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Old 08-17-2012, 05:13 PM
 
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Hi, My family may be relocating to Portland from CT. I was hoping for information on the best neighborhoods for gay families. We have 2 children in 1st and 4th grades. Are there any areas/schools with a greater population of gay families.

Thanks,
Melissa
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Cape Elizabeh, ME
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I don't belive so,Portland area and much of maine is very gay friendly in my opinion. If forced to give an answer its possible the greatest population is any where in portland or south portland. But I believe any of the surrounding communities are supportive.
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Old 09-16-2012, 11:14 PM
 
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:14 AM
 
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I'm not living there yet, but I was in Portland recently and it was extremely gay-friendly, as far as I could see. I'm coming from NYC and I didn't feel any significant difference in the diversity of the population, just the size... And because Portland is so small, I can't imagine that neighborhood matters as much as it does in other cities.

I also hear that Halliwell is kind of a gay mecca, if that area is an option for you.
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Rhode Island
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I saw a lot of Yes on 1 signs/stickers this weekend in the Portland area, so I think there is at least a vocal crowd that shows strong support.
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:19 PM
 
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Portland is very gay-friendly. I don't know of any particular areas there (you should be fine anywhere), but when I briefly lived in South Portland the Mill Creek area closer to SMCC had a lot of gay families there. It's a nice area too, you're walking distance to Willard Beach, Bug Light Park, a playground.
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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Southern Maine Gay Pride Parade is held in Portland and the turn-out and warm wishes of the crowds is very warm and genuine. Portland is gay friendly. Monjoy Hill is a nice older neighborhood near down town.....there are lots of gay friendly neighborhoods and active Gay Straight Alliance clubs in the schools. Good Luck to you and your family.
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:08 AM
 
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Now that I've been living here for a few months, I would definitely agree that South Portland would be a great option for you guys. Good luck, hope your move goes well!
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:50 PM
 
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Not for nothing but honestly... I haven't seen anything that would suggest that you cant be gay in Maine!. Seriously?, who says the state is a hate state?.
Here is my own observations....
Even in central maine (back woods) people just don't hate outright. Sure some young kids may say things (kids) and some old timers may say things (behind your back) but people in my region still judge you by who you are as a person. Not what you are...unless what you are is who you are in a negative sense. Being Gay isn't negative unless it meets a stereotype.

I went to school with 3 gay guys (in a school of 120 for all of 4 grades) and most people knew it and just didn't care.
Who cares?. Have a good life and be happy.
(Just dont try and convert everyone )
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