Being less likely to have children has also given LGBT people greater flexibility to move, given that the quality of local schools is often less important. Seeking both an accepting community and affordable rent, they have often flocked together in cheaper areas of inner cities, such as gay-friendly Williamsburg. In Britain, meanwhile, recent research has highlighted large underexposed sections of the LGBT population that are actually impoverished. Graham Greene; Douglas Francis Jerrold. P ersonal assistant Brenden Michaels is wondering if his days in Brooklyn are numbered.
In some cities where discrimination and marginalisation are still strong, they remain something that the LGBT community actively tries to foster.
Photographs by John Gay, 1940s-1950s
Order by newest oldest recommendations. In some cities where discrimination and marginalisation are still strong, they remain something that the LGBT community actively tries to foster. In the UK, there is none at all: If I leave this apartment it will be in a far better state than when I arrived. Their choice of where to live is not limited by money alone. We had a crack house next door and quite a lot of street crime, and there was an ever-so-faint smell of pity in the air from some straight people when I told them where I lived.
In areas with a comparable level of female same-sex households we see a As Michaels, a transplant to New York from rural Oregon who still subsists on a below-average income, puts it: But he also sees the role businesses like his have played in this change: There is often a corresponding wave among businesses. LGBT people have typically congregated in big cities because communities that accept them have proved so elusive elsewhere. This has often led to a basic assumption that LGBT residents are somehow synonymous with economic growth. In other words, the more gay people your city attracts, the more tolerant it is likely to be.