Why is it sometimes hardest to find other queer individuals in places where they seem to be everywhere? The new book, “How Places Make Us,” takes us into the lives of lesbian, bisexual and queer residents in four small cities and reveals how and why LBQ individuals forge especially strong ties in unlikely places.
In which I dive into piles of mostly-confusing data to figure out where the girls are in a country where gayborhoods tend to be filled with boys.
Gallup found out for you! Hint: not very.
If you like lesbian history as much as I do, then you’ll love all these books about queer life in various towns, states, cities and countries. Your input is welcome!
We did our own highly scientific research to determine where in the country you’re most likely to meet other queer ladies, hang out with other queer ladies and admit that you’re a queer lady in public!
Another fabulous list of the country’s Gayest Cities is causing quite a stir! Let’s compare The Advocate’s rankings to the most Autostraddler-populated cities and get your take on it.
In areas that support same-sex marriage, gay couples can increase neighbourhood property values. In areas that don’t, they can decrease them.
The states are beginning to fall into four categories: Winners, Up-and-Comers, Wild Cards and Longshots. We discuss the Evangelical root of this disparity and what it means for homogays living in Longshotville.
“Middle America is safer and more welcoming for gay people than ever before, which is good, because it’s most of America.”
Michele’s Team Pick: The US Census found out where the gay couples are living in which neighborhoods in the big gay city.
According to Census Survey Data from 2005-2009, the top 10 cities with the highest number of gay unmarried couples are also in states that allow gay marriage or domestic partnerships. Let’s talk about this.
US Cities that are gayer than New York City, Los Angeles, Provincetown, and about 50 other gay cities include “Vancouver, Washington,” Orlando and Pittsburgh!
Atlanta tops the list of the gayest cities in the USA — and you’ll be surprised who didn’t even rank. Also; Caster Semenya update, Haiti relief efforts, transgender high school quarterback turned lesbian filmmaker, dog people vs. cat people and would Martin Luther King have been an LGBT advocate?