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Gayest city? Magazine says it's Minneapolis (Eyes rolling...)
Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 1/14/11 | Kim Palmer - Staff Reporter

Posted on 01/14/2011 3:05:43 PM PST by MplsSteve

Minneapolis may have dropped a notch on the "Most Literate City" list this week, but the metropolis picked up a new title: Gayest City in America. That's according to the Advocate, the national gay news magazine based in Los Angeles.

The city came from nowhere to snatch the tiara from last year's winner, Atlanta, which slid to No. 7.

"This was Minneapolis' first appearance [on the second annual list], and it shot right to the top," said Matthew Breen, executive editor for the Advocate.

What makes Minneapolis so gay, so suddenly? The Advocate changed its criteria for making the list, Breen said. "Last year, we looked at same-sex couples, gay-marriage equality, gay bars and the number of gay films on Netflix favorites pages. This year we looked at the number of dot.com [dating site] profiles per city, the number of gay elected officials, lesbian bars, gay-friendly congregations and gay yellow page listings."

(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: gay; gayest; gayfriendly; homosexualagenda; minneapolis; minnesota; rt
I guess this shouldn't come as a surprise.

For reasons unclear to me, Minneapolis really is a gay-friendly city. Even major employers like Target, etc. set up booths at "gay" job fairs and sponsor things like the yearly GLBT parade in downtown Minneapolis.

I suspect that we're not nearly as bad as San Francisco though - if that's any consolation. We are close (I suspect) to have the largest Somali population of any city in the United States. That, in itself, should be almost more alarming.

Comments or opinions - anyone?

1 posted on 01/14/2011 3:05:46 PM PST by MplsSteve
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2 posted on 01/14/2011 3:06:47 PM PST by MplsSteve (Governor Mark Dayton? That's so incredibly alarming, don't you think?)
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To: MplsSteve
"(Eyes rolling...)"

Errr... hmmmm... how do I say this... rolling your eyes is pretty gay. Just sayin'

3 posted on 01/14/2011 3:07:31 PM PST by avacado
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To: MplsSteve

Mpls was gay as all get out 30 years ago. All you had to do
was walk around the streets uptown to notice that.


4 posted on 01/14/2011 3:11:57 PM PST by Dem Guard (Obama's 57 States = The Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC).)
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To: MplsSteve

Ex senator larry “wide-stance” craig wasn’t busted at the san fransicko airport, was he? There’s probably a reason he was tappin’ toes in minnegaypolis.


5 posted on 01/14/2011 3:14:41 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: MplsSteve

I think they all come over from St. Paul. There is no proof, but I’m just sayin.


6 posted on 01/14/2011 3:16:42 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: MplsSteve

Its where my militant lesbian cousin and her “wife” live.


7 posted on 01/14/2011 3:19:58 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Sawdring

That would make sense as St. Paul is pretty clear where God stands on homosexuality...


8 posted on 01/14/2011 3:21:27 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: MplsSteve

The thing about “gay” cities is that straight people don’t really enjoy gay places so much as gay people enjoy straight places.

Straight movie theatres show Hollywood movies. Gay theatres show porn.

Gay people can go to straight places and not feel out of place, because everyone there is just acting like a normal person, which I believe gays can, and often publicly do, do. But labeling something “gay” is like giving anyone who visits a license for licentiousness.


9 posted on 01/14/2011 3:21:40 PM PST by Feline_AIDS (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
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To: cripplecreek

Butch lesbian - “man” without a penis


10 posted on 01/14/2011 3:23:03 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Feline_AIDS

So your saying you couldn’t act normal at a gay bath house? Bigot.


11 posted on 01/14/2011 3:24:15 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: MplsSteve

Even the pro athletes...

Former Minnesota Vikings player Esera Tuaolo “was arrested for domestic violence in June 2010 in North Oaks, Minnesota....Tuaolo stated that the person he was accused of assaulting was his current boyfriend...”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esera_Tuaolo


12 posted on 01/14/2011 3:28:50 PM PST by Qbert
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To: MplsSteve
When I think of the "Twin Cities", what comes to mind are these:

Minneapolis and St. Paul
Sodom and Gomorrah

13 posted on 01/14/2011 3:34:23 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas...)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Last night I was laying in bed watching some kind of reality detective show. There had been a stabbing in Minneapolis. The murderer turned out to be somali.

First thing the murderer said was that it couldn’t be me because the victim was white. After that every 3rd word was allah.


14 posted on 01/14/2011 3:35:22 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: MplsSteve
Senator Al Franken.
15 posted on 01/14/2011 3:35:52 PM PST by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: MplsSteve

Stuart Smalley is one of your senators. I’m just sayin’.


16 posted on 01/14/2011 3:35:54 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: MplsSteve

So if we have the Somalis and the gays live in the same neighborhood, think there would be a little war in Mpls?


17 posted on 01/14/2011 3:40:36 PM PST by freemama
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To: Dem Guard
Mpls was gay as all get out 30 years ago.

Yes, I could tell from the Mary Tyler Moore show. Murry was a flamer. So were all of Mary's dates.

Or maybe the whole '70's just looked gay.

18 posted on 01/14/2011 3:56:41 PM PST by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: MplsSteve

Those of us in Wisconsin always knew...


19 posted on 01/14/2011 3:58:22 PM PST by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: fwdude

Prince looks pretty gay, too.


20 posted on 01/14/2011 3:59:25 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Qbert

The guys in the Minneapolis band “Husker Du” were gay as well.


21 posted on 01/14/2011 4:00:34 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: fwdude
"Or maybe the whole '70's just looked gay."

The clothes were as tacky as they could be. Leisure suits, loud colors, plaids, yeessshhh!

22 posted on 01/14/2011 4:02:05 PM PST by Dem Guard (Obama's 57 States = The Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC).)
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To: Dem Guard

Don’t forget the ‘70’s hair. Yick! Kind of like liberal’s hair nowadays.


23 posted on 01/14/2011 4:08:04 PM PST by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: MplsSteve
I live outside the blast ring and projected debris path of the metropolitan area. One August night as my family stood on our dirt road looking at clouds in the twilight, I asked a young'un what the glow on the northern horizon was. She replied: That's the campfires of Sodom and Gomorrah.

Smart kid.
24 posted on 01/14/2011 4:14:29 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth
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To: MplsSteve

Thanks.
Like i did not have enough reasons to never visit this wacked out state.
I live in MA so thats saying a lot.


25 posted on 01/14/2011 4:48:24 PM PST by mowowie
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To: MplsSteve

From what i’ve read those Somalis are our highest paid welfare group in the country as well.


26 posted on 01/14/2011 4:50:10 PM PST by mowowie
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To: MplsSteve

I was in Mpls a few years ago and was really taken aback, I mean astounded, with the number of homos there.

DC (nearest big city to us) is pretty gay too.


27 posted on 01/14/2011 5:02:57 PM PST by VoiceOfBruck (Smile! You weren't aborted!)
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To: MplsSteve

Ann Arbor and Ferndale have to be up there near the top of the list. A lot of homos there.


28 posted on 01/14/2011 5:14:19 PM PST by Darren McCarty (We should lead ourselves instead of looking for leaders)
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To: stefanbatory

But why then did you vacation in The Cities? Hmmmm?


29 posted on 01/14/2011 5:29:21 PM PST by SgtHooper (If I agreed with you we'd both be wrong.)
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To: SgtHooper

never been there...only place I’ve ever been to in MN is New Ulm...


30 posted on 01/14/2011 5:44:50 PM PST by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: stefanbatory

Ah, the Schells beer fest. :-)


31 posted on 01/14/2011 5:55:35 PM PST by SgtHooper (If I agreed with you we'd both be wrong.)
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To: SgtHooper

actually no..my sister goes to college there...


32 posted on 01/14/2011 5:59:45 PM PST by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: cripplecreek

Loring Park??


33 posted on 01/14/2011 6:29:43 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic. Monthly Donors Welcome.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I don’t know where they live. I don’t visit.

They’re militant lesbians who know I’m a conservative so they choose to stay away from me.


34 posted on 01/14/2011 6:32:28 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

Minneapolis (and I know it fairly well, as wifey hails from the area) can’t hold a candle to our local Palm Springs....now number one in Syphyllis in the United States, and therefore likely to lead in the ‘gay plague’ (altho such stats continue to be conveniently scrubbed). They have ‘pride parades’ there a couple of times a month.


35 posted on 01/14/2011 6:38:50 PM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: MplsSteve

The first time I went out to Minneapolis in 1976, for a week’s training session, a friend told me..”stay the hell off of Hennepin Avenue..”


36 posted on 01/14/2011 6:56:34 PM PST by ken5050 (Palin/Bachman 2012 - FOUR boobs are better than the two we have now!)
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To: MplsSteve

In the early 80s, my two young sons and I set out from central Illinois, to find the source of the Mississippi (like it was lost). We found the source and also learned that it is chilly in Northern Minnesota at night even in mid summer. We also learned that Minnesota has some humongous mosquitoes and very many of them.

Whether the mosquitoes were homosexual or not, I cannot attest to.


37 posted on 01/14/2011 7:03:46 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Don't tell Obama what comes after a trillion)
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To: Graybeard58

Itasca state park; now that sir, is God’s country!


38 posted on 01/14/2011 8:11:52 PM PST by jurroppi1 (The gropings will continue until morale improves (or) "don't TSA me bro")
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To: stefanbatory
"Those of us in Wisconsin always knew..."
LOL! Of course you did.
Home of the Packers...
39 posted on 01/14/2011 10:35:09 PM PST by astyanax (Liberalism: Logic's retarded cousin.)
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To: Dem Guard
"Or maybe the whole '70's just looked gay." The clothes were as tacky as they could be. Leisure suits, loud colors, plaids, yeessshhh!


40 posted on 01/18/2011 1:13:24 PM PST by massmike (DADT repeal: the Boy Scouts now have tougher membership requirements than the Army!)
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To: massmike

Boy does that sum it up. We all looked like gay pirates. lol


41 posted on 01/18/2011 1:56:54 PM PST by Dem Guard (Obama's 57 States = The Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC).)
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To: massmike; Dem Guard

Watch Soul Train clips on YouTube if you want a good fall-on-the-floor laugh.


42 posted on 01/19/2011 8:13:30 PM PST by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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