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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.
11th Aug '16 6:20:47 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. But now that gay tolerance is becoming more mainstream (in some countries, anyway), 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 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 some countries, anyway), 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.
11th Aug '16 5:56:51 PM DesertDragon
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** 10th and Piedmont in the Midtown neighborhood of UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}}. Also, Downtown Decatur has a thriving lesbian scene. Little 5 Points is also for being a haven for gay people as well as others who may not fit in.
*** For that matter, Atlanta is often conflated into being the Gayborhood for the entire DeepSouth.

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** 10th and Piedmont in the Midtown neighborhood of UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}}. Also, Downtown Decatur has a thriving lesbian scene. Little 5 Points is also known for being a haven for gay people as well as others who may not fit in.
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in. For that matter, Atlanta is often conflated into being the Gayborhood for the entire DeepSouth.DeepSouth. All major Southern cities have their own gay scenes, but "Hotlanta" has one of the largest and most diverse in the country.



*** Wilton Manors is really odd, because it's half gay people and half [[AlterKocker old Jewish people]]. (Then again, a ''lot'' of Florida is "half X and half old Jewish people.")

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*** Wilton Manors is really odd, because it's half gay people and half [[AlterKocker old Jewish people]]. (Then Then again, a ''lot'' of Florida is "half X and half old Jewish people.")"



** The Melrose District in Phoenix.

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** The Phoenix has the Melrose District in Phoenix.District, traditionally focused on N. 7th Avenue between Indian School and Camelback Roads.
11th Aug '16 5:43:11 PM DesertDragon
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** UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}}'s gayborhood is nebulously defined, but its rough focal point is Clifton Boulevard in the West Side, which is much more gay-friendly than the East.
*** The suburbs of Lakewood (in the west) and Cleveland Heights (in the east) are also known for their gay populaces, with Cleveland Heights being the first city in the US to adopt a voter-approved domestic partner registry in 2004 (a mostly-symbolic recognition of same-sex unions before the US legalized marriage equality in 2015). Note that Cleveland Heights should ''never'' be confused with specific town of [[WrongSideOfTheTracks East Cleveland]].
** Cincinnati LGBT likely will gravitate towards Northside, which is also a very artsy part of town. And something of a rough part of town (but then, most of Cincinnati is a rough part of town.)

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** UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}}'s gayborhood is nebulously defined, but its rough focal point is Clifton Boulevard in the West Side, border region between the city proper and the western suburb of Lakewood, which is much more gay-friendly than the East.
*** The suburbs of Lakewood (in the west) and
itself popular with gays. Its east side counterpart is Cleveland Heights (in the east) are also known for their gay populaces, with Cleveland Heights being Heights, which was the first city in the US to adopt a voter-approved domestic partner registry in 2004 (a 2004, a mostly-symbolic recognition of same-sex unions before the US legalized marriage equality in 2015).2015. Note that Cleveland Heights should ''never'' be confused with specific town of [[WrongSideOfTheTracks East Cleveland]].
** Cincinnati LGBT likely will gravitate towards Northside, which is also a very artsy part of town. And something of a rough part of town (but then, most of Cincinnati proper is a rough part of town.)
1st Aug '16 10:24:45 AM drwhom
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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. But now that gay tolerance is becoming more mainstream (in some countries, anyway), 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 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. But now that gay tolerance is becoming more mainstream (in some countries, anyway), 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.
17th Jul '16 11:37:48 AM sonicsuns3
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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. But now that gay tolerance is becoming more mainstream (in some countries, anyway), 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.
3rd Jun '16 5:54:34 AM DesertDragon
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* It's possible to craft one of these in [[VideoGame/TheSims The Sims 2 and 3]], though without the use of mods and hacks to eliminate the desired opposing gender it only works so much.
** In ''The Sims 3'', this can happen if a sim enacts a same-sex romantic interaction, especially with an inactive sim.

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* It's possible to craft one of these in [[VideoGame/TheSims The Sims 2 and 3]], though without the you would need to use of mods and hacks to eliminate the desired undesired opposing gender it only works so much.
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gender. In ''The Sims 3'', this can happen if a sim enacts a same-sex romantic interaction, especially with an inactive sim.
20th May '16 1:57:10 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Liberty Avenue in ''QueerAsFolk'', though this is not TruthInTelevision for UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} in RealLife.

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* Liberty Avenue in ''QueerAsFolk'', ''Series/QueerAsFolk'', though this is not TruthInTelevision for UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} in RealLife.



** Manchester's Canal Street, the setting of the UK ''QueerAsFolk''.

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** Manchester's Canal Street, the setting of the UK ''QueerAsFolk''.''Series/QueerAsFolk''.
6th May '16 4:35:31 AM Amaryllis
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* Market Square, the setting of GoodbyeToHalos. Somewhat subverts the trope as it's known as a "grimy little run-down neighborhood".

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* Market Square, the setting of GoodbyeToHalos. Somewhat subverts the trope as it's known as a "grimy little run-down neighborhood".''Webcomic/GoodbyeToHalos''.
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