Calls for Brighton and Hove "gay village"

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Campaigners are pushing for part of a Brighton and Hove to be officially designated a “gay village”.

They want Brighton and Hove City Council to officially recognise the St James’s Street area for its gay community which they say would be a boost to tourism in the city.

However some fear that the move could lead to greater exclusion and create a “ghetto”.

The calls follow news this month that Liverpool has become the first city in Britain to include the Rainbow flag on their street signs around their newly designated gay quarter.

James Ledward, the editor of Gscene, said other cities benefited from having a designated gay village – something which was mooted two years ago for Brighton and Hove but never implemented.

He feared that any move to designate a gay village could be as long a drawn-out process as the move to fly the Rainbow flag at Hove Town Hall.

He added: “A common complaint from tourists is that people find it difficult to access the gay village when they visit Brighton.

“If you have a designated gay village, like an artists’ quarter, it can be a massive boost to tourism.

“In Brighton we do have large areas that are very gay but it would give a focus to the gay village of four blocks surrounding St James’s Street.”

LGBT activist Chris Cooke said he thought it was sad that Liverpool had beaten the city to the distinction of having the first rainbow street signs but felt a designated gay village wasn’t the way forward. He said: “The last thing we want is a big neon sign at the bottom of St James’s Street - that would do the opposite to what we want to achieve and make the area more exclusive.

“But whether we designate the area the gay village or not, the council should be investing serious money in the area to greatly improve the general environment." Ben Duncan, Brighton and Hove City Council’s Cabinet member for communities, equalities and public protec- tion, said: “We are looking closely at ways we can celebrate the part played by the LGBT community in this city.”

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1:23pm Sun 20 Nov 11

Almighty Sky Pixie says...

This is a brilliant idea and I really can't see why anybody would object - irrespective of their own sexuality. It's what puts Brighton on the map. I think the diversity in Brighton and Hove has helped maintain most of the city as a modern, vital and cool place to live. If it were not for the gay scene then I really don't think the city would keep up it's image as a vibrant and happening hot spot by the sea (though, sadly, albunion football louts do lower the tone a bit too regularly).
However, would it not be more sensible to have Brighton as the the gay city with it's own designated heterosexual quarter? I wouldn't mind and that's probably how it's perceived already?
This is a brilliant idea and I really can't see why anybody would object - irrespective of their own sexuality. It's what puts Brighton on the map. I think the diversity in Brighton and Hove has helped maintain most of the city as a modern, vital and cool place to live. If it were not for the gay scene then I really don't think the city would keep up it's image as a vibrant and happening hot spot by the sea (though, sadly, albunion football louts do lower the tone a bit too regularly). However, would it not be more sensible to have Brighton as the the gay city with it's own designated heterosexual quarter? I wouldn't mind and that's probably how it's perceived already? Almighty Sky Pixie
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1:26pm Sun 20 Nov 11

AmboGuy says...

I don't see why this is needed. Everybody knows that there is a large gay area in Brighton in Kemptown.
Surely this just would serve to seperate the city. If areas wanted to put a 'Straight area' sign it would be ridiculous and offensive. I just don't see why Brighton's gay community would want to create a seperate area from the rest of the city.
I don't see why this is needed. Everybody knows that there is a large gay area in Brighton in Kemptown. Surely this just would serve to seperate the city. If areas wanted to put a 'Straight area' sign it would be ridiculous and offensive. I just don't see why Brighton's gay community would want to create a seperate area from the rest of the city. AmboGuy
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1:39pm Sun 20 Nov 11

Telscombe Cliffy says...

As already been said, why not put a small rainbow in the corner of each road name sign on streets that are designated. Around the area- same thing but with an arrow pointing in direction of the 'gay area centre'.There could be other areas eg lanes , artist quarters etc with their own symbols. Then put them all on the tourist maps. Would be quite inexpensive to do-a few stickers, and help tourists navigate.
As already been said, why not put a small rainbow in the corner of each road name sign on streets that are designated. Around the area- same thing but with an arrow pointing in direction of the 'gay area centre'.There could be other areas eg lanes , artist quarters etc with their own symbols. Then put them all on the tourist maps. Would be quite inexpensive to do-a few stickers, and help tourists navigate. Telscombe Cliffy
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1:46pm Sun 20 Nov 11

Almighty Sky Pixie says...

Excellent - even better idea, hope it happens soon.
Might be good to designate the homeground of Brighton and Hove Albunion footbal club as an area of special interest.
Excellent - even better idea, hope it happens soon. Might be good to designate the homeground of Brighton and Hove Albunion footbal club as an area of special interest. Almighty Sky Pixie
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1:56pm Sun 20 Nov 11

Maxwell's Ghost says...

What an unnecessary and strange suggestion.
The Nazis put 'markers' of various kinds (yellow stars for Jews and pink triangles for gays) to identify them and their shops were marked also so choosing to take such action is creating a ghetto and not engendering integration.
It's time we moved away from this type of segregation which is what the gay community has spent the last 60 years trying to do.
What an unnecessary and strange suggestion. The Nazis put 'markers' of various kinds (yellow stars for Jews and pink triangles for gays) to identify them and their shops were marked also so choosing to take such action is creating a ghetto and not engendering integration. It's time we moved away from this type of segregation which is what the gay community has spent the last 60 years trying to do. Maxwell's Ghost
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1:57pm Sun 20 Nov 11

Stu says...

Practically every US city I have been too (and thats lots) already has a designated gay village and it causes no problems. There will always be people who object purely on the basis that they don't agree with some people's sexuality.
Practically every US city I have been too (and thats lots) already has a designated gay village and it causes no problems. There will always be people who object purely on the basis that they don't agree with some people's sexuality. Stu
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2:05pm Sun 20 Nov 11

Mr.Logical1 says...

Almighty Sky Pixie wrote:
This is a brilliant idea and I really can't see why anybody would object - irrespective of their own sexuality. It's what puts Brighton on the map. I think the diversity in Brighton and Hove has helped maintain most of the city as a modern, vital and cool place to live. If it were not for the gay scene then I really don't think the city would keep up it's image as a vibrant and happening hot spot by the sea (though, sadly, albunion football louts do lower the tone a bit too regularly).
However, would it not be more sensible to have Brighton as the the gay city with it's own designated heterosexual quarter? I wouldn't mind and that's probably how it's perceived already?
Oh, so only the gay people are vibrant? And you also say that a city should be described as 'the gay city' because it has a significant but not majority population of gay people? RIDICULOUS! Why not call it the 'Black, Gay, Indian, Children's City'?? Brighton was well 'on the map' long before it was renowned as a popular place among homosexual people. And I'd just like to point out that among tens of thousands of Brighton football fans, very few cause trouble. I haven't heard the elderly couple who sit in front of me swear once or seen them attack anyone or intimidate anyone. (If you went to the ground on match-day you might learn something about this city's culture!)
[quote][p][bold]Almighty Sky Pixie[/bold] wrote: This is a brilliant idea and I really can't see why anybody would object - irrespective of their own sexuality. It's what puts Brighton on the map. I think the diversity in Brighton and Hove has helped maintain most of the city as a modern, vital and cool place to live. If it were not for the gay scene then I really don't think the city would keep up it's image as a vibrant and happening hot spot by the sea (though, sadly, albunion football louts do lower the tone a bit too regularly). However, would it not be more sensible to have Brighton as the the gay city with it's own designated heterosexual quarter? I wouldn't mind and that's probably how it's perceived already?[/p][/quote]Oh, so only the gay people are vibrant? And you also say that a city should be described as 'the gay city' because it has a significant but not majority population of gay people? RIDICULOUS! Why not call it the 'Black, Gay, Indian, Children's City'?? Brighton was well 'on the map' long before it was renowned as a popular place among homosexual people. And I'd just like to point out that among tens of thousands of Brighton football fans, very few cause trouble. I haven't heard the elderly couple who sit in front of me swear once or seen them attack anyone or intimidate anyone. (If you went to the ground on match-day you might learn something about this city's culture!) Mr.Logical1
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2:07pm Sun 20 Nov 11

gwennieB says...

Stu;
Tell me which US cities you have been to that are designated "gay villages". I live here and have never seen any signage stating it's a gay village. Of course the Chelsea area in NYC is gay but unless a tourist asked for a gay community, the average person would not know the difference.
Stu; Tell me which US cities you have been to that are designated "gay villages". I live here and have never seen any signage stating it's a gay village. Of course the Chelsea area in NYC is gay but unless a tourist asked for a gay community, the average person would not know the difference. gwennieB
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2:14pm Sun 20 Nov 11

AmboGuy says...

Stu wrote:
Practically every US city I have been too (and thats lots) already has a designated gay village and it causes no problems. There will always be people who object purely on the basis that they don't agree with some people's sexuality.
What a ridiculous stupid thing to say.
So you think people disagree with the idea of a gay village because they don't agree with some people's sexuality? What a dumb statement - get that chip off your shoulder.
I really don't care if someone is gay or straight as it really doesn't affect me, I'll happily drink in gay pubs or straight pubs. I just feel that creating a gay village area would only serve for the gay community to seperate themselves from the rest of the city. Kemptown is a vibrant part of Brighton but it's only a part of Brighton and there are many other great areas with their own communities and vibrancy.
[quote][p][bold]Stu[/bold] wrote: Practically every US city I have been too (and thats lots) already has a designated gay village and it causes no problems. There will always be people who object purely on the basis that they don't agree with some people's sexuality.[/p][/quote]What a ridiculous stupid thing to say. So you think people disagree with the idea of a gay village because they don't agree with some people's sexuality? What a dumb statement - get that chip off your shoulder. I really don't care if someone is gay or straight as it really doesn't affect me, I'll happily drink in gay pubs or straight pubs. I just feel that creating a gay village area would only serve for the gay community to seperate themselves from the rest of the city. Kemptown is a vibrant part of Brighton but it's only a part of Brighton and there are many other great areas with their own communities and vibrancy. AmboGuy
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2:14pm Sun 20 Nov 11

Ballroom Blitz says...

Honestly, I do sometimes wonder what people are on.
What a ludicrous suggestion. Does that mean that everyone who is hetero has to move out of the St James St area?
As someone else said, this smacks of elements of nazism, and ghetto-isation.
Not something I would have thought most people in Brighton (gay or straight) would want to be associated with.
Honestly, I do sometimes wonder what people are on. What a ludicrous suggestion. Does that mean that everyone who is hetero has to move out of the St James St area? As someone else said, this smacks of elements of nazism, and ghetto-isation. Not something I would have thought most people in Brighton (gay or straight) would want to be associated with. Ballroom Blitz
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2:15pm Sun 20 Nov 11

Almighty Sky Pixie says...

Good point Mr.Logical1.
"Black, Gay, Indian, Children's City" does have a ring to it and the name Brighton has been in use for too long now. If we could add "obese) to your suggested title I'll go with your idea. Having a heterosexual quarter isn't that practical anyway.
You misunderstand the comment about the Seagull stadium - I was thinking more of how they play.
Good point Mr.Logical1. "Black, Gay, Indian, Children's City" does have a ring to it and the name Brighton has been in use for too long now. If we could add "obese) to your suggested title I'll go with your idea. Having a heterosexual quarter isn't that practical anyway. You misunderstand the comment about the Seagull stadium - I was thinking more of how they play. Almighty Sky Pixie
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2:16pm Sun 20 Nov 11

sandalman says...

Both me and Phil mcrackin agree that Ben dover should be the mayor of this village.
Both me and Phil mcrackin agree that Ben dover should be the mayor of this village. sandalman
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2:22pm Sun 20 Nov 11

MuammarQaddafi says...

I spend a lot of time in the US and have never seen any 'designated gay villages,' although in some areas like San Francisco's Castro neighbourhood, rainbow flags are flown--on a voluntary basis, by those who choose to participate.

For government to officially designate a 'gay village' is a chilling move, I think. What would be gained other than vague, windy promises of 'a massive boost to tourism?' What would definitely be lost is inclusiveness--the idea that all people should be able to live and mix equally. What would be next on the list? 'Asian village?' Please, let's not go there.
I spend a lot of time in the US and have never seen any 'designated gay villages,' although in some areas like San Francisco's Castro neighbourhood, rainbow flags are flown--on a voluntary basis, by those who choose to participate. For government to officially designate a 'gay village' is a chilling move, I think. What would be gained other than vague, windy promises of 'a massive boost to tourism?' What would definitely be lost is inclusiveness--the idea that all people should be able to live and mix equally. What would be next on the list? 'Asian village?' Please, let's not go there. MuammarQaddafi
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2:40pm Sun 20 Nov 11

sandalman says...

Why create a ghetto?
Why create a ghetto? sandalman
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2:45pm Sun 20 Nov 11

leobrighton says...

I'm sure there is enough information available for tourists to be able to figure out whereabouts to go. What about gay bars outside the area? Should they move? I don't believe that tourists find it difficult to access the area unless there trying to drive there and this idea won't help that.
I'm sure there is enough information available for tourists to be able to figure out whereabouts to go. What about gay bars outside the area? Should they move? I don't believe that tourists find it difficult to access the area unless there trying to drive there and this idea won't help that. leobrighton
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2:48pm Sun 20 Nov 11

ICantThinkOfAName says...

As a compromise, New Steine could be designated as a "Gay Village Green".
As a compromise, New Steine could be designated as a "Gay Village Green". ICantThinkOfAName
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3:03pm Sun 20 Nov 11

rolivan says...

Will this mean building a wall around it so they have to stay inside and cannot get out.
Will this mean building a wall around it so they have to stay inside and cannot get out. rolivan
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3:52pm Sun 20 Nov 11

sdhgfhfuyt says...

rolivan wrote:
Will this mean building a wall around it so they have to stay inside and cannot get out.
idiot not just gay people live here. In the 60s it had a thriving Irish community...some remnants remain
[quote][p][bold]rolivan[/bold] wrote: Will this mean building a wall around it so they have to stay inside and cannot get out.[/p][/quote]idiot not just gay people live here. In the 60s it had a thriving Irish community...some remnants remain sdhgfhfuyt
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3:56pm Sun 20 Nov 11

NickBrt says...

I heard the Council was considering a special village for miserable and bigoted online Argus contributors but they can't find an area in Sussex big enough to house them all.
I heard the Council was considering a special village for miserable and bigoted online Argus contributors but they can't find an area in Sussex big enough to house them all. NickBrt
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5:02pm Sun 20 Nov 11

george smith says...

Ballroom Blitz wrote:
Honestly, I do sometimes wonder what people are on. What a ludicrous suggestion. Does that mean that everyone who is hetero has to move out of the St James St area? As someone else said, this smacks of elements of nazism, and ghetto-isation. Not something I would have thought most people in Brighton (gay or straight) would want to be associated with.
I doubt the Jews who lived in one section in Venice wanted it called the Jewish getto and have gates that locked them in at night. What is wrong with trying to intergrate
[quote][p][bold]Ballroom Blitz[/bold] wrote: Honestly, I do sometimes wonder what people are on. What a ludicrous suggestion. Does that mean that everyone who is hetero has to move out of the St James St area? As someone else said, this smacks of elements of nazism, and ghetto-isation. Not something I would have thought most people in Brighton (gay or straight) would want to be associated with.[/p][/quote]I doubt the Jews who lived in one section in Venice wanted it called the Jewish getto and have gates that locked them in at night. What is wrong with trying to intergrate george smith
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5:25pm Sun 20 Nov 11

The Gnome says...

This is a daft idea. Singling out any group sets a dangerous precedent, however well meaning it may be in this case. Communities create their own identities. Identities cannot and should not should not be imposed.
This is a daft idea. Singling out any group sets a dangerous precedent, however well meaning it may be in this case. Communities create their own identities. Identities cannot and should not should not be imposed. The Gnome
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5:38pm Sun 20 Nov 11

greeg2 says...

Ballroom Blitz wrote:
Honestly, I do sometimes wonder what people are on. What a ludicrous suggestion. Does that mean that everyone who is hetero has to move out of the St James St area? As someone else said, this smacks of elements of nazism, and ghetto-isation. Not something I would have thought most people in Brighton (gay or straight) would want to be associated with.
I'd agree with you if I lived where you do.But look at it from an outsiders point of view.If an area's advertised as gay,I'll know to avoid it when I come to visit Sussex.Maybe they should paint the whole area pink to make it even easier to spot !
[quote][p][bold]Ballroom Blitz[/bold] wrote: Honestly, I do sometimes wonder what people are on. What a ludicrous suggestion. Does that mean that everyone who is hetero has to move out of the St James St area? As someone else said, this smacks of elements of nazism, and ghetto-isation. Not something I would have thought most people in Brighton (gay or straight) would want to be associated with.[/p][/quote]I'd agree with you if I lived where you do.But look at it from an outsiders point of view.If an area's advertised as gay,I'll know to avoid it when I come to visit Sussex.Maybe they should paint the whole area pink to make it even easier to spot ! greeg2
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5:41pm Sun 20 Nov 11

Morpheus says...

The human race gets more stupid by the day.
The human race gets more stupid by the day. Morpheus
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5:45pm Sun 20 Nov 11

rolivan says...

sdhgfhfuyt wrote:
rolivan wrote:
Will this mean building a wall around it so they have to stay inside and cannot get out.
idiot not just gay people live here. In the 60s it had a thriving Irish community...some remnants remain
So where was this Thriving Irish community I remember the Scots frequenting a lot of the pubs My stepfather being one of them.I have walked the streets of Kemp Town to get to the beach and Black Rock SwimmiNG Pool .Do you remember the Pie Shop in St James St or are you a newcomer?
I must go and wind the clock up I do like a nice wind up
[quote][p][bold]sdhgfhfuyt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rolivan[/bold] wrote: Will this mean building a wall around it so they have to stay inside and cannot get out.[/p][/quote]idiot not just gay people live here. In the 60s it had a thriving Irish community...some remnants remain[/p][/quote]So where was this Thriving Irish community I remember the Scots frequenting a lot of the pubs My stepfather being one of them.I have walked the streets of Kemp Town to get to the beach and Black Rock SwimmiNG Pool .Do you remember the Pie Shop in St James St or are you a newcomer? I must go and wind the clock up I do like a nice wind up rolivan
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6:18pm Sun 20 Nov 11

s_james says...

Great idea, I approve
Great idea, I approve s_james
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6:21pm Sun 20 Nov 11

stir up says...

Does this suggestion mean if you are not gay you have to drive around the area to get across Brighton. I might add that many years ago (1950s) my friends and I used to frequent a pub across the road from what was the Odeon cinema in Kemptown. About 10 years ago on a visit to the town my wife and I popped into the pub for old times sake, but it was made very clear we were not welcome by the people in the bar who I realised were not hetrosexual. Even the landlord also made it clear we should leave. Having worked along side many people of all sexual mores in the local hospitals in the 50s, we all respected each others views and never had any problems getting on well. So the attitude in the bar was very upsetting.
Does this suggestion mean if you are not gay you have to drive around the area to get across Brighton. I might add that many years ago (1950s) my friends and I used to frequent a pub across the road from what was the Odeon cinema in Kemptown. About 10 years ago on a visit to the town my wife and I popped into the pub for old times sake, but it was made very clear we were not welcome by the people in the bar who I realised were not hetrosexual. Even the landlord also made it clear we should leave. Having worked along side many people of all sexual mores in the local hospitals in the 50s, we all respected each others views and never had any problems getting on well. So the attitude in the bar was very upsetting. stir up
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6:28pm Sun 20 Nov 11

Servalan says...

If this proposal stops Revenge and Legends being predominatly full of straight women on hen nights, I'm all for it.
If this proposal stops Revenge and Legends being predominatly full of straight women on hen nights, I'm all for it. Servalan
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6:32pm Sun 20 Nov 11

Servalan says...

ICantThinkOfAName wrote:
As a compromise, New Steine could be designated as a "Gay Village Green".
Well it would be better than the Argus' preferred moniker of "Rape Garden"...
[quote][p][bold]ICantThinkOfAName[/bold] wrote: As a compromise, New Steine could be designated as a "Gay Village Green".[/p][/quote]Well it would be better than the Argus' preferred moniker of "Rape Garden"... Servalan
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6:34pm Sun 20 Nov 11

Servalan says...

sdhgfhfuyt wrote:
rolivan wrote:
Will this mean building a wall around it so they have to stay inside and cannot get out.
idiot not just gay people live here. In the 60s it had a thriving Irish community...some remnants remain
Used to stay in the Grand Hotel, did they? Tiocfaidh ár lá, wot wot? lol
[quote][p][bold]sdhgfhfuyt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rolivan[/bold] wrote: Will this mean building a wall around it so they have to stay inside and cannot get out.[/p][/quote]idiot not just gay people live here. In the 60s it had a thriving Irish community...some remnants remain[/p][/quote]Used to stay in the Grand Hotel, did they? Tiocfaidh ár lá, wot wot? lol Servalan
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6:49pm Sun 20 Nov 11

rolivan says...

I am very surprised that Queens Park has been able to keep its name being in the vicinity!
I am very surprised that Queens Park has been able to keep its name being in the vicinity! rolivan
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6:58pm Sun 20 Nov 11

AS-Kemptown says...

As long as it's called "The GAY Village". Not the "LGBT and any other initial we can think of Village".
As long as it's called "The GAY Village". Not the "LGBT and any other initial we can think of Village". AS-Kemptown
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7:13pm Sun 20 Nov 11

paul76 says...

You must be joking. So will the rest of Brighton & Hove have signs up say Straight Village? Unlikely as it will be seen as a swipe against the gay community.

Seems the gay community still think they haven't been accepted, and need to make sure everyone knows where they are.

If it does happen, I guess you will need to pay some sort of admission fee to be able to go in and look around, like some sort of theme park attraction.
You must be joking. So will the rest of Brighton & Hove have signs up say Straight Village? Unlikely as it will be seen as a swipe against the gay community. Seems the gay community still think they haven't been accepted, and need to make sure everyone knows where they are. If it does happen, I guess you will need to pay some sort of admission fee to be able to go in and look around, like some sort of theme park attraction. paul76
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8:32pm Sun 20 Nov 11

HJarrs says...

NickBrt wrote:
I heard the Council was considering a special village for miserable and bigoted online Argus contributors but they can't find an area in Sussex big enough to house them all.
Ha, ha best post you ever made. If it ever came to pass I would vote for you to be major!
[quote][p][bold]NickBrt[/bold] wrote: I heard the Council was considering a special village for miserable and bigoted online Argus contributors but they can't find an area in Sussex big enough to house them all.[/p][/quote]Ha, ha best post you ever made. If it ever came to pass I would vote for you to be major! HJarrs
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8:32pm Sun 20 Nov 11

John Steed says...

brighton has been on the map since the first map was drawn and the place was brighthelmstone no area needs to be designated anything, the simplest thing is to simply include the rainbow flag in all official signs and tourist brochures etc, gays should remember that many people simply tolerate them without supporting them. even in these enlightened days somethings can be a step to far
brighton has been on the map since the first map was drawn and the place was brighthelmstone no area needs to be designated anything, the simplest thing is to simply include the rainbow flag in all official signs and tourist brochures etc, gays should remember that many people simply tolerate them without supporting them. even in these enlightened days somethings can be a step to far John Steed
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8:34pm Sun 20 Nov 11

HJarrs says...

Perhaps we could provide better
signage and maps on our major streets. Signposting from Brighton Station to Kempe Town would be good start.
Perhaps we could provide better signage and maps on our major streets. Signposting from Brighton Station to Kempe Town would be good start. HJarrs
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8:46pm Sun 20 Nov 11

Greyrun says...

Why is Hove connected to the headline?
Why is Hove connected to the headline? Greyrun
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8:48pm Sun 20 Nov 11

Servalan says...

HJarrs wrote:
Perhaps we could provide better
signage and maps on our major streets. Signposting from Brighton Station to Kempe Town would be good start.
Indeed, a big sign with a picture of Larry Grayson with the caption "Walk this way" would be hilarious.
(particularly if I was allowed to scrawl "'If I could walk *that* way...!' etc etc" under it in marker pen.
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: Perhaps we could provide better signage and maps on our major streets. Signposting from Brighton Station to Kempe Town would be good start.[/p][/quote]Indeed, a big sign with a picture of Larry Grayson with the caption "Walk this way" would be hilarious. (particularly if I was allowed to scrawl "'If I could walk *that* way...!' etc etc" under it in marker pen. Servalan
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9:22pm Sun 20 Nov 11

Bladesboy Returns says...

What a ridiculous suggestion, probably only surpassed by the concept of allowing a posh kid squat in Victoria Gardens
What a ridiculous suggestion, probably only surpassed by the concept of allowing a posh kid squat in Victoria Gardens Bladesboy Returns
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10:16pm Sun 20 Nov 11

Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit says...

Hmm. Not sure I like the idea of splitting Brighton up into little officially-recognise
d ghettos
Hmm. Not sure I like the idea of splitting Brighton up into little officially-recognise d ghettos Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit
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10:27pm Sun 20 Nov 11

Servalan says...

The gays already ghettoised themselves into Kemptown anyways - ever since gaydar.co.uk took off in the early noughties, the number of people who can be bothered to actually go out to meet people have steadily dwindled... and no-one can be bothered to walk more than a few hundred yards between bars ... so everywhere else closed down (e.g. the Oriental at the bottom of Montpelier Road). The only gay place in Hove now is the slightly rubbish sauna at Hove Station.
The gays already ghettoised themselves into Kemptown anyways - ever since gaydar.co.uk took off in the early noughties, the number of people who can be bothered to actually go out to meet people have steadily dwindled... and no-one can be bothered to walk more than a few hundred yards between bars ... so everywhere else closed down (e.g. the Oriental at the bottom of Montpelier Road). The only gay place in Hove now is the slightly rubbish sauna at Hove Station. Servalan
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10:44pm Sun 20 Nov 11

General Dreedle says...

Servalan wrote:
If this proposal stops Revenge and Legends being predominatly full of straight women on hen nights, I'm all for it.
What a stupid comment. If someone had said 'i'm all for this if it keeps lesbians out of the town centre' there would be quite rightly be uproar in the gay community about homophobia. But it seems ok for you to make homophobic comments against straight women.
[quote][p][bold]Servalan[/bold] wrote: If this proposal stops Revenge and Legends being predominatly full of straight women on hen nights, I'm all for it.[/p][/quote]What a stupid comment. If someone had said 'i'm all for this if it keeps lesbians out of the town centre' there would be quite rightly be uproar in the gay community about homophobia. But it seems ok for you to make homophobic comments against straight women. General Dreedle
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10:50pm Sun 20 Nov 11

Stu says...

gwennieB wrote:
Stu;
Tell me which US cities you have been to that are designated "gay villages". I live here and have never seen any signage stating it's a gay village. Of course the Chelsea area in NYC is gay but unless a tourist asked for a gay community, the average person would not know the difference.
I would suggest you open your eyes. I really don't think the council are going to put up signs saying "you are now entering the gay village". I would suggest that rainbow flags hanging from lamp posts as I have seen in many US cities might be a big clue...

As for the other comments, I rest my case about other people objecting just because they object to other people's sexuality (even if they disguise it by saying "why no signs saying straight/jewish/blac
k/asian village" etc. i notice nobody objects to "Chinatown" which is pretty obvious in most cities or "Little Italy" for example.

No point in arguing on here as too many trolls.
[quote][p][bold]gwennieB[/bold] wrote: Stu; Tell me which US cities you have been to that are designated "gay villages". I live here and have never seen any signage stating it's a gay village. Of course the Chelsea area in NYC is gay but unless a tourist asked for a gay community, the average person would not know the difference.[/p][/quote]I would suggest you open your eyes. I really don't think the council are going to put up signs saying "you are now entering the gay village". I would suggest that rainbow flags hanging from lamp posts as I have seen in many US cities might be a big clue... As for the other comments, I rest my case about other people objecting just because they object to other people's sexuality (even if they disguise it by saying "why no signs saying straight/jewish/blac k/asian village" etc. i notice nobody objects to "Chinatown" which is pretty obvious in most cities or "Little Italy" for example. No point in arguing on here as too many trolls. Stu
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11:47pm Sun 20 Nov 11

gordongull says...

Greyrun wrote:
Why is Hove connected to the headline?
Presumably because the proposed 'village' would be in the city of Brighton and Hove.
[quote][p][bold]Greyrun[/bold] wrote: Why is Hove connected to the headline?[/p][/quote]Presumably because the proposed 'village' would be in the city of Brighton and Hove. gordongull
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11:54pm Sun 20 Nov 11

papa_melons says...

General Dreedle wrote:
Servalan wrote:
If this proposal stops Revenge and Legends being predominatly full of straight women on hen nights, I'm all for it.
What a stupid comment. If someone had said 'i'm all for this if it keeps lesbians out of the town centre' there would be quite rightly be uproar in the gay community about homophobia. But it seems ok for you to make homophobic comments against straight women.
homophobic comments against straight people ....... how does that work then ?

homophobia (ˌhəʊməʊˈfəʊ
bɪə)

— n
intense hatred or fear of homosexuals or homosexuality



'homophobe

— n

homo'phobic

— adj
[quote][p][bold]General Dreedle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Servalan[/bold] wrote: If this proposal stops Revenge and Legends being predominatly full of straight women on hen nights, I'm all for it.[/p][/quote]What a stupid comment. If someone had said 'i'm all for this if it keeps lesbians out of the town centre' there would be quite rightly be uproar in the gay community about homophobia. But it seems ok for you to make homophobic comments against straight women.[/p][/quote]homophobic comments against straight people ....... how does that work then ? homophobia (ˌhəʊməʊˈfəʊ bɪə) [Click for IPA pronunciation guide] — n intense hatred or fear of homosexuals or homosexuality [C20: from homo ( sexual ) + -phobia ] 'homophobe — n homo'phobic — adj papa_melons
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11:56pm Sun 20 Nov 11

kkj says...

Stupid f'in idea.

And Chris Cooke wants to be a councillor?
Stupid f'in idea. And Chris Cooke wants to be a councillor? kkj
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11:57pm Sun 20 Nov 11

General Dreedle says...

papa_melons wrote:
General Dreedle wrote:
Servalan wrote:
If this proposal stops Revenge and Legends being predominatly full of straight women on hen nights, I'm all for it.
What a stupid comment. If someone had said 'i'm all for this if it keeps lesbians out of the town centre' there would be quite rightly be uproar in the gay community about homophobia. But it seems ok for you to make homophobic comments against straight women.
homophobic comments against straight people ....... how does that work then ?

homophobia (ˌhəʊməʊˈfəʊ

bɪə)

— n
intense hatred or fear of homosexuals or homosexuality



'homophobe

— n

homo'phobic

— adj
Sorry dictionary woman. You know what I mean. Discrimination based on sexuality.
[quote][p][bold]papa_melons[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]General Dreedle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Servalan[/bold] wrote: If this proposal stops Revenge and Legends being predominatly full of straight women on hen nights, I'm all for it.[/p][/quote]What a stupid comment. If someone had said 'i'm all for this if it keeps lesbians out of the town centre' there would be quite rightly be uproar in the gay community about homophobia. But it seems ok for you to make homophobic comments against straight women.[/p][/quote]homophobic comments against straight people ....... how does that work then ? homophobia (ˌhəʊməʊˈfəʊ bɪə) [Click for IPA pronunciation guide] — n intense hatred or fear of homosexuals or homosexuality [C20: from homo ( sexual ) + -phobia ] 'homophobe — n homo'phobic — adj[/p][/quote]Sorry dictionary woman. You know what I mean. Discrimination based on sexuality. General Dreedle
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12:06am Mon 21 Nov 11

gordongull says...

General Dreedle wrote:
papa_melons wrote:
General Dreedle wrote:
Servalan wrote:
If this proposal stops Revenge and Legends being predominatly full of straight women on hen nights, I'm all for it.
What a stupid comment. If someone had said 'i'm all for this if it keeps lesbians out of the town centre' there would be quite rightly be uproar in the gay community about homophobia. But it seems ok for you to make homophobic comments against straight women.
homophobic comments against straight people ....... how does that work then ?

homophobia (ˌhəʊməʊˈfəʊ


bɪə)

— n
intense hatred or fear of homosexuals or homosexuality



'homophobe

— n

homo'phobic

— adj
Sorry dictionary woman. You know what I mean. Discrimination based on sexuality.
Caw blimey! Did someone say something about hen nights?
[quote][p][bold]General Dreedle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]papa_melons[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]General Dreedle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Servalan[/bold] wrote: If this proposal stops Revenge and Legends being predominatly full of straight women on hen nights, I'm all for it.[/p][/quote]What a stupid comment. If someone had said 'i'm all for this if it keeps lesbians out of the town centre' there would be quite rightly be uproar in the gay community about homophobia. But it seems ok for you to make homophobic comments against straight women.[/p][/quote]homophobic comments against straight people ....... how does that work then ? homophobia (ˌhəʊməʊˈfəʊ bɪə) [Click for IPA pronunciation guide] — n intense hatred or fear of homosexuals or homosexuality [C20: from homo ( sexual ) + -phobia ] 'homophobe — n homo'phobic — adj[/p][/quote]Sorry dictionary woman. You know what I mean. Discrimination based on sexuality.[/p][/quote]Caw blimey! Did someone say something about hen nights? gordongull
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9:10am Mon 21 Nov 11

Royal_Recruit says...

If sexuality doesn't matter why do we need to name an area after same sex relations?! This is ridiculous what can this achieve? This will actually end up costing a lot and im not sure what it will acheive. It sounds like a drunk conversation. Im sure Amex will love having their address as Amex Gay Village, Brighton BNblah!
If sexuality doesn't matter why do we need to name an area after same sex relations?! This is ridiculous what can this achieve? This will actually end up costing a lot and im not sure what it will acheive. It sounds like a drunk conversation. Im sure Amex will love having their address as Amex Gay Village, Brighton BNblah! Royal_Recruit
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9:24am Mon 21 Nov 11

East Brunswick says...

Too silly for words.
The next thing will be a wall!
I have lived here in Brighton & Hove for 40 years and as a Gay May I have never ever felt unwelcome in any part of the town.
Too silly for words. The next thing will be a wall! I have lived here in Brighton & Hove for 40 years and as a Gay May I have never ever felt unwelcome in any part of the town. East Brunswick
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9:38am Mon 21 Nov 11

AmboGuy says...

Stu wrote:
gwennieB wrote: Stu; Tell me which US cities you have been to that are designated "gay villages". I live here and have never seen any signage stating it's a gay village. Of course the Chelsea area in NYC is gay but unless a tourist asked for a gay community, the average person would not know the difference.
I would suggest you open your eyes. I really don't think the council are going to put up signs saying "you are now entering the gay village". I would suggest that rainbow flags hanging from lamp posts as I have seen in many US cities might be a big clue... As for the other comments, I rest my case about other people objecting just because they object to other people's sexuality (even if they disguise it by saying "why no signs saying straight/jewish/blac k/asian village" etc. i notice nobody objects to "Chinatown" which is pretty obvious in most cities or "Little Italy" for example. No point in arguing on here as too many trolls.
Another idiotic comment from Stu here. You really need to get that chip off your shoulder - not everyone is homophobic just because they don't agree with this proposal.
You really can't say that everyone who doesn't agree with your views must be a troll - maybe they just don't agree with you. At the moment it is you who's looking like a troll with your provocative posts.
[quote][p][bold]Stu[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gwennieB[/bold] wrote: Stu; Tell me which US cities you have been to that are designated "gay villages". I live here and have never seen any signage stating it's a gay village. Of course the Chelsea area in NYC is gay but unless a tourist asked for a gay community, the average person would not know the difference.[/p][/quote]I would suggest you open your eyes. I really don't think the council are going to put up signs saying "you are now entering the gay village". I would suggest that rainbow flags hanging from lamp posts as I have seen in many US cities might be a big clue... As for the other comments, I rest my case about other people objecting just because they object to other people's sexuality (even if they disguise it by saying "why no signs saying straight/jewish/blac k/asian village" etc. i notice nobody objects to "Chinatown" which is pretty obvious in most cities or "Little Italy" for example. No point in arguing on here as too many trolls.[/p][/quote]Another idiotic comment from Stu here. You really need to get that chip off your shoulder - not everyone is homophobic just because they don't agree with this proposal. You really can't say that everyone who doesn't agree with your views must be a troll - maybe they just don't agree with you. At the moment it is you who's looking like a troll with your provocative posts. AmboGuy
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10:00am Mon 21 Nov 11

140258 says...

Morpheus wrote:
The human race gets more stupid by the day.
After reading all the comments on here, I think I agree with this guy.
[quote][p][bold]Morpheus[/bold] wrote: The human race gets more stupid by the day.[/p][/quote]After reading all the comments on here, I think I agree with this guy. 140258
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10:09am Mon 21 Nov 11

Old Ladys Gin says...

It's been done before:

http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/File:Church
_Wellesley_-_street_
sign.jpg

Time was when Brighton was at the forefront of events rather than struggling to catch up.
It's been done before: http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/File:Church _Wellesley_-_street_ sign.jpg Time was when Brighton was at the forefront of events rather than struggling to catch up. Old Ladys Gin
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10:59am Mon 21 Nov 11

Mister B1 says...

Some people are against homosexuality for their reasons, such that their contribution to the gay area debate is so influenced. What we need to do is not forget our humanity or tolerance in the development of our city.
Some people are against homosexuality for their reasons, such that their contribution to the gay area debate is so influenced. What we need to do is not forget our humanity or tolerance in the development of our city. Mister B1
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12:29pm Mon 21 Nov 11

Servalan says...

General Dreedle wrote:
Servalan wrote:
If this proposal stops Revenge and Legends being predominatly full of straight women on hen nights, I'm all for it.
What a stupid comment. If someone had said 'i'm all for this if it keeps lesbians out of the town centre' there would be quite rightly be uproar in the gay community about homophobia. But it seems ok for you to make homophobic comments against straight women.
What a stupid comment. (1) I'm entitled to find gaggles of daft women on drugs all going "wheeeeeeeee! we're in a GAY BAR!!!!!! wheeeeeeeee!" profoundly irritating (2) I was being sarcastic (3) the comment would be "hetereophobic", not "homophobic".
[quote][p][bold]General Dreedle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Servalan[/bold] wrote: If this proposal stops Revenge and Legends being predominatly full of straight women on hen nights, I'm all for it.[/p][/quote]What a stupid comment. If someone had said 'i'm all for this if it keeps lesbians out of the town centre' there would be quite rightly be uproar in the gay community about homophobia. But it seems ok for you to make homophobic comments against straight women.[/p][/quote]What a stupid comment. (1) I'm entitled to find gaggles of daft women on drugs all going "wheeeeeeeee! we're in a GAY BAR!!!!!! wheeeeeeeee!" profoundly irritating (2) I was being sarcastic (3) the comment would be "hetereophobic", not "homophobic". Servalan
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12:32pm Mon 21 Nov 11

Servalan says...

General Dreedle wrote:
papa_melons wrote:
General Dreedle wrote:
Servalan wrote:
If this proposal stops Revenge and Legends being predominatly full of straight women on hen nights, I'm all for it.
What a stupid comment. If someone had said 'i'm all for this if it keeps lesbians out of the town centre' there would be quite rightly be uproar in the gay community about homophobia. But it seems ok for you to make homophobic comments against straight women.
homophobic comments against straight people ....... how does that work then ?

homophobia (ˌhəʊməʊˈfəʊ


bɪə)

— n
intense hatred or fear of homosexuals or homosexuality



'homophobe

— n

homo'phobic

— adj
Sorry dictionary woman. You know what I mean. Discrimination based on sexuality.
No, discrimination based on the fact that I want to go there to GET LAID, which is quite difficult if 50% of the clientele are straight women on drugs.
[quote][p][bold]General Dreedle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]papa_melons[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]General Dreedle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Servalan[/bold] wrote: If this proposal stops Revenge and Legends being predominatly full of straight women on hen nights, I'm all for it.[/p][/quote]What a stupid comment. If someone had said 'i'm all for this if it keeps lesbians out of the town centre' there would be quite rightly be uproar in the gay community about homophobia. But it seems ok for you to make homophobic comments against straight women.[/p][/quote]homophobic comments against straight people ....... how does that work then ? homophobia (ˌhəʊməʊˈfəʊ bɪə) [Click for IPA pronunciation guide] — n intense hatred or fear of homosexuals or homosexuality [C20: from homo ( sexual ) + -phobia ] 'homophobe — n homo'phobic — adj[/p][/quote]Sorry dictionary woman. You know what I mean. Discrimination based on sexuality.[/p][/quote]No, discrimination based on the fact that I want to go there to GET LAID, which is quite difficult if 50% of the clientele are straight women on drugs. Servalan
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12:37pm Mon 21 Nov 11

Yes i'm right says...

Madness, bloody madness! This is the problem with "diversity" In the end all of the minority communities demand their own special place. Black communities, asian communities, muslim communities, the list goes on and on! And with those inward looking communities come problems as we have seen around the rest of the country. Society should be about integration, not seperation. The Green loonies who run this council will probably agree with the proposal as it will scoop up yet more voters. Oh and before anyone asks I am a gay man!
Madness, bloody madness! This is the problem with "diversity" In the end all of the minority communities demand their own special place. Black communities, asian communities, muslim communities, the list goes on and on! And with those inward looking communities come problems as we have seen around the rest of the country. Society should be about integration, not seperation. The Green loonies who run this council will probably agree with the proposal as it will scoop up yet more voters. Oh and before anyone asks I am a gay man! Yes i'm right
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12:45pm Mon 21 Nov 11

Royal_Recruit says...

@servalan its probably quite difficult for you as you sound like an angry woman. Do you think they are actually just telling you they are straight to put you off?
@servalan its probably quite difficult for you as you sound like an angry woman. Do you think they are actually just telling you they are straight to put you off? Royal_Recruit
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1:02pm Mon 21 Nov 11

AmboGuy says...

Royal_Recruit wrote:
@servalan its probably quite difficult for you as you sound like an angry woman. Do you think they are actually just telling you they are straight to put you off?
Ha ha yeah she sounds a bit scary! They could be dressed up like K D Lang and they'd her her 'I have a boyfriend'!
[quote][p][bold]Royal_Recruit[/bold] wrote: @servalan its probably quite difficult for you as you sound like an angry woman. Do you think they are actually just telling you they are straight to put you off?[/p][/quote]Ha ha yeah she sounds a bit scary! They could be dressed up like K D Lang and they'd her her 'I have a boyfriend'! AmboGuy
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1:14pm Mon 21 Nov 11

Servalan says...

Royal_Recruit wrote:
@servalan its probably quite difficult for you as you sound like an angry woman. Do you think they are actually just telling you they are straight to put you off?
You really need to watch more Blakes 7.
[quote][p][bold]Royal_Recruit[/bold] wrote: @servalan its probably quite difficult for you as you sound like an angry woman. Do you think they are actually just telling you they are straight to put you off?[/p][/quote]You really need to watch more Blakes 7. Servalan
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1:28pm Mon 21 Nov 11

Royal_Recruit says...

I have no idea what you're talking about
I have no idea what you're talking about Royal_Recruit
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3:58pm Mon 21 Nov 11

Reporter1 says...

Integration is the answer not segregation.
Integration is the answer not segregation. Reporter1
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4:59pm Mon 21 Nov 11

Servalan says...

Royal_Recruit wrote:
I have no idea what you're talking about
That is why you fail.
[quote][p][bold]Royal_Recruit[/bold] wrote: I have no idea what you're talking about[/p][/quote]That is why you fail. Servalan
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7:31pm Mon 21 Nov 11

NickBrt says...

Dearest Servalan Could your attitude have a tiny little bit of influence on your ability to 'pull' whoever is in Legends? Reminder to self, don't ever again go to Legends!
Dearest Servalan Could your attitude have a tiny little bit of influence on your ability to 'pull' whoever is in Legends? Reminder to self, don't ever again go to Legends! NickBrt
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9:09pm Mon 21 Nov 11

Servalan says...

NickBrt wrote:
Dearest Servalan Could your attitude have a tiny little bit of influence on your ability to 'pull' whoever is in Legends? Reminder to self, don't ever again go to Legends!
You mean the fact that I don't tend to take E's or meow or cocaine before I go out? Yes I think you're right actually - that probably has a LOT to do with why I stumble with disbelief round the Legends dancefloor, thinking "My god! This is like a cross between a wedding disco and The Hitman & Her", whilst all around me women with too much hair are going "wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
eeee!!!!! :-D"
[quote][p][bold]NickBrt[/bold] wrote: Dearest Servalan Could your attitude have a tiny little bit of influence on your ability to 'pull' whoever is in Legends? Reminder to self, don't ever again go to Legends![/p][/quote]You mean the fact that I don't tend to take E's or meow or cocaine before I go out? Yes I think you're right actually - that probably has a LOT to do with why I stumble with disbelief round the Legends dancefloor, thinking "My god! This is like a cross between a wedding disco and The Hitman & Her", whilst all around me women with too much hair are going "wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeee!!!!! :-D" Servalan
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9:35pm Mon 21 Nov 11

AmboGuy says...

Servalan wrote:
NickBrt wrote: Dearest Servalan Could your attitude have a tiny little bit of influence on your ability to 'pull' whoever is in Legends? Reminder to self, don't ever again go to Legends!
You mean the fact that I don't tend to take E's or meow or cocaine before I go out? Yes I think you're right actually - that probably has a LOT to do with why I stumble with disbelief round the Legends dancefloor, thinking "My god! This is like a cross between a wedding disco and The Hitman & Her", whilst all around me women with too much hair are going "wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeee!!!!! :-D"
Maybe you should. Sounds like you'd have more fun in your life if you did.
[quote][p][bold]Servalan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NickBrt[/bold] wrote: Dearest Servalan Could your attitude have a tiny little bit of influence on your ability to 'pull' whoever is in Legends? Reminder to self, don't ever again go to Legends![/p][/quote]You mean the fact that I don't tend to take E's or meow or cocaine before I go out? Yes I think you're right actually - that probably has a LOT to do with why I stumble with disbelief round the Legends dancefloor, thinking "My god! This is like a cross between a wedding disco and The Hitman & Her", whilst all around me women with too much hair are going "wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeee!!!!! :-D"[/p][/quote]Maybe you should. Sounds like you'd have more fun in your life if you did. AmboGuy
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10:47pm Mon 21 Nov 11

DGee says...

The city's football supporters are already the laughing stock of every supporter in the land with the gay taunting it gets. Please don't ramp it up anymore. I was asked once in southport what its like to live in Brighton with so many gays
The city's football supporters are already the laughing stock of every supporter in the land with the gay taunting it gets. Please don't ramp it up anymore. I was asked once in southport what its like to live in Brighton with so many gays DGee
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10:48pm Mon 21 Nov 11

DGee says...

The city's football supporters are already the laughing stock of every supporter in the land with the gay taunting it gets. Please don't ramp it up anymore. I was asked once in southport what its like to live in Brighton with so many gays.
The city's football supporters are already the laughing stock of every supporter in the land with the gay taunting it gets. Please don't ramp it up anymore. I was asked once in southport what its like to live in Brighton with so many gays. DGee
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11:08pm Mon 21 Nov 11

General Dreedle says...

Servalan wrote:
General Dreedle wrote:
papa_melons wrote:
General Dreedle wrote:
Servalan wrote:
If this proposal stops Revenge and Legends being predominatly full of straight women on hen nights, I'm all for it.
What a stupid comment. If someone had said 'i'm all for this if it keeps lesbians out of the town centre' there would be quite rightly be uproar in the gay community about homophobia. But it seems ok for you to make homophobic comments against straight women.
homophobic comments against straight people ....... how does that work then ?

homophobia (ˌhəʊməʊˈfəʊ



bɪə)

— n
intense hatred or fear of homosexuals or homosexuality



'homophobe

— n

homo'phobic

— adj
Sorry dictionary woman. You know what I mean. Discrimination based on sexuality.
No, discrimination based on the fact that I want to go there to GET LAID, which is quite difficult if 50% of the clientele are straight women on drugs.
Well if you can't pull from 50% of women in a bar that holds hundreds you should be glad they're on drugs. I would have thought that would have increased your chances no end. Maybe the owner likes their bar packed with large hen parties even if they do say 'weeeeee' and have 'too much hair'. They spend money see. Mind you i'm sure if you asked them they would ban straight women and forego their profits so you could use their joint as a meat market.
[quote][p][bold]Servalan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]General Dreedle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]papa_melons[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]General Dreedle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Servalan[/bold] wrote: If this proposal stops Revenge and Legends being predominatly full of straight women on hen nights, I'm all for it.[/p][/quote]What a stupid comment. If someone had said 'i'm all for this if it keeps lesbians out of the town centre' there would be quite rightly be uproar in the gay community about homophobia. But it seems ok for you to make homophobic comments against straight women.[/p][/quote]homophobic comments against straight people ....... how does that work then ? homophobia (ˌhəʊməʊˈfəʊ bɪə) [Click for IPA pronunciation guide] — n intense hatred or fear of homosexuals or homosexuality [C20: from homo ( sexual ) + -phobia ] 'homophobe — n homo'phobic — adj[/p][/quote]Sorry dictionary woman. You know what I mean. Discrimination based on sexuality.[/p][/quote]No, discrimination based on the fact that I want to go there to GET LAID, which is quite difficult if 50% of the clientele are straight women on drugs.[/p][/quote]Well if you can't pull from 50% of women in a bar that holds hundreds you should be glad they're on drugs. I would have thought that would have increased your chances no end. Maybe the owner likes their bar packed with large hen parties even if they do say 'weeeeee' and have 'too much hair'. They spend money see. Mind you i'm sure if you asked them they would ban straight women and forego their profits so you could use their joint as a meat market. General Dreedle
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12:48am Tue 22 Nov 11

General Dreedle says...

Enough with the heterophobic language already.
Enough with the heterophobic language already. General Dreedle
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9:13am Tue 22 Nov 11

Precious Murphy says...

I am a gay man, living in B&H. I think the whole idea is ludicrous. The whole world knows that B&H is a tolerant and inclusive city where the LGBT community are fully intergrated. Why draw a circle around St James Street?? Why not declare the whole city a "gay village" its ridiculous. I think B&H is just fine as it is without creating a ghetto. I am all for celebrating the LGBT aspect of the city but this is NOT the way to do it. Councillors PLEASE take note and knock this back. It would be a waste of resources to dedicate time and money to this proposal. Yes, recognise the important role our community plays in the city but this is absurd. Other cities need to recognise their own LGBT community because in most cases it is not intergrated or recognised. We can not say the same thing about our community in B&H. It would be akin to making a Jewish Quarter in Tel Aviv.
I am a gay man, living in B&H. I think the whole idea is ludicrous. The whole world knows that B&H is a tolerant and inclusive city where the LGBT community are fully intergrated. Why draw a circle around St James Street?? Why not declare the whole city a "gay village" its ridiculous. I think B&H is just fine as it is without creating a ghetto. I am all for celebrating the LGBT aspect of the city but this is NOT the way to do it. Councillors PLEASE take note and knock this back. It would be a waste of resources to dedicate time and money to this proposal. Yes, recognise the important role our community plays in the city but this is absurd. Other cities need to recognise their own LGBT community because in most cases it is not intergrated or recognised. We can not say the same thing about our community in B&H. It would be akin to making a Jewish Quarter in Tel Aviv. Precious Murphy
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10:43am Tue 22 Nov 11

mustaphaLeeko says...

Precious Murphy wrote:
I am a gay man, living in B&H. I think the whole idea is ludicrous. The whole world knows that B&H is a tolerant and inclusive city where the LGBT community are fully intergrated. Why draw a circle around St James Street?? Why not declare the whole city a "gay village" its ridiculous. I think B&H is just fine as it is without creating a ghetto. I am all for celebrating the LGBT aspect of the city but this is NOT the way to do it. Councillors PLEASE take note and knock this back. It would be a waste of resources to dedicate time and money to this proposal. Yes, recognise the important role our community plays in the city but this is absurd. Other cities need to recognise their own LGBT community because in most cases it is not intergrated or recognised. We can not say the same thing about our community in B&H. It would be akin to making a Jewish Quarter in Tel Aviv.
Hmmm, I think you clearly live in a dream world, try walking hand in hand with someone of the same sex in the town centre on a Friday / Saturday night and you'll see that bigotry and hatred is still fully alive and kicking in Brighton, as is also evidenced by numerous quotes from armchair warriors on the Argus website EVERY time a "gay story" is published.

I'm surprised that YOU, as a gay man are opposed to something like this, it's not about turning it into a ghetto, just making it more accessible to visitors, after all more gay people aren't going to rush to move in just because it is would be officially a gay village, and I hardly think straight people (like my friends grandma) are going to rush to move out.

Why not embrace the fact there are proposals to celebrate and highlight an area, or are you embarassed to be gay?
[quote][p][bold]Precious Murphy[/bold] wrote: I am a gay man, living in B&H. I think the whole idea is ludicrous. The whole world knows that B&H is a tolerant and inclusive city where the LGBT community are fully intergrated. Why draw a circle around St James Street?? Why not declare the whole city a "gay village" its ridiculous. I think B&H is just fine as it is without creating a ghetto. I am all for celebrating the LGBT aspect of the city but this is NOT the way to do it. Councillors PLEASE take note and knock this back. It would be a waste of resources to dedicate time and money to this proposal. Yes, recognise the important role our community plays in the city but this is absurd. Other cities need to recognise their own LGBT community because in most cases it is not intergrated or recognised. We can not say the same thing about our community in B&H. It would be akin to making a Jewish Quarter in Tel Aviv.[/p][/quote]Hmmm, I think you clearly live in a dream world, try walking hand in hand with someone of the same sex in the town centre on a Friday / Saturday night and you'll see that bigotry and hatred is still fully alive and kicking in Brighton, as is also evidenced by numerous quotes from armchair warriors on the Argus website EVERY time a "gay story" is published. I'm surprised that YOU, as a gay man are opposed to something like this, it's not about turning it into a ghetto, just making it more accessible to visitors, after all more gay people aren't going to rush to move in just because it is would be officially a gay village, and I hardly think straight people (like my friends grandma) are going to rush to move out. Why not embrace the fact there are proposals to celebrate and highlight an area, or are you embarassed to be gay? mustaphaLeeko
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10:50am Tue 22 Nov 11

Ballroom Blitz says...

"...after all more gay people aren't going to rush to move in just because it is would be officially a gay village, and I hardly think straight people (like my friends grandma) are going to rush to move out."
With your own words you have highlighted exactly why it's such a stupid proposal.
"...after all more gay people aren't going to rush to move in just because it is would be officially a gay village, and I hardly think straight people (like my friends grandma) are going to rush to move out." With your own words you have highlighted exactly why it's such a stupid proposal. Ballroom Blitz
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11:19am Tue 22 Nov 11

AmboGuy says...

mustaphaLeeko wrote:
Precious Murphy wrote: I am a gay man, living in B&H. I think the whole idea is ludicrous. The whole world knows that B&H is a tolerant and inclusive city where the LGBT community are fully intergrated. Why draw a circle around St James Street?? Why not declare the whole city a "gay village" its ridiculous. I think B&H is just fine as it is without creating a ghetto. I am all for celebrating the LGBT aspect of the city but this is NOT the way to do it. Councillors PLEASE take note and knock this back. It would be a waste of resources to dedicate time and money to this proposal. Yes, recognise the important role our community plays in the city but this is absurd. Other cities need to recognise their own LGBT community because in most cases it is not intergrated or recognised. We can not say the same thing about our community in B&H. It would be akin to making a Jewish Quarter in Tel Aviv.
Hmmm, I think you clearly live in a dream world, try walking hand in hand with someone of the same sex in the town centre on a Friday / Saturday night and you'll see that bigotry and hatred is still fully alive and kicking in Brighton, as is also evidenced by numerous quotes from armchair warriors on the Argus website EVERY time a "gay story" is published. I'm surprised that YOU, as a gay man are opposed to something like this, it's not about turning it into a ghetto, just making it more accessible to visitors, after all more gay people aren't going to rush to move in just because it is would be officially a gay village, and I hardly think straight people (like my friends grandma) are going to rush to move out. Why not embrace the fact there are proposals to celebrate and highlight an area, or are you embarassed to be gay?
You make no sense at all. I'm sure there is bigotry in B&H but how will creating a gay village change that? Are you saying that if there was a designated gay village then no gay person would ever have to go into the city centre on a weekend night and endure this again? - how ridiculous.
Also how will it make it 'more accessible to visitors?
You have no argument here at all - like I say you make no sense at all.
Your comment about him being 'embarassed to be gay' is a pretty low tactic. I've seen no homophobic posts on here - maybe you could point them out to us.
[quote][p][bold]mustaphaLeeko[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Precious Murphy[/bold] wrote: I am a gay man, living in B&H. I think the whole idea is ludicrous. The whole world knows that B&H is a tolerant and inclusive city where the LGBT community are fully intergrated. Why draw a circle around St James Street?? Why not declare the whole city a "gay village" its ridiculous. I think B&H is just fine as it is without creating a ghetto. I am all for celebrating the LGBT aspect of the city but this is NOT the way to do it. Councillors PLEASE take note and knock this back. It would be a waste of resources to dedicate time and money to this proposal. Yes, recognise the important role our community plays in the city but this is absurd. Other cities need to recognise their own LGBT community because in most cases it is not intergrated or recognised. We can not say the same thing about our community in B&H. It would be akin to making a Jewish Quarter in Tel Aviv.[/p][/quote]Hmmm, I think you clearly live in a dream world, try walking hand in hand with someone of the same sex in the town centre on a Friday / Saturday night and you'll see that bigotry and hatred is still fully alive and kicking in Brighton, as is also evidenced by numerous quotes from armchair warriors on the Argus website EVERY time a "gay story" is published. I'm surprised that YOU, as a gay man are opposed to something like this, it's not about turning it into a ghetto, just making it more accessible to visitors, after all more gay people aren't going to rush to move in just because it is would be officially a gay village, and I hardly think straight people (like my friends grandma) are going to rush to move out. Why not embrace the fact there are proposals to celebrate and highlight an area, or are you embarassed to be gay?[/p][/quote]You make no sense at all. I'm sure there is bigotry in B&H but how will creating a gay village change that? Are you saying that if there was a designated gay village then no gay person would ever have to go into the city centre on a weekend night and endure this again? - how ridiculous. Also how will it make it 'more accessible to visitors? You have no argument here at all - like I say you make no sense at all. Your comment about him being 'embarassed to be gay' is a pretty low tactic. I've seen no homophobic posts on here - maybe you could point them out to us. AmboGuy
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12:34pm Tue 22 Nov 11

mustaphaLeeko says...

AmboGuy wrote:
mustaphaLeeko wrote:
Precious Murphy wrote: I am a gay man, living in B&H. I think the whole idea is ludicrous. The whole world knows that B&H is a tolerant and inclusive city where the LGBT community are fully intergrated. Why draw a circle around St James Street?? Why not declare the whole city a "gay village" its ridiculous. I think B&H is just fine as it is without creating a ghetto. I am all for celebrating the LGBT aspect of the city but this is NOT the way to do it. Councillors PLEASE take note and knock this back. It would be a waste of resources to dedicate time and money to this proposal. Yes, recognise the important role our community plays in the city but this is absurd. Other cities need to recognise their own LGBT community because in most cases it is not intergrated or recognised. We can not say the same thing about our community in B&H. It would be akin to making a Jewish Quarter in Tel Aviv.
Hmmm, I think you clearly live in a dream world, try walking hand in hand with someone of the same sex in the town centre on a Friday / Saturday night and you'll see that bigotry and hatred is still fully alive and kicking in Brighton, as is also evidenced by numerous quotes from armchair warriors on the Argus website EVERY time a "gay story" is published. I'm surprised that YOU, as a gay man are opposed to something like this, it's not about turning it into a ghetto, just making it more accessible to visitors, after all more gay people aren't going to rush to move in just because it is would be officially a gay village, and I hardly think straight people (like my friends grandma) are going to rush to move out. Why not embrace the fact there are proposals to celebrate and highlight an area, or are you embarassed to be gay?
You make no sense at all. I'm sure there is bigotry in B&H but how will creating a gay village change that? Are you saying that if there was a designated gay village then no gay person would ever have to go into the city centre on a weekend night and endure this again? - how ridiculous. Also how will it make it 'more accessible to visitors? You have no argument here at all - like I say you make no sense at all. Your comment about him being 'embarassed to be gay' is a pretty low tactic. I've seen no homophobic posts on here - maybe you could point them out to us.
No, I said ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about it changing bigotry in Brighton, nor did I say anything about gay people not having to walk through the town centre, that is just nonsense on your part.

The "accessible" point I made being only that it makes it more obvious to visitors where gay businesses are likely to be found, NOTHING MORE, NOTHING LESS.

As a gay man myself, I have every right to ask the question of him, and why shouldn't there be an officially recognised gay area in Brighton, what difference does it make to you, many gay people I know would like the area recognised officially.

As for homophobic posts by people on previous Argus articles (not this one thankfully), I have reported dozens over the years which have then been removed by the moderators.

I have explained my comments which you have chosen to misinterpret, now lets leave it at that shall we as I have seen things get rather childish on this website.
[quote][p][bold]AmboGuy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mustaphaLeeko[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Precious Murphy[/bold] wrote: I am a gay man, living in B&H. I think the whole idea is ludicrous. The whole world knows that B&H is a tolerant and inclusive city where the LGBT community are fully intergrated. Why draw a circle around St James Street?? Why not declare the whole city a "gay village" its ridiculous. I think B&H is just fine as it is without creating a ghetto. I am all for celebrating the LGBT aspect of the city but this is NOT the way to do it. Councillors PLEASE take note and knock this back. It would be a waste of resources to dedicate time and money to this proposal. Yes, recognise the important role our community plays in the city but this is absurd. Other cities need to recognise their own LGBT community because in most cases it is not intergrated or recognised. We can not say the same thing about our community in B&H. It would be akin to making a Jewish Quarter in Tel Aviv.[/p][/quote]Hmmm, I think you clearly live in a dream world, try walking hand in hand with someone of the same sex in the town centre on a Friday / Saturday night and you'll see that bigotry and hatred is still fully alive and kicking in Brighton, as is also evidenced by numerous quotes from armchair warriors on the Argus website EVERY time a "gay story" is published. I'm surprised that YOU, as a gay man are opposed to something like this, it's not about turning it into a ghetto, just making it more accessible to visitors, after all more gay people aren't going to rush to move in just because it is would be officially a gay village, and I hardly think straight people (like my friends grandma) are going to rush to move out. Why not embrace the fact there are proposals to celebrate and highlight an area, or are you embarassed to be gay?[/p][/quote]You make no sense at all. I'm sure there is bigotry in B&H but how will creating a gay village change that? Are you saying that if there was a designated gay village then no gay person would ever have to go into the city centre on a weekend night and endure this again? - how ridiculous. Also how will it make it 'more accessible to visitors? You have no argument here at all - like I say you make no sense at all. Your comment about him being 'embarassed to be gay' is a pretty low tactic. I've seen no homophobic posts on here - maybe you could point them out to us.[/p][/quote]No, I said ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about it changing bigotry in Brighton, nor did I say anything about gay people not having to walk through the town centre, that is just nonsense on your part. The "accessible" point I made being only that it makes it more obvious to visitors where gay businesses are likely to be found, NOTHING MORE, NOTHING LESS. As a gay man myself, I have every right to ask the question of him, and why shouldn't there be an officially recognised gay area in Brighton, what difference does it make to you, many gay people I know would like the area recognised officially. As for homophobic posts by people on previous Argus articles (not this one thankfully), I have reported dozens over the years which have then been removed by the moderators. I have explained my comments which you have chosen to misinterpret, now lets leave it at that shall we as I have seen things get rather childish on this website. mustaphaLeeko
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1:40pm Tue 22 Nov 11

wbciscorrupt says...

If there is a 'Gay Village' created, then in the interests of fairness should there not also be a 'Village Idiots' sign at the Council Chambers?
If there is a 'Gay Village' created, then in the interests of fairness should there not also be a 'Village Idiots' sign at the Council Chambers? wbciscorrupt
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4:27pm Tue 22 Nov 11

Brightonlad86 says...

Another example of 'everybody is equal, but some are more equal than others'. How about we invest black and Asian villages as well!! Infact, let's just have a village for every 'group' possible... Or forget the idea altogether and treat EVERYONE the same!!

It seems, IMHO, the 'gay' community are trying to separate themselves from the rest of the Brighton people..
Another example of 'everybody is equal, but some are more equal than others'. How about we invest black and Asian villages as well!! Infact, let's just have a village for every 'group' possible... Or forget the idea altogether and treat EVERYONE the same!! It seems, IMHO, the 'gay' community are trying to separate themselves from the rest of the Brighton people.. Brightonlad86
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5:49pm Tue 22 Nov 11

lobman says...

I dont agree,why cant we all just as we already do live together,St James street is hardly something to be proud of any way,and any self respecting gay person would not want to be associated with the place anyway,its horrendous,shabby and dirty
I dont agree,why cant we all just as we already do live together,St James street is hardly something to be proud of any way,and any self respecting gay person would not want to be associated with the place anyway,its horrendous,shabby and dirty lobman
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5:55pm Tue 22 Nov 11

Claude Back says...

Mr.Logical1 wrote:
Almighty Sky Pixie wrote:
This is a brilliant idea and I really can't see why anybody would object - irrespective of their own sexuality. It's what puts Brighton on the map. I think the diversity in Brighton and Hove has helped maintain most of the city as a modern, vital and cool place to live. If it were not for the gay scene then I really don't think the city would keep up it's image as a vibrant and happening hot spot by the sea (though, sadly, albunion football louts do lower the tone a bit too regularly).
However, would it not be more sensible to have Brighton as the the gay city with it's own designated heterosexual quarter? I wouldn't mind and that's probably how it's perceived already?
Oh, so only the gay people are vibrant? And you also say that a city should be described as 'the gay city' because it has a significant but not majority population of gay people? RIDICULOUS! Why not call it the 'Black, Gay, Indian, Children's City'?? Brighton was well 'on the map' long before it was renowned as a popular place among homosexual people. And I'd just like to point out that among tens of thousands of Brighton football fans, very few cause trouble. I haven't heard the elderly couple who sit in front of me swear once or seen them attack anyone or intimidate anyone. (If you went to the ground on match-day you might learn something about this city's culture!)
Well said.
Why should homosexuals be the significant factor in visiting Brighton? Oh, and please stop with the homophobic cries if anyone disagrees with the gay leaders.
How about a 'Grey Village' for the elderly?
We could have signs, 'Glad to be grey'.
[quote][p][bold]Mr.Logical1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Almighty Sky Pixie[/bold] wrote: This is a brilliant idea and I really can't see why anybody would object - irrespective of their own sexuality. It's what puts Brighton on the map. I think the diversity in Brighton and Hove has helped maintain most of the city as a modern, vital and cool place to live. If it were not for the gay scene then I really don't think the city would keep up it's image as a vibrant and happening hot spot by the sea (though, sadly, albunion football louts do lower the tone a bit too regularly). However, would it not be more sensible to have Brighton as the the gay city with it's own designated heterosexual quarter? I wouldn't mind and that's probably how it's perceived already?[/p][/quote]Oh, so only the gay people are vibrant? And you also say that a city should be described as 'the gay city' because it has a significant but not majority population of gay people? RIDICULOUS! Why not call it the 'Black, Gay, Indian, Children's City'?? Brighton was well 'on the map' long before it was renowned as a popular place among homosexual people. And I'd just like to point out that among tens of thousands of Brighton football fans, very few cause trouble. I haven't heard the elderly couple who sit in front of me swear once or seen them attack anyone or intimidate anyone. (If you went to the ground on match-day you might learn something about this city's culture!)[/p][/quote]Well said. Why should homosexuals be the significant factor in visiting Brighton? Oh, and please stop with the homophobic cries if anyone disagrees with the gay leaders. How about a 'Grey Village' for the elderly? We could have signs, 'Glad to be grey'. Claude Back
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5:57pm Tue 22 Nov 11

P Williams says...

Surely what's good about Brighton from the gay angle is that they're NOT seen as a special minority needing
their own distinct zone, but just accepted as an everyday part of the whole place?
Surely what's good about Brighton from the gay angle is that they're NOT seen as a special minority needing their own distinct zone, but just accepted as an everyday part of the whole place? P Williams
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10:42pm Tue 22 Nov 11

PorkBoat says...

DGee wrote:
The city's football supporters are already the laughing stock of every supporter in the land with the gay taunting it gets. Please don't ramp it up anymore. I was asked once in southport what its like to live in Brighton with so many gays.
Seriously though, does it really bother you? When I tell people I'm from Brighton, they invariably say "Oooh, isn't it full of poofs?", I say, "yes, but it's not compulsory" As for being a "laughing stock", at least you don't live in Stoke or Barnsley.
[quote][p][bold]DGee[/bold] wrote: The city's football supporters are already the laughing stock of every supporter in the land with the gay taunting it gets. Please don't ramp it up anymore. I was asked once in southport what its like to live in Brighton with so many gays.[/p][/quote]Seriously though, does it really bother you? When I tell people I'm from Brighton, they invariably say "Oooh, isn't it full of poofs?", I say, "yes, but it's not compulsory" As for being a "laughing stock", at least you don't live in Stoke or Barnsley. PorkBoat
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6:02am Wed 23 Nov 11

Cash Cow says...

This is confusing. After years of campaigning for equal rights and acceptance it now appears the gay community may be designated their own special exclusive area which could only serve to confirm they are in fact different. When recognising these differences would it become acceptable or be considered an offence for disapproving persons to refuse to enter what they may consider to be a forbidden zone or even a zoo. Perhaps the local authority have realised if people are daft enough to pay £8 to look at the top of the roofs in St James Street from the big wheel they would also be daft enough to pay a similar amount to watch the twinkies mincing up and down the same street, perhaps from an open top bus!
This is confusing. After years of campaigning for equal rights and acceptance it now appears the gay community may be designated their own special exclusive area which could only serve to confirm they are in fact different. When recognising these differences would it become acceptable or be considered an offence for disapproving persons to refuse to enter what they may consider to be a forbidden zone or even a zoo. Perhaps the local authority have realised if people are daft enough to pay £8 to look at the top of the roofs in St James Street from the big wheel they would also be daft enough to pay a similar amount to watch the twinkies mincing up and down the same street, perhaps from an open top bus! Cash Cow
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10:17am Wed 23 Nov 11

diriky says...

As a straight Male in my early 50s Personally I thinkits a misguided Idea Idrink in many gay bars and am treatred with trhe same regard as a straight bar! I integrate with many a person whether gay straight Muslim or Jew ! We are British no matter what religion sexual preferenance! what are we going to have next a Catholic qaurter or even a Sharia qaurter ! Politicians should do proper work and stop trying to put labels on things!!!
As a straight Male in my early 50s Personally I thinkits a misguided Idea Idrink in many gay bars and am treatred with trhe same regard as a straight bar! I integrate with many a person whether gay straight Muslim or Jew ! We are British no matter what religion sexual preferenance! what are we going to have next a Catholic qaurter or even a Sharia qaurter ! Politicians should do proper work and stop trying to put labels on things!!! diriky
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11:06am Wed 23 Nov 11

Forename Surname says...

Will there be a 'left-handed people' designated area as well? How about an area designated for people who don't watch ITV on Saturday evenings? I'm sure people who hate cycling into a headwind would welcome a designated, sheltered area for them to peddle with ease, regardless of direction.

Whatever next? An ethnic minority village? Brighton is the most progressive and liberal city/town in the UK. To create a ghetto is to create divide - not what my home town is about!
Will there be a 'left-handed people' designated area as well? How about an area designated for people who don't watch ITV on Saturday evenings? I'm sure people who hate cycling into a headwind would welcome a designated, sheltered area for them to peddle with ease, regardless of direction. Whatever next? An ethnic minority village? Brighton is the most progressive and liberal city/town in the UK. To create a ghetto is to create divide - not what my home town is about! Forename Surname
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11:14am Wed 23 Nov 11

Joshiman says...

How about calling London Rd.Street drinkers and druggie village.
How about calling London Rd.Street drinkers and druggie village. Joshiman
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1:28pm Wed 23 Nov 11

Cash Cow says...

diriky wrote:
As a straight Male in my early 50s Personally I thinkits a misguided Idea Idrink in many gay bars and am treatred with trhe same regard as a straight bar! I integrate with many a person whether gay straight Muslim or Jew ! We are British no matter what religion sexual preferenance! what are we going to have next a Catholic qaurter or even a Sharia qaurter ! Politicians should do proper work and stop trying to put labels on things!!!
What a legend this man is, about time he came out of the closet to collect his OBE.
[quote][p][bold]diriky[/bold] wrote: As a straight Male in my early 50s Personally I thinkits a misguided Idea Idrink in many gay bars and am treatred with trhe same regard as a straight bar! I integrate with many a person whether gay straight Muslim or Jew ! We are British no matter what religion sexual preferenance! what are we going to have next a Catholic qaurter or even a Sharia qaurter ! Politicians should do proper work and stop trying to put labels on things!!![/p][/quote]What a legend this man is, about time he came out of the closet to collect his OBE. Cash Cow
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2:01pm Wed 23 Nov 11

Cash Cow says...

PorkBoat wrote:
DGee wrote: The city's football supporters are already the laughing stock of every supporter in the land with the gay taunting it gets. Please don't ramp it up anymore. I was asked once in southport what its like to live in Brighton with so many gays.
Seriously though, does it really bother you? When I tell people I'm from Brighton, they invariably say "Oooh, isn't it full of poofs?", I say, "yes, but it's not compulsory" As for being a "laughing stock", at least you don't live in Stoke or Barnsley.
It's funny how some many people seem to make all sorts of comparisons with the Seagulls fans and the new stadium on these pages, so are we to assume in this case there are no gay men or lesbian women enjoying the footie on a Saturday afternoon?
[quote][p][bold]PorkBoat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DGee[/bold] wrote: The city's football supporters are already the laughing stock of every supporter in the land with the gay taunting it gets. Please don't ramp it up anymore. I was asked once in southport what its like to live in Brighton with so many gays.[/p][/quote]Seriously though, does it really bother you? When I tell people I'm from Brighton, they invariably say "Oooh, isn't it full of poofs?", I say, "yes, but it's not compulsory" As for being a "laughing stock", at least you don't live in Stoke or Barnsley.[/p][/quote]It's funny how some many people seem to make all sorts of comparisons with the Seagulls fans and the new stadium on these pages, so are we to assume in this case there are no gay men or lesbian women enjoying the footie on a Saturday afternoon? Cash Cow
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6:23pm Wed 23 Nov 11

Hoveguy says...

There is no difficulty for anyone who wants to know where the "gay" area of Brighton is located. Apart from masses of information on the internet, we have an excellent tourist office in the Royal Pavilion. Furthermore one has only to cross the road at Old Steine and walk into St James Street to be aware that it is a predominantly "gay" area, by the number of cafes, bars and shops that cater specifically for the gay community. Only someone living on Mars would be unaware of the fact. There is absolutely no point in wasting ratepayers money on such a nonsensical idea, that also reeks of "nanny state" interference, whereby it is assumed that the public are too stupid or ignorant to know the score. Incidentally, how did the banal idea of a rainbow flag come about? Friends of Dorothy, no doubt, had a hand in that bit of nonsense.
There is no difficulty for anyone who wants to know where the "gay" area of Brighton is located. Apart from masses of information on the internet, we have an excellent tourist office in the Royal Pavilion. Furthermore one has only to cross the road at Old Steine and walk into St James Street to be aware that it is a predominantly "gay" area, by the number of cafes, bars and shops that cater specifically for the gay community. Only someone living on Mars would be unaware of the fact. There is absolutely no point in wasting ratepayers money on such a nonsensical idea, that also reeks of "nanny state" interference, whereby it is assumed that the public are too stupid or ignorant to know the score. Incidentally, how did the banal idea of a rainbow flag come about? Friends of Dorothy, no doubt, had a hand in that bit of nonsense. Hoveguy
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1:25pm Thu 24 Nov 11

tenerifeisland says...

Talk about discriminating society!!! Any chance us straight people can have a straight part of town,i have never heard of anything so ridiculous!! This is just tupical of a box ticking society!! Either put up,or shut up
Talk about discriminating society!!! Any chance us straight people can have a straight part of town,i have never heard of anything so ridiculous!! This is just tupical of a box ticking society!! Either put up,or shut up tenerifeisland
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5:04pm Thu 24 Nov 11

Zeta Function says...

Gay Village as a descriptive expression is OK.

A name recognising the positive contributions of an established community.

And it sounds nice.
Gay Village as a descriptive expression is OK. A name recognising the positive contributions of an established community. And it sounds nice. Zeta Function
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7:34am Fri 25 Nov 11

expatman says...

I am white, British and straight but does anyone care? I have lots of friends by I don't think of them as my gay friend or my black friend or my muslim friend. I think we should all move on from this "I am different" thing.
I live and work in Dubai but my home is Brighton proudly, weirdly there is no gay village out here and everybody survives ok. Amazing don't you think?
I am white, British and straight but does anyone care? I have lots of friends by I don't think of them as my gay friend or my black friend or my muslim friend. I think we should all move on from this "I am different" thing. I live and work in Dubai but my home is Brighton proudly, weirdly there is no gay village out here and everybody survives ok. Amazing don't you think? expatman
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7:38pm Sat 26 Nov 11

chunk says...

Sublime to the ridiculous!

Tourist attraction in deed!

So your gay - keep it to yourselves - doubt if anyone really cares.

Why project it in our face?

Why advertise to make segregation above board, you already have it?

Be content and let others enjoy Brighton as it should be.
Sublime to the ridiculous! Tourist attraction in deed! So your gay - keep it to yourselves - doubt if anyone really cares. Why project it in our face? Why advertise to make segregation above board, you already have it? Be content and let others enjoy Brighton as it should be. chunk
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7:57pm Sat 26 Nov 11

Bladesboy Returns says...

World has gone mad. How about having streets with names and people who live there. Bit radical maybe
World has gone mad. How about having streets with names and people who live there. Bit radical maybe Bladesboy Returns
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9:02am Sun 27 Nov 11

Nearly_resident says...

As a gay man, I find this whole idea horrifying. We've fought for years for an inclusive society where one's sexuality doesn't matter a jot - and now that we are finally getting closer to that (at the wrong end of my lifetime!), the next generation are trying to go back to exclusion and ghettoism. This idea and the closing off of Gay Pride - whose whole purpose was to protest against exclusion - sadden me more than words can express.
As a gay man, I find this whole idea horrifying. We've fought for years for an inclusive society where one's sexuality doesn't matter a jot - and now that we are finally getting closer to that (at the wrong end of my lifetime!), the next generation are trying to go back to exclusion and ghettoism. This idea and the closing off of Gay Pride - whose whole purpose was to protest against exclusion - sadden me more than words can express. Nearly_resident
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