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Old 11-15-2017, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Thought this was pretty interesting.


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With its tolerant culture, Midcentury architectural style and lively arts scene, Palm Springs has for decades been a mecca for the LGBTQ community.The city is ranked first in the state and third in the nation among cities with the most same-sex couples per 1,000 households, according to an analysis of U.S. census data by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law.

But now, the city is marking a new milestone in gay politics as well. When the two new members of the Palm Springs City Council are sworn in next month, every person on the panel will be a member of the LGBTQ community.

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-m...115-story.html
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:02 AM
 
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Good for them
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:07 AM
 
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That is amazing because I am guessing the LGBTQ percentage of the city can't be no more than 10% right?
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:08 AM
 
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And what exactly is the power of gay politics?
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Riverside County / Maricopa County
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That is amazing because I am guessing the LGBTQ percentage of the city can't be no more than 10% right?
10 percent in Palm Springs? It's gotta be higher than that, much higher. One of the local magazines out here put it at 40 percent a while back.
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:22 AM
 
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That is amazing because I am guessing the LGBTQ percentage of the city can't be no more than 10% right?
Palm Springs is a known gay community so no, it's not amazing or surprising.
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:55 AM
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Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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10 percent in Palm Springs? It's gotta be higher than that, much higher. One of the local magazines out here put it at 40 percent a while back.
That's interesting!

I lived in the area for a while in the late '60s, and it was very conservative then, just like Orange and Riverside Counties.

It was not a good experience, so I haven't been back. Maybe I should visit again, it's wonderful in the winter, and Palm Canyon is amazing.
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:57 AM
 
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thought this was pretty interesting.


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with its tolerant culture, midcentury architectural style and lively arts scene, palm springs has for decades been a mecca for the lgbtq community.the city is ranked first in the state and third in the nation among cities with the most same-sex couples per 1,000 households, according to an analysis of u.s. Census data by the williams institute at the ucla school of law.

But now, the city is marking a new milestone in gay politics as well. When the two new members of the palm springs city council are sworn in next month, every person on the panel will be a member of the lgbtq community.

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-m...115-story.html
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Old 11-15-2017, 10:17 AM
 
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So much for diversity on their city council.

The one excerpt I would disagree with in the article is describing the culture there as "tolerant" when it's better described as gay friendly.

Tolerant is extremely "values centered" meaning that lot of intolerant people actually aren't but consider themselves to be so relative to their own beliefs and values.
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Old 11-15-2017, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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That's interesting!

I lived in the area for a while in the late '60s, and it was very conservative then, just like Orange and Riverside Counties.

It was not a good experience, so I haven't been back. Maybe I should visit again, it's wonderful in the winter, and Palm Canyon is amazing.
Palm Springs is IN Riverside County
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