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Old 11-12-2006, 03:52 PM
 
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We are thinking of relocating to Homewood / Flossmoor and probably starting a family. How gay friendly are people there? Are there (m) any other gay parents / people visible? We don't want to move from the city and find that we are not accepted. Any thoughts, experiences, advice would be helpful. Thanks!
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Old 11-14-2006, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Utopia
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Default I'm not gay, but...

Sounds like you already live in Chicago?
Why don't you move to lesbian friendly Andersonville?
From what I gather from a friends who lived in Homewood for over 20 years, it is more straight family than gay. Why buck the trend. Make it easy on yourself--and the kids--and move to Andersonville.
Just my humble opinion.

And GOOD LUCK!
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Old 11-14-2006, 06:01 PM
 
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Smile re gay friendly flossmoor / homewood or not

thanks for your reply!
The one and only so far. The reason for the move to the suburbs is the cost of housing and other issues like work and commuting ( the metra train goes to U of C) but though we both love andersonville it is way out of our price range.
But thanks for the thought!
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Old 11-15-2006, 08:33 AM
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If I were you I wouldn't worry too much about moving to HF. It's your right as a citizen of this country to live wherever you dang well please.
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Old 11-15-2006, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Miami. Florida
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We are thinking of relocating to Homewood / Flossmoor and probably starting a family. How gay friendly are people there? Are there (m) any other gay parents / people visible? We don't want to move from the city and find that we are not accepted. Any thoughts, experiences, advice would be helpful. Thanks!
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In the city I would go with Wrigleyville. However if your looking suburban try Bensenville, Roselle, Itasca, Wooddale....Metra runs right through those towns and people are pretty much friendly and mind there own business. Good luck!!!
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Old 11-02-2007, 10:25 PM
 
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Someone who recently graduated from the local high school in the Homewood-Flossmoor district. The community is very excepting. But not an enviroment that I would say bring a gay family into. the majority of the population is African American and Hispanic so it is not as nice as a community as it used to be. Actually Homewood is currently in the form of white flight.
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Old 11-08-2007, 11:16 AM
 
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Talking Homewood/Flossmoor

I would like to reply to the families that are considering H/F area. It is a great area for families. Families are families. I welcome you and your family. Try looking at new subdivisions. This is a great time to buy, considering the flight as one replier sumbmitted. Remember that God loves you and because of that you can move where you chose!!!!!!!Amen.
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Old 08-25-2008, 08:06 PM
 
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Blue Island is very gay-friendly and family-friendly so I'd assume it would be gay-family-friendly! It also has all the things you mentioned; easy commute, great and affordable housing (which actually INCREASED in value over the past quarter!) and is an all-around inclusinve community.
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Old 08-26-2008, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Oak Park
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Blue Island is very gay-friendly and family-friendly so I'd assume it would be gay-family-friendly! It also has all the things you mentioned; easy commute, great and affordable housing (which actually INCREASED in value over the past quarter!) and is an all-around inclusinve community.
You obviously live in Blue Island and love it, but you shouldn't mislead people. Blue Island may be fairly inclusive, but the surrounding communities are NOT.

Alsip, Crestwood, Midlothian, Beverly, Mt. Greenwood...

Lots of discrimination and intolerance in those areas for minorities.
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Old 08-26-2008, 01:27 PM
 
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I don't know if I would classify ANY of the south burbs as being anything other than conservative friendly, so to answer your question, I wouldn't move there if I were you and try to be openly gay. People will be talking behind your back. I gaurantee it! Lakeview is prolly the most gay friendly area of the entire midwest to be honest. Most of my gay friends live there and love it. It is a nice area I have to admit. VERY EXPENSIVE, but nice none the less.
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