It is akin to the value immigrant communities provide to their compatriots entering the country. Philadelphia's "Gayborhood" contains 68 rainbow street sign signs throughout the community. The anecdotal association between LGBT people and changing inner cities has been around for a while. There are signs that the dispersing of gay people beyond the Castro vortex and the rise of the Internet are also contributing to a declining sense of community. Back when I lived in SF from 97 to I thought the rent was too high. Sammy Schlipshit Just returned from a weekend trip to San Francisco. Social Justice.
We also found that they were slightly older than the straight population, so we think these are people who 20 to 40 years ago had quite constrained housing choices.
I never found any sense of community in those neighborhoods i lived in but it kept me above water financially. As in many cities, gentrification is real and alive in Boston. Hell's Kitchen. Los Angeles County.
I live in the Castro and real estate here has escalated absurdly.