2bnaked saidWhen I was in SF I noticed the great divide of wealth and poor. I mean every home in the city is flawless looking nearly and most are appraised at one million. This might get worse if people don't have each others back!
I have to comment on this, because in the article someone mentioned how homophobes go into the 'ghetto' to beat up gays. I don't know if that's true or not, but I can say this:
1) This is why I fail to understand why we as gays continue to want to live and play in these crime-infested neighborhoods. It's like in Denver, everyone is all about Capitol Hill...but yet it's a dump, it's seedy and sketchy...and so are the gays who live there. But, gay people are AFRAID to live in the suburbs (It's 2014, not 1974)...but yet when you here shit like this happen, it's a surprise. It shouldn't be. You are living 2 blocks from the hood-est hood of hoods. And if you're drunk and say the wrong thing to the wrong person (not speaking of any of these victims, but some gay men tend to talk too much shit to strangers, and I have to tell so many of my gay friends to shut the fuck up and stop acting tough just because you have a 6'2 Black dude next to you, because I'm not going to be anyone's bodyguard anymore, because it's me who ends up in jail 9 times out of 10), you might get capped.
2) I didn't care how expensive the homes in Castro/SF are. Being alone, I wanted to park as close to my destination as possible, even if it meant right in front of the bar. Being from Miami, I know nice, expensive cities can be downright deadly if you don't watch your step.