^I tend to agree with most of what you've stated. In discussing the fabric of our cities as we do on this board, it would be a mistake not to talk about the cultural phenomenon of the 70's when gay districts popped up in most major cities across America, and their recent disappearing act. As traditionally 'heterosexual' night clubs, usually cleaner, brighter and offering a range of music and theme, in more progressive cities actively go after gay clientele with gay nights, and very gay friendly weekends, the earlier generation of America's gay movement is fading into history. It really hasn't been discussed though, even in the gay community, how the lack of a gay main street might impact not only the community, but the city as a whole.
I tend to think the lack of a gay triangle might be good for Portland. As the gays come out of their ghetto, compacting into the OTCT ghetto, with its mix of straight strip clubs only blocks from a female impersonator night spot, and everything in between, I think it will create a more secure and higher quality scene for gays, and a better night scene for the city.
That said, I still don't get what this implied?
Originally Posted by Dr. Smoke
Seems like gayness wouldn't mix with construction. Seems like construction workers and developers would object to 'gaying it up', under any circumstances.
because, I don't exude a 'gayness' and I wouldn't expect contruction workers or developers to 'gay it up'. In fact, you'd probably be hard pressed to pick myself, and my partner, as a gay couple. Shit, a weekend back at the mall I got a female cashiers number given to me, she thought me and my friend were 'cute'. Although I find it a bit uncomfortable, I smiled, said hi, walked off and the number is still at the bottom of one of my shopping bags (if any heteros here are interested she was a hottie).
I don't demand my current employer to paint my walls in pink, wispy whisper when speaking to me, or softly shake my hand. I'm a dude into dudes, I watch football, drink beer, cuss too much, and belch and fart...Since I've finally decided to get an urban development degree and leave my current field after I'm done with school, I think I'll fit right in with construction workers, developers, and whoever else I need to deal with in this field whether they be overly masculine or overly feminine, or even women...