Where the Gays Are

M.J’s Team Pick:

I love pop culture sociology like this, especially when it involves lavender-shaded color coding. WNYC made a map using the US census findings to determine how many self-identified gay couples are residing in the city, and in which neighborhoods. This basically confirms the gayborhood stereotypes of the city. Lots of ’em in Chelsea!

Check it out here.

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Michele lives in Harlem where she conducts oral history interviews and is working on two novels. Her short stories have most recently been published in The Brooklyn Rail, Killing the Buddha, and Shelf Life Magazine. She regularly contributes to VelvetPark, Bend Over Magazine, Make/Shift Magazine and guestofaguest.com. go here! mjwriting.tumblr.com

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  1. Could we change the title of this article to “Where them gays at”? I actually first read it like that.

  2. Actually, the gay ladies seem to be in a tiny western corner of washington heights. for real, sunday brunch anywhere in that neighborhood = ten lesbians, and at least three babies.

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