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Old 01-24-2010, 08:20 PM
 
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Well I don't know alot about gay life in Atlanta, but I know as well as most people in Atlanta that Midtown has many gay residence. That doesnt apply for black gay folks..and you know it.
There are black gay residence in Midtown area you forgot Midtown covers more than just the area around piedmont park.
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Druid Hills
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That is one of the reasons that I moved here. I was coming down from Knoxville about once a month so I could go to The Pharr Library and Backstreet. I was lucky enough to find a job here and have lived here since 1983. Unfortunately, it is not as gay a city as it once was or maybe we are just blending in more rather than sticking out the way we did when we made Midtown a respectable place to live again.
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:10 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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There are lots of gay black men in Atlanta. But they are not politically or socially active like their white gay counter parts.

For instance, when Bishop Long had his march against same-sex marriage, you would think it would face some opposition from the many gay black folks here but they were silent.

So yes there are alot of gay black people but no "community."
I don't think I would characterize Atlanta's black gay community as 'silent', exactly.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta5-ZesEp8o
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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I don't think I would characterize Atlanta's black gay community as 'silent', exactly.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta5-ZesEp8o
Three years ago my best friend and I forgot it was black gay pride and went to Lenox for some shopping. Silent is not the word...
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Old 01-25-2010, 12:02 PM
 
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I don't think I would characterize Atlanta's black gay community as 'silent', exactly.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta5-ZesEp8o
I will add too that we have so many people across the USA who support the black gay communtiy we have had countless black celebrities and artist come out and perform like jennifer hudson, vivica fox, etc. There a very large black gay community here and trust people know that it exist.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvkS3...eature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rXxreuo9bg
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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hey, does anyone know of a club that existed, (maybe it still does) called the Limelight. My co-worker was saying back in the day the main dance floor had a tiger that lived underneath. That about floored me (haha no pun intended for real) when I heard that. He said eventually the Humane Society put an end to that and they installed a swimming pool underneath.
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:38 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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hey, does anyone know of a club that existed, (maybe it still does) called the Limelight. My co-worker was saying back in the day the main dance floor had a tiger that lived underneath. That about floored me (haha no pun intended for real) when I heard that. He said eventually the Humane Society put an end to that and they installed a swimming pool underneath.
Yes, I do...that was not a gay club, however.
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Old 02-14-2010, 01:14 AM
 
Location: Pevely, MO
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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.
People do not "prefer" a sexual preference, and quite frankly, there are problems with employment everywhere that doesn't mean you have to be single-minded when thinking about urban improvement. Also, the gay community, if it grows, could be a large part of Atlanta's recovery and the growing of jobs.
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Old 02-14-2010, 04:19 AM
 
Location: Acworth
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it may be so statistically but you would never know even if you lived there.

ft lauderdale is 10x more visually gay than i see atlanta ever becoming.

same for new orleans.

like with all other things in atl, it goes on behind the scenes, so its not like you will walk down peachtree and come across the rainbow flag flapping in the air, like in so many other places.
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Old 02-14-2010, 05:47 AM
 
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it may be so statistically but you would never know even if you lived there.

ft lauderdale is 10x more visually gay than i see atlanta ever becoming.

same for new orleans.

like with all other things in atl, it goes on behind the scenes, so its not like you will walk down peachtree and come across the rainbow flag flapping in the air, like in so many other places.
Um...yes, you do. If you don't see obvious indicators of gay life in Atlanta then you're just not looking for them.
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