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Old 11-21-2012, 01:09 PM
 
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In general, whereas SF appeals to the young hipsters and single professionals, the Silicon Valley is much more family oriented. I'd say the same can be said for the gay population.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:14 PM
 
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Hi all,

are there any gay neighborhoods in silicon valley?

Thanks
srsly?
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:11 AM
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Location: Mountain Ranch, CA The heart of Calaveras County
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Nobody cares about that anymore. Live where you want to live.
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:58 AM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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Nobody cares about that anymore. Live where you want to live.
Fortunately, we live in a place that proceeds with that ethic. So many others do not.
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Old 12-31-2013, 03:07 PM
 
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The Alameda area of San Jose, between downtown and 17 has TS people and gays. It is fairly low-key, no people covered in foil like SF.
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Old 01-02-2014, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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The Alameda area of San Jose, between downtown and 17 has TS people and gays. It is fairly low-key, no people covered in foil like SF.
That may be due to the Billy DeFrank LGBT Center in the area, but it isn't by any means a distinctively gay neighborhood a la Castro in SF.
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Old 01-03-2014, 12:19 AM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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That may be due to the Billy DeFrank LGBT Center in the area, but it isn't by any means a distinctively gay neighborhood a la Castro in SF.
Well, with indie bookstore, cafes, hipster clothes store, and winebar...maybe.
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Old 01-03-2014, 11:06 PM
 
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There is no distinctive gay area of Silicon Valley like there is with SF. The majority of the bay area is pretty liberal and you shouldn't have much of a problem with where you decide to live here. If anything comes to mind I would say Willow Glen.
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:55 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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Can I change my previous answer? If someone is really interested in being immersed in the gay culture, then they already know San Francisco is where you find it. Nowhere else around here will really offer the same experience. If that's not important, and you're a gay person or gay couple who just want to live your lives peacefully, then anywhere will do. I've found pretty much nothing but open and accepting people wherever I went.
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Old 01-08-2014, 12:49 PM
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Location: San Jose, CA
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No, not really. Although there is a concentration downtown and in the Naglee Park neighborhood just east of downtown.

You won't mistake SJ for San Francisco, but it is very live & let live, though. I am gay and I prefer the tolerant but low key vibe of SJ over SF.
I second this sentiment, in many ways SJ is also more tolerant of those that don't follow the majority culture of the area than SF, dude to it being more live and let live, so to speak. I live with my partner in San Jose and I have never been made to felt unwelcome.

On there other hand single gay people do have to think about ease of dating.
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