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Do you live in a Gayborhood?

If yes, is it one of the traditional ones?

by Anonymousreply 5403/26/2013

Philadelphia actually has a neighborhood called "the gayborhood" or washington-west.

by Anonymousreply 103/16/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 203/16/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 303/16/2013

Chelsea is over as a gayborhood. It's Hell's Kitchen now.

by Anonymousreply 403/16/2013

No, but I'm gayborhood [italic]adjacent[/italic].

by Anonymousreply 503/16/2013

My "Other" is the West Village. Not all gays live north of 14th Street in Chelsesa or Hell's Kitchen.

by Anonymousreply 603/16/2013

r2 is where the hairy chested, muscular, uncut Italian guys live.

by Anonymousreply 703/16/2013

If anyone, anywhere, anytime is looking for an example of irony, it's post R6.

by Anonymousreply 803/16/2013

r6 here. Typed too quickly, meant Chelsea.

by Anonymousreply 903/16/2013

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)

by Anonymousreply 1003/16/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1103/16/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1203/16/2013

I used to live in Warm Sands in Palm Springs. It was...uh, interesting.

by Anonymousreply 1303/16/2013

What part of other don't you understand dum dum at r14?

by Anonymousreply 1503/16/2013

Also, Toronto's Church/Wellesley.

That's one of the biggest in the world. Lame to suggest that needs to go under "other."

by Anonymousreply 1603/16/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1703/16/2013

RE 13 Was there constant trolling / hustling outside your house ?

by Anonymousreply 1803/16/2013

[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 know...THAT way. Those hets just have to flaunt it.

by Anonymousreply 1903/16/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2003/16/2013

I wouldn't be caught dead.

by Anonymousreply 2103/16/2013

Is that you, Miss Travolta?

by Anonymousreply 2203/16/2013

How about Lakewood, Ohio or the adjacent west side of Cleveland? Tre gay.

by Anonymousreply 2303/16/2013

I can't believe you left out the Castro in SF, OP. Shame on you.

by Anonymousreply 2403/16/2013

youhoo...West Hollywood here.

by Anonymousreply 2503/16/2013

Why Chelsea and not Hell's Kitchen?

Oh, and the poll is pretty useless without a "no" option.

by Anonymousreply 2603/16/2013

Providence, RI - west sideish part of Federal Hill. Hipster central I'm told. And lots of gay people.

by Anonymousreply 2703/17/2013

There is clearly an 'other' option for places like the Castro or a no option.

by Anonymousreply 2803/17/2013

Beautiful downtown Camden, New Jersey!

by Anonymousreply 2903/17/2013

Let's pay a game of telephone: R24 is a fat cunt.

by Anonymousreply 3003/17/2013

No....thank god!

by Anonymousreply 3103/17/2013

R30: R24 is merely acknowledging how many SUPER OBVIOUS choices OP missed.

by Anonymousreply 3203/17/2013

No, but I live within walking distance of Andersonville gayborhood.

by Anonymousreply 3303/17/2013

Do you play Prisoner of War in Andersonville?

by Anonymousreply 3403/17/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3503/17/2013

Whatever happened to New Hope, PA? Used to be gay. I don't think it is anymore.

by Anonymousreply 3603/17/2013

Gayborhood is the PC version of Gay Ghetto.

by Anonymousreply 3703/17/2013

West Village. Old school.

by Anonymousreply 3803/17/2013

Capitol Hill, Seattle. Best gayborhood in the US.

by Anonymousreply 3903/17/2013

R39 I've liked every gayborhood I've lived in except that one. Seattle gays were so unfriendly.

by Anonymousreply 4003/17/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4103/17/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 4203/17/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 4303/17/2013

I agree about the Seattle gays. Weird, mean, unfriendly. Did I mention weird?

by Anonymousreply 4403/17/2013

I have never lived anywhere I was as glad to get out of as Seattle. Ironically, it was one of my favorite jobs.

by Anonymousreply 4503/17/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4603/17/2013

Not to be picky, but I think you meant Lambertville, NJ, R43.

by Anonymousreply 4703/17/2013

So are Portland gays as unfriendly as Seattle gays? 'Cos of the rain and gloomy weather?

by Anonymousreply 4803/17/2013

Oh, I loved Portland, R48. I wish I had never left.

by Anonymousreply 4903/17/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5003/17/2013

My BF and I want to move there, R45/R49. Good to hear.

by Anonymousreply 5103/17/2013

I clicked Dupont but I'm really Georgetown. Close enough.

Dupont Circle is as gay as it ever was.

by Anonymousreply 5203/25/2013

Yep, Dupont Circle is super duper gay.

by Anonymousreply 5303/25/2013

Oh please! Jackson Heights is more gay than Chelsea!

by Anonymousreply 5403/26/2013
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