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Old 12-15-2007, 10:38 PM
 
Location: right outside your window
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Question Homophobia in the Bay area

When I was a youngin I 'heard' that most gays and lesbians move to and live in the Bay area. Whatever--to each their own...
When living there, I noticed it. My cousin is gay, and he chose either NM or SF, NM won.

Is SF the only gay/lesbian friendly area in the US?

They seem to be more tolerant than So Cal...
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Old 12-15-2007, 10:49 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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New York, West Hollywood, Palm Springs, Guerneville, Provincetown (MA), Wilton Manors (Fl) are all well known for their high populations of gay people though really any city of size will have a "gay" district and pretty much any town will have gay people.
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Old 12-16-2007, 12:12 AM
 
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though really any city of size will have a "gay" district and pretty much any town will have gay people.
Right, but I sense and what I have learned, SF is notorious for gay people.
Does SF accept it more do you think?
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Old 12-16-2007, 03:34 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Right, but I sense and what I have learned, SF is notorious for gay people.
Does SF accept it more do you think?
Yes, of course - and that's why it has become somewhat of a "gay mecca." Does that mean everyone here is cool about it, or that gay people aren't happy anywhere else? No. But we're definitely the BEST place to be if you're gay. As for myself, I don't care about other people's sexuality, and I'm proud that we're known for our tolerance (on this issue).

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Old 12-16-2007, 03:36 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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New York, West Hollywood, Palm Springs, Guerneville, Provincetown (MA), Wilton Manors (Fl) are all well known for their high populations of gay people though really any city of size will have a "gay" district and pretty much any town will have gay people.
Add South Beach (Miami), Fire Island (NY) & Las Vegas to that list!
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Old 12-16-2007, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Los Altos, CA
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I would never go so far as to say that San Francisco is the best place for gays because 1) I am not gay and 2) I haven't been to every other place to compare it to.

I will say that San Francisco is a beautiful city with nice weather that requires and is likely to attract some incredibly talented, intelligent, creative people. Most of the gays that I know are tops in their field, so San Francisco is an ideal location to excel professionally. It is also a place where one can have red hair, dress in drag and go unnoticed. Alternative lifestyles are accepted.
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Old 12-16-2007, 11:31 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Default Re: Title of this post

I believe a better title for this post would be "Homosexuals in the Bay area." The question had little to do with homophobia, but rather with the preference of many homosexuals to settle in the Bay Area (and who can blame them!?).
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Old 12-16-2007, 01:34 PM
 
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Did anyone know that the U.S military is the reason so many gays settled in SF?

During WWII when gays were discharged from the military they were discharged in San Francisco. So eventually many gays decided to stay in the city after their discharges.

http://ask.yahoo.com/20060502.html
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Old 12-16-2007, 01:38 PM
 
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My question is how is homosexuality viewed in SF outside of the Castro district?

How are gays viewed in other areas of the city like Chinatown,The Mission,Hunters Point,Fillmore etc?
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Old 12-16-2007, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Did anyone know that the U.S military is the reason so many gays settled in SF?

During WWII when gays were discharged from the military they were discharged in San Francisco. So eventually many gays decided to stay in the city after their discharges.

http://ask.yahoo.com/20060502.html
Yes, I've heard that story... very interesting how things happen, huh?? It also saw a "boom" in the 1970's, following the Harvey Milk & Moscone murders (which led to the first Pride Parade).
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