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Washington, D.C. Is Apparently The “Gayest Place In America”

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By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Nov 18, 2013
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  • 11 Comments
    • DonW
      DonW

      Interesting story, but why does the NYT video focus so heavily on drag shows and barflies? Surely there is much more to D.C.’s LGBT culture than that. It’s the kind of voyeuristic coverage that used to be the only media portrayal of gays 20+ years ago.

      Nov 18, 2013 at 2:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache1
      Stache1

      Rupaul truly is a national treasure;)

      Nov 18, 2013 at 2:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TinoTurner
      TinoTurner

      Not only is DC gay, its obnoxiously so. I was 20 years old, had a great job and apt in DC but had to leave the town because of the gays. Its incredibly superficial and annoying. I dont hate myself but I do love to meet people outside of a club. DC is full of gays who’ll fuck anyone that is breathing but then call everyone else a whore. For a city of the size of DC, it seems like such a tiny place because the gays are all zombies that look, dress, and all act alike. Diversity is shunned there.

      Nov 18, 2013 at 4:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joe Blitzen
      Joe Blitzen

      So our highest concentration of gay Americans has a non-voting representative in the House and zero votes in the Senate. Of course.

      Nov 18, 2013 at 4:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • viveutvivas
      viveutvivas

      Maybe, but subtract the ?s?c?u?m? lobbyists, politicians, and their hangers-on, and what’s left?

      Nov 18, 2013 at 4:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • viveutvivas
      viveutvivas

      That displayed as strikethrough on my screen :(

      Nov 18, 2013 at 4:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jwrappaport
      jwrappaport

      In the words of our matron of the Metro: “Doors are opening.”

      I doubt it’s gayer than most other cities, but I also tend to be a homebody.

      Nov 18, 2013 at 4:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Degas
      Degas

      @TinoTurner: Your comment is more obnoxious than any GLBT I’ve ever met in DC.

      Nov 18, 2013 at 6:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TinoTurner
      TinoTurner

      @Degas: Sorry to offend but I’m a native and you’re probably a tourist. Of course you had a good time visiting for Pride but I’m still right.

      Nov 19, 2013 at 1:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mediocrates
      Mediocrates

      @TinoTurner: I’m sorry you had a bad experience living in DC. It’s not an easy town to live in; people tend to either love it or hate it, with little middle ground. Some of what you said is on the mark. There are a lot of sharp elbows in this town, and it can be competitive and at times cliquish.

      However, as a long-time Washingtonian, I have to take exception to some of what you said. Regarding diversity, I’m not really sure where you’re coming from. DC is an incredibly diverse town, even in the context of the gay community. I have friends from all over the world and spanning all sorts of “types.” Are there still issues with racism, classism and ageism? Sure. But that can be said of the gay community as a whole, and at the very least its no more pronounced here than anywhere else.

      As far as meeting people, there are a wealth of options outside “the scene.” In my experience, the people who live here are smart, driven and curious. This translates to tons of social, sporting, professional, philanthropic and interest-based groups for LGBT folks. Granted some, like the gay kickball league, are less about sports than they are about drinking and socializing, but there are many more focused groups, some of which I’ve been a part of over the years.

      Regarding the “sluttiness” factor, there are some people like that, but there also lots of guys who are interested in real relationships – just like anywhere else.

      DC isn’t for everyone. But to say that you’re “right” about the DC gay community based on your regrettable experience isn’t fair or honest. That may be how it felt to you, but that’s not everyone’s story.

      Nov 19, 2013 at 3:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Queercode
      Queercode

      Is D.C. a good place for a “gaycation”? http://www.queercode.com/

      Nov 19, 2013 at 4:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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