Do you live in a gayborhood? You know what I’m talking about, right? A community in a metropolitan area where large numbers of LGBT people reside. Examples include Chicago’s Boystown or WEHO in Los Angeles.
If the answer is yes, you wouldn’t be alone. Many who identify as queer choose to live in such areas because they offer an affirming environment – particularly for same-sex couples.
But does living in a gayborhood mean they are discrimination free? According to a new line of research, the answer appears to be no.