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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

So long Castro and East Village. Hello Marmalade?

NYT notes that old gayborhoods in San Francisco and New York are becoming a thing of the past but are growing in smaller urban areas.

“Twenty years ago, if you were gay and lived in rural Kansas, you went to San Francisco or New York,” he said. “Now you can just go to Kansas City.”

I guess the same is true in Salt Lake. Last night, the soon to be gentrified Marmalade District, becoming a gayborhood was at issue in the mayoral debates. It seems premature to me. First they will have to actually make the area friendly to any non-criminal, because what is now being called Marmalade is actually not a real nice part of town. That said, go gayborhood!

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