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Old 11-18-2007, 03:05 PM
 
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Default How hot is San Antonio compared to the rest of the state

Thinking on relocating there to be closer to family. So do people just melt trying to BBQ in their backyards? I am also a closeted gay guy that would like to experience being open in San Antonio. Is San Antonio excepting of gay people and is there a lot to do for a gay single man.
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Old 11-18-2007, 03:22 PM
 
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It's a loooonggg hot summer. Humidity can be tough in the morning, but mostly burns off after 12 or so. I don't know if anyone can correctly describe "how hot".
Look on your map, we're way South...it's supposed to be hot.

I'm not able to comment on your other question. I'm still fairly new here myself and am not gay.
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Old 11-18-2007, 03:25 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Thinking on relocating there to be closer to family. So do people just melt trying to BBQ in their backyards? I am also a closeted gay guy that would like to experience being open in San Antonio. Is San Antonio excepting of gay people and is there a lot to do for a gay single man.
Unfortunately for the sake of this question, Texas is a state with varying climates. In the winter time, you may see temperatures around 14 in Amarillo while at the same time it is 80 down in Brownsville. So that makes it a little difficult to isolate San Antonio from the weather across the rest of the state in general. What I can do, however, is share with you the typical San Antonio weather throughout the year.

Average Highs/Lows per month:
Courtesy of: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ewx/html/South_Cntrl_Tx_Climate/loc/satnormals.htm (broken link)

January: 62F/39F
February: 67F/42F
March: 74F/50F
April: 80F/57F
May: 86F/66F
June: 91F/72F
July: 95F/74F
August: 95F/74F
September: 90F/69F
October: 82F/59F
November: 71F/49F
December: 64F/41F

In San Antonio our average first freeze is November 25th, and our last occurs on March 1st. For a more indepth climate narrative for our area, I recommend that you read the Climatology Narrative for San Antonio, Texas (http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ewx/html/cli/satcli.htm - broken link).


With regards to your second question, while San Antonio may not be as liberal as Austin, I do think it is tolerant enough for you to go about as open as you want to be. I hope this helps
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Old 11-18-2007, 03:48 PM
 
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In regards to your second questions, there are about 14 gay bars/clubs. The gay strip is located on N. Main. However, most gays live in the Medical Center(NW) area and King Williams district. Hope this helps.

Check out the web links for a few of the gay clubs in S.A. Bonham Exchange is located in downtown. The Saint and Heat located on the strip just north of downtown.

www.bonhamexchange.net
Saint Intro Page
The HEAT, San Antonio's #1 Dance Club & Video Lounge!
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Old 11-18-2007, 06:31 PM
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Thinking on relocating there to be closer to family. So do people just melt trying to BBQ in their backyards? I am also a closeted gay guy that would like to experience being open in San Antonio. Is San Antonio excepting of gay people and is there a lot to do for a gay single man.
It's very hot in San Antonio but grilling out anytime is good for me.
My youngest brother is gay and people he knows, know he is gay but he doesn't go around advertising his sexuality. S.A. has Pride day and gay bars.
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Old 11-19-2007, 12:09 PM
 
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I think you'll find that many of the older neighborhoods are particularly accepting. One of the the local newspaper columnists noted a couple of years ago that the older, historic neighborhoods were the only ones in SA to vote AGAINST the "definition of marriage" thingy that was proposed by the state.

You might also check the recent thread regarding which churches accept gay people.
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Old 11-19-2007, 01:04 PM
 
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Geog, here are two websites that provide a lot of information about SA and the gay community.

OUTINSANANTONIO.COM: Gay San Antonio, TX Gay Dating, Personals, News, Local Events and Information.

Welcome to QSanAntonio.com -- What's going on in your gay world?
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Old 11-19-2007, 07:14 PM
 
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WOW....Thanks everybody for the responses and info. This makes my decision a little bit easier.
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Old 11-20-2007, 02:49 AM
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San Antonio is pretty much liberal. But of course you will find gay hate like anywhere else.Former Minneapolis Police chief now San Antonio Chief was grand marshall at San Antonio Gay pride.

QSanAntonio - 2007 Anti-gay protests against Chief McManus (broken link)
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Old 04-25-2008, 06:23 PM
 
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I'm from the Northeast. The first year can be tough, but I think one's blood thins or something, then the heat is not so bad. My advice is to move here in the winter and spend active time outside everyday. Then you should become acclimatized. Wintertime, most days hit 65 or so. Some winter days hit the 90's this year. What's roughest is for people who are used to being in 40 degree F weather. They come here and think they are going to die. BTW, get a hat. The sun is really strong.
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