gay ghettos

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    Apr 03, 2009 9:31 PM GMT
    do you live in one of them? would you recommend? why?
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    Apr 03, 2009 11:10 PM GMT
    I wish i did, probably would've been fun!
    But no, i live in the sleepy subs with the stepford wives and their closeted husbands and sons...icon_neutral.gif
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    Apr 03, 2009 11:31 PM GMT
    I guess so, but it's still pretty mixed. Lottsa homos here in Lakeview, but a lot of straight folk too. It's all good.
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    Apr 03, 2009 11:33 PM GMT
    I thought you were the ghetto GS
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    Apr 03, 2009 11:35 PM GMT
    What is a Gay Ghetto?
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    Apr 03, 2009 11:37 PM GMT
    Guy101 saidWhat is a Gay Ghetto?

    It's where the gay gangs hang out. And they'll jump you if your outfit isn't fabulous. icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 03, 2009 11:39 PM GMT
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    Guy101 saidWhat is a Gay Ghetto?

    It's where the gay gangs hang out. And they'll jump you if your outfit isn't fabulous. icon_lol.gif


    Ohhhhhhhhh.....
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    Apr 03, 2009 11:39 PM GMT
    xrichx said
    Guy101 saidWhat is a Gay Ghetto?

    It's where the gay gangs hang out. And they'll jump you if your outfit isn't fabulous. icon_lol.gif



    Hahahhaha!!! Ok, see!....icon_cool.gif
  • Rookz

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    Apr 03, 2009 11:39 PM GMT
    No thanks, I'd rather live somewhere friendlier.
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    Apr 03, 2009 11:39 PM GMT
    Guy101 saidWhat is a Gay Ghetto?


    Beware of driveby makeovers for the fashionably challenged.



    The gangs are organized by Diva worship.

    You got your Madonna's who are usually a bit older and at war with the vapidly youthful Britneys.

    Judy & Liza's have been nearly hunted to extinction.

    The Xtinas hate the Britneys, but being much lower in numbers can't really go to war.

    The GaGas are pretty new, not sure if they're gonna make it.

    The Chers are generally a bunch of aging drag queens who occasionally throw down with the Madonnas and Britneys provided they've sufficiently recovered from hip replacement surgery.
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    Apr 03, 2009 11:40 PM GMT
    Hahahaha.
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    Apr 03, 2009 11:48 PM GMT
    Living in a gay ghetto used to be fun, up to a certain point. Past that point it was like living in a hard-core party house in college.
    Gay ghettoes in the traditional sense hardly exist anymore. They've evolved into mixed neighborhoods because all that tasteful renovation turned out to be irresistible to straight people too.
    I knew doom was at hand in my city, Houston, when a longtime gay favorite restaurant, next door to the most popular bars, started offering highchairs.
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    Apr 04, 2009 12:48 AM GMT
    I wish I do. In Castro Street S. Franscisco or Oxford , Sydney Australia. So I can be myself and not trying to be anyone else
  • boilerup_82

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    Apr 04, 2009 12:57 AM GMT
    no...i just live in the LA ghetto, barely any gays around here
  • jgymnast733

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    Apr 04, 2009 1:21 AM GMT
    The west side has turned into one, guys actually hold hands and dont give a fuck what anyone thinks..I think thats great.. More are moving here everyday..icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 04, 2009 1:30 AM GMT
    jgymnast733 saidThe west side has turned into one, guys actually hold hands and dont give a fuck what anyone thinks..I think thats great.. More are moving here everyday..icon_wink.gif


    Sounds like I got something to look forward to when I move to New York City - whenever that is!?
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    Apr 04, 2009 11:44 AM GMT
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    Apr 04, 2009 11:56 AM GMT
    jgymnast733 saidThe west side has turned into one, guys actually hold hands and dont give a fuck what anyone thinks..I think thats great.. More are moving here everyday..icon_wink.gif


    After the filming of West Side Story, it was only a matter of time.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 04, 2009 11:57 AM GMT
    We don't have anything like this in Kansas... I live in a new neighborhood which is primarily upper middle class.. mostly younger educated straight couples, many with young children.

    I probably don't know enough to have an educated opinion, but I don't have a problem with "gay neighborhoods" like this.. I suppose they can have their own problems... the closest I've probably really seen was Church St. in Toronto.
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    Apr 04, 2009 12:23 PM GMT
    I have lived in two in two different states. It was fine. I thought it was interesting that one of the representatives in Vermont was talking about how when gays move in to the neighborhood, particularly a depressed neighborhood, the property values usually go up, not just because they're great landscapers, but also because they're good neighbors. Sometimes there is truth in stereotypes.
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    Apr 04, 2009 12:26 PM GMT
    TexDef07 said...I knew doom was at hand in my city, Houston, when a longtime gay favorite restaurant, next door to the most popular bars, started offering highchairs.

    The Montrose section? All those gay bars along and around Pacific Street? My late partner always called that the Gay Ghetto, first time I'd heard the term, but very appropriate.
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    Apr 04, 2009 12:41 PM GMT
    turk saiddo you live in one of them? would you recommend? why?


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    Apr 04, 2009 12:48 PM GMT
    Palm Springs, CA area, great place to live.
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    Apr 04, 2009 12:59 PM GMT
    turk saiddo you live in one of them? would you recommend? why?

    Wilton Manors, Florida is very heavily gay, most of the homes, stores, bars, and restaurants gay owned, rainbow flags everywhere. PDAs are so common that no one even notices them. You go into some restaurants and see nothing but men, not a woman anywhere, and when you do she's likely a lesbian.

    I like it because I feel totally safe & free. And I enjoy being able to look at other men without worrying if they're straight and would take offense. Most of the other gay men you meet in public here are friendly, too, you can almost always start up a nice conversation with a total stranger, exchange smiles & pleasantries.

    Not perfect, of course, but if gay men ran a place, it would be like this. Oh, wait, we DO run it! The Mayor, the City Commissioners, many of the Police... I walk down Wilton Drive and I know everyone, every store owner, all gay, I can openly talk about things my partner & I did together, stuff I need to buy for him, not having to conceal our relationship in any way.

    Ghetto usually has a negative connotation, but here it's like living inside the animated LOGO TV series Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World (but without most of the comedic drama that show has). Gay homes are meticulously maintained, with lovely gardens around them, a BMW or SUV parked in the drive, pampered pooches being walked outside. It's hardly my idea of a ghetto, but rather, the 1950s gone gay.
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    Apr 04, 2009 1:04 PM GMT
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    TexDef07 said...I knew doom was at hand in my city, Houston, when a longtime gay favorite restaurant, next door to the most popular bars, started offering highchairs.

    The Montrose section? All those gay bars along and around Pacific Street? My late partner always called that the Gay Ghetto, first time I'd heard the term, but very appropriate.

    Yes. The bars are still there but demographically the neighborhood now is more straight than gay. I haven't lived there for years.