Gayest Cities in the Bible Belt

Gayest Cities in the Bible Belt

There are 28 comments on the EDGE story from Mar 12, 2013, titled Gayest Cities in the Bible Belt. In it, EDGE reports that:

Dixie Land may not be known as a bastion LGBT-friendliness, but there are places in it where Southern Comfort does extend to gays.

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Anonymous

Philadelphia, PA

#1 Mar 12, 2013
and thats why I avoid the south....

“Common courtesy, isn't”

Since: Nov 07

Location hidden

#2 Mar 12, 2013
disgusted american wrote:
and thats why I avoid the south....
I understand your sentiment, but personally, I refuse to cede any territory to the opposition.

From my perspective, the only way change can be effected in the South is for those of us who live in this part of the country to live visible and authentic lives and thus to sway hearts and minds by example.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#3 Mar 12, 2013
The GAYEST place I ever lived was Huntington, West Virginia. I lived there for a couple of years.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#4 Mar 12, 2013
The number of gay couples does not correlate to how gay-friendly a place is. Another example of stupid and mindless journalism from gay journalists who can't think.

The reason for the lack of correlation is simple - the total number of openly gay people does not correlate with the numer of openly gay couples. The reasons for a higher number of gay couples in proportion to the total number of gays could vary but would include average age of the GLBT population (the most obvious one), proportion of lesbians (more likely to couple) to gay men; education level; ethnic background (there is likely a differece in the level of coupling among different ethnic groups, even after a person comes out), etc.

Straight people create enough unscientific crap journalism, we gay people don't need to add to it!
Sapphic Love

Providence, UT

#8 Mar 12, 2013
Otter in the Ozarks wrote:
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I understand your sentiment, but personally, I refuse to cede any territory to the opposition.
From my perspective, the only way change can be effected in the South is for those of us who live in this part of the country to live visible and authentic lives and thus to sway hearts and minds by example.
So who are the opposition? And why would you call them that?

And what examples do you use to "sway hearts and minds?"

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#10 Mar 12, 2013
Otter in the Ozarks wrote:
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I understand your sentiment, but personally, I refuse to cede any territory to the opposition.
From my perspective, the only way change can be effected in the South is for those of us who live in this part of the country to live visible and authentic lives and thus to sway hearts and minds by example.
I agree, and appreciate your willingness to stay and live authentically.
Willard

Asheville, NC

#11 Mar 12, 2013
Alford wrote:
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And they're so glad you queers do.
Oh, Alford, the gist of the article you never read is that the South is gay-friendly, and Atlanta, Asheville, Miami, Charlotte, Birmingham, and a few other southern enclaves are really really gay-friendly. I love gays although I have yet to come out of the closet. Camp Lickalottapus is right around the curve from my old rickety farmhouse.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#14 Mar 12, 2013
Well, let me tell ya from experience that when visiting your southern cousin (who still gets an amazed look on his face when he sees shoes) and he says to ya "wanna go down by the creek and see what's up ?", he's not talkin bout swimmin or fishin.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#16 Mar 12, 2013
Hippo Critter wrote:
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One might ask,
What is it that should entitle one engaged in buggery to insult or ridicule anyone engaged in some form of incest? Especially "If they wear a condom"
C'mon FaFoxy, I've heard them all.
There's nothing wrong with Gay Cousin Marriage !

“Common courtesy, isn't”

Since: Nov 07

Location hidden

#17 Mar 12, 2013
Sapphic Love wrote:
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So who are the opposition? And why would you call them that?
And what examples do you use to "sway hearts and minds?"
I would think the answers to your questions are fairly obvious, but I'll be glad to answer them nonetheless. The "opposition" are those who, without knowing me as an individual, are opposed to me enjoying the full rights of citizenship guaranteed to me by the Constitution of the United States.

I don't have some mysterious agenda to "sway hearts and minds." That would be calculated and inauthentic. Instead, I simply go through life being myself, allowing people who have never met a gay man to know me as a full and complete human being. Although certainly not without flaws (and despite the character I sometimes assume in this forum), in my community, I am known as a kind man and a good neighbor, one who volunteers his time and talents to serve others.

As a result, I have had many people tell me, upon getting to know me, that I have changed their misconceptions and prejudices about what gay people "are really like." In truth, GLBTQ people are all unique, and you can't point to one individual as a representative of us all, but that's another lesson for another time.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#18 Mar 12, 2013
Otter in the Ozarks wrote:
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I would think the answers to your questions are fairly obvious, but I'll be glad to answer them nonetheless. The "opposition" are those who, without knowing me as an individual, are opposed to me enjoying the full rights of citizenship guaranteed to me by the Constitution of the United States.
I don't have some mysterious agenda to "sway hearts and minds." That would be calculated and inauthentic. Instead, I simply go through life being myself, allowing people who have never met a gay man to know me as a full and complete human being. Although certainly not without flaws (and despite the character I sometimes assume in this forum), in my community, I am known as a kind man and a good neighbor, one who volunteers his time and talents to serve others.
As a result, I have had many people tell me, upon getting to know me, that I have changed their misconceptions and prejudices about what gay people "are really like." In truth, GLBTQ people are all unique, and you can't point to one individual as a representative of us all, but that's another lesson for another time.
Good post !

Bad avatar !
hoodathunkit

De Graff, OH

#21 Mar 12, 2013
The Worlds Biggest Lie wrote:
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Is it any wonder why it is next to impossible for so many Americans to raise a morally and structurally sound family anymore?
Gay parenting?
ROTFLMAO!
Bill Clinton and Obama are a couple of bought and sold out socially engineered cripples supporting the subversion and decadence of our nation.
And it shows.
Oh, look. The mentally challenged person is talking to himself.
James Lawrence Smith xesq

Indianapolis, IN

#24 Mar 12, 2013
Come meat me at the third floor men's room county courthouse. I'll show you a gay old time!
Cullenthefelcher

Asheville, NC

#25 Mar 12, 2013
Cullen the Felcher wrote:
Come meat me at the third floor men's room county courthouse. I'll show you a gay old time!
Oh now I'm old and stiff
Unable to toke a spliff
It's sad to be so old
And unable to smoke the pole.
Buncy Widestance Smithy

Indianapolis, IN

#26 Mar 12, 2013
I am an expert in this area. Yes, Asheville has it's share of alternative lifestyle enthusiasts. And I am one of them. I am James Lawrence Smith, ex-Esq, disbarred lawyer. I mooch off Donna Oakes and do not work. Everything is beneath me now that I cannot lie in court any longer. I do spend time at the courthouse though Monday thru Friday in the 3rd floor men's room, lefthand stall. When you see two legs with trousers all the way down, legs spread as wide as can be, and my left shoe tapping away, you'll know it is me looking for "friends". Come meat me. If you must, bring your Bible in your belt.
Richard Beasley

Dallas, TX

#28 Mar 12, 2013
Most of the major cities in Texas!
Whips Chains and Leather

Asheville, NC

#29 Mar 12, 2013
The Worlds Biggest Lie wrote:
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And yet you replied.
Disease, death, decay, degrading, defaming, dangerous, depopulation, decadent, decline, etc.
Isn't it amazing how homosexuals always deny the fact that in general they live shorter lives than 'normal' people but lo and behold a study says now they are living longer because they are allowed to marry. The horsechit gets deeper and deeper everyday.
Let us not forget those engaging in male sex male pedophilia are giving into their same sex 'tendencies' or frailties. Be they a cook, a priest, a polititian, a teacher, a scoutmaster, etc. They are all the same and so called same sex parenting opens the door for not only further abuse of children, but the deterioration and moral decay of marriage, our youth, our future, and what a sound family structure stands for and represents.
A man and a woman.
This nation is the devil.
O you fiery hunk! I loove it when you talk like that you sultry boy. Are you wearing your crotchless leather panties chatting phone sex with Ralphie in L. A.?
Skeptical

Asheville, NC

#32 Mar 13, 2013
Danger wrote:
Homosexuality, the federal reserve, NWO/JWO, an open border policy, tax code, technology, our special relationship with a sliver of land in some far off desert. All of it is, has been, and continues to be, a national security crisis.
By way of water
Do you have some meds for that psychotic break?
We The People

Los Angeles, CA

#33 Mar 13, 2013
Buncy Widestance Smithy wrote:
I am an expert in this area. Yes, Asheville has it's share of alternative lifestyle enthusiasts. And I am one of them. I am James Lawrence Smith, ex-Esq, disbarred lawyer. I mooch off Donna Oakes and do not work. Everything is beneath me now that I cannot lie in court any longer. I do spend time at the courthouse though Monday thru Friday in the 3rd floor men's room, lefthand stall. When you see two legs with trousers all the way down, legs spread as wide as can be, and my left shoe tapping away, you'll know it is me looking for "friends". Come meat me. If you must, bring your Bible in your belt.
He he he.
Thomas1938

Asheville, NC

#34 Mar 13, 2013
All these perverts around here moved here from somewhere else. Ash-Hender-Black-ville have a lot of gray gay transexualplants like me. Nu Yawk heah. Yous?

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