Which state is the gayest. Massachusetts or california?

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    Dec 26, 2008 10:59 AM GMT
    My choice is mass but hey i want to put this up for a popular vote like the fundies tried doing in mass and failed while winning in cali."temporarily"icon_evil.gif
  • zakariahzol

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    Dec 26, 2008 8:05 PM GMT
    California of course. Castro Street and San Francisco is in California , isnt it?
  • CAtoFL

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    Dec 26, 2008 8:53 PM GMT
    Mass o' what now? icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 26, 2008 8:57 PM GMT
    Massachusetts may be gay, but it's socially retarded. California may be full of complete idiots, but at least they're easy to talk to.
  • Mikeylikesit

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    Dec 26, 2008 8:58 PM GMT
    Lets Not Forget NYC, Betches!!.........icon_surprised.gif........LOL
  • DiverScience

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    Dec 26, 2008 9:35 PM GMT
    MA.

    I can get married here. There's nowhere in the state I worry about being beaten. We have Northampton and P-town. And when the crazy fundies from out of state tried to scare people into defeating gay marriage, they only succeeded in ALIENATING people.

    As for socially retarded, we just don't believe in blowing sunshine up people's asses.
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    Dec 26, 2008 9:40 PM GMT
    DiverScience said
    As for socially retarded, we just don't believe in blowing sunshine up people's asses.


    No, instead you act like prude little bitches who have no faint idea on how to approach people or react when people approach you in bars. Same deal in Seattle, so don't feel like it's just a Massachusetts phenomenon. But yeah, the state is more gay friendly overall than California. Cali has a shitload of Mexican-slumps and overly-tanned blonde bitch conservatives inland that are very homophobic. Oh yeah and 70% of straight black people too apparently suck in California as well. ;)
  • DiverScience

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    Dec 26, 2008 9:47 PM GMT
    Maybe you've just met prude bitches. I mean, I'm not the greatest fan of the Boston gay community, but that doesn't mean the entire state is that way.
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    Dec 26, 2008 9:57 PM GMT
    DiverScience saidMaybe you've just met prude bitches. I mean, I'm not the greatest fan of the Boston gay community, but that doesn't mean the entire state is that way.


    Very good point. icon_wink.gif
    I LOVE the attitude of Bostonians. But all the GAY guys I met looked and acted like diarrhea fem deush bags with lisps. But I met a cool guy in Boston. He was a cop. (giggity giggityicon_cool.gif).
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    Dec 26, 2008 10:11 PM GMT
    wheni woke up to see this topic..i said; i'm gonna go back to bed and wait for this mess to unfurl before i take a whack at it!

    um, california for sure is the gayest! no contest... you're state might be a bit more liberal but we def. have the gayest cities in the U.S. we have a larger gay population!
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    Dec 26, 2008 10:30 PM GMT
    Anyone who ever spent an evening standing around in a Boston bar would have to agree, however reluctantly, with Jake Benson.

    I went to school in Boston and the social attitudes of the gay community were like the 18th century. No one would talk unless formally introduced. All their intelligence and learning went to waste because nobody ever seemed to meet anybody unless they went to New York on weekends.

    P'town is much friendlier but isn't really representative of MA because people go there from everywhere.
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    Dec 26, 2008 10:33 PM GMT
    I vote my home city of Washington, D.C.

    Oh wait, it's not a state...


    Or up for a vote....

    FAIL
  • DiverScience

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    Dec 26, 2008 10:36 PM GMT
    jakebenson said
    Very good point. icon_wink.gif
    I LOVE the attitude of Bostonians. But all the GAY guys I met looked and acted like diarrhea fem deush bags with lisps. But I met a cool guy in Boston. He was a cop. (giggity giggityicon_cool.gif).


    I admit, I hate the Boston gay community. But the state, I love. And, like I said, we may have *smaller* gay places, but overall, I think it's more gay friendly than CA. San Francisco just can't make up for the rest of the state.
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    Dec 26, 2008 10:42 PM GMT
    DiverScience said
    jakebenson said
    Very good point. icon_wink.gif
    I LOVE the attitude of Bostonians. But all the GAY guys I met looked and acted like diarrhea fem deush bags with lisps. But I met a cool guy in Boston. He was a cop. (giggity giggityicon_cool.gif).


    I admit, I hate the Boston gay community. But the state, I love. And, like I said, we may have *smaller* gay places, but overall, I think it's more gay friendly than CA. San Francisco just can't make up for the rest of the state.


    umm...since when is sf the only gay town? weho, long beach, silverlake, laguna beach, hillcrest! these are big gay towns... fun and lively towns
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    Dec 26, 2008 10:47 PM GMT
    Yikes!! Looks like Boston is taking a beating here. I've lived here (also born here)most of my life except for 9 months in Calif and 3 years in Naples Italy.....I love Boston and Boston people....I must admit that I have that Boston attitude too, but I don't mess with anyone unless they mess with me first. I don't normally start up conversations with guys in bars but I'll talk to anyone that talks to me first....As for looking and acting like a diarrhea fem douche bag with a lisp, I don't think I do. I guess i'll have to wait until I run into Jakebenson. Just for the record the only gay cop i ever met here WAS a diarrhea fem douche bag without a lisp. icon_smile.gif
  • DiverScience

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    Dec 26, 2008 10:56 PM GMT
    jrunner25 said

    I admit, I hate the Boston gay community. But the state, I love. And, like I said, we may have *smaller* gay places, but overall, I think it's more gay friendly than CA. San Francisco just can't make up for the rest of the state.


    umm...since when is sf the only gay town? weho, long beach, silverlake, laguna beach, hillcrest! these are big gay towns... fun and lively towns


    Still make up a small proportion of your towns overall.
  • joeindallas

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    Dec 26, 2008 11:02 PM GMT
    Massachusetts hands down. It has been a decade where GLT tolerance hs been taught in schools. The Courts took the first dave in to teh deep end of the pool. The populace has told teh Christian right and the Catholic Church that Civil Rights are Civil Rights and not up to a Ballot question.

    California might have the Sunshine but the people of Massachusetts have the insight.

    Driver a large majority of the Boston Scene are from God forsaken places like Wyo and TN. I grew up in Boston told by some that I am overly friendly even aggressively friendly at first. One guy in Boston said there is a meteor in the Charles River that attacts A Holes.

    Difference between Boston raised people and most others. We are slow to warm up to, but once we do you have a friend for life. Not like some other parts of the country where the national Anthem could be by janet Jackson "What Have You Done for Me Lately."
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    Dec 26, 2008 11:53 PM GMT
    jrunner25 said
    DiverScience said
    jakebenson said
    Very good point. icon_wink.gif
    I LOVE the attitude of Bostonians. But all the GAY guys I met looked and acted like diarrhea fem deush bags with lisps. But I met a cool guy in Boston. He was a cop. (giggity giggityicon_cool.gif).


    I admit, I hate the Boston gay community. But the state, I love. And, like I said, we may have *smaller* gay places, but overall, I think it's more gay friendly than CA. San Francisco just can't make up for the rest of the state.


    umm...since when is sf the only gay town? weho, long beach, silverlake, laguna beach, hillcrest! these are big gay towns... fun and lively towns


    Don't forget us out here in Palm Springs area. Never been to Boston, but love California.
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    Dec 27, 2008 5:20 AM GMT
    DiverScience said
    jrunner25 said

    I admit, I hate the Boston gay community. But the state, I love. And, like I said, we may have *smaller* gay places, but overall, I think it's more gay friendly than CA. San Francisco just can't make up for the rest of the state.


    umm...since when is sf the only gay town? weho, long beach, silverlake, laguna beach, hillcrest! these are big gay towns... fun and lively towns


    Still make up a small proportion of your towns overall.


    small compared to California's population but huge in comparison to Boston's gay population. (:
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    Dec 27, 2008 5:25 AM GMT
    jrunner25 said
    DiverScience said
    jakebenson said
    Very good point. icon_wink.gif
    I LOVE the attitude of Bostonians. But all the GAY guys I met looked and acted like diarrhea fem deush bags with lisps. But I met a cool guy in Boston. He was a cop. (giggity giggityicon_cool.gif).


    I admit, I hate the Boston gay community. But the state, I love. And, like I said, we may have *smaller* gay places, but overall, I think it's more gay friendly than CA. San Francisco just can't make up for the rest of the state.


    umm...since when is sf the only gay town? weho, long beach, silverlake, laguna beach, hillcrest! these are big gay towns... fun and lively towns


    True, but just walk down the street with your boyfriend 5 miles away. You'll get harassed by some thug...probably a drunk Mexican immigrant's child.
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    Dec 27, 2008 5:25 AM GMT
    I lived in MA until I was 25, and have lived in CA ever since. Neither place is gayer than the other. Obviously life in any of the cities is different than life in the towns. There are pluses and minuses to both, and I'd take either one of them over any Southern state. (Don't mean to diss anyone here who lives in the South.) icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 27, 2008 6:33 AM GMT
    jakebenson said
    jrunner25 said
    DiverScience said
    jakebenson said
    Very good point. icon_wink.gif
    I LOVE the attitude of Bostonians. But all the GAY guys I met looked and acted like diarrhea fem deush bags with lisps. But I met a cool guy in Boston. He was a cop. (giggity giggityicon_cool.gif).


    I admit, I hate the Boston gay community. But the state, I love. And, like I said, we may have *smaller* gay places, but overall, I think it's more gay friendly than CA. San Francisco just can't make up for the rest of the state.


    umm...since when is sf the only gay town? weho, long beach, silverlake, laguna beach, hillcrest! these are big gay towns... fun and lively towns


    True, but just walk down the street with your boyfriend 5 miles away. You'll get harassed by some thug...probably a drunk Mexican immigrant's child.



    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
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    Dec 27, 2008 6:36 AM GMT
    Canada.




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    Dec 27, 2008 6:37 AM GMT
    ...but seriously, in the USA, I think cities, not states are more accepting of gayness.. SF, NYC, Miam, LA, Boston.
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    Dec 28, 2008 8:50 PM GMT
    Good topic!

    The qualities that make up gayness all fall on a spectrum - IMHO. S'all good. And to my mind, CA and MA typify different - equally gay - places on that spectrum.

    CaliGayness is characterized by more open, assertively-out, social and creative traits. I think that's apparent in a lot of gay men and women individually as well as in the larger culture. (Caveat as with all generalizations: Applies to some. Certainly not all.)

    MassaGayness is more cerebral and personal. Maybe even reserved. To this well-acquainted outsider, it seems to be a bit stigmatized at the same time that it is quietly and comfortably assimilated and normalized: "There's not a thing in the world wrong with it, but let's just not talk about it." I don't mean this the least bit critically. It obviously works for many, straight as well as gay.

    These parallel the broader cultures of both states.

    I'd add Atlanta, where I lived for thirteen years, as a similar example. It's a Southern city, steeped in the accompanying culture and traditions. But since Reconstruction it has been the region's capital of creativity and politically progressiveness. Gaylantaness reflects this: A huge fraction of the very large, very visible gay community enjoy a Sunday routine of church followed by brunch in one of the many gay neighborhoods. At the same time, gay bars, strip joints, restaurants and bathhouses thrive there, and Pride Week there is about as close as you can get to Pride in San Francisco.

    I love the cultural diversity in this country!