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Old 09-03-2008, 08:56 AM
 
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Good high schools for most of the places you've been recommended to check out. Lafayette has great arts programs and an engineering magnet. Henry Clay is a very good solid all-round school.
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Old 10-09-2009, 11:39 AM
 
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I know this is an old forum, but I wanted to comment.
I no longer live in Lexington, but I went to college and spent a few post college years there. As a lesbian in my twenties, I'd say Lexington is a very gay tolerant town, with local laws that go beyond the state laws, adding sexual orientation to the anti discrimination law for example. It is not a gay mecca by any means, and really has no specific "gayberhood", but overall it is a good place to fit the needs you seem to be concerned with. I'll focus on the gay related topics, as school, arts/activities and neighborhood safeness areas seem to have been covered.
I lived in the Kenwick area, near downtown, in 2006. A few doors down there was a lesbian family that split up soon after I moved in. I never really met them, just friendly hello in passing. The structure of the family was similar to yours... I mostly saw one mom and the child- salt and pepper haired, light skinned mom and a 6ish year old son with brown skin.
Directly across the street, a gay male couple in their 40s, often flying their rainbow flag out front.
I lived in one of the crappier houses, along with 3 other lesbian roommates. Most of the area was nice, with young folks moving in and plenty of older folks as well, and the rest was "up and coming".
I also lived on the University of Kentucky campus, near Tates Creek Rd. and New Circle, near Man o War and Armstrong Mill Rd., and on the north side of downtown near Transylvania Univ.
I was as welcomed as any straight person would have been in each place, and never felt the need to hide my sexuality out of fear.
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Old 10-09-2009, 01:53 PM
 
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I moved here from CT so i thought i would chime in. Lex is very open to gays, and is somehow at the same time very republican. Great city for gays IMO. FWIW, there are a TON of churches around here, and some are very open about trying to convert gays
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Old 10-09-2009, 02:52 PM
 
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We are an odd assortment of demographics: nearing retirement age, a lesbian professional couple with 2 adopted school age Asian kids.

We are fairly traditional although liberal. We would like a nice affordable house- not in a new development [HOA, etc] but like a ranch and not right next to our neighbors.

We also want access to cultural activities, ethnic restaurants, bookstores,etc.
We are not glitzy, well off professionals but educated low key ones.

Are gay couples accepted in Lexington?
Don't you just love questions like this............?
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Old 10-18-2009, 06:01 PM
 
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We are an odd assortment of demographics: nearing retirement age, a lesbian professional couple with 2 adopted school age Asian kids.

We are fairly traditional although liberal. We would like a nice affordable house- not in a new development [HOA, etc] but like a ranch and not right next to our neighbors.

Look at Southland, Chinoe, Meadowthorpe, Clays Mill, Lansdowne.

We also want access to cultural activities, ethnic restaurants, bookstores,etc.

Cultural activities and ethnic restaurants aren't as abundant in Lexington as you would expect for a city of 280,000, but most of what you want is here. Not in excess, but still enough to mix and sample.

We are not glitzy, well off professionals but educated low key ones.

Plenty of those in Lexington. I like that type--smart but not willing to boast about it.

Are gay couples accepted in Lexington?

Yes.
If you find Lexington isn't to your liking, also look at Columbus, OH, Bloomington, IN, Ann Arbor, MI, Auburn, AL, or Athens, GA.
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