April 30, 2004

We're here. We're queer. Please show your ID to the guards.

We suppose that, given current social trends in this country, the first gated community for lesbians and gay men in the US was just a matter of time.

We find gated communities in general a sad commentary about the fragmented state of US society, and the largely unfounded fears that people have about anyone who isn't exactly like them. (A fear, we might add, that is shaped and cultured by US mass media.) While we can't speak for anyone else, this lesbian magpie certainly didn't envision a queer new world protected by security guards, with all the action taking place behind walls and gates.

Via Salon. [Paid sub or ad view req'd.]

Posted by Magpie at April 30, 2004 06:01 AM | Community | Technorati links |

Considering the open hostility expressed by the "Christians" in the story, and their stated willingness to harangue their gay and lesbian neighbors, I can sort of understand the urge to put up a gate to keep the "Christians" out.

Posted by: Amanda at April 30, 2004 06:17 PM

What happens if a bisexual moves there and then starts a hetero relationship? Will he or she be evicted?

Posted by: Jacqueline at May 2, 2004 08:25 PM