How gay is your city/ town?

  • beaujangle

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    Oct 26, 2013 11:06 PM GMT
    Currently, I live in Auckland, New Zealand and I'll say that the general attitude towards gays is relaxed eg I've seen male couples holding hands in the city and there's no abuse/ staring, etc.

    How gay is the city where you live?
  • HottJoe

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    Oct 26, 2013 11:15 PM GMT
    There's a statue of Mary Tyler Moore downtown.
  • Just_Tim

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    Oct 26, 2013 11:57 PM GMT
    It's fabulously ungay around here. I mean, I'm doing what I can.
  • beaujangle

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    Oct 26, 2013 11:58 PM GMT
    thebearerofbadnews saiddon't live in a city and my town has one of the highest lgbtq couple populations in the state which explains why in june there's rainbow flags flying around here outside peoples homes.


    Wow, it's interesting to know that a town has a huge no of LGBT population and you don't need to be in a big city
  • KepaArg

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    Oct 27, 2013 12:08 AM GMT
    In Tokyo I would say fairly large, but down low. Everyone keeps straight appearances up during the day and does their own thing when night falls. There are a few 100 bars in the Ni-chome district in shinjuku that appeal to all varities and fetishes. Some places though also screen what clientele they let into their establishment. I get some leeway in Japanese society as I'm mixed, and my family is liberal and accepting so coming out to them wasn't an issue.

    Since I'll be moving to Sydney in a few months I noticed the attitudes there were pretty liberal. You'd see couples hold hangs, having a romantic picnic at the park, and no one would bat an eyelash. I've been to Sydney three times for a month each visit.
  • beaujangle

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    Oct 27, 2013 12:08 AM GMT
    Oh yes, for future posts on this thread, if you could also mention the city/ town you live in, that'll be awesome; it saves us the trouble of having to click on your profile to see where you live. Thanks!
  • Webster666

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    Oct 27, 2013 12:48 AM GMT

    Hello !

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    Oct 27, 2013 12:59 AM GMT
    Boring hippie gay.
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    Oct 27, 2013 1:06 AM GMT
    Duluth, Minnesota: Plenty gay friendly but too few actual gays...
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    Oct 27, 2013 4:40 AM GMT
    Well considering here is where greek sex originated, it doesn't get gayer than that icon_wink.gif

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  • secondstartot...

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    Oct 27, 2013 12:50 PM GMT
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    Oct 27, 2013 2:08 PM GMT
    Austin is pretty gay and quite gay friendly.
  • allatonce

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    Oct 27, 2013 2:54 PM GMT
    Toronto is pretty gay and gay friendly. Great city!
  • tuffguyndc

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    Oct 27, 2013 2:55 PM GMT
    dc is a very gay or gay friendly city.
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    Oct 27, 2013 3:54 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidThere's a statue of Mary Tyler Moore downtown.

    I had my picture taken with it! On Nicolette Mall! When I was there for Twin Cities Pride. Here's Mary w/o me:

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    Oct 27, 2013 3:59 PM GMT
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    This!
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    Oct 27, 2013 4:01 PM GMT
    Columbus is pretty gay and quite gay friendly.
  • zdravo

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    Oct 27, 2013 4:02 PM GMT
    While not the West, Belgrade is probably one of the best cities in the Balkans for gays. Lots of venues and opportunities to meet people.
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    Oct 27, 2013 4:07 PM GMT
    I live in Wilton Manors, Florida, adjacent to Fort Lauderdale, two of the most gay cities in the US. I think WM is number 2 or 3 at the moment by percentage, though I'd argue for first.

    WM is so gay that most of our city commissioners are gay, rainbow flags are everywhere, we have an annual gay parade down our main drive and gay events along it year-round, most of the stores are gay-owned and the remainder gay-friendly. It's like living in a movie called "Gays Conquer the Universe".

    You're more exceptional if you're straight here, and we gays try to be inclusive & accepting of our straight residents & visitors, rather than the other way around. If you wanna see the flip side of the orientation coin, come to Wilton Manors. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 27, 2013 4:16 PM GMT
    I live in Pennsyltucky. Land of God and Guns, and Beer. Where schools are closed the Monday and Tuesday after Thanksgiving for the first days of hunting. Does this sound gay to you?
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    Oct 27, 2013 4:46 PM GMT
    Where i live there isnt any gay activity, but if I drive 25 miles to south into Atlanta Midtown, you will find allot with clubs, bars, stores, etc. and even Gay Theaters.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Oct 27, 2013 4:47 PM GMT
    garyinla saidI live in Pennsyltucky. Land of God and Guns, and Beer. Where schools are closed the Monday and Tuesday after Thanksgiving for the first days of hunting. Does this sound gay to you?
    A very similar pattern exists in New York, the cities and suburbs are quite tolerant to gay friendly while most of the rural areas are populated primarily by the God and guns and pickup truck crowd. My home city of Buffalo is for the most part very tolerant of GLBT people, however guys walking down the street holding hands is very rare.
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    Oct 27, 2013 4:49 PM GMT
    I live in a small, southern, town with a population of around 10k (but feels much smaller).

    People still stick to traditional family values, but their is still a lot more acceptance and forward-thinking than you would think.

    Still, Southern Baptists are the first to throw stones and discriminate for no reason. Because of this people still hold "traditional family values" and don't want to have an open-mind. On top of that we're surrounded by smaller mountain towns who's population are mostly holiness people (don't believe in shaving, cutting their hair, ect). They are by far the worst kind of people I have ever met (not trying to judge them all as a whole, but the majority I have met anyway).
  • 1blind_dog

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    Oct 27, 2013 4:54 PM GMT
    They're only found on Grindr and hide in closets.
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    Oct 27, 2013 5:26 PM GMT
    JumpMan_Josh saidI live in a small, southern, town with a population of around 10k (but feels much smaller).

    People still stick to traditional family values, but their is still a lot more acceptance and forward-thinking than you would think.

    Still, Southern Baptists are the first to throw stones and discriminate for no reason. Because of this people still hold "traditional family values" and don't want to have an open-mind. On top of that we're surrounded by smaller mountain towns who's population are mostly holiness people (don't believe in shaving, cutting their hair, ect). They are by far the worst kind of people I have ever met (not trying to judge them all as a whole, but the majority I have met anyway).

    I lived in your State of Alabama for 2 years. I especially remember 2 things about it.

    When I first arrived it was by interstate bus, because my military orders were cut too late for a plane ticket, all the flights into Oxford booked. We pulled into a bus station in Anniston, notorious for one of the uglier episodes in the early 1960s Black civil rights movement 20 years earlier.

    A Black porter shuffled up to me, calling me "Massah", his eyes downcast, wanting to carry my bags. I was appalled to be addressed & treated like that. But I was soon to learn that every Black I encountered in Anniston likewise cowered before Whites, and nothing I did could assure them that I wasn't like the local Whites they knew.

    The second thing I learned was the inferior position of women, unless they were socially well situated with an Alpha male husband, from whom they derived their prestige. But they seldom had any standing of their own, it was all derived from men.

    One time I was driving down the main Anniston thoroughfare, Quintard, when I got behind an open pickup truck. In the front seat were 2 guys, with a large dog between them, a couple of rifles in the gun rack against the back window.

    In the open bed behind sat 2 women, huddling against the winter cold and light rain that was falling. That encounter was emblematic of Alabama culture, of the low status of women to men, where even dogs outranked women. And that wasn't the only example that proved the case to me.

    Yeah, I know where you live, and what it means. Your option is to move away, because I don't see anything changing during the time when you'll still be able to enjoy it yourself.