Thursday, August 13, 2015

Quote of The Day

“Gay neighbourhoods—even in a societal context of full legislative equality—still provide a buffer against discrimination in matters such as housing or in the workplace.” - Amin Ghaziani 

UBC sociologist Amin Ghaziani, author of There Goes the Gayborhood?comments on how gay neighbourhoods seem to be disappearing in large cities thoroughout North America. "According to Ghaziani, these trends are evidence of increasing equality. This, in turn, allows gays and lesbians to move out of their sanctuaries to other areas, an exodus accompanied by the arrival of more straight people in traditionally gay neighbourhoods."