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Old 01-20-2010, 12:17 AM
 
Location: Durham (Southpoint Mall Area)
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Not to change subjects but makes no difference to me what sexuality one chooses to participate in. The major issue we have here in Atlanta is unemployment. The state currently has a 10.2% unemployment rate while the Atlanta proper area (Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, and Rockdale counties) stands at 10.5% (give or take). Why revel in being the number one gayest city and yet still have so many jobless people (which by the way includes the gay population).

I sit and watch the news daily and see people getting off Greyhound buses and trains. These people still think that Atlanta is still the "black" Mecca of yesteryear yet they come off these buses unemployed and stay unemployed. I see people in the business center at my apartment complex frantically searching for jobs and yet all a magazine or news article can do is find the time to print which city is the gayest? Please! Take a look a Willie Watkins Funeral home website. Last year 2009 he had over 700 funerals and this month alone (January) he has over 28 bodies. Half of which are due to violent crimes that have taken place. But you see, newspapers dont want to report about that. Atlanta has some major issues that needs to be rectified and being the top gayest city is NOT or rather SHOULD NOT be on the list to discuss.

If Atlanta wants to revel in being the number 1 gayest city, lets also be the number one place to have the most gainfully employed. Then and only then can I see us discussing how wonderful of a "gay-mecca" Atlanta could be.

Remember, regardless of what sexual preference you prefer, your first HUMAN.
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Old 01-20-2010, 12:29 AM
 
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Not to change subjects but makes no difference to me what sexuality one chooses to participate in. The major issue we have here in Atlanta is unemployment. The state currently has a 10.2% unemployment rate while the Atlanta proper area (Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, and Rockdale counties) stands at 10.5% (give or take). Why revel in being the number one gayest city and yet still have so many jobless people (which by the way includes the gay population).

I sit and watch the news daily and see people getting off Greyhound buses and trains. These people still think that Atlanta is still the "black" Mecca of yesteryear yet they come off these buses unemployed and stay unemployed. I see people in the business center at my apartment complex frantically searching for jobs and yet all a magazine or news article can do is find the time to print which city is the gayest? Please! Take a look a Willie Watkins Funeral home website. Last year 2009 he had over 700 funerals and this month alone (January) he has over 28 bodies. Half of which are due to violent crimes that have taken place. But you see, newspapers dont want to report about that. Atlanta has some major issues that needs to be rectified and being the top gayest city is NOT or rather SHOULD NOT be on the list to discuss.

If Atlanta wants to revel in being the number 1 gayest city, lets also be the number one place to have the most gainfully employed. Then and only then can I see us discussing how wonderful of a "gay-mecca" Atlanta could be.

Remember, regardless of what sexual preference you prefer, your first HUMAN.

Sexual orientation.
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Old 01-20-2010, 12:49 AM
 
Location: Durham (Southpoint Mall Area)
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Sexual orientation.
Sexual preference: "The preference one shows by having a sexual interest in members of the same, opposite, or either sex."

Sexual orientation: "The direction of one's sexual interest toward members of the same, opposite, or both sexes, especially a direction seen to be dictated by physiologic rather than sociologic forces. Replaces sexual preference in most contemporary uses."

2002 - American Heritage Stedman's Medical Dictionary

Regardless of which word phrase you choose to use, I think my point was made and needs no further explanation.
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Old 01-20-2010, 12:57 AM
 
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Sexual orientation: "The direction of one's sexual interest toward members of the same, opposite, or both sexes, especially a direction seen to be dictated by physiologic rather than sociologic forces. Replaces sexual preference in most contemporary uses."

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Sexual orientation.
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:07 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I love ATL, I come thru every year if ATL wants to be gay that is fine with me but just don't be undercover, just be real! You like dudes (& you are a dude) that's cool, please don't hit on me! As long as Twist doesn't change that mac-n-cheese recipe I will always love ATL!
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Old 01-20-2010, 02:19 AM
 
Location: Heidelberg, DE by way of Jonesboro, GA
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Not to change subjects but makes no difference to me what sexuality one chooses to participate in. The major issue we have here in Atlanta is unemployment. The state currently has a 10.2% unemployment rate while the Atlanta proper area (Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, and Rockdale counties) stands at 10.5% (give or take). Why revel in being the number one gayest city and yet still have so many jobless people (which by the way includes the gay population).

I sit and watch the news daily and see people getting off Greyhound buses and trains. These people still think that Atlanta is still the "black" Mecca of yesteryear yet they come off these buses unemployed and stay unemployed. I see people in the business center at my apartment complex frantically searching for jobs and yet all a magazine or news article can do is find the time to print which city is the gayest? Please! Take a look a Willie Watkins Funeral home website. Last year 2009 he had over 700 funerals and this month alone (January) he has over 28 bodies. Half of which are due to violent crimes that have taken place. But you see, newspapers dont want to report about that. Atlanta has some major issues that needs to be rectified and being the top gayest city is NOT or rather SHOULD NOT be on the list to discuss.

If Atlanta wants to revel in being the number 1 gayest city, lets also be the number one place to have the most gainfully employed. Then and only then can I see us discussing how wonderful of a "gay-mecca" Atlanta could be.

Remember, regardless of what sexual preference you prefer, your first HUMAN.

I get what your saying, but this thread was about Atlanta being the gayest city and it being the gaymecca, not its lack of employment (thats 50 million other threads on here), so I'm not sure why you seem annoyed. With that being said, I'm sure there is another thread that will cater to your thoughts and opinions, I'm just not sure this one is the one. Sometimes, light-hearted, "other than" topics take peoples minds off of the fact that we are in a recession period. I'm sure we get tired of being reminded EVERYDAY of how unemployed, uneducated, and just plain ole unnoticed a lot of people are. Don't be "that one" by being cynical in a light hearted conversation, because we are ALL aware of the things that really matter right now.
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Old 01-20-2010, 02:24 AM
 
Location: Heidelberg, DE by way of Jonesboro, GA
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BTW..I'm not surprised that Atlanta is considered the "gayest" city...lol
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Old 01-20-2010, 06:25 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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As a native, I have seen firsthand the key contribution that the gay community made to the gentrification movement in this city; they went into intown neighborhoods and invested when no one else would. As far as I'm concerned, we have them to thank for Virginia-Highland, Midtown, Grant Park, Inman Park and a host of others.
First person to restore a Victorian in Inman Park? Robert Griggs, an openly gay man (even before it was 'cool'). In 1968, he took a Queen Anne on Euclid Avenue that was divided into 10 'flophouse' apartments and turned it into a showplace. My father initially thought he was mad, but his determination provided the inspiration for many others to come in to the neighborhood.

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Old 01-20-2010, 07:29 AM
 
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Not to change subjects but makes no difference to me what sexuality one chooses to participate in. The major issue we have here in Atlanta is unemployment. The state currently has a 10.2% unemployment rate while the Atlanta proper area (Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, and Rockdale counties) stands at 10.5% (give or take). Why revel in being the number one gayest city and yet still have so many jobless people (which by the way includes the gay population).

I sit and watch the news daily and see people getting off Greyhound buses and trains. These people still think that Atlanta is still the "black" Mecca of yesteryear yet they come off these buses unemployed and stay unemployed. I see people in the business center at my apartment complex frantically searching for jobs and yet all a magazine or news article can do is find the time to print which city is the gayest? Please! Take a look a Willie Watkins Funeral home website. Last year 2009 he had over 700 funerals and this month alone (January) he has over 28 bodies. Half of which are due to violent crimes that have taken place. But you see, newspapers dont want to report about that. Atlanta has some major issues that needs to be rectified and being the top gayest city is NOT or rather SHOULD NOT be on the list to discuss.

If Atlanta wants to revel in being the number 1 gayest city, lets also be the number one place to have the most gainfully employed. Then and only then can I see us discussing how wonderful of a "gay-mecca" Atlanta could be.

Remember, regardless of what sexual preference you prefer, your first HUMAN.
I understand your frustration, ASA, but to be fair the story was actually about a magazine's ranking of Atlanta as gayest, not a locally organized PR campaign. And the story was rather tongue-in-cheek, too, I thought.

Since Atlanta already has so much puffery about itself (it's the Windy City South), it's always interesting to see an outside group actually confirms something.
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Old 01-20-2010, 07:36 AM
 
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I do have to say though, statements like this (apparently from the Advocate article) make me wonder if anyone from the magazine has actually spent any time on the ground in Atlanta.

"And who doesn’t love the sweet lilt of a Georgia accent on a knockout guy or gal?"

"Lilting accents"? Atlanta hardly has any!
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