Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Stroller Mania

The Times has a great Page 1 article today about the state of gay ghettos: "These are wrenching times for San Francisco’s historic gay village, with population shifts, booming development, and a waning sense of belonging that is also being felt in gay enclaves across the nation, from Key West, Fla., to West Hollywood, as they struggle to maintain cultural relevance in the face of gentrification." It dovetails nicely off my earlier post. (NYT)

UPDATE: On my way home from meeting Mikey for lunch I walked past this new residential building going up around the corner from my apartment in Chelsea. Although it is undoubtedly illegal for them not to promote an "everyone is welcome" image in their promotional materials, it seems almost unimaginable that something like this would have existed when I moved here a decade ago.

As my friend Jesse pointed out, 10 years ago this drawing would have been of "a tranny, a fag and their midget sex slave."

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