Philadelphia actually has a neighborhood called "the gayborhood" or washington-west.
I lived in Philly's gayborhood until I got priced out. I live in South Philly now and haven't been happier.
Until they come and take this neighborhood over.
I lived in Dupont Circle for ~20 years, leaving in 1999, so I didn't vote. But I've heard it's now Stroller Central.
Chelsea is over as a gayborhood. It's Hell's Kitchen now.
No, but I'm gayborhood [italic]adjacent[/italic].
My "Other" is the West Village. Not all gays live north of 14th Street in Chelsesa or Hell's Kitchen.
r2 is where the hairy chested, muscular, uncut Italian guys live.
If anyone, anywhere, anytime is looking for an example of irony, it's post R6.
r6 here. Typed too quickly, meant Chelsea.
No. Never have.
(My city doesn't even really have one... gays can live pretty much anywhere openly, so they don't cluster into a neighborhood for "protection")
If, however, I won a hundred million dollars in the lottery, I'd immediately retire, sell all my stuff, and buy a nice house in Key West, and another in Capital Hill in Seattle (summer & winter homes)
Gayborhoods are so 1995.
Unless you live in Cowfuck Central, many of us aren't moving into gay ghettos, but pick really great neighborhoods where a mix of people live instead.
I don't, and I would never want to live there either. The gayborhood in my city is increasingly moribund, and overly infested with cats.
I used to live in Warm Sands in Palm Springs. It was...uh, interesting.
Stupid list, OP. You left out two of the biggest ones, Montrose in Houston and Cedar Springs in Dallas, for starters. You also left out South Beach and mistakenly put in Key West, which isn't particularly gay these days.
What part of other don't you understand dum dum at r14?
Also, Toronto's Church/Wellesley.
That's one of the biggest in the world. Lame to suggest that needs to go under "other."
Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver all have quite large and noticeably distinct gaybourhoods (note Canadian spelling). I live in Toronto, less than half a block from the intersection of Church/Wellesley. I love the people and the dynamic, and really wouldn't want to leave in a non-gaybourhood. I have dozens of friends and hundreds of acquaintances that live close by. Annually, I watch one of the world's largest gay pride parades from my balcony, and love being part of the whole festival atmosphere during pride and other gay events. A big advantage is that I can and do patronize the many gay and gay-friendly businesses near me. Not just gay bars, restaurants and baths, but also a great gay bookstore, gay-centric curio and gift shops, clothing, even groceries. The Arab pharmacist across the street takes it as default that his clientele is gay; he knows who are partners, who is in what family. Even at the little convenience store across the street, all the workers readily know and accept my partner and I as a couple, even though were almost never in the store at the same time. (Just today, the counter clerk, a lovely lady in a burka, asked "How's your partner, and your cute little doggy?" In other words, being gay around here is the default situation; straight people and couples are the ones who get the "Oh, you're !?" look. I have always found this empowering. Plus, I have a great apartment in an almost totally gay building.
I admire those who want to bring the gay flair out into the world, but it's not for me, just as this vibrant rainbow-flag living isn't for everybody. Live and let live, but I'm just too "fahbulous" for the burbs.
RE 13 Was there constant trolling / hustling outside your house ?
[quote] In other words, being gay around here is the default situation; straight people and couples are the ones who get the "Oh, you're !?" look.
The straight couples strolling through ALWAYS hold hands lest anyone think they might be...you know...THAT way. Those hets just have to flaunt it.
Yes, yes, AND yes Barry. Started about 6 am and lasted well into the wee hours. My theory was that the trolls were "straights" from down valley.
Honey, I have to go work early - or, Honey, I have to work really late. You get used to it.
I wouldn't be caught dead.
Is that you, Miss Travolta?
How about Lakewood, Ohio or the adjacent west side of Cleveland? Tre gay.
I can't believe you left out the Castro in SF, OP. Shame on you.
youhoo...West Hollywood here.
Why Chelsea and not Hell's Kitchen?
Oh, and the poll is pretty useless without a "no" option.
Providence, RI - west sideish part of Federal Hill. Hipster central I'm told. And lots of gay people.
There is clearly an 'other' option for places like the Castro or a no option.
Beautiful downtown Camden, New Jersey!
Let's pay a game of telephone: R24 is a fat cunt.
R30: R24 is merely acknowledging how many SUPER OBVIOUS choices OP missed.
No, but I live within walking distance of Andersonville gayborhood.
Do you play Prisoner of War in Andersonville?
No, and I would rather saw my balls off with a rusty butterknife than do so. The idea of being surrounded by a zombified bunch of gay men makes want to retch.
Whatever happened to New Hope, PA? Used to be gay. I don't think it is anymore.
Gayborhood is the PC version of Gay Ghetto.
West Village. Old school.
Capitol Hill, Seattle. Best gayborhood in the US.
R39 I've liked every gayborhood I've lived in except that one. Seattle gays were so unfriendly.
Andersonville is where all the Boystown twinks go once they pair up in a couple, put on 15 pounds from giving up bulimia and drugs, and grow facial hair.
[quote]Seattle gays were so unfriendly.
You would be, too, if you lived in a city with constant clouds and rain nine months a year.
[quote]Whatever happened to New Hope, PA? Used to be gay. I don't think it is anymore.
It's still pretty gay. I was there a couple of years ago. Granted, it's more like a gay retirement town, but still. Also, some gays appear to have migrated across the river to Lawrenceville, NJ.
I agree about the Seattle gays. Weird, mean, unfriendly. Did I mention weird?
I have never lived anywhere I was as glad to get out of as Seattle. Ironically, it was one of my favorite jobs.
Oak Lawn in Dallas. There's another gayborhood in Oak Cliff, a small one at Knox-Henderson and it seems that there is a burgeoning gay population in Carrollton.
Not to be picky, but I think you meant Lambertville, NJ, R43.
So are Portland gays as unfriendly as Seattle gays? 'Cos of the rain and gloomy weather?
Oh, I loved Portland, R48. I wish I had never left.
Thirty years ago Dupont Circle was gay central for DC. Not as much now. So many people are now living east of Dupont Circle in places around Logan Circle, 17th Street, 14th Street, 9th Street, Shaw, and the U Street Corridor.
My BF and I want to move there, R45/R49. Good to hear.
I clicked Dupont but I'm really Georgetown. Close enough.
Dupont Circle is as gay as it ever was.
Yep, Dupont Circle is super duper gay.
Oh please! Jackson Heights is more gay than Chelsea!