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Unread 11-11-2012, 11:29 AM
 
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Default silicon valley gay neighborhoods?

Hi all,

are there any gay neighborhoods in silicon valley?

Thanks

Last edited by inthedark; 11-11-2012 at 11:30 AM.. Reason: misstype
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Unread 11-12-2012, 09:22 AM
 
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There probably is a population of LGBTs in Silicon Valley, mainly due to its liberal politics and diversity, but I have never seen them concentrated in an area, not even gay avenue san jose - Google Maps
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Unread 11-12-2012, 11:29 AM
 
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I am homophobic.
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Unread 11-12-2012, 11:54 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
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I'm not aware of any specifically.
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Unread 11-12-2012, 06:05 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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I am homophobic.
Don't be afraid. They won't bite.

There are no gay neighborhoods, per se, but downtown is where many congregate, in and around South 1st St.
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Unread 11-12-2012, 10:54 PM
 
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Unread 11-12-2012, 11:06 PM
 
Location: A bit further north than before
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SV is very live and let live, you won't have a problem being gay anywhere around here.
The population density is relatively low, though, and it's pretty suburban so you won't have "gay area" like you would in SF.
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Unread 11-13-2012, 10:29 AM
 
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No predominately gay neighborhoods, but I do know that certain more artsy areas in SJ tend to have a higher gay population than others (Willow Glen, Rosegarden, etc).
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Unread 11-13-2012, 10:37 AM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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Burbank is probably the closest, lots of interesting and funky restaurants and close to Santana Row and the Tinker's Damn bar. There isn't one particular area where gays concentrate, but I think Burbank's smaller houses and the compellingly gritty feel of W. San Carlos and Bascom make it appealing.
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Unread 11-19-2012, 11:46 AM
 
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Hi all,

are there any gay neighborhoods in silicon valley?

Thanks
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.
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