Anyone here from San Francisco?

  • zelon1

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    Aug 23, 2015 12:54 AM GMT
    Supposedly the Castro area is some gay landmark out here. But last time I caught the street car up there it felt very isolated and unwelcoming. I'm inclined to blame it on my black skin, but I won't pull the race card. I've seen more than a few black men roaming around...never together in packs. But always the token black guy in a large group of whites and Asians. And I hardly see any lesbians either, mostly upwardly mobile white men w/ beards and man ponytails. Welp, tonight my friends (and my new boyfriend) are gonna go this bar called The Lookout (got my fake ID) to see if we can get into some trouble tonight. And SF natives say hello if you recognize me.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 23, 2015 3:18 AM GMT
    Sounds like you'd enjoy the atmosphere in South Florida better.

    In contrast, I enjoy the mountains of the SF Bay Area due to my eternal addiction to mountain biking; but the people in South Florida are definitely more diverse...even though it's not as "liberal" as SF. As much as I love being here and kinda-sorta wish I could live here forever, my true home is Miami (though I was raised in Arkansas). The culture there just can't be beat.
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    Aug 23, 2015 3:21 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidSounds like you'd enjoy the atmosphere in South Florida better.

    In contrast, I enjoy the mountains of the SF Bay Area due to my eternal addiction to mountain biking; but the people in South Florida are definitely more diverse...even though it's not as "liberal" as SF. As much as I love being here and kinda-sorta wish I could live here forever, my true home is Miami (though I was raised in Arkansas). The culture there just can't be beat.


    True, he'd discover a dozen versions of his new boyfriend. Each sexier than the next. Those damn sexy Jamaicans icon_redface.gif
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    Aug 23, 2015 3:26 AM GMT
    MrFuscle said
    paulflexes saidSounds like you'd enjoy the atmosphere in South Florida better.

    In contrast, I enjoy the mountains of the SF Bay Area due to my eternal addiction to mountain biking; but the people in South Florida are definitely more diverse...even though it's not as "liberal" as SF. As much as I love being here and kinda-sorta wish I could live here forever, my true home is Miami (though I was raised in Arkansas). The culture there just can't be beat.


    True, he'd discover a dozen versions of his new boyfriend. Each sexier than the next. Those damn sexy Jamaicans icon_redface.gif
    Not all Jamaicans are sexy though...just the ones who'll do me. icon_razz.gif
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    Aug 24, 2015 1:44 AM GMT
    Paul! ;-)
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    Aug 24, 2015 7:41 AM GMT
    zelon1 saidSupposedly the Castro area is some gay landmark out here. But last time I caught the street car up there it felt very isolated and unwelcoming. I'm inclined to blame it on my black skin, but I won't pull the race card. I've seen more than a few black men roaming around...never together in packs. But always the token black guy in a large group of whites and Asians. And I hardly see any lesbians either, mostly upwardly mobile white men w/ beards and man ponytails. Welp, tonight my friends (and my new boyfriend) are gonna go this bar called The Lookout (got my fake ID) to see if we can get into some trouble tonight. And SF natives say hello if you recognize me.icon_biggrin.gif

    The Castro is probably not all that welcoming to any young gay men below drinking age (21). What are they going to do there, if they can't get into bars? Hang out at Starbucks? Young people generally don't have much money, and San Francisco has become one very expensive place to live. And one reason you won't find many black men in the Castro, is that there are not very many blacks in the city. (I would guess less than 10% of the population these days - probably getting closer to 5%). Come back when you're 21?
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    Aug 24, 2015 6:46 PM GMT
    GAMRican saidPaul! ;-)
    Wazzuuuupppppp!!!!!! icon_biggrin.gif

    I'm gonna be home around the last week of Sept. You still there?
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    Aug 25, 2015 1:03 AM GMT
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    GAMRican saidPaul! ;-)
    Wazzuuuupppppp!!!!!! icon_biggrin.gif

    I'm gonna be home around the last week of Sept. You still there?


    I'm doing a "travel triangle" between FLL, SFO, and LAX. I'm in FLL through 11Sep. I'm in LAX 12-22Sep. I'm in SFO 22-30Sep. I'm back in FLL 01Oct.
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    Aug 25, 2015 2:18 AM GMT
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    GAMRican saidPaul! ;-)
    Wazzuuuupppppp!!!!!! icon_biggrin.gif

    I'm gonna be home around the last week of Sept. You still there?


    I'm doing a "travel triangle" between FLL, SFO, and LAX. I'm in FLL through 11Sep. I'm in LAX 12-22Sep. I'm in SFO 22-30Sep. I'm back in FLL 01Oct.
    Perfect! I"ll see ya in Oct. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 26, 2015 12:13 AM GMT
    @Paulflexes - Is it just me or are other people wondering how the fcuk did my greeting to you got miscontrued as an invitation to begin a tangent rant on the socio-political aspects of the cost of living in California???? Have I lost my edge and don't know what the kids are talking about anymoar?