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Old 10-02-2006, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Central Jersey - Florida
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Maybe it's me, but for some reason I find this post offensive. What does a town have to do to be gay friendly? I have a gay couple around the corner from me with 3 children they adopted, they moved in and that's it, no one had signs out welcoming them because they were gay, nor do they have welcoming signs out for anyone who moves into town. If you're a single person who's gay or a committed gay couple, I don't know of anyone who really gives a hoot. People are too busy with their everyday lives to even give a gay couple a thought, no one cares. Seriously, this is NJ not the Bible Belt. If you're gay then move wherever the heck you want to move, none of my neighbors care.
I tried to shoot some points to you but it says I need to spread them around first Good post
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Old 10-02-2006, 09:20 AM
 
Location: a warmer place
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Default maplewood

Is very Gay Friendly. You wouldn't encounter any issues at all. I lived on a street there (2003-5) with staight families, gay families and singles. Everyone got along great, we had block parties and small neighborhood gatherings. It is a very diverse town.
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Old 10-02-2006, 04:30 PM
 
Location: PSL,FL
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keep the fear....ROF...you must be living under a rock under water....NJ has a ton of gay communities and bars...as a matter of fact there are 2 hospitals where 70% of the doctors are gay....LOL...i guess you don't have gaydar..LOL...I have many friends who are gay so i know first hand...but i will add that i do not agree with homosexuality what so ever...
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Old 10-02-2006, 08:45 PM
 
Location: PSL,FL
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Here is a site that canhelp gays find stuff in NJ...
http://www.rainbowlaw.org/html/directoryNJ.htm
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Old 10-06-2006, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Springfield
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Maplewood is still very welcoming for the gay population.
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Old 10-07-2006, 02:51 AM
 
Location: PSL,FL
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There are probably more gay bars in NJ then in NYC...just google gay bars in NJ........tons of them....NJ, NYC and Boston have the largest gay pop in the USA...
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Old 10-08-2006, 01:59 PM
 
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Randolph's a pretty gay place.

Budd Lake too. Randolph more-so though.

I actually don't think I know a single hetero-sexual couple, other then my own.
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Old 10-09-2006, 10:33 AM
 
Location: state of enlightenment
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Default pitchforks & torches

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Why do you find this "offensive?" Growing up in an upscale, Conservative area where I was "gay-bashed" quite frequently and became suicidal and depressed because of it, I'd consider "gay-friendly" to be like calling a hotel "pet-friendly"---They're tolerated in order to make things easier for many people. I don't ask for a welcome wagon. All I want is to be able to move into a home without the neighbors talking about me behind my back, putting burning crosses on my front lawn, or distributing flyers to other neighbors about the "neighborhood falling apart" just because my partner and I moved in down the street.
Or village idiots marching around with pitchforks & torches. Amazing how the self righteous KKKristian KKKonservatives get it into their perverted minds it's their god appointed duty to impose their so called values on everybody else.

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Perhaps living in a tolerant area such as NJ has jaded you all from the reality that areas just 90 minutes to two hours to your north and west (Scranton, PA, Binghamton, NY, Williamsport, PA, Elmira, NY, Lancaster, PA, etc.) are still living in a "lynch mob" mindset. I attribute this mostly to there not being many college-educated people in my area, as the college experience tends to open your eyes to differences among others and make you more apt to accept them, but the very strong right-wing Christian mindsets also can't help matters much either.
I'm disappointed to hear that about Scranton/WilkesBarre since I'll be moving there temporarily in a few weeks.
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Old 10-09-2006, 10:44 AM
 
Location: state of enlightenment
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Default Plainfield

Ex-Gov McGreevey lives in Plainfield, "a town heralded as a 'gay suburb' by gay.com" - Advocate.
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Old 10-09-2006, 01:13 PM
 
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Randolph's a pretty gay place.

Budd Lake too. Randolph more-so though.

I actually don't think I know a single hetero-sexual couple, other then my own.
What are you talking about???????????
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