Posts Tagged ‘gayborhoods’

An interesting question posed by the New York Times.

These are wrenching times for San Francisco’s historic gay village, with population shifts, booming development, and a waning sense of belonging that is also being felt in gay enclaves across the nation, from Key West, Fla., to West Hollywood, as they struggle to maintain cultural relevance in the face of gentrification.

Gentrification and development threaten the traditional gay neighborhoods across the country. The article quoted above notes that while most urban areas are growing, gays are moving to suburbia. With the rights movement making progress, especially in the suburbs of our larger cities, will gay neighborhoods exist in twenty years? Should they? I’m not sure they will but I believe they should.

The article goes on to mention the Internet as a reason for the decline in the gay community. One therapist recommends that his clients go to gay bars for social interaction. I found this interesting since I am almost certain that I have met more people from this blog that are and will remain friends than I would in a bar. Granted, these friends are scattered around the world.

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