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Old 11-29-2008, 05:05 AM
 
Location: Back in Melbourne.....home of road rage and aggression
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Louisville is no So Cal, but it is accepting of all people, especially in the city itself close to downtown. To think u will be a victim of gay bashing is a silly stereotype. Most gay couples choose to live either downtown, or close to downtown in Old Louisville, Butchertown, Highlands, Crescent Hill, or Clifton. You will find many other gay couples in these areas, leading perfectly normal and happy lives. For its region, I would say Louisville has a relatively high percentage of gays. It is not strange to see gay couples walk down Bardstown Road in the Highlands holding hands near, say Day's coffee shop. There are several gay clubs now, the better of them Connection, Starbase Q, and Glow. There are probably at least a half dozen others, as well as a couple bars for lesbians mostly. The gay community grows significatly every year as Louisville's urban renaissance continues. So, you will notice a much slower pace to life here, but the ppl are very friendly, and ample opportunity for people of all races and orientations exists.
I'm late to this discussion but I'm with STX--Louisville is a perfectly safe town for gay/lesbian/bi-sexual persons. I have quite a few gay and lesbian friends, and they experience little to no dramas over their sexual orientation. I think Louisville is quite a relaxed and accepting place to live. Of course, the majority of them live in the areas that STX lists although I do know quite a few couples that live in the southend and have zero problems.
Although I myself am heterosexual, I used to frequent The Connection with a group of friends (gay/lesbian, bi, straight--we were a bit of a mix!) and we always had a fantastic time. It was my preferred night spot in my mid-late 20's. Now I prefer to stay in for quiet nights!

Like STX says, it's no SoCal, but it's a great place to live and socialise. I think you will find it a pleasant place to relocate to.

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Old 11-29-2008, 05:16 AM
 
Location: Back in Melbourne.....home of road rage and aggression
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How funny!

Clamlydia (love your user name btw!) that slogan is a classic.

MissyMum--I think I may have to get a t-shirt with that slogan. Perhaps you could somehow work that into the 'promoting a positive image for the south end' movement?
Living in Oz I could easily replace "banjo" with any number of sterotypical items (I imagine you could do the same!): rocking chairs, overalls, spittoons, jugs of moonshine/whiskey, 1000 smelly hound dogs under the front porch, guns racks in the back window of a pickup truck..........the list is endless!

Clam--can I plagerise your slogan for my own amusement? lol

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Old 04-27-2010, 03:35 PM
 
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I have to disagree with the southern part of town comment. My partner and I live in Valley station (with many other gay couples in the area) and we absolutely love it. We don't advertise our business, but we don't hide it either. The east end is becoming more snotty with pockets of urbanism all the time. At least the "red necks" over here don't pretend to be something they are not and are pretty accepting of everyone.
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Old 04-27-2010, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Mt. Washington, KY
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I'm glad to see someone sticking up for that side of town. I've sold houses to gays in the south end and on follow up haven't heard of any problems. Thanks for posting.
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Old 05-02-2010, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I think homosexuality is more accepted than it used to be just about everywhere
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Old 05-03-2010, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Bardstown, KY
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I would still say best place for you is the highlands, but I don't think you'll be getting bashed hardly anywhere. You'll enjoy living in Louisville.
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:10 AM
 
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Default Moving to Louisville

We are moving to Louisville too! It has been a while since a posting on here, so I was wondering if the neighborhoods have changed.
Are there Neighborhood revitalization project area's that are gay-friendly?
We have looked at the crime reports and are getting more and more confused! We would prefer to be close to downtown as possible as my partner is an artist and wants to be close to an "artsy" area that is in need of revitalization.

Any clarification would be great!
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:47 AM
 
Location: "Daytonnati"
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I'm glad to see someone sticking up for that side of town.
Valley Station is fairly unpretentious and really not for folks into hipster/yuppie "lifestyle consumption". Which, paradoxically, makes it perhaps a good place for nonconformists of various types. People do do their own thing out there, yet are still connected to whats going on in the larger Greater Louisville area.
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:49 AM
 
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We are moving to Louisville too! It has been a while since a posting on here, so I was wondering if the neighborhoods have changed.
Are there Neighborhood revitalization project area's that are gay-friendly?
We have looked at the crime reports and are getting more and more confused! We would prefer to be close to downtown as possible as my partner is an artist and wants to be close to an "artsy" area that is in need of revitalization.

Any clarification would be great!
An artsy area in need of revitalization is old louisville, or perhaps, buthcertwon. They are already mostly revitalized, but there are some areas around each hood which could use some work, and there are lots of gays and artists in these areas. Good luck!

Old Louisville Guide
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