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Old 02-25-2010, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Buffalo, NY
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So my g/f and I are planning on taking a trip to the weeki wachee/withlacoochiee forest area and I'm wondering should I be worried being that were a gay couple and my g/f is black. The attached photo of the confederate flag along the weeki wachee river makes me a little nervous.


 
Old 02-25-2010, 01:07 PM
 
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Landlocked pirates? Looks suspicious to me.

No idea really. Looks nice for a visit. Probably not where I'd personally pick to live though those backyards do look excellent.

Googling I found no reports of gay bashing there.

Here's city-data stats on Brooksville:

Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
Gay men: 0.2% of all households






As opposed to Tampa's stats
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households
Races in Brooksville:

  • White Non-Hispanic (73.2%)
  • Black (21.3%)
Races in Tampa:

  • White Non-Hispanic (51.0%)
  • Black (26.1%)
also I found this: Find a Meetup Group Near You! - Rainbow Family Meetups - Brooksville

Ooops. Hold the presses.

Ok, so not real gay friendly, at least not whoever is publishing this website...

http://thefloridapatriot.wordpress.c...de-dude-ranch/

Grain of salt: I think this tells me less about Brooksville than it does about the internet.

Last edited by housingcrashsurvivor; 02-25-2010 at 01:20 PM..
 
Old 02-25-2010, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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Confederate Flag does not equal racism.

I have not heard from either gay people I know nor mixed race couples I know here in Hernando about being harassed in any way.

Most that live down along the Weeki Wachee are laid back and I know of at least a few gay couples that live on the river.
 
Old 02-25-2010, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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I dont think you will have a problem in Hernando County.

Lots of confederate flags around in FL.
 
Old 02-25-2010, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Everywhere you want to be
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I dont think you will have a problem in Hernando County.

Lots of confederate flags around in FL.
I second that...You will find alot of confederate flags in this state. Regardless of what your views are about the flag--You guys hold your head up and go out there and have a wonderful time!!!
 
Old 02-25-2010, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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Yeah, I wouldn't worry about it. Confederate flags are all over the place here (including the world's largest at the I-4/75 interchange in Tampa), but they seem to be used in a cultural sense rather than a racial sense.

Brooksville is by no means a gay mecca, but I doubt you'll experience any problems. Weeki Wachee should definitely be alright.
 
Old 02-25-2010, 02:54 PM
 
Location: FL
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If there was a big 4x4 w gigantic tires with people playing banjos in the back, then I'd be worried! (for theose who have not ever seen Deliverence)
 
Old 09-01-2010, 10:39 AM
 
Location: republican city, florida
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Maybe they're fans of the Dukes of Hazzard! Before I learned of the Civil War, I'd come to associate that flag Beau and Luke Duke, and the hayseed svelteness of Smokey and the Bandit..
 
Old 09-01-2010, 10:56 PM
 
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So my g/f and I are planning on taking a trip to the weeki wachee/withlacoochiee forest area and I'm wondering should I be worried being that were a gay couple and my g/f is black. The attached photo of the confederate flag along the weeki wachee river makes me a little nervous.
You have nothing to worry about. Rebel flags are common in the south. No big deal. It's not a racist thing.

You might have to deal with pirates though...see that jolly roger?
 
Old 09-02-2010, 03:42 AM
 
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The rebel flag has lost any context to racism for most whities and is more to do with some one thinking he's a bad ass rebel, the flag is probably more known for the Dukes of Hazzard connection than any connotation to racism.
Its also a darn good looking flag.
You wont have any trouble in Hernando county.
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