Tag Archives: gayborhoods

On The Escalating Demise Of Gayborhoods

The Guardian today examines a topic that has long been discussed here on JMG. They write: While in Britain the waning of gay-identified neighbourhoods is largely confined to London, outside the UK it is a phenomenon that is being played out across many western cities. Americans have been debating the rapid departure of gay businesses and homes in areas in …

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Vandal Sledgehammers Philly’s Rainbow Crosswalk

UPDATE BELOW. Philadelphia’s NBC affiliate reports: A man armed with a sledgehammer began pounding away at a Center City crosswalk that celebrates Philadelphia’s LGBT community as shocked onlookers watched Monday night. The guy just began hammering away at 13th and Locust streets in the neighborhood, commonly called the Gayborhood, around 10:25 p.m. An onlooker captured cellphone video of the hammering …

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DALLAS: Gay Man Suffers Skull Fracture In Tenth Recent Attack To Hit Oak Lawn Gayborhood [VIDEO]

The Dallas gayborhood of Oak Lawn is enduring a rash of violent attacks on gay men. Last night there was another one. The Dallas Morning News reports: Police are investigating after a bartender was beaten up while walking to his friend’s home in Oak Lawn Thursday night — the latest in a spate of attacks in the neighborhood in recent …

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Key West Gets Rainbow Crosswalks

Via the Miami Herald: Key West on Thursday installed permanent rainbow crosswalks in the heart of the city’s LGBT entertainment district, at the intersection of Duval and Petronia streets. “Spanning all four corners of the intersection, the crosswalks feature bands of all six colors of the rainbow flag, an internationally recognized symbol of gay and lesbian unity,” according to a …

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Opening Soon In Dallas

Via Eater: If you’ve ever wondered why there wasn’t a male version of the skeezy dining establishment that is Hooters, well, your prayers are about to be answered: Brace for the arrival of Tallywackers, coming soon to the gayborhood. Per a help wanted ad on Craigslist, Tallywackers appears to be a bar and restaurant staffed by half-naked men who may …

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Houston Pride Leaves The Gayborhood

For the first since its inaugural event in 1979, next year’s Houston Pride will take place downtown instead of in the gayborhood of Montrose. Via ABC Houston: The decision to move the Pride Festival from Montrose to downtown is getting mixed reviews from the LGBT community. Pride Houston held a community meeting today to explain its decision. The group says …

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The Castro By Drone

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STUDY: Gays Are Leaving Gayborhoods

Newly published research confirms what most casual observers have known for years – fewer gay people are choosing to live in traditional urban gayborhoods. Fewer same-sex couples reside in historically gay neighbourhoods compared to 10 years ago, according to one of the largest studies of sexuality in the U.S. Led by University of British Columbia sociologist Amin Ghaziani, the study …

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Advocate’s 15 Gayest Cities In America

The Advocate has published its annual and quite silly ranking of the gayest cities in America. Among the ranking criteria is the number of concerts by Marah Carey, Pink, and the Jonas Brothers. Your town also got a point if it hosted a gay rodeo. Eye roll.

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Afternoon View – Gaysha Sushi

Directly across from Wilton Manors’ all-gay strip mall and next door to the popular bear bar is Gaysha Sushi, whose menu includes the Wilton Rainbow Roll.

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New York Times: Washington DC Is The Gayest City In America

From the Sunday Styles section: Today, having moved here 10 months ago after six and a half years of living in Manhattan, I hardly recognize that closeted, often intolerant Washington I first glimpsed as a 20-year-old. I now live in the gayest place in America. But don’t take my word for it. Consider what surveys by Gallup and the Census …

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NYPD Steps Up Patrols In Gayborhoods

In reaction to the continuing spree of anti-gay hate crimes, the NYPD announced today that they have increases patrols in the West Village, Chelsea, and Hell’s Kitchen. The patrols — which will feature mobile command units — were announced in response to the shooting death of Mark Carson, 32, Saturday, allegedly by a man spewing homophobic slurs. The increased police …

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Ace Hardware Names San Diego’s Gay-Owned Store “Coolest On The Planet”

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WeHo Installs Rainbow Crosswalks

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Cheaper Gayborhoods

CNN Money suggests cheaper alternatives. San Francisco Most popular neighborhood among same-sex male couples: Castro, San Francisco ($671 per square foot). Affordable alternative: Brisbane, Calif. ($311 per square foot). Most popular neighborhood among same-sex female couples: Castro, San Francisco ($671 per square foot). Affordable alternative: Redwood Heights, Oakland ($230 per square foot). New York Most popular neighborhood among same-sex male …

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Orlando: Second Gayest?

Yesterday I mentioned that the Advocate, using some unusual calculations, had named Salt Lake as “America’s Gayest City.” But I didn’t even notice that my hometown of Orlando had been named as #2. That’s….interesting.

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America’s Gayest Town: Salt Lake City?

So sez the Advocate’s, using the above formula for the calculations.

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CENSUS: America’s Ten Gayest Cities

That is, gayest in terms of the percentage of self-identified same-sex couple households. I’m surprised that Wilton Manors is behind Provincetown, but that’s probably due to migration to the recently popular-with-the-gays Oakland Park, which is next door and comes in at #10.

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Riots Close British Gayborhood

Birmingham’s gay village was shut down yesterday due to widespread looting and fires. ZONE Magazine reports: The London riots have spread beyond the capital to Birmingham, including the Gay Village. Popular gay bars Missing, The Loft Lounge, Equator, Purple Bar and The Angel Bar were all closed on the advice of police at around 9pm last night. The police have …

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Afternoon View – Visitation & St. Catherine

In the summertime, the main street through Montreal’s gay village is closed to traffic.

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