Salt Lake City Elects Utah’s First Gay Mayor - Jackie Biskupski

  • metta

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    Nov 04, 2015 10:43 PM GMT
    Salt Lake City Elects Utah’s First Gay Mayor


    http://www.joemygod.com/2015/11/04/salt-lake-city-elects-utahs-first-gay-mayor/

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  • metta

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    Nov 05, 2015 3:15 AM GMT
    Utah Gay Marriage Plaintiff Derek Kitchen Wins Salt Lake City Council Seat

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    http://www.towleroad.com/2015/11/utah-gay-marriage-plaintiff-derek-kitchen-wins-salt-lake-city-council-seat/
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    Nov 05, 2015 2:07 PM GMT
    GO SLC! icon_biggrin.gif
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 06, 2015 1:03 PM GMT
    Salt Lake City has come a long way since its ultra conservative, Mormon early years. Now it will not be long before the Utah cities of Provo and Ogden elect their first openly gay mayor or a Hispanic or a black mayor since the Mormons are shifting out of those two cities and into their surrounding suburbs just they have been doing in Salt Lake City.
  • metta

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    Nov 06, 2015 3:39 PM GMT
    I was reading that one of the reasons for this is that there is a large lgbt community in salt lake city. It turns out when the gay mormon's come out many of them move to salt lake city.
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    Nov 06, 2015 3:52 PM GMT
    So much for those outdated and inaccurate stereotypes of "homophobic" Mormons.
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    Nov 06, 2015 4:50 PM GMT
    ^

    The church still has a lot of work to do:

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/4135059

    I doubt that SLC would have gotten the same results if they did not have such a high population of LGBT people. They have one of the highest populations of LGBT people per capita in the country. LGBT have historically tended to move to larger cities, which tend to be more accepting. So it makes sense that SLC would have a higher LGBT population for that area.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 07, 2015 4:22 PM GMT
    I wonder what attracted all the gays, lesbians, and bisexuals to Salt Lake City because back in the 80s and early 90s it was a very conservative city.
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    Nov 07, 2015 4:28 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidI wonder what attracted all the gays, lesbians, and bisexuals to Salt Lake City because back in the 80s and early 90s it was a very conservative city.


    Well, one thing is that Utah is a really beautiful state.
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    Nov 07, 2015 4:45 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    roadbikeRob saidI wonder what attracted all the gays, lesbians, and bisexuals to Salt Lake City because back in the 80s and early 90s it was a very conservative city.


    Well, one thing is that Utah is a really beautiful state.
    Salt Lake City is a very beautiful, clean city. I consider it the best planned city in the USicon_smile.gif Provo is also a very beautiful, clean city as well. Both cities are changing quite rapidly, I just hope that the rapid growth of both Salt Lake City and Provo doesn't cause those cities to compromise on their strengths that attracted people to them in the first place.
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    Nov 07, 2015 5:03 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    freedomisntfree said
    roadbikeRob saidI wonder what attracted all the gays, lesbians, and bisexuals to Salt Lake City because back in the 80s and early 90s it was a very conservative city.


    Well, one thing is that Utah is a really beautiful state.
    Salt Lake City is a very beautiful, clean city. I consider it the best planned city in the USicon_smile.gif Provo is also a very beautiful, clean city as well. Both cities are changing quite rapidly, I just hope that the rapid growth of both Salt Lake City and Provo doesn't cause those cities to compromise on their strengths that attracted people to them in the first place.


    Well, you know how this always goes.
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    Nov 07, 2015 6:25 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidI wonder what attracted all the gays, lesbians, and bisexuals to Salt Lake City because back in the 80s and early 90s it was a very conservative city.

    Where ever there are conservatives their are closet cases just waiting to explode icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 08, 2015 2:13 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk said
    roadbikeRob saidI wonder what attracted all the gays, lesbians, and bisexuals to Salt Lake City because back in the 80s and early 90s it was a very conservative city.

    Where ever there are conservatives their are closet cases just waiting to explode icon_lol.gif
    Well than your rapidly growing home city of Colorado Springs is closet case central ripe for blasting wide open with all those whacky Focus on the Family people preaching and lecturing to everyone about morality yet doing the complete opposite in their own daily lives.
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    Nov 08, 2015 2:25 AM GMT
    MGINSD saidSo much for those outdated and inaccurate stereotypes of "homophobic" Mormons.

    I would disagree that the stereotype is either outdated or inaccurate. It would seem that most Mormons fall within the stereotype. Those Mormon gays that are moving into Salt Lake are for the most part ex-Mormons or no longer practicing (Since Mormons who engage in gay sex are supposed to be kicked out)

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2015/11/05/mormon-church-to-exclude-children-of-same-sex-couples-from-getting-blessed-and-baptized-until-they-are-18/