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Old 06-13-2007, 03:11 AM
 
Location: Henderson NV
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I'm not gay, not that there's anything wrong with that..

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Old 06-13-2007, 04:57 AM
 
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska (moving to Ohio)
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Minneapolis and Columbus, Ohio might not have the most gay culture but they are certainly up there. Minneapolis is probubly one the most gay cities and gay friendly cities in the nation, Columbus gay culture has increased much as of late.

In my opinion Columbus, Ohio is the 3rd gayest midwestern city after Chicago and Minneapolis.

I am just wondering if anyone here has been to Seattle, San Francisco and Boston? Are they are very gay cities or not as gay as they are stereotyped
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Old 06-13-2007, 05:26 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Provincetown, MA
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Old 06-13-2007, 07:09 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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San Francisco, CA and Indianapolis, IN
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Old 06-13-2007, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Austin
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New York, San Francisco, South Beach (Miami) FL, Provincetown and Northampton, MA
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Old 06-13-2007, 10:20 AM
 
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There is a book I bought last year called 50 fabulous gay friendly places to live by Gregory A Kompes. Some of the places I would agree with, many I would not, and cannot understand why he would of listed some especially one in particular Salt Lake City.
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Old 06-13-2007, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Gay-friendly, gay-culture--too different for me to handle.

Gay-friendly: Provincetown and most of the Cape; Providence, RI; some, but not all of NYC (Chelsea, Village, the Slope, Carroll Gardens, plus a few others); Boston (only a few areas); San Francisco, generally, but not throughout the city; and probably local areas in many, if not most, large metropolitan areas.

But gay-culture: nowhere!
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Old 06-13-2007, 10:50 AM
 
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Key West, Florida's pretty gay :>) But the "culture" itself is just "Laid back" altogether, whether you're gay or straight.
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Old 06-13-2007, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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My question would be: What city is the most welcoming to gays, yet the least "flaming". I am gay, but I can't stand the lispy, flashy, tight clothing worshiping, sleep with anything that moves gay stereotype. Unfortunately, many gays feel that they must live up to that stereotype under the mask of “pride”. I feel they give the lifestyle a bad name. I have lived on South Beach....great place, but yeah, full of the type described above. I have been to Provincetown many times...once again, gorgeous place, but yeah, the place in on fire. I now live in Portland...another very gay friendly place...here you can't tell the straights from the gays...THEY ALL LOOK/ACT LIKE GAY HIPSTERS...what's up with that?

Is there a city out there that looks after its gay citizens (and minorities in general)...meaning it has good anti-discrimination policies in place and a general "live and let live" vibe, but maybe without that particular brand of San Francisco-esque gay culture? Show me a city where the general populous is content to be who they are, and could care less about what their neighbors are doing, so long as they are not hurting anyone. That is the city I want to live in.
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Old 06-13-2007, 12:07 PM
 
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I would suggest Chicago. A city with a high gay population and strong tolerance. Some are more flashy while others are subdued. I think you'll find discrimination everywhere, at least to an extent but you'll also come across friendly people who will accept you for who you are. Chicago will offer you a quality life and it's not that expensive either.
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