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Old 12-31-2013, 04:46 PM
 
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Hi,

My partner, Daughter, and myself are moving to Indy in June, 2014. Can anyone give me a heads up on how friendly Indy is to gay families. Is there a section of town we should look at for housing?
We are currently looking in the northern suburbs around Traders point Lake.
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Old 12-31-2013, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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I wouldn't say that Indy goes of out of its way to be gay-friendly, but I don't think it's hostile to gays either. Most just don't care. Those who do care usually keep their mouth shut.
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Old 01-01-2014, 03:24 PM
 
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Hi,

My partner, Daughter, and myself are moving to Indy in June, 2014. Can anyone give me a heads up on how friendly Indy is to gay families. Is there a section of town we should look at for housing?
We are currently looking in the northern suburbs around Traders point Lake.

I have plenty of gay friends, some old and some young, through work, school, etc. My older friends talk about times, 20+ years ago, that were much more hostile than anything they have seen recently. For the most part it seems they feel safe in Indianapolis and the surrounding areas and I have never witnessed or noticed anything out of the ordinary when going around town with my gay friends and they never mentioned anything off to me.

I can't think of any place that my friends have mentioned that they wanted to avoid.
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Old 01-01-2014, 03:26 PM
 
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As long as you mind your own business around here.. Other people will mind thier own too. You shouldnt have much of a issue.
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Old 01-01-2014, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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I wouldn't say it's "gay friendly"... But it's not "gay unfriendly" either... From my experience it's pretty neutral, folks tend to mind their own business for the most part.

And the religious right wingers who may have a problem tend to keep it to themselves. At least to your face anyway.. they may talk behind your back!
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Old 01-02-2014, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Irvington, Indianapolis
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The spectrum of what gay friendly means is rather broad. Indy is not as diverse here as some places, but tolerance is as good as any respectable metropolitan area in the US. The concentration of the gay community is downtown, however, this is a sprawling city and so is the gay community. The Traders Point / Eagle Creek area is perfectly fine to live and get established. I live in Irvington which while up and coming is still low key. Every year, more businesses roll out the rainbow flag in June ...Indy is getting there.

Also, I'm in the Pride of Indy Band and we play concerts all over the city to fairly diverse audiences. (including a summer concert at Garfield Park that has an audience comprised mostly of Crestwood Village Retirement residents. We may be a band of gay musicians, but they just want to hear a Sousa march. That pretty much sums up Indy's attitude.

Here is a link about pride festivals around the world. Indy is on the list (for what its worth)
Top 10 Gay pride festivals and events for June 2013 - GTH
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Indiana lawmakers are attempting to push through HJR3 which would basically establish an amendment to Indiana's constitution defining marriage as between a man and a woman. This is DESPITE the fact that gay marriage is ALREADY illegal in Indiana. Clearly the state is one of the least progressive in the union, and I would advise people that are genuinely concerned about gay tolerance to consider living elsewhere.

Elections committee advances HJR-3 to full House
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Indiana lawmakers are attempting to push through HJR3 which would basically establish an amendment to Indiana's constitution defining marriage as between a man and a woman. This is DESPITE the fact that gay marriage is ALREADY illegal in Indiana. Clearly the state is one of the least progressive in the union, and I would advise people that are genuinely concerned about gay tolerance to consider living elsewhere.

Elections committee advances HJR-3 to full House
So, what happens when the lawmakers ram this through and it is defeated by the public? Because that is probably what is going to happen. Besides, if we all moved every time the state legislator did something stupid, no one would live here at all.
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Old 01-24-2014, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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So, what happens when the lawmakers ram this through and it is defeated by the public? Because that is probably what is going to happen. Besides, if we all moved every time the state legislator did something stupid, no one would live here at all.

I'm not saying you should move every time the state legislature passes some ridiculous law. I think even having this up for consideration sends a clear message that Indiana continues to be one of the most divisive and unwelcoming states in the country.

I sincerely hope the electorate will realize the ridiculousness of the amendment and vote it down, but according to the most recent polls, 53% of Hoosiers actually support the amendment.

New GOP poll shows support for Indiana gay marriage ban - 13 WTHR Indianapolis
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Old 01-24-2014, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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I'm not saying you should move every time the state legislature passes some ridiculous law. I think even having this up for consideration sends a clear message that Indiana continues to be one of the most divisive and unwelcoming states in the country.

I sincerely hope the electorate will realize the ridiculousness of the amendment and vote it down, but according to the most recent polls, 53% of Hoosiers actually support the amendment.

New GOP poll shows support for Indiana gay marriage ban - 13 WTHR Indianapolis
There was another poll not that long ago that the anti-ban crowd had that came to the conclusion that most Indiana residents were opposed to the bill as well.

Hoosiers agree: Amending our constitution to ban protections for same sex couples is wrong

Now, what are we to deduce from that?

1) Special interest groups can engineer polls biased to support their interest? No, that can't be it.

2) This is not coming up in Michigan or Ohio because they are so progressive? Could be, except for the fact that those states already have constitutional bans on same-sex marriage.

3) Indiana is now the butt of all jokes and will surely waste away because of the ongoing circus that is the Indiana general assembly? Did people stop moving to Texas and North Carolina? Did those states waste away because their legislators make poor choices? Do people think those are backwards states? Wait, don't answer that one.
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