Gayborhoods Around the World

"Gayborhood" is a relatively new term, probably born in a newspaper headline in Philadelphia in the 1990s, but gay villages - enclaves where LGBTQ could feel at home - have long existed, particularly in bohemian sections of large urban centers. Berlin's Schöneberg became perhaps the world's first gay village by the 1920s. With new anti-discrimination laws, established LGBTQ communities have multiplied in many cities, and even small towns have gayborhoods. No longer ghettos, they are often vanguards of gentrification and centers of nightlife, shopping and culture.

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