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Old 08-07-2007, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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IMy gay friends have lived in Pasadena /L.A. areas. I know that Claremont (20 minutes west of Riverside) is a gay friendly community. .
My ex was from Claremont. It wasn't gay unfriendly per se but there's a lot of "love the sinner, hate the sin" aimed at gays once you hit Arcadia.
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Old 08-07-2007, 05:36 PM
 
Location: in drifts of snow wherever you go
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Riverside doesn't sound like much fun. Do you need to find work? What about Palm Springs? It's more affordable and features a great gay community.

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Old 08-07-2007, 08:28 PM
 
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Cool gay in jacksonville

I've been in jax for two years now and dont think I've met a gay here yet. They wont accept a midwestern catholic farm boy here. Do you think theyd accept someone gay? Im not gay but I am also not prejudice against gays, but keep in mind this is the Bible Belt you are inquiring about. I seriously doubt they'd accept you here.
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Old 08-07-2007, 08:37 PM
 
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Default Gay Friendly

A few years ago, I was flying back to Pgh to visit my son, who was then at the Art Institute. I had the pleasure of sitting next to a lesbian with a 5 year old son. She seemed happy to live in Pgh. and didn't seem as if it wasn't gay friendly. I recall that she lived in Mt. Lebanon.

I grew up in Beaver County in the 50's and 60's, and things then were very hushed up about homosexuality. Even there today, it would be different, which I attribute more to the times.
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Old 08-08-2007, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Mattituck
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Been considering a move, strong possibility for Long Island, have friends in Sag Harbor but they dont really know much about the gay community if there is one.I have visited NYC alot and love it but would prefer to live outside the city.Is it comfortable and safe for gay people as it is in the city?
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I do marine electronics (GPS, RADAR, NEMA) in Sag Harbor, lot's of gays and swingers from Manhatten, yuppie's boosting prices. They roll the sidewalks up 7PM unless its a weekend.
Personally I only met man-ly vagabond Lez's they waitress and run charters on the boats (the 2 from Austrailia were real cute but blah I cant stand the place.
(This is from my experience, excuse my verbage I dont know how to be PC people get pissed at me here)
Corner bar has the best food and burgers, steer clear of the pizza (all dried up reheated acidic crap the mexicans reheat), Chinese takeout by 7-11 BAD joint they are the worse food in all New York State.
The elderly older locals HATE ALL the new $$$ BTW
---Perhaps someone else can add more in PC

-Joe
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Old 08-08-2007, 08:51 PM
 
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I lived in Pittsburgh for 3 yrs, couldn't stand how backwards it was, especially towards the gay community. Most of my friends there couldn't stand it either and have since moved to Columbus. I'm willing to give it another try since I just got another job there and I'm moving back.
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Old 08-09-2007, 09:06 AM
 
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move to sayville or bayport,oakdale close to all for the gays train,ferry,gay bars etc.and they are all used to gays so it is no big deal.
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Old 08-09-2007, 01:15 PM
 
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My ex was from Claremont. It wasn't gay unfriendly per se but there's a lot of "love the sinner, hate the sin" aimed at gays once you hit Arcadia.
I can agree. Just pick one people! Hate em' or love em'.
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Old 08-10-2007, 05:47 AM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
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My wife has a gay friend in JC. Not so good for your child though.

NJ is not typically very socially conservative; especially north and east. Even many rank and file GOP members are more of the stay out of my wallet types vs. social conservatives. My point is; I think you will find it pretty tolerant in NJ.
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Old 08-10-2007, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Quad Cities, IA
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I dont know a lot about Des Moines, I live in Davenport, but as long as you stay in one of the bigger cities, Des Moines, Davenport, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, you should be ok. Iowa has gotten a bad rep as a backwoods conservative state, and in some rural areas that si true, but the bigger cities are some of the more liberal ones you will find anywhere, especially Iowa City. Davenport even has a gay bar district, and just had hundreds of people there the other night for the gay and lesbian presidential debate. No matter what state you live in you will find people that discriminate, but overall its pretty tolerant here. Now if you drive out into the country areas, I cant make any promisies.
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