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Old 02-20-2008, 04:26 PM
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I'm not from Halifax and I'm not gay but I think the maritimes in general (at least the people I've met) are accepting of people no matter what their sexual orientations are.
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Old 06-29-2008, 07:07 PM
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There is no gay village in Halifax. The best dance bar in the city - Reflections, is located downtown and is the centre of gay life in the city. The closest semblance to a gay community would be along Gottigen near Falkland. This is also the worst neighbourhood in the city, for whatever that means.

I would rate Halifax as a 10 for gay acceptance, but a 5 for excitement in the gay community. Which is still better than where I'm living (London, ON), which likely rates a 5 and a 0.
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Old 06-30-2008, 03:37 PM
Location: Western Canada
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Lived in Halifax for two years...probably the least gay-friendly city I've ever lived in (city that is - I'm sure some small towns are worse). The lesbian scene at least is near non-existent - if you don't do the bar (the one bar) scene, there's nothing else. Pride weekend is the highlight of the ***** year - because there is NOTHING ELSE. Walking out in public with my partner, we got stares on a daily basis and "look, lesbians" muttered by middle-aged, middle-class white women every single time we went to the mall. You couldn't pay me enough money to even visit Halifax again, let alone live there.

The word they ***'d above is Q U E E R - to rhyme with year - didn't realize it was a *** word!
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:32 PM
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I'm not gay, but I was doing the bar thing in Halifax last year and was asked if I was gay, in a not so nice way, just because I'm from Toronto.

Also met a guy at the airport that wasn't too happy with the fact that there is a black community in Halifax. Never hear that kind of talk here in Toronto.
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Old 03-31-2009, 07:23 AM
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I'm not gay, but I've lived in Halifax. I think it would rate about a 4 out of 10 - but I really couldn't say. There used to be a nude beach close to the city that was considered primarily a gay beach (btw you can't swim, the water is icy cold even in august). I think its more important that you be rich and not poor and look outwardly straight. Surprisingly, there is quite an active gay scene in PEI. You could probably survive as a gay person in Halifax.
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