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There Goes the Gayborhood?

Amin Ghaziani


Gay neighborhoods, like the legendary Castro District in San Francisco and New York's Greenwich Village, have long provided sexual minorities with safe havens in an often unsafe world. But as our society increasingly accepts gays and lesbians into the mainstream, are “gayborhoods” destined to disappear? This book provides an incisive look at the origins of these unique cultural enclaves, the reasons why they are changing today, and their prospects for the future. Drawing on a wealth of evidenc—including census data, opinion polls, hundreds of newspaper reports from across the United States, an ... More

Keywords: post-gay era, integration, sexuality, gayborhoods, sexual minorities, urban life, gays, lesbians, neighborhoods

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780691158792
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691158792.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amin Ghaziani, author
University of British Columbia

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