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Old 09-06-2019, 06:02 PM
 
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I don’t think it’ll be a problem. I am well south of Philly, butbeing an interracial couple is far less noteworthy than it was when we got together.
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Old 09-06-2019, 07:11 PM
 
Location: New York City
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I'm a gay guy in my 20s, and dated a Latino/Colombian, Asian/Chinese, and Asian/Filipino. We never had any problem for the interracial part, both from straight and gay people. We've gotten harassed for being gay on the street, but not because we were interracial. Most areas in Philadelphia will give you no trouble for being an interracial couple. It wasn't all that uncommon to see while I was living there, both for gay and straight people.

Living in NYC now, interracial couples are literally everywhere.
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Old 09-06-2019, 08:06 PM
 
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With interracial dating there are 2 angles:
1) are people ok with interracial relationships?
2) are people personally open to an interracial relationship?

From my very limited exposure to Philly, there is almost no issue with the first. But on the 2nd part, for better or worse, racial/ethnic preferences in dating are somewhat common. And I suspect Philly may lag a little behind DC or NYC on that front. It is the flip side to Philly's more rooted hometown population.
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Old 09-08-2019, 12:14 AM
 
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nyc lgbt diversity and philly lgbt diversity are very different.
Philly lgbt is very small even though Philadelphia itself is a big city.
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Old 09-08-2019, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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nyc lgbt diversity and philly lgbt diversity are very different.
Philly lgbt is very small even though Philadelphia itself is a big city.
Wait, really? I have never noticed that. What do you mean specifically and do you have a statistic?
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Old 09-08-2019, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Boston
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nobody cares, why would they, the 60's were fifty years ago.
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Old 09-08-2019, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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nobody cares, why would they, the 60's were fifty years ago.
Sadly some people do still care, but they are well outnumbered, and do not tend to dwell in big cities such as Philadelphia
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Old 09-08-2019, 09:21 AM
 
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Wait, really? I have never noticed that. What do you mean specifically and do you have a statistic?
Philly lgbt can be kinda somewhat of a small town in the sense that everyone kind of knows the people that have been around. There is some transiency of people moving in/out and couples that breakup, but it gets a small town vibe that way.

https://theblog.okcupid.com/race-and...4-107dcbb4f060
I couldn't find newer stuff, but I don't feel that the present is much different than 5-10 years ago.

https://www.dailydot.com/irl/racism-gay-dating-apps/
This explains why the trend of interracial dating among lgbt has a tendency to get worse, rather than better.

https://www.thetaskforce.org/wonky-w...online-dating/
This example is more recent.

https://www.npr.org/2018/01/09/57535...-online-dating
While no actual statistics listed here, it's from NPR and gives you an idea of the current reality.

https://www.gwern.net/docs/psycholog...eplyrates.html
This one is about 10 years older.

I'm also going by personal experience as well. I don't try to base my life on websites and statistics. But, I have a tendency to look things up when I feel and experience certain things though.
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Old 09-08-2019, 10:22 AM
 
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nyc lgbt diversity and philly lgbt diversity are very different.
Philly lgbt is very small even though Philadelphia itself is a big city.
Lol. Unless you are lgbtq you have no idea what we're doing in Phila., where we are, what we do, or how many there may be. And there are still LOTS of lgbtq people very much in the closet everywhere and that includes in NY.
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Old 09-08-2019, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Originally Posted by chessimprov View Post
Philly lgbt can be kinda somewhat of a small town in the sense that everyone kind of knows the people that have been around. There is some transiency of people moving in/out and couples that breakup, but it gets a small town vibe that way.

https://theblog.okcupid.com/race-and...4-107dcbb4f060
I couldn't find newer stuff, but I don't feel that the present is much different than 5-10 years ago.

https://www.dailydot.com/irl/racism-gay-dating-apps/
This explains why the trend of interracial dating among lgbt has a tendency to get worse, rather than better.

https://www.thetaskforce.org/wonky-w...online-dating/
This example is more recent.

https://www.npr.org/2018/01/09/57535...-online-dating
While no actual statistics listed here, it's from NPR and gives you an idea of the current reality.

https://www.gwern.net/docs/psycholog...eplyrates.html
This one is about 10 years older.

I'm also going by personal experience as well. I don't try to base my life on websites and statistics. But, I have a tendency to look things up when I feel and experience certain things though.
I don't disagree the Philly LGBTQ scene can feel small. However, it is not unique to Philly. People even in NYC report this phenomenon. Despite any rumors to the contrary, us queers still make up a very small percentage of the population, so it is bound to happen. I don't disagree there is a lot of racism in LGBTQ dating in general. I was disagreeing that proportionally, Philly LGBT feels or is small.
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