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How is to live in Biloxi?

My husband is going to be transferred to Keesler Air Force Base and I am a bit scared to move to a southern city. We are both gays.

by Anonymousreply 3105/24/2020

OP, I can't make it any clearer than this...please see the following link

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by Anonymousreply 105/24/2020

Can I have ur stuff? :)

by Anonymousreply 205/24/2020

I've been to the casinos in Biloxi, and it is a pretty area. They have a handful of gay bars. And if Grindr and Scruff are any guide you will be fine there. They appear to have an active local gay community. I've also been to the base, the PX and Commissary are very nice and located in one connected indoor mall. In addition, unlike most areas, the base is practically right in town. The beach and casinos are less than a ten-minute walk. The Best part, New Orleans is only an hour and half away.

by Anonymousreply 305/24/2020

The Mississippi Coast, 90 miles long, used to be an enchanting Southern oasis with affordable homes lined up along the Beach Drive from one end to another. Then came Hurricane Katrina and wiped it all away. What's there now are casino hotels, ugly condo high rises, scattered new homes constructed as compounds to keep the sea out, but mostly it's empty lots.

I'd be careful not to mention Katrina to the residents, they are apt to burst into tears in front of you.

The little city of Ocean Springs, just east of Biloxi, is still charming as most of it was spared Katrina. Try to live there.

by Anonymousreply 405/24/2020

I find the coast a little boring, but if you like casinos, you're in luck. A few of them do attract some pretty good guests, though, so you might see some decent shows.

by Anonymousreply 505/24/2020

The county Biloxi is in has had SIX COVID DEATHS!

Be very careful ....

by Anonymousreply 605/24/2020

R4 I've been to Biloxi since Katrina and there are still charming old homes.

by Anonymousreply 705/24/2020

I had a friend who live there. She said that she never hated living anywhere so much. She is straight but in general she found the population to be uninformed and an open to ideas and different kinds of people.

In general, in the deep South and even parts of the upper south, it is advisable not to rub peoples face in it. What It mean by this is they tend not to care what you do at home. But if they see you in public places “waving the flag” you should be concerned as some people might consider you a fun target.

by Anonymousreply 805/24/2020

Jackson and Hattiesburg are two of the more liberal town in Mississippi. The rest is insanely conservative Trump territory.

by Anonymousreply 905/24/2020

Sad last days...

by Anonymousreply 1005/24/2020

"The past is never dead. It's not even past,"

Welcome to the 19th century son

by Anonymousreply 1105/24/2020

I was told by two traveling nurses from MS that southern coastal Mississippi was far more liberal (relatively speaking of course) than the rest of the state now.

Casinos brought in bunches of tourists and money talks.

by Anonymousreply 1205/24/2020

Isn't Tig Notaro from around there?

by Anonymousreply 1305/24/2020

Here is an episode from a podcast series created by the local Biloxi newspaper, The Sun Herald, all about being LGBT in Mississippi and the South. This episode focuses on a Lesbian that owns one of the gay bars in Biloxi and organized the first gay pride celebration in town.

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by Anonymousreply 1405/24/2020

Make sure you have a good potato salad recipe to swap with the other wives.

by Anonymousreply 1505/24/2020

[quote]How is to live in Biloxi?

Watch out, you'll get the blues!

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by Anonymousreply 1605/24/2020

You and your war criminal husband get none of my sympathies, OP. Enjoy the magnolias and backstabbing gossip.

by Anonymousreply 1705/24/2020

R7 are you nuts ? or just being contradictory ? Theres maybe a handful of old homes left where there were once hundreds. That whole stretch was basically wiped clean. Even those giant oaks that were 100s of years old didnt make it.

by Anonymousreply 1805/24/2020

R8 is right, OP. The long and the short of it is if you’re discreet about being gay, nobody is going to care what you and your husband have got going on. It’s not necessarily because of homophobia, even though that’s part of it, but it’s moreso cultural norms. Even other gay men will respect you more if you’re the strong, silent type in public as opposed to a flamer.

by Anonymousreply 1905/24/2020

R16 I had the biggest crush on Matthew B.

by Anonymousreply 2005/24/2020

R18 I'm not saying it is the same, as it was. But, it didn't become a wasteland. Also, if you go on the side streets off of Ocean Blvd, there are more lovely older homes with character.

by Anonymousreply 2105/24/2020

My fantasy is to be gangfucked by a bunch of racist cajun guys.

by Anonymousreply 2205/24/2020

Get ready for misery.

by Anonymousreply 2305/24/2020

[R16]: A subplot in “Biloxi Blues” concerns a good-looking blond friend of Broderick, who is caught with another man in a latrine, is unfriended by Broderick, and is disappeared by authorities, with no explanation.

Unsure why Simon includes this in an otherwise fairly lighthearted service “comedy.” It only points out Broderick’s shallowness. And it’s certainly not very sympathetic to the blond friend.

by Anonymousreply 2405/24/2020

A whole bunch of stupid people live in Biloxi

by Anonymousreply 2505/24/2020

I have visited there a couple times with my partner. We enjoyed staying at the casinos. We also had good French food at Mary Mahoney’s restaurant. It’s an easy drive to New Orleans. There is definitely a lot of damage still from Katrina. We had brunch in the nearby town of Pass Christian and it had charming beach cottages.

by Anonymousreply 2605/24/2020

OP, are a Minnesota man so in love with a Mississippi girl that he sacrifices everything and moves all the way to Biloxi?

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by Anonymousreply 2705/24/2020

In Biloxi all seems to breathe freedom and peace and to make one forget the world and its sad turmoils.

by Anonymousreply 2805/24/2020

[quote]A subplot in “Biloxi Blues” concerns a good-looking blond friend of Broderick, who is caught with another man in a latrine, is unfriended by Broderick, and is disappeared by authorities, with no explanation... Unsure why Simon includes this in an otherwise fairly lighthearted service “comedy.” It only points out Broderick’s shallowness. And it’s certainly not very sympathetic to the blond friend.

Because it was all based on his real life.

by Anonymousreply 2905/24/2020

Get divorced now and save on moving expenses having to move back to where you are now. Because after about two weeks, you will hate it. Mississippi is dreadful.

by Anonymousreply 3005/24/2020

Mississippi is very "don't ask, don't tell" about gay folks. In the more liberal cities, you might find slightly different attitudes especially among the younger crowd, but the 40+ crowd still have a lot of hangups. A lot of them will still use the old "roommate" or "good friend" codes for gay men. You're not going to find a lot of people who are openly aggressive towards you, though, unless you end up in some creepy, backwoods town with a population of 100. People will be nice and pleasant to your face, but probably badmouth you behind your back, because they have nothing better to do and it helps distract from their own sad lives.

by Anonymousreply 3105/24/2020
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