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Old 12-16-2016, 03:59 PM
 
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Why LGBT People Are Moving to Red States - The Daily Beast

More gay people are making lives for themselves in red states, simply because it is more affordable. This is likely a factor in the dying gay scene in NYC, SF, and LA.

Here is an article on 26 dead or dying gay bars in NYC, SF, and LA.

26 Dead (Or Dying) Gay Bars in NYC, L.A., S.F. | Advocate.com
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Old 12-16-2016, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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So because gay people are being priced out of the elite cities exactly like the rest of the population this is news ?
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Old 12-16-2016, 04:34 PM
 
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Yes, it's news and needs to be pointed out. The cities that CLAIM to be so TOLERANT for "MINORITIES" including gays, have made it impossible for the majority of them to sustain living there long term. I bring this up because some leftists like to claim how intolerant the middle of the nation is, but more people are having to move to those places, where they can AFFORD housing and the general cost of living.
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Old 12-16-2016, 04:51 PM
 
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Yes, it's news and needs to be pointed out. The cities that CLAIM to be so TOLERANT for "MINORITIES" including gays, have made it impossible for the majority of them to sustain living there long term. I bring this up because some leftists like to claim how intolerant the middle of the nation is, but more people are having to move to those places, where they can AFFORD housing and the general cost of living.
Cities haven't made it impossible for any people,gay or straight, to sustain a living. Economics has made it impossible. You can't blame it on municipalities.

If the economic displacement of certain groups starts to have a negative economic impact on these cities then they will be forced to make changes . So far that's not happening in NYC,Boston,SF, DC and other cities where lots of different kinds of people are losing their footing.

We as a country have made the decisions that have led us to where we are and we are continuing to make the decisions that are leading us to where we are going. Until the country wakes up and figures it out it's only going to get worse.
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Old 12-16-2016, 04:54 PM
 
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Maybe gay people are sick of being around all the wealthy breeders turning major cities into romper rooms for their crotchfruit? just a thought.
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Old 12-16-2016, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Maybe gay people are sick of being around all the wealthy breeders turning major cities into romper rooms for their crotchfruit? just a thought.
That's probably a part of the equation too. Plus most of them are just moving back to where they came from in the first place.
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Old 12-16-2016, 05:18 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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so worse case some bars close down?
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Old 12-16-2016, 05:22 PM
 
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This is pretty dumb. The city is expensive for anybody. The percentage of pop that is gay in NYC, SF, and LA dwarfs any city in any red state.
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Old 12-16-2016, 05:24 PM
 
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Cities haven't made it impossible for any people,gay or straight, to sustain a living. Economics has made it impossible. You can't blame it on municipalities.

If the economic displacement of certain groups starts to have a negative economic impact on these cities then they will be forced to make changes . So far that's not happening in NYC,Boston,SF, DC and other cities where lots of different kinds of people are losing their footing.

We as a country have made the decisions that have led us to where we are and we are continuing to make the decisions that are leading us to where we are going. Until the country wakes up and figures it out it's only going to get worse.
According to recent news articles rents are actually declining in NYC, Boston, and SF. Oct for the first time in awhile rent declined in LA. We have to see how far this goes, but if it goes far enough you are quite correct in that cities will be forced to make changes. With that said these cities pursued policies that lead us to this point, so they certainly played a major role in these economics. So did federal policies such as giving developers tax credits, and states gave tax credits as well. Low interest rates from the fed played a role too.
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Old 12-16-2016, 05:39 PM
 
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According to recent news articles rents are actually declining in NYC, Boston, and SF. Oct for the first time in awhile rent declined in LA. We have to see how far this goes, but if it goes far enough you are quite correct in that cities will be forced to make changes. With that said these cities pursued policies that lead us to this point, so they certainly played a major role in these economics. So did federal policies such as giving developers tax credits, and states gave tax credits as well. Low interest rates from the fed played a role too.
Exactly my point. We keep electing governments whose main purpose is to serve developers and corporations.
We just did it again last month....big time. Essentially, we just doubled down.So, not expecting any major changes in the trajectory .
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