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Old 04-04-2011, 07:23 PM
 
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I am going to college here in VA and i definitely want to stay here (I am from frigid Upstate NY). But I am gay and I was wondering where in Virginia would be the best place to live for me (I immediately think of NoVa, Hampton Roads, and Richmond). But which one would be best? For example: Number of gays, degree of open-mindedness, you get the idea. I look forward to hearing your advice!
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Well, if the entire substance of your being is identifying as gay, then Northern Virginia is best for you. One of my roommates is gay, however, and hates it up here because apparently a lot of the guys are feminine and snobby.
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Roanoke VA
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Northern Virgina? Didn't you know DC is just across the river? Why would a Gay
person live in Northern Virginia, with few civil rights in Virginia?
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Thornrose
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Because he asked where in VA. DC is not in VA, though it does border the Commonwealth. Charlottesville is very favorable to gay people, and there is a surprising number in the Shenandoah Valley, at least in the Staunton/Waynesboro area. Pretty much any urban area in VA would be favorable, but maybe questionable in the suburbs and country areas. Good luck!
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Old 04-06-2011, 11:16 PM
 
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Richmond does have a Gay Community Center building, a special theater producing Gay-themed plays, a Gay church, and a Gay mens' chorus.

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Old 04-13-2011, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA, from Boston
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Richmond or Nova. NoVa will have more of a club scene, Richmond is more small town, with it's pluses and minuses. Pretty big gay population downtown, but nothing like DC
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Old 04-16-2011, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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In NoVA I'd specifically recommend either Alexandria or Arlington. They're the most progressive spots.
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Old 04-16-2011, 08:04 PM
 
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Richmond's an incredible place for gay people especially considering its size.
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:21 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I am going to college here in VA and i definitely want to stay here (I am from frigid Upstate NY). But I am gay and I was wondering where in Virginia would be the best place to live for me (I immediately think of NoVa, Hampton Roads, and Richmond). But which one would be best? For example: Number of gays, degree of open-mindedness, you get the idea. I look forward to hearing your advice!
I think Northern Virginia, the part right outside Washington, D.C. would suit you best. Not just being gay, but being from New York especially actually with the cultural issues.

There are gay people throughout Virginia and I don't think there have been hate crimes or anything I don't believe. If gay marriage is important to you though, it is much more likely to be passed nearby in Maryland.
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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What about Roanoke for the gay person that is looking for a medium size city vs the big city?
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