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A gay village (also gay ghetto or gayborhood) is an urban geographic location with generally recognized boundaries where a large number of gay, lesbian, transgender, and bisexual people live. They often contain a number of gay-oriented establishments, such as gay bars or pubs, nightclubs, bathhouses, restaurants, bookstores, and other businesses. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... The initialism LGBT also GLBT is in use (since the 1990s) to refer collectively to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people. ... Queer studies is the study of issues relating to sexual orientation and gender identity. ... Image File history File links Gay_flag. ... This article is about same-sex desire and sexuality among women. ... GAY can mean: Gay, a term referring to homosexual men or women The IATA code for Gaya Airport Category: ... “Bisexual” redirects here. ... 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Such areas may represent a gay-friendly oasis in an otherwise hostile city, or may simply have a high concentration of gay residents and/or businesses. As with many urban 'groups', gay and lesbian spaces or villages are a manifestation both of their necessity for a tolerant space as well as choice. Much as other urbanized groups, some gay men and women have managed to utilize their spaces as a way to reflect gay cultural value and serve the special needs of individuals in relation to society at large. In cities that have the necessary critical mass to support such a community, the gay 'ghetto' provides a normalization of space that is essential to the culture’s ability to be supported and practiced in a safe environment. This page is a candidate to be copied to Wiktionary using the Transwiki process. ... For the rapper, see Ghetto (rapper). ...


The traditional stereotypes of ghettos as dangerous and oppressive places rarely, if ever, apply to the gay "ghetto." Typically these neighborhoods are found in the upscale or trendy parts of town, chosen for aesthetic or historic value rather than resulting from the corraling of citizens bound together by mutual socioeconomic hardship. Today's manifestation of gay ghettos hardly resembles those of the 1970s.[1]

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The "ghetto"

Metro station in Montreal's Gay Village.
Metro station in Montreal's Gay Village.

The term ‘ghetto’ is often used to describe gay communities in urban areas.[citation needed] Because this is a term that is employed by sociologists to describe a city housing a segregated cultural community, many believe that this definition is not an entirely inappropriate term.[citation needed] Historically, the term "ghetto" applied only to the Jewish community, although it has, throughout the 20th century, been used to describe a variety of groups that mainstream society deemed outside the norm, including poor people, gay men and lesbians, hobos, prostitutes, and bohemians. View of Beaudry metro station in Montreals Village gai (on Rue Sainte-Catherine). ... View of Beaudry metro station in Montreals Village gai (on Rue Sainte-Catherine). ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... A partial view of Montréals Gay Village, with Métro Beaudry (subway) station at left Montréals Gay Village (French, Le Village gai) is located on rue Sainte-Catherine Est, downtown, centred on Beaudry subway station, in the Ville-Marie borough of the city. ... For the rapper, see Ghetto (rapper). ... Sociology (from Latin: socius, companion; and the suffix -ology, the study of, from Greek λόγος, lógos, knowledge [1]) is the systematic and scientific study of society, including patterns of social relationships, social action, and culture[2]. Areas studied in sociology can range from the analysis of brief contacts between anonymous... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Prostitution is the sale of sexual services (typically manual stimulation, oral sex, sexual intercourse, or anal sex) for cash or other kind of return, generally indiscriminately with many persons. ... For other uses, see Bohemian (disambiguation). ...


It is not surprising that these neighborhoods often arise from zones of discard — that is, crowded, high density, and often deteriorated inner city districts. Indeed, many of these inner city districts were the only spaces where alternatives to identity and community based on the nuclear family could be constructed.[citation needed] These spaces — and the institutions of which they are comprised — are critical sites where members of gender and sexual minorities congregate. From one perspective, these spaces are places of marginality created by an often homophobic heterosexual community; from another perspective, they are places of refuge where members of gender and sexual minorities can benefit from the concentration of safe, non-discriminatory resources and services. A protest by The Westboro Baptist Church, a group identified by the Anti-Defamation League as virulently homophobic. ...


In some cities, gays and lesbians concentrate in visibly gay neighbourhoods, while in other cities they concentrate in neighbourhoods that require less gay visibility because a liberal, affirming counterculture is present.[citation needed] For example, gays and lesbians in San Francisco concentrate in the overtly gay and lesbian-oriented Castro neighbourhood, while gays and lesbians in Seattle concentrate in the bohemian stomping ground of Capitol Hill. Both areas, however, have higher concentrations of gay and lesbian residents and businesses that cater to them than do surrounding neighbourhoods.


History of the gay village

Rainbow flag banners are displayed each June honoring Pride month in The Castro area of San Francisco as a symbol of gay pride and LGBT unity.
Rainbow flag banners are displayed each June honoring Pride month in The Castro area of San Francisco as a symbol of gay pride and LGBT unity.

Prior to the 1960s and 1970s, specialized gay communities did not exist as such; bars were usually where gay social networks developed, and they were located in certain urban areas where police zoning would implicitly allow so-called ‘deviant entertainment’ under close surveillance. In New York, for example, the congregation of gay men had not been illegal since 1965; however, no openly gay bar had been granted a license to serve alcohol. The police raid of a private gay club called the Stonewall Inn on June 27, 1969 led to a three day rebellion involving over 1000 people. Stonewall managed to change not only the profile of the gay community but the dynamic within the community itself. This along with several other similar incidents precipitated the appearance of gay ghettos throughout North America, as spatial organization shifted from bars and street-cruising to specific neighbourhoods. This transition “from the bars to the streets, from nightlife to daytime, from ‘sexual deviance’ to an alternative lifestyle” was the critical moment in the development of the gay community (Castells, 1983 p.141). Download high resolution version (480x640, 48 KB) I took this photo on Feb 6, 2005. ... Download high resolution version (480x640, 48 KB) I took this photo on Feb 6, 2005. ... Six color rainbow gay pride flag flying over the Castro gay village in San Francisco, June 2005 The six colors of the most common gay pride flag. ... Front line of Gay Pride parade in Paris, France; June 2005 Gay pride or LGBT pride refers to a world wide movement and philosophy asserting that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals should be proud of their sexual orientation and gender identity. ... The flag at the corner of Market, Castro, and 17th St. ... San Francisco redirects here. ... Front line of Gay Pride parade in Paris, France; June 2005 Gay pride or LGBT pride refers to a world wide movement and philosophy asserting that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals should be proud of their sexual orientation and gender identity. ... The initialism LGBT also GLBT is in use (since the 1990s) to refer collectively to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people. ... Not to be confused with social network services such as MySpace, etc. ... LGBT rights Around the world · By country History · Groups · Activists Declaration of Montreal Same-sex relationships Marriage · Adoption Opposition · Persecution Violence This box:      The Stonewall Inn in January 2003 The Stonewall Inn was the site of the famous Stonewall riots of 1969, which have come to symbolize the beginning of... The Stonewall riots were a series of violent conflicts between New York City police officers and groups of gay and transgendered people that began on June 28, 1969, and lasted several days. ...


The term "gay village" derives from New York City's Greenwich Village, where the Stonewall riots took place.[citation needed] New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Washington Square Arch Greenwich Village (IPA pronunciation: ), also called simply the Village, is a largely residential area on the west side of downtown (southern) Manhattan in New York City named after Greenwich, London. ... LGBT rights Around the world By country History · Groups · Activists Declaration of Montreal Same-sex relationships Marriage · Adoption Opposition · Discrimination Violence This box:      The Stonewall riots were a series of violent conflicts between New York City police officers and groups of gay and transgender people that began during the early...


Gentrification

The entrance to Chueca metro station in the Plaza de Chueca (Chueca square) in Madrid, during gay pride week.
The entrance to Chueca metro station in the Plaza de Chueca (Chueca square) in Madrid, during gay pride week.

The gentrification of some urban neighbourhoods has been catalysed by gay villages. Certain patterns of residential development are particular to the community. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... This article needs cleanup. ... The Madrid Metro is the large metro subway system serving the city of Madrid. ... This article is about the Spanish capital. ... In San Francisco, during the mid-1960s, the bohemian center of the city shifted from the old Beat enclave of North Beach to Haight-Ashbury (pictured) as a response to gentrification. ...


The gentrification is linked, in part, to changing national and global economies, and in particular to the social and spatial restructuring of labour processes. Heavy industry has been leaving North America for developing countries or leaving central business districts (CBDs) for suburban areas, seeking, in both cases, cheaper land, labour, and tax costs. Conversely, the service sector has been steadily expanding, and investment in high-tech industries has increased. Much of the new corporate-managerial and service-sector investment has tended to be, not insignificantly, in the CBDs of large cities, and these sectors have also tended to employ large proportions of low-wage and/or part-time labour, much of it female. The expansion of these jobs in CBDs has constituted a significant part of the economic pull-factor to urban areas for lesbians and gay men, complementing the attraction of the cities as centres of gay life. The Central Business District of Sydney, Australia. ... “Suburbia” redirects here. ... The tertiary sector of industry, also called the service sector or the service industry, is one of the three main industrial categories of a developed economy, the others being the secondary industry (manufacturing and primary goods production such as agriculture), and primary industry (extraction such as mining and fishing). ...


Lauria and Knopp, professors at the University of New Orleans and University of Minnesota respectively, tie these processes to the spatial nature of the urban renaissance which was occurring at the time. They also argue that the “first wave” of low-wage gay residences in these urban centres paved the way for other, more affluent gay professionals to move into the neighbourhoods; this wealthier group played a significant role in the gentrification of many inner city neighbourhoods. The professors also noted that the presence of gay men in the real estate industry of San Francisco was a major factor facilitating the urban renaissance of the city in the 1970s. The University of New Orleans, often locally called UNO, is a medium sized public urban university located in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... This article is about the oldest and largest campus of the University of Minnesota. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


Consumerisation

The gentrification of once run-down inner-city areas, coupled with the staging of pride parades in these areas, has resulted in the increased visibility of gay communities. Parades such as Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras attract significant investment and create tourist revenue, and cities are beginning to realize, firstly, that the acceptance (or promotion) of lesbian and gay culture is fast becoming a sign of urban "sophistication," and secondly, that gay-oriented events, such as pride parades, the World Outgames and the Gay Games, are potentially lucrative events, attracting thousands of gay tourists and their dollars. The growing recognition of the economic value of the gay community is not only associated with their wealth but also with the role that lesbians and gay men have played (and continue to play) in urban revitalization. Image File history File links Chicago-boystown. ... Image File history File links Chicago-boystown. ... Boystown is the popular name of a locally recognized neighborhood enclave within Chicago, Illinois. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City 234. ... Baton twirlers perform in the 2002 Divers/Cité pride parade in downtown Montreal A pride parade is part of a festival or ceremony held by the LGBT community of a city to commemorate the struggle for gay liberation, gay rights, and gay pride. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... Performers in the 2006 Sydney Mardi Gras The Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras is an annual gay pride parade and festival for the LGBT community in Sydney, Australia. ... The World Outgames are a sporting and cultural event hosted by the gay community. ... The Federation of Gay Games logo The Gay Games is a popular sporting and cultural event organized by LGBT athletes, artists, musicians, and others. ...


Some cities have taken it upon themselves to artificially create gay villages to capitalize on gay dollars.[citation needed] Oakland, California recently (as of 2004) tried to create a village in a run-down portion of the city in an attempt to divert entertainment and shopping dollars from neighbouring San Francisco. The project has achieved mixed results as that city's gay community is spread out over a wide area. Moreover, some critics claim that the level of social acceptance is higher in Oakland than in other cities, negating the need for a centralized gay village. Oakland redirects here. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


List of gay villages

Main article: List of gay villages
Toronto's Church and Wellesley district, one of the largest gay villages in Canada.
Toronto's Church and Wellesley district, one of the largest gay villages in Canada.

Gay villages can vary widely from city to city and country to country. Furthermore, some large cities develop "satellite" gay villages that are essentially "overflow" areas; in such cases, lesbians and gay men become priced-out of gentrified gay villages and move to other, more affordable areas, thereby creating entirely new gay villages. Some of the listed gay villages are technically not neighborhoods of a larger city but a separate entity entirely from the city for which they are the primary gay enclave, e.g. - West Hollywood, California, and Wilton Manors, Florida. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Church Street in the Church and Wellesley gay village, Toronto (Personal snapshot by Montrealais) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Church Street in the Church and Wellesley gay village, Toronto (Personal snapshot by Montrealais) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... View of Church Street looking north from Maitland Street Church and Wellesley is an LGBT-oriented community located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... West Hollywoods logo illustrates the citys borders. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Wilton Manors is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ...


Some cities have a well-defined gay village in the heart of a larger area with a significant gay population that would not necessarily be considered a gay village. For example, Davie Village is the heart of Vancouver's gay community, but sits within the greater West End area which, though decently populated by gay people, is not necessarily considered a gay village. Other examples of this phenomenon include Boystown, Chicago, a well-defined gay village situated in the larger Lakeview community. Lakeview has a reputation for being a stronghold of liberal and progressive political views, but is far from exclusively gay, as a large number of straight families call the neighborhood home. Similarly, despite its predominantly gay population and higher concetration of gay venues, the South Beach area in Miami Beach, FL, was never exclusively gay, because of its popularity among straight people alike. Philadelphia's gay village in Pennsylvania comprises downtown blocks from 12th and Walnut to 13th and Locust and is called "The Gayborhood". It is known for a wide range of clubs, bars, and restaurants along with LGBT health facilities. Some cities are often associeted with being "Gay" cities, for instance Manchester or Brighton in the United Kingdom and even Mykonos in Greece is associated as a gay Island. Davie Village (also Davie District or simply Davie Street) is a gay village or gaybourhood in the West End of Vancouver, Canada. ... This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ... Location of the West End in Vancouver. ... Boystown is the popular name of a locally recognized neighborhood enclave within Chicago, Illinois. ... South Beach A portion of the southern part of the South Beach skyline as seen from Biscayne Bay. ... Miami Beach is a city located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Washington Square West (or Wash West) is a neighborhood in downtown, or Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...


San Diego has its own gay village called "Hillcrest" which sits around Balboa Park. Hillcrest is right next to the downtown area but is able to maintain a small town eclectic feel. While it is considered by most as the gay area of San Diego with its gay bars and dance clubs, the overall population of the area has only gotten more and more diverse with the rise in condominium projects.


In Minneapolis, Minnesota areas surrounding Loring Park, site of the local GLBT Pride Festival, are regarded as a "gay" neighborhood, though many gay and lesbians people have migrated to more residential neighborhoods such as Bryn Mawr and Whittier. This article is about the city in Minnesota. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... Loring Park is the largest park in the Central Community of Minneapolis, Minnesota. ...


In some cities, such as Stockholm and Copenhagen, there are no established gay villages, partly due to the differing social dynamics of these cities (less social segregation within the city), but also due to earlier and greater social acceptance of the gay community within mainstream society.[citation needed] However there are areas which were historically known as meeting places for gays, such as Södermalm in Stockholm, which remains a somewhat trendy area for gay people to live, though it certainly does not have a predominantly gay population. For other uses, see Stockholm (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Copenhagen (disambiguation). ... Houses of Södermalm, facing Riddarfjärden Small street on Södermalm. ...


Top US cities

The US city with the largest gay population is New York, with an estimated 360,000 - 500,000 gay residents [2]. Los Angeles is second with 154,270, followed by Chicago with 114,449, and San Francisco, with 94,234.


The US metro area with the largest gay population is New York - Northern New Jersey - Long Island, with an estimated 568,903 gay residents. Los Angeles-Long Beach - Santa Ana is a close second with 442,211, followed by Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI with 288,748. [3]


The following charts show a list of the top US cities, states, and metro areas with: 1) the highest population of gay residents, and 2) the highest percentage of gay residents within city limits. (GLB population as a percentage of total residents). [4]

Rank City Percentage
of City
Population
GLB Population
population rank
1 New York City 6% 360,000 - 500,000 [2] 1
2 Los Angeles 5.6% 154,270 2
3 Chicago 5.7% 114,449 3
4 San Francisco 15.4% 94,234 4
5 Phoenix 6.4% 63,222 5
6 Houston 4.4% 61,976 6
7 San Diego 6.8% 61,945 7
8 Dallas 7.0% 58,473 8
9 Seattle 12.9% 57,993 9
10 Boston 12.3% 50,540 10
11 Philadelphia 4.2% 43,320 11
12 Atlanta 12.8% 39,085 12
13 San Jose 5.8% 37,260 13
Rank State Percentage
of State
Population
GLB Population
population rank
1 California 5.2% 1,338,164 1
2 Florida 4.6% 609,219 2
3 New York 4.2% 592,337 3
4 Texas 3.6% 579,968 4
5 Illinois 3.8% 345,395 5
6 Ohio 4.0% 335,110 6
7 Pennsylvania 3.5% 323,454 7
8 Georgia 4.3% 278,943 8
9 Massachusetts 5.7% 269,074 9
10 Washington 5.7% 266,983 10
Rank City Percentage
of City
Population
GLB Population
population rank
1 San Francisco 15.4% 94,234 4
2 Seattle 12.9% 57,993 9
3 Atlanta 12.8% 39,805 12
4 Minneapolis 12.5% 34,295 16
5 Boston 12.3% 50,540 10
6 Sacramento 9.8% 32,108 20
7 Portland 8.8% 35,413 14
8 Denver 8.2% 33,698 17
9 Washington 8.1% 32,599 18
10 Orlando 7.7% 12,508 36
Rank Metro Area Percentage
of Metro
Population
GLB Population
population rank
1 San Francisco 8.2% 256,313 4
2 Seattle 6.5% 154,835 11
3 Boston 6.2% 201,344 5
4 Portland 6.1% 94,027 21
5 Tampa 5.9% 119,044 16
6 Austin 5.9% 61,732 29
7 Denver 5.8% 99,027 19
8 Minneapolis 5.7% 130,472 15
9 Orlando 5.7% 81,272 24
10 Hartford 5.6% 49,000 33

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See also

Gay tourism is a form of niche tourism marketed to gay people who are open about their sexual orientation and who wish to travel to gay travel destinations in order to participate to some extent in the gay life of the destination area. ...

References

  1. ^ Hayasaki, Erika. "A new generation in the West Village." Los Angeles Times: May 18, 2007.
  2. ^ a b Beveridge, Andrew. "Counting Gay New York", Gotham Gazette, 2001-06-03. Retrieved on 2007-08-01. 
  3. ^ (note: the study cited is unclear as to the exact metro NY area that is included; on table 5, page 8, "New York - Northern New Jersey - Long Island" is included, but in Appendix 2, page 15, Pennsylvania also seems to be included as it states "New York - Northern New Jersey - Long Island, NY-NJ-PA")
  4. ^ Gary J. Gates Same-sex Couples and the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Population: New Estimates from the American Community SurveyPDF (2.07 MiB). The Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy, UCLA School of Law October, 2006. Retrieved April 20, 2007.
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