the first major city to do so, but some smaller cities like Portland Oregon and Providence RI have done so as well.

I think NYC and Boston could easily. Chicago I feel would have problems because of the large black population and blacks are generally more socially conservative. Also a good deal of old school catholics there.

What about L.A? arent' hispanics really socially conservative?

San Francisco could obviously.

San Diego...pretty conservative and has a military presence but tends to be laid back socially I could see them.

Dallas could they already elected several gay officials in citywide elections and the mayor always participates in the gay festivals.

Phoenix I don't see happening they're very conservative, and in Arizona which is conservative.

Atlanta is interesting...they have a big gay presence on the one hand and are very democratic but they are heavily black (which is why they go dem) so again there's the demographics issue. Plus it's in GEORGIA I don't think they have very good attitudes towards gays do they???
You'd think...however, NY just denied gays the right to marry.
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Old 12-15-2009, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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Boston would if Mumbles Menino would ever step down. I can't believe this man is still running the show. He sounds like a real life Peter Griffin.
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Old 12-15-2009, 04:03 PM
 
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San Antonio's Mayor was on a Float at San Antonio Gay Pride Parade, showing support. San Antonio Chief of Police (Former Minneapolis Chief)was the MC for S.A. Gay pride last year. Plus San Antonio has had openly gay city council members. Sorta but not really a big deal.
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Old 12-15-2009, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in the universe
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San Antonio's Mayor was on a Float at San Antonio Gay Pride Parade, showing support. San Antonio Chief of Police (Former Minneapolis Chief)was the MC for S.A. Gay pride last year. Plus San Antonio has had openly gay city council members. Sorta but not really a big deal.
I was about to say that I wouldn't be surprised if San Antonio had someone run because I thought of the exact things you just said. You know, maybe not a big deal, but the fact that the people in charge are so involved says something.
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