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Frisco faces a 'gayby boom'
The Age (Australia) ^ | April 25, 2006 | Catherine Elsworth

Posted on 04/24/2006 11:23:54 AM PDT by DBeers

AMERICA'S most famous homosexual community is grappling with a perplexing situation — how to become family-friendly and still retain its legendary spirit of sexual freedom.

The Castro district of San Francisco has been a magnet for homosexuals since the 1967 "Summer of Love", drawing people from across world with its gay pride parades.

But things are changing thanks, in part, to the so-called "gayby boom", the increasing number of same-sex couples becoming parents.

In California nearly 60,000 children are being raised by same-sex couples. In addition, heterosexual families with children are choosing to live there.

The shift has resulted in tension between parents who want the more explicit window displays and posters toned down, and those determined to guard against any censorship.

Clashes between parents and shopkeepers include complaints from a lesbian mother of two about a shop with a sado-masochistic window display.

Others have complained about explicit shop displays and posters that feature naked, sexually aroused men.

"I am happy that people can enjoy a lifestyle that is denied to them back home in Kansas, but there are appropriate standards of behaviour, regardless of your sexual orientation," Jeremy Paul, a father of two boys, told the Los Angeles Times.

Some shop owners say they have removed the most provocative displays.

Mark Walsh, 50, the manager of a gay sex shop called Rock Hard, said: "There are always a few outspoken couples with children, both heterosexual and gay, who expect everything to be prim and proper.

"But this is the Castro, and anybody who moves here knows what they are moving to. We are very sexual people, and we do tend to flaunt it a little … This is the one place in the country where we can all gather and be ourselves and not have to worry."

Some areas of Castro life are adjusting, with children's menus in restaurants and a new gay family float planned for the gay pride parade.

Thom Lynch, the director of the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Centre, said the area was gradually adjusting to its changing make-up.

He had heard of some complaints, including "a woman upset about a Buddhist god with a very large penis".

William Rogers, a city official, said: "Traditionally, the Castro has been about adults, bars, sexual expression and a gay community that has largely focused on adult needs and desires.

"As more lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and queer people have children, there is an inherent tension between preserving that adult community and shifting toward a culture that includes children, and in some ways that means altering the meaning of the Castro to include the needs of children."


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: 42yearlifeexpectancy; 60000victims; catfights; gayagenda; gayby; gays; homosexualagenda; sanfrancisco; screwingupkids; sodomandgamorrah
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1 posted on 04/24/2006 11:23:57 AM PDT by DBeers
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To: DBeers
In California nearly 60,000 children are being raised by same-sex couples.

child abuse plague

2 posted on 04/24/2006 11:27:42 AM PDT by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (Toon Town, Iran...........where reality is the real fantasy.)
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To: DBeers

Lemiwinks

3 posted on 04/24/2006 11:28:29 AM PDT by peyton randolph (Time for an electoral revolution where the ballot box is the guillotine)
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To: DBeers

Won't it be funny that, in order to rebel against their "parents", all these kids grow up to be god-fearing conservatives. Someone should do a study and track these kids.


4 posted on 04/24/2006 11:28:48 AM PDT by PsyOp (The commonwealth is theirs who hold the arms.... - Aristotle.)
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To: DBeers
In California nearly 60,000 children are being raised by same-sex couples. In addition, heterosexual families with children are choosing to live there.

Bizarre statement. I suppose that "there" refers to S.F., or the Castro district, but as it reads, it's weird.

5 posted on 04/24/2006 11:30:15 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: DBeers

People who obsess over sex and who are unable/unwilling to exercise any self-control whatsoever are not "adults".


6 posted on 04/24/2006 11:30:26 AM PDT by scory
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To: PsyOp

Yes!! I hope someone does.


7 posted on 04/24/2006 11:30:35 AM PDT by Talking_Mouse (Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: DBeers
AMERICA'S most famous homosexual community is grappling with a perplexing situation — how to become family-friendly and still retain its legendary spirit of sexual freedom.

This shouldn't be a problem.

All they have to do is lower the age of consent to three.

I'm sure legal scholars in SF are working on this right now.

8 posted on 04/24/2006 11:31:52 AM PDT by skip_intro
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To: DBeers

Gee, homosexuals flaunting their perversion is incompatible with family life. Who knew?


9 posted on 04/24/2006 11:33:18 AM PDT by FormerLib ("...the past ten years in Kosovo will be replayed here in what some call Aztlan.")
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To: DBeers

If you think San Francisco is bad, try Amsterdam.

Actual sign: "Saturday Night: Gay Gang Bang Night."


10 posted on 04/24/2006 11:33:42 AM PDT by JillValentine (There is nothing more satisfying than watching a conservative woman kick a liberal man's ass.)
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To: DBeers

Hey parental homos. This is only the beginning. Just wait until they start recruiting your little precious heteros, which will begin to take place soon after the elementary school masterbation and fisting classes have begun.

Yeah, I said it.


11 posted on 04/24/2006 11:33:55 AM PDT by subterfuge (Call me a Jingoist, I don't care...)
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To: scory

Are you implying that Bill Clinton wasn't an adult?


12 posted on 04/24/2006 11:34:21 AM PDT by LIConFem (A fronte praecipitium, a tergo lupi.)
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To: CROSSHIGHWAYMAN

Poor kids...


13 posted on 04/24/2006 11:36:39 AM PDT by mikeus_maximus (Welcome to Meximerica, courtesy of the GOP.)
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To: DBeers

"...can enjoy a lifestyle that is denied to them back home in Kansas,..." A homosexual perverted lifestyle DENIED them - in Kansas, or (insert standard geographical location here). Simply...amazing.


14 posted on 04/24/2006 11:37:58 AM PDT by Minnesota fox
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To: Izzy Dunne
"In addition, heterosexual families with children are choosing to live there."

WHY??!

"In California nearly 60,000 children are being raised by same-sex couples."

Where are these kids coming from, they're certainly not the result of a homo "sexual" union.

15 posted on 04/24/2006 11:39:14 AM PDT by the anti-liberal (Hey, Al Qaeda: Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent)
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To: DBeers
"I am happy that people can enjoy a lifestyle that is denied to them back home in Kansas, but there are appropriate standards of behaviour, regardless of your sexual orientation," Jeremy Paul, a father of two boys, told the Los Angeles Times.

Oooh, Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore. What in the world are those men doing to each other?

16 posted on 04/24/2006 11:39:15 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: PsyOp
The rebellion-by-becoming-conservative thing is already happening with the Reagan Generation. People born in 1980 and later (like me) are considerably farther to the right than their parents.

'course, it isn't exactly difficult to find oneself to the right of the baby boomers. That's like finding oneself north of Antarctica.

17 posted on 04/24/2006 11:39:32 AM PDT by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: DBeers

"...explicit shop displays and posters that feature naked, sexually aroused men."

___________________


Anyone else want my Big Mac? I seem to have lost my appetite.


18 posted on 04/24/2006 11:40:00 AM PDT by DemforBush
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To: JillValentine
Actual sign: "Saturday Night: Gay Gang Bang Night."

I went out a boat tour through the canals of Amsterdam 20 years ago. The tour guide pointed out to us the boat where the "world's last hippie" had lived (an American from San Francisco who moved to Amsterdam). How the guy got the title, I dunno, cause Jerry Garcia, at least, was still alive.

Anywho, the hippie apparently died while taking a bath in the canal.

I thought a lot of things about Amsterdam when I was there, but I never once thought of Amsterdam as "family-friendly."

20 posted on 04/24/2006 11:42:35 AM PDT by SittinYonder (That's how I saw it, and see it still.)
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To: FormerLib

Sounds like a familiar complaint. Except that its finally coming from the Left for the first time ever. But here is the real question. If you are actually family oriented, what the F*$K are you doing living in the Castro?????


21 posted on 04/24/2006 11:43:29 AM PDT by bpjam (Now accepting liberal apologies.....)
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To: the anti-liberal

In the lesbian community, artificial insemination is popular among those who wish to become parents. A friend of mine chose this route and gave birth to, and raised, a really great daughter.


22 posted on 04/24/2006 11:44:00 AM PDT by p. henry
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To: Gordongekko909
The rebellion-by-becoming-conservative thing is already happening with the Reagan Generation. People born in 1980 and later (like me) are considerably farther to the right than their parents.

I know I am, however, I was about 8 when Reagan came to power, and he is definately one of the main reasons that I'm conservative.

23 posted on 04/24/2006 11:44:13 AM PDT by Catholic Canadian (Formerly Ashamed Canadian - thank you Stephen Harper!)
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To: DBeers

Why do they keep confusing SF with a certain town in
suburban Dallas?


24 posted on 04/24/2006 11:46:28 AM PDT by rahbert
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To: p. henry

Had it been a boy, would they have raised it or aborted it and tried again? Cynical - yes, but with good reason, remember the issue with the lesbian girlfriend beating to death her "lover's" son because he wouldn't call her 'daddy'?


25 posted on 04/24/2006 11:47:17 AM PDT by the anti-liberal (Hey, Al Qaeda: Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent)
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To: DBeers

I would never raise my children in a place like SF.


26 posted on 04/24/2006 11:48:05 AM PDT by mlc9852
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To: DemforBush

You said "Big Mac" - he he he


27 posted on 04/24/2006 11:57:30 AM PDT by mlc9852
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To: bpjam
If you are actually family oriented...

...then little Johnnie wouldn't be being reared by two Dads!

As for the heteros, they're just your typical leftist losers starting to discover how horrible their "great ideas" actually look in the real world.

28 posted on 04/24/2006 11:57:40 AM PDT by FormerLib ("...the past ten years in Kosovo will be replayed here in what some call Aztlan.")
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To: VRWCmember
What in the world are those men doing to each other?

Well, see, the one in back is blind, and the one in front is merely helping him to the Post Office!

29 posted on 04/24/2006 12:01:15 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: DBeers

You can't make this stuff up.


30 posted on 04/24/2006 12:04:19 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: DBeers
Q: How do you identify the gay baby?

A: He's the one with his pacifier in the other end...

31 posted on 04/24/2006 12:04:45 PM PDT by Andonius_99 (They [liberals] aren't humans, but rather a species of hairless retarded ape.)
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To: DBeers

If you raise your child in the Castro, you need to have that child removed from your custody immediately... that street is not remotely appropriate for children, regardless of your "parents" picadillos.


32 posted on 04/24/2006 12:05:19 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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"Some areas of Castro life are adjusting, with children's menus in restaurants and a new gay family float planned for the gay pride parade. "




Wow!! Quite an adjustment.


33 posted on 04/24/2006 12:05:25 PM PDT by Daytyn71 (Today's Illegals are Tomorrow's Democrats)
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"Bizarre statement. I suppose that "there" refers to S.F., or the Castro district, but as it reads, it's weird."

I remember visiting SF back in the 80's to see my old base (NAS Alameda) and walking through the Castro. I said in a loud voice "Hey, that guy's got his hand on that fella's butt!". My wife shut me up pretty quick. We just didn't see things like that in Tennessee.


34 posted on 04/24/2006 12:08:23 PM PDT by dljordan
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To: DBeers
This is the one place in the country where we can all gather and be ourselves and not have to worry."

I guess this guy has never been to Manhattan. There are areas there that are probably worse. And there is now warning.

35 posted on 04/24/2006 12:10:19 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: p. henry

How sad. Someone who will never be "daddy's girl".
Who will never have her father walk her down the aisle, or take her fishing, or pick her up and swing her over his head when she's little.

Of course, it's all about the adults and what they want.
Not about the welfare of the kids.


36 posted on 04/24/2006 12:10:26 PM PDT by bordergal
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To: DBeers
In California nearly 60,000 children are being raised by same-sex couples.

And I suppose government will be paying for these kids' therapy when they become messed-up adults.

37 posted on 04/24/2006 12:10:30 PM PDT by Kenny Bunkport
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To: DBeers
lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and queer

What the heck separates queer from the first four?

38 posted on 04/24/2006 12:10:53 PM PDT by andrew2527
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To: JillValentine

How was it?


39 posted on 04/24/2006 12:11:28 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: VRWCmember

Interesting you picked words from that particular actress.


40 posted on 04/24/2006 12:12:21 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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...the increasing number of same-sex couples becoming parents.

Wow! It's one miraculous birth after another in San Fran.

41 posted on 04/24/2006 12:14:15 PM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: nickcarraway

It's the obvious quote in response to the quote by the flamer who thinks that somehow the perverted lifestyle has been banned in Kansas.


42 posted on 04/24/2006 12:15:21 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: nickcarraway

Oh, it was too difficult to get in. The place had no front door - everyone was going in the back door.

;-)


43 posted on 04/24/2006 12:15:58 PM PDT by JillValentine (There is nothing more satisfying than watching a conservative woman kick a liberal man's ass.)
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To: DBeers

San Francisco and family friendly is an oxymoron.....The local Metro Rag in San Jose had a classified ad with lesbian women seeking gay sperm donors..how much more twisted can you get, wait, I don't want to know.....


44 posted on 04/24/2006 12:22:26 PM PDT by TMD (Get Planned Parenthood out of our schools!)
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"We're really just your everyday normal parents. Really! No really! Stop laughing! REALLY, we are! WHY ARE YOU LAUGHING ! WE ARE NORMAL, $%#&*!! NORMAL!!

45 posted on 04/24/2006 12:23:01 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (History will record that America's unprotected southern border was it's Trojan horse.)
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AMERICA'S most famous homosexual community is grappling with a perplexing situation — how to become family-friendly and still retain its legendary spirit of sexual freedom.

Perplexing situation -how can one be both anti-family and family-friendly?

LOL - actually the answer [they] seek is how can one be inherently anti-family and still pretend to be family-friendly? Answer -- Not Possible (the Dummie Political Party has created the same perplexing situation for itself)...

46 posted on 04/24/2006 12:25:34 PM PDT by DBeers ()
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If you get the chance to drive through the Castro district, don't miss it (but do leave the kids home). Every imaginable gay stereotype is there, on display. It's in-your-face promiscuous sex promotion everywhere. To borrow a quote that I once heard, but cannot properly attribute here, As long as San Francisco is allowed to exist, God owes Sodom and Gommorah and apology.
47 posted on 04/24/2006 12:27:01 PM PDT by AbeKrieger (I miss President Reagan.)
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To: DBeers

Debauched perverts bound for hell.


48 posted on 04/24/2006 12:27:20 PM PDT by stinkerpot65
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To: mlc9852

I know one guy from San Fran...

His parents haven't spoken to him since he enlisted in the Marines.


49 posted on 04/24/2006 12:29:08 PM PDT by Will_Zurmacht
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To: DBeers

It is ironic that these families with children are complaining about the very culture to which they contributed.


50 posted on 04/24/2006 12:29:14 PM PDT by Zack Nguyen
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