CuriousJockAZ saidYou're entitled to define "Gay Community" however you like, however MY definition of "Gay Community" encompasses ALL gays --- people who live as homosexuals wherever and however they choose. Beyond that, within the broader "Gay Community" there are a zillion micro-communities --- just like any other community.
I don't define it at all. I refute its existence.
Sad. I would have refuted it's existence until I moved to California. As mentioned above, there isn't a singular "Gay Community," (how boring would that be?). However, the sub-cultures within a sub-culture are usually very special indeed, and aren't readily duplicated within other parts of society unless one belongs to a religious institution or is on a college campus.
LGBTI youth groups that support leadership training and scholarships.
"Gay Community" benefits that pay for medical bills.
Lobbyists that support human rights (without a "gay community," do you really think we would have progressed as far as we have??).
Without a "gay community," Pussy Riot would still be imprisoned.
This list goes on and on. There is a "gay community" because we got sick of discrimination and homophobia. Real Jock is a gay community. Otherwise, consider joining eHarmony or Christian Mingle.com. Within a religious institution, you need to "belong." To benefit in a "gay community," you just need to show up and be "gay" (gosh, don't labels just SUCK