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23rd Apr '17 9:45:49 PM karstovich2
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** Historically, New Hope, PA (a QuirkyTown roughly halfway between New York and Philadelphia where the Old York Road crosses the Delaware) was popular with gay Philadelphians and (to a lesser extent) gay New Yorkers as a weekend/short vacation getaway. This is less pronounced today, but the influence can still be seen.



** Fire Island Pines and Cherry Grove on Fire Island are popular with the gay community.

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** Fire Island Pines and Cherry Grove on Fire Island are popular with the gay community. (In one story, Creator/DavidSedaris talks about a guy whose apartment he once cleaned used references to Fire Island to signal that he wanted to have sex with Sedaris, not realizing that he had mixed up Sedaris--who actually cleaned apartments--with a gay "house cleaning" service that actually...well...[[TheOldestProfession they didn't so much clean your house as "clean your house"]].)
23rd Apr '17 9:37:50 PM karstovich2
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** Asbury Park, UsefulNotes/NewJersey is this for the Jersey Shore.

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** Asbury Park, UsefulNotes/NewJersey is this for the Jersey Shore. (For the record, [[Creator/BruceSpringsteen The Boss]] approves.)
3rd Mar '17 9:14:36 PM lorgskyegon
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*** Older gays with money have tended to migrate a few blocks south to the Bay View neighborhood. There's even a sign directing people to the ferry.
11th Feb '17 9:39:40 AM DaibhidC
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* The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' fanfic ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/9558188 Coming Out]]'' is about the development of Ankh-Morpork's LGBTQ+ community in an area that becomes known as [=HubMor=] (for ''Hub''wards ''Mor''pork), the Hamlet, or Kelsey (no-one's sure where that last one came from), centred around the Brickwall Tavern.
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5th Feb '17 11:58:00 AM karstovich2
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** Columbus' Short North is half art district, half gayborhood.

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** Columbus' Short North (along High Street between the Statehouse/downtown area and Ohio State University's main campus) is half art district, half gayborhood.
2nd Feb '17 4:45:01 AM EmpressMatilda
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A CastFullOfGay in real life. It's the part of a major city that a good portion of its GLBT community calls home. Rainbow flags hang from the streetlights, and the streets are lined with [[WhereEverybodyKnowsYourFlame gay bars]], boutiques, trendy cafes, and overpriced housing. You're likely to run into any of the QueerAsTropes archetypes and their [[FagHag friends]], see two men hold hands without fear of retribution, and meet {{butch lesbian}}s and {{manly gay}}s who'll beat the ass of anyone who dares try.

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A CastFullOfGay in real life. It's the part of a major city that a good portion of its GLBT LGBT+ community calls home. Rainbow flags hang from the streetlights, and the streets are lined with [[WhereEverybodyKnowsYourFlame gay bars]], boutiques, trendy cafes, and overpriced housing. You're likely to run into any of the QueerAsTropes archetypes and their [[FagHag friends]], see two men hold hands without fear of retribution, and meet {{butch lesbian}}s and {{manly gay}}s who'll beat the ass of anyone who dares try.
20th Nov '16 5:08:56 AM res20stupid
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* The Castro is a prominent location for the [[TheCracker Prime]]_[[{{Troll}} Eight]] quest line in ''VideoGame/WatchDogs2'' as a gay bar is the favorite haunt of [[ButchLesbian Len]][[PsychoLesbian ni]], the leader of the opposing hacker group to [[AntiHeroTeam [=DedSec=]]].
13th Nov '16 6:43:39 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/TheTimesOfHarveyMilk'', a documentary about Milk the gay rights activist and gay politician, also documents how the Castro turned into the first gayborhood as gays and lesbians like Milk came to San Francisco in their thousands.
11th Aug '16 6:36:58 PM DesertDragon
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In real life, gayborhoods got started under the threat of homophobia. Gays were motivated to live close to each other so they could have a community that wouldn't judge them. Many also wanted to minimize interaction with hostile police departments. For example, West Hollywood became a gayborhood because it's a suburb of Los Angeles under the jurisdiction of the county sheriff's department, who at the time were much less oppressive than the then-notoriously homophobic LAPD. In other cities, gayborhoods are either upscale parts of town where gay couples with two incomes and no kids could settle and make their lives, or working-class neighborhoods neither expensive nor crime-ridden, where gays would renovate the houses and open businesses, gentrifying the area over time until it ''became'' upscale, for better or for worse. But now that gay tolerance is becoming more mainstream (in the West at least), there's less motivation for gay people to move to the nearest gayborhood. Some people are worried that widespread tolerance, though obviously a good thing overall, will [[http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/27/us/scotus-same-sex-marriage-gay-culture.html reduce]] the population or uniqueness of the gayborhoods and their associated culture.

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In real life, gayborhoods got started under the threat of homophobia. Gays were motivated to live close to each other so they could have a community that wouldn't judge them. Many also wanted to minimize interaction with hostile police departments. For example, West Hollywood became a gayborhood because it's a suburb of Los Angeles it used to be unincorporated territory under the jurisdiction of the county sheriff's department, who at the time were much less oppressive than the then-notoriously homophobic LAPD. In other cities, gayborhoods are either upscale parts of town where gay couples with two incomes and no kids could settle and make their lives, or working-class neighborhoods neither expensive nor crime-ridden, where gays would renovate the houses and open businesses, gentrifying the area over time until it ''became'' upscale, for better or for worse. But now that gay tolerance is becoming more mainstream (in the West western world at least), there's less motivation for gay people to move to the nearest gayborhood. Some people are worried that widespread tolerance, though obviously a good thing overall, will [[http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/27/us/scotus-same-sex-marriage-gay-culture.html reduce]] the population or and uniqueness of the gayborhoods and their associated culture.
11th Aug '16 6:32:53 PM DesertDragon
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In real life, gayborhoods got started under the threat of homophobia. Gay people were motivated to live close to each other, so they could have a community of people who wouldn't judge them for being gay. Many also wanted to minimize interaction with hostile police departments; for example, West Hollywood became a gayborhood because it was under the jurisdiction, not of the then notoriously homophobic LAPD, but of the less oppressive county sheriff's department. In other cities, gayborhoods are either upscale parts of town where gay couples with two incomes and no kids could settle and make their lives, or working-class neighborhoods not too expensive or run-down, where gays would renovate the houses, open businesses, etc., gentrifying the neighborhood over time until it ''became'' upscale, for better or for worse. But now that gay tolerance is becoming more mainstream (in the West at least), there's somewhat less motivation for gay people to move to the nearest gayborhood. Some people are worried that widespread tolerance, though obviously a good thing overall, will [[http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/27/us/scotus-same-sex-marriage-gay-culture.html reduce]] the population or uniqueness of the gayborhoods and their associated culture.

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In real life, gayborhoods got started under the threat of homophobia. Gay people Gays were motivated to live close to each other, other so they could have a community of people who that wouldn't judge them for being gay. them. Many also wanted to minimize interaction with hostile police departments; for departments. For example, West Hollywood became a gayborhood because it was it's a suburb of Los Angeles under the jurisdiction, not jurisdiction of the then notoriously homophobic LAPD, but of the less oppressive county sheriff's department. department, who at the time were much less oppressive than the then-notoriously homophobic LAPD. In other cities, gayborhoods are either upscale parts of town where gay couples with two incomes and no kids could settle and make their lives, or working-class neighborhoods not too neither expensive or run-down, nor crime-ridden, where gays would renovate the houses, houses and open businesses, etc., gentrifying the neighborhood area over time until it ''became'' upscale, for better or for worse. But now that gay tolerance is becoming more mainstream (in the West at least), there's somewhat less motivation for gay people to move to the nearest gayborhood. Some people are worried that widespread tolerance, though obviously a good thing overall, will [[http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/27/us/scotus-same-sex-marriage-gay-culture.html reduce]] the population or uniqueness of the gayborhoods and their associated culture.
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