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29th Jan '18 4:40:47 PM Unknownlight
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** [[StargateCity Vancouver's]] Davie Village.

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** [[StargateCity [[UsefulNotes/{{Vancouver}} Vancouver's]] Davie Village.
29th Dec '17 2:40:03 PM abscake
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The Gayborhood is often an upscale district, feeding the stereotype that all gay people have money out the yinyang. [[TheFundamentalist Religious fundamentalists]] often preach about the evils of "''that'' part of town," seeing it as a modern-day [[Literature/TheBible Sodom and Gomorrah]], where prostitution and drug abuse run rampant, [[DepravedHomosexual depraved homosexuals]] have bare buttsecks out of seedy bathhouses, and where one can't so much as bend over to pick up change without having a {{Leatherman}} on top of him like white on rice ([[ArmoredClosetGay how they know]] [[ShamefulSourceOfKnowledge all of this is]] [[YouAreWhatYouHate a different story]]).

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The Due to gentrification, the Gayborhood is often an upscale district, feeding the stereotype that all gay people have money out the yinyang. [[TheFundamentalist Religious fundamentalists]] often preach about the evils of "''that'' part of town," seeing it as a modern-day [[Literature/TheBible Sodom and Gomorrah]], where prostitution and drug abuse run rampant, [[DepravedHomosexual depraved homosexuals]] have bare buttsecks out of seedy bathhouses, and where one can't so much as bend over to pick up change without having a {{Leatherman}} on top of him like white on rice ([[ArmoredClosetGay how they know]] [[ShamefulSourceOfKnowledge all of this is]] [[YouAreWhatYouHate a different story]]).
24th Dec '17 5:37:46 AM HighCrate
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* More realistic [[YuriGenre yuri]] manga will often have characters visit Nichoume, a real-life Gayborhood in Tokyo.
4th Dec '17 2:47:31 PM drwhom
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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 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 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 and 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 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 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 and uniqueness of the gayborhoods and their associated culture.
culture. Indeed, thanks to this effect, gentrification, or both, some gayborhoods have become TheThemeParkVersion of their former selves.
22nd Nov '17 5:45:22 PM KillerClowns
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* ''Literature/AConfederacyOfDunces'' has this as an UnbuiltTrope. The novel focuses on the French Quarter of [[TheBigEasy New Orleans]], which while never a Gayborhood in its entirety, was noted even then (the early [[TheSixties '60s]]) to attract "characters", of whom many were gay. The character (both senses) of [[CampGay Dorian Greene]] is rather important to the story, and the gradual development of the gay community there is noted by the presence of Greene's costume party (at which men dance with men, call each other "darling," and gush over a Creator/JudyGarland record). He invites ultra-ultra-conservative (and definitively straight, but ''also'' definitively a "character") Ignatius T. Reilly to said party. HilarityEnsues.

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* ''Literature/AConfederacyOfDunces'' has this as an UnbuiltTrope. The novel focuses on the French Quarter of [[TheBigEasy New Orleans]], which while never a Gayborhood in its entirety, was noted even then (the early [[TheSixties '60s]]) to attract "characters", of whom many were gay. The character (both senses) of [[CampGay Dorian Greene]] is rather important to the story, and the gradual development of the gay community there is noted by the presence of Greene's costume party (at which men dance with men, call each other "darling," and gush over a Creator/JudyGarland record). He invites ultra-ultra-conservative (and definitively straight, straight aside from ''[[BestialityIsDepraved quirks]]'', but ''also'' definitively [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist a "character") "character"]]) Ignatius T. Reilly to said party. HilarityEnsues.
1st Jul '17 3:15:35 PM nombretomado
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*** TheOtherWiki even mentions that it is the ''original'' Gayborhood

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*** TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki even mentions that it is the ''original'' Gayborhood



** "The Grove" district, centered around a portion of Manchester Avenue in UsefulNotes/StLouis. Houses a string of gay- and lesbian-"friendly" bars, art venues, and shops. The strip also houses a branch of the renowned soul-food restaurant [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweetie_Pie%27s Sweetie Pie's]] (link to TheOtherWiki). Not actually in or adjacent to either of [=StL's=] neighborhoods with "Grove" in their official names.

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** "The Grove" district, centered around a portion of Manchester Avenue in UsefulNotes/StLouis. Houses a string of gay- and lesbian-"friendly" bars, art venues, and shops. The strip also houses a branch of the renowned soul-food restaurant [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweetie_Pie%27s Sweetie Pie's]] (link to TheOtherWiki).Wiki/TheOtherWiki). Not actually in or adjacent to either of [=StL's=] neighborhoods with "Grove" in their official names.
15th Jun '17 7:51:03 PM TheCuza
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* Todd Allen lived in a gayborhood with his girlfriend, and they adopted a cat together: a very fat black cat named Steve. One day, Steve escaped out the window and ran off. Todd ran outside after him.
-->'''Todd:''' STEEEEEVE! STEVE, COME BACK! YOU SON OF A BITCH!\\
'''Random Gay Guy:''' [[MistakenForGay Forget him, honey. You can do better]]!\\
'''Todd:''' No, I'm looking for Steve. [[BlackIsBiggerInBed He's black, and he's about this big]]. ''[approximates the size of a very fat cat with his hands]''\\
'''Gay Guy:''' ''[eyes get wide and runs off excitedly]'' STEEEEEVE!
6th Jun '17 7:23:59 PM nombretomado
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* In the WhateleyUniverse, an area known as "The Square" is home to many GLBT (mostly T) residents of UsefulNotes/LosAngeles that features mainly in the Phase stories. In [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]] itself, the entire Poe Cottage is designated as a secret GLBT dorm house.

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* In the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, an area known as "The Square" is home to many GLBT (mostly T) residents of UsefulNotes/LosAngeles that features mainly in the Phase stories. In [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]] itself, the entire Poe Cottage is designated as a secret GLBT dorm house.
21st May '17 11:22:24 PM meanmetalmario
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->'''Castro's aide:''' But Presidente! America tried to kill you!\\
'''UsefulNotes/FidelCastro:''' Ah, they're not so bad. They even named a street after me in UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco. ''[Castro's aide whispers]'' It's full of WHAT?!!!

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->'''Castro's aide:''' Aide:''' But Presidente! America tried to kill you!\\
'''UsefulNotes/FidelCastro:''' '''Fidel Castro:''' Ah, they're not so bad. They even named a street after me in UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco. San Francisco.\\
''[Castro's aide whispers]'' whispers in his ear]''\\
'''Fidel Castro:'''
It's full of WHAT?!!!''WHAT?!''
16th May '17 3:15:57 PM Caps-luna
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** Subverted in San Antonio, Texas, despite the claims of any neighborhood with two or more adjacent Gay bars. San Antonio's opinion on homosexuality changed practically over night, so by the time the city would actually allow a gay neighborhood there wasn't really a need for one. So while a few neighborhoods try to capitalize on this trope, there isn't really a gayest place in the city.
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