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Old 11-30-2007, 02:26 PM
 
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I've heard that Minneapolis has quite a large lesbian/gay population. Is this true? I am looking at possibilities of where to live in the midwest but want somewhere gay friendly. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 11-30-2007, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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I've heard that Minneapolis has quite a large lesbian/gay population. Is this true? I am looking at possibilities of where to live in the midwest but want somewhere gay friendly. Any help would be appreciated.
From what I can recall from my own research into the Twin Cities, the Loring Park and Dinkytown neighborhoods were supposedly home to the highest concentration of those in the LGBT community. Dinkytown is adjancent to the University of Minnesota campus just across the Minnesota River from Downtown Minneapolis (near the site of the bridge disaster, I'm sorry to say), and Loring Park is just southwest of the central business district area on the fringe of downtown.

Here are two links which might be of assistance:

Loring Park: LoringDowntown.com | Welcome!

Dinkytown: Dinkytown - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dinkytown Photo Tour - Pictures of Dinkytown (http://minneapolis.about.com/cs/phototours/l/bldinkytownphot.htm - broken link)

From one gay guy to another, best of luck!
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Old 11-30-2007, 02:37 PM
 
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The areas that Scranton mentioned are home to sizeable concentrations of gays. Dinkytown is not as heavily populated, though.
Mpls. is great in that gays are comfortable in all areas of the city. We have a very large overall gay population (the pride parade is one of the largest).
If you want a gay-friendly midwestern city, Mpls. is a sure bet.
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Old 12-01-2007, 04:18 AM
 
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Minneapolis is very 'gay friendly' especially if you look at some of the domestic partner laws providing benefits, etc. to domestic partners. Despite what a few people say on these boards, Minneapolis area is very liberal and a very educated society and are very accepting in general.
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Old 12-01-2007, 09:07 AM
 
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Yes, very gay friendly. Gay people are everywhere. It is normal and accepted for gays to be affectionate in public, own homes together etc. The Pride festival in June is one of the biggest in the country.
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Old 12-01-2007, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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Yes, very gay friendly. Gay people are everywhere. It is normal and accepted for gays to be affectionate in public, own homes together etc. The Pride festival in June is one of the biggest in the country.
Wow! My partner can't even so much as go out on a nice date without people staring and whispering.
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Old 12-01-2007, 02:16 PM
 
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Wow! My partner can't even so much as go out on a nice date without people staring and whispering.
Minneapolis is pretty much the San Francisco of the Midwest for gay people. I have lived in neighborhoods where a large percentage of the block was gay owned or rented. ( South Minneapolis).
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Old 12-03-2007, 08:31 AM
 
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I lived in Minneapolis for 5 months but have visited an immeasurable # of times and I've found it to be one of the LGBT friendliest places in the Midwest. In both Minneapolis and St Paul there are gay bars right in the middle of downtown/bar district. Loring Park is nice and getting nicer is my opinion with a great location basically in downtown and freeway access.
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Old 12-03-2007, 04:12 PM
 
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quote=goose7;2132020]I've heard that Minneapolis has quite a large lesbian/gay population. Is this true? I am looking at possibilities of where to live in the midwest but want somewhere gay friendly. Any help would be appreciated.[/quote]

Minneapolis is a liberal large city. It is as you term it "gay friendly". People around here don't stick their noses into other folks business. If you are gay this should be a pretty safe place. A couple of the Gay bars in town are the "Gay 90's" in Minneapolis and the Townhouse in St Paul. The Uptown Loring Park, Kenwood areas seem to have a large concentration of gays. It's a kind of clubby, young, urban area near the Minneapolis Lakes area. Very liberal. Hope this helps.
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Old 12-05-2007, 09:58 AM
 
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Very! I would suggest looking to live in Uptown or Loring Park. They are very close to one another. Uptown is probably safer than Loring Park.

I personally wouldn't live in Dinkytown. I lived there in college and while it was fun then, I wouldn't consider moving back to that area. Not much is close by and, obviously, it's filled with college students.
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