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S.F.'s Castro district faces an identity crisis (Preserving gay districts?)
SF Gate ^ | February 25, 2007 | Wyatt Buchanan

Posted on 02/28/2007 10:48:26 PM PST by Lorianne

To walk down San Francisco's Castro Street -- where men casually embrace on sidewalks in the shadow of an enormous rainbow flag -- the neighborhood's status as "gay Mecca" seems obvious.

But up and down the enclave that has been a symbol of gay culture for more than three decades, heterosexuals are moving in. They have come to enjoy some of the same amenities that have attracted the neighborhood's many gay and lesbian residents: charming houses, convenient public transportation, safe streets and nice weather.

The integration of gay and straight is increasingly evident not only in the Castro District but across North America, from Chicago to New York City to Toronto, where urban revitalization is bringing new residents at the same time some gays are settling in other parts of cities or the suburbs -- such as the East Bay.

But some gay and lesbian residents of the Castro are worried that the culture and history of their world-famous neighborhood could be lost in the process, and they have started a campaign to preserve its character. The city, meanwhile, is spending $100,000 on a plan aimed at keeping the area's gay identity intact.

Heterosexuals "are welcome as long as they understand this is our community," said Adam Light, a leader in the Castro Coalition, a group formed eight months ago to address the shifts in the neighborhood in recent years.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: antibreeder; gaystapotactics; geeseandganders; homosexualagenda; lavendermafia; perverts; sanfrancisco; sanfranciscovalues
... my head hurts
1 posted on 02/28/2007 10:48:29 PM PST by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne
Heterosexuals "are welcome as long as they understand this is our community,"

Hmm... What would happen if a straight, Christian, male of Republican persuasion were to say, "Homosexuals are welcome as long as they understand this is our community/church/country/or etc.?"

2 posted on 02/28/2007 10:54:49 PM PST by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: coconutt2000

See now you've gone and offended my delicate sensibilities. :)


3 posted on 02/28/2007 11:01:51 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: Lorianne

Gay Mecca? Do they bow on their knees to San Francisco 5 times a day?


4 posted on 02/28/2007 11:04:09 PM PST by weegee (No third term. Hillary Clinton's 2008 election run presents a Constitutional Crisis.)
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To: kinoxi

My delicate sensibilities need to be cleaned using an industrial strength bleach.


5 posted on 02/28/2007 11:04:36 PM PST by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: Lorianne
But some gay and lesbian residents of the Castro are worried that the culture and history of their world-famous neighborhood could be lost in the process, and they have started a campaign to preserve its character. The city, meanwhile, is spending $100,000 on a plan aimed at keeping the area's gay identity intact.

Liberals never cease to amaze me with their hypocrisy. OK, so would they equally spend $100k on a plan to keep an area's heterosexual identity intact? /rhetorical

6 posted on 02/28/2007 11:07:02 PM PST by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: weegee

Bird of a feather lift their a*ses together..Now they have to get a Borg cube..


7 posted on 02/28/2007 11:17:15 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Lorianne

Heterosexuals "are welcome as long as they understand this is our community,"


"Bring out your guests that we may know them"


8 posted on 02/28/2007 11:18:54 PM PST by LtKerst (Lt Kerst)
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To: LtKerst
Heterosexuals "are welcome as long as they understand this is our community,"

What heterosexual in their 'right' mind would want to live in the midst of Sodomites? Liberals? Duh, oh yeah I forgot.

"Liberalism is a mental disorder."

9 posted on 02/28/2007 11:24:56 PM PST by whatisthetruth
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To: Lorianne

... are worried that the culture and history of their world-famous neighborhood could be lost in the process...

Culture?? Since when is sodomy culture?


10 posted on 02/28/2007 11:43:05 PM PST by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: Seeing More Clearly Now
Culture?? Since when is sodomy culture?

One quick swipe in a petri dish can make that quite evident.

11 posted on 03/01/2007 12:05:05 AM PST by Carry_Okie (Duncan Hunter for President)
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To: Lorianne

Flag Wars....Sodomites harass poor & middle class Blacks to get their homes. (pos. barf alert)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1158429/posts

Guess it can only work one way.


12 posted on 03/01/2007 12:17:40 AM PST by quietolong
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To: Lorianne
Heterosexuals "are welcome as long as they understand this is our community," said Adam Light, a leader in the Castro Coalition, a group formed eight months ago to address the shifts in the neighborhood in recent years.

If some hypothetical homeowners' association in some hypothetical majority white suburb told non-white families of whatever that they are welcome so long as they understand it is "their community" how long would it take for the MSM and the PC Gestapo to drop the hammer on them?

13 posted on 03/01/2007 12:20:49 AM PST by Quick or Dead (Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms - Aristotle)
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To: weegee

Most of them are probably on their knees five times a day, but it isn't bowing. More like bow-wowing.

Sorry for the visual. :>


14 posted on 03/01/2007 12:52:46 AM PST by Jezebelle (Our tax dollars are paying the ACLU to sue the Christ out of us.)
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To: Quick or Dead

Oh, a long time. Maybe as much as ten seconds.


15 posted on 03/01/2007 12:55:53 AM PST by Jezebelle (Our tax dollars are paying the ACLU to sue the Christ out of us.)
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To: quietolong

Sorry, but I find this funny - lefties encroaching on other lefties.

Wait 'til the riots and assaults on the homosexuals start, or will the blacks be cowed because, like themselves, homosexuals are a protected class of the left? It will be a goliathan test of victimology, lol!


16 posted on 03/01/2007 1:00:40 AM PST by Jezebelle (Our tax dollars are paying the ACLU to sue the Christ out of us.)
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To: Jezebelle

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17 posted on 03/01/2007 1:24:00 AM PST by basil (Exercise your Second Amendment rights--buy another gun today.)
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To: basil

Huh?

Your post is a bunch of little boxes with a few punctuation marks and just a couple words.


18 posted on 03/01/2007 1:30:03 AM PST by Jezebelle (Our tax dollars are paying the ACLU to sue the Christ out of us.)
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To: Lorianne

Heterosexuals "are welcome as long as they understand this is our community,"

What's next, "Gay Only" water fountains?

I guess they are afraid of catching the straight? LOL


19 posted on 03/01/2007 1:52:36 AM PST by spikeytx86 (Pray for Democrats for they have been brainwashed by their fruity little club.)
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To: Jezebelle
I can't imagine what caused that--looked fine when I previewed.

Here's what caught my eye in the article:

"Having a specific neighborhood politicians can point to, can go to and shake hands or kiss lesbian babies, has really solidified the gay vote, our political muscle,"

I was just wondering how they knew which babies were lesbian.

20 posted on 03/01/2007 6:58:54 AM PST by basil (Exercise your Second Amendment rights--buy another gun today.)
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To: Lorianne

Please will some well informed Freeper tell me again, "Why is this news?"


21 posted on 03/01/2007 7:00:56 AM PST by Trueblackman (Terrorism and Liberalism never sleep and neither do I)
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To: Lorianne

[cue the Busboys-"There Goes The Neighborhood" (slightly adapted)]

"Oh, no, there goes the neighborhood
"The straights are movin' in,
"They'll bring their next of kin..."


22 posted on 03/01/2007 7:04:19 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich!)
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To: weegee
Gay Mecca? Do they bow on their knees to San Francisco 5 times a day?

Not everybody, just the submissives.

23 posted on 03/01/2007 7:07:37 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich!)
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To: basil
I was just wondering how they knew which babies were lesbian.

Flannel diapers, a baby mullet and a car seat in a Suburu?

24 posted on 03/01/2007 7:37:10 AM PST by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: SmithL

And they're asking for government support, what a surprise.


25 posted on 03/01/2007 9:26:14 AM PST by I_Love_My_Husband (BAY AREA CONSERVATIVES - JOIN US http://community.livejournal.com/sf_conservative/profile)
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To: quietolong

Thanks for that tip.


26 posted on 03/01/2007 10:47:34 AM PST by Lorianne
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To: Carry_Okie

"Culture?? Since when is sodomy culture?"

"One quick swipe in a petri dish can make that quite evident."

Touché !


27 posted on 03/01/2007 10:40:57 PM PST by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: Seeing More Clearly Now
Glad you liked it.

It's a joke that grows on you.

I'll go hide now.

28 posted on 03/01/2007 10:46:42 PM PST by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Schwarzenkaiser: Debtor's fascism for Kaleefornia, one charade at a time.)
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To: whatisthetruth

Christians. I can't think of a better mission field than this one.


29 posted on 03/01/2007 10:53:56 PM PST by CANBFORGIVEN (! Corinthians 2:14)
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To: Trueblackman

Try replacing "heterosexuals" in that latter paragraph with "blacks," "gays" or "Muslims."


Heterosexuals "are welcome as long as they understand this is our community," ...


30 posted on 03/02/2007 11:37:17 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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