Are there any gay people in Alabama?

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    Jul 01, 2015 2:03 AM GMT

    Besides the state of Mississippi, its neighbor, Alabama has got to be extremely difficult to live, work and to be openly gay while having a lead supreme court justice who spews non sense like this, with the state power he holds, the states entire branches of government must all be corrupted by his radicalized belief system, there must be no separation of church and state in Alabama.

    Although, its seems to be coming to the south.

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    Jul 01, 2015 2:13 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    ELNathB said
    Besides the state of Mississippi, its neighbor, Alabama has got to be extremely difficult to live, work and to be openly gay....



    Nope. It's not.

    You should get out of your liberal enclave gay ghetto of WeHo and spend some time out in the rest of the country.



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  • Orland23

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    Jul 01, 2015 9:13 AM GMT
    Of course, every state has gay people including
    Alabama but in places where there is more homophobia and fewer LGBT protections, people are likely to be in the closet or even "living the straight life" with wife and kids.

    It like before Stonewall where there were likely to be as many gays as there are now but gay relations and sex was done in secret and behind closed doors and then the person goes back to their opposite-sex spouse. Some men just stayed single.

    In the more conservative states, there are more men "on the DL" because of homophobia even from family so in states like Alabama, it would seem like that there are very few gay men to be found.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jul 01, 2015 12:05 PM GMT
    I am more than sure that Alabama cities like Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, and the university town of Auburn all have well established, civically active gay communities. The entire state cannot be just narrow minded bible thumping screwballs.icon_cool.gif
  • brickboy1966

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    Jul 01, 2015 7:38 PM GMT
    I will be in August.
  • tiddlypush

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    Jul 02, 2015 3:46 AM GMT
    There are gay people everywhere including Alabama. Even so Saudi Arabia and Iran have a gay population. It is a given. You got people, you got gay men and women.
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    Jul 02, 2015 5:48 AM GMT
    Birmingham has a gay community and is the most liberal city in the state, at least by southern standards.
  • Destinharbor

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    Jul 02, 2015 5:47 PM GMT
    Orland23 saidOf course, every state has gay people including
    Alabama but in places where there is more homophobia and fewer LGBT protections, people are likely to be in the closet or even "living the straight life" with wife and kids.

    It like before Stonewall where there were likely to be as many gays as there are now but gay relations and sex was done in secret and behind closed doors and then the person goes back to their opposite-sex spouse. Some men just stayed single.

    In the more conservative states, there are more men "on the DL" because of homophobia even from family so in states like Alabama, it would seem like that there are very few gay men to be found.


    I lived there for a time and this is pretty much it. The funny thing is Alabamans will vote for the right-wing crazies but individually can be decent and caring. I was living in a smallish town, Florence, with a great private golf club that became the center of my social life, specifically the 19th hole. There was a gay doctor who was part of the 19th hole crowd when he got ill with some thing that required essentially the removal of his stomach. He was completely dependent on his friends, all straight guys, for everything. Food, transportation, everything. And they all rallied and organized and made sure he got everything he needed including entertainment. For a long time. Years. Taught me a lesson about right-wing rednecks and people in general. They can be led down a dangerous path (think FOX News) and still be decent people. Groupthink is dangerous and powerful.
  • buddycat

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    Jul 02, 2015 6:26 PM GMT
    There are gay people everywhere. Most that could would leave and go to a city more tolerant like Atlanta.
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    Jul 06, 2015 9:58 AM GMT
    Yes, Alabama has an active gay community. I lived there most of my life (44 out of 50 years). When you look at the news clips you think Roy Moore speaks for the state. Based on my experience that is not true. I lived in Alabama as an openly gay man for 13 years and I had more issues with my race than sexual orientation.