Does being gay or trans get treated differently between a town and city, or is it the same anywhere they are?
- Raven SlightLv 54 months agoFavourite answer
It depends on the city/town itself. And even within the same city/town...
When I was in high-school, I lived on a street with this weird locational property to it. Go 2 blocks up the street, and you're setting foot in a quasi-suburban upper-class and upper-middle-class community. Another block, and you would literally be outside of a legit 'gated community'.
Go 2 blocks the exact opposite way down the street, and you'll have passed 3 drug deals and 5 prostitutes. The only gates are falling off their rusted hinges, and having something from the McDonalds dollar-menu qualifies you as high-brow and fancy.
For the upper-class section, there was a veneer of accepting gay and bi orientations. However, the sporadic-yet-consistent offhanded remarks from some individuals meant it was a touchy subject to avoid if you don't want to start a fight.
For the lower-class section, it was inverse. Anything overtly non-straight (in most cases it would be a hand-knitted scarf I have that's literally rainbow) would bring overt comments and criticism. However, as a good portion of the street-crowd were LGBT thrown out of their homes for being LGBT and given the prominent night-clubs host/hosted regular weekly drag-shows, compliments were arguably just as readily available.
We're talking a span of 4 blocks within the same city where treatment of LGBT people varies from "getting stabbed for being gay" to "being greeted with love and kindness"... and everything in-between.
- Anonymous4 months ago
Safe in San Francisco and Seattle
- SkyLv 74 months ago
It really varies from one town or city to the next, depending on how liberal or conservative the overall population is or how the overall state is. The smaller rural towns will tend to be more conservative and unwelcoming to GLBT people compared to bigger cities which will have a more diverse population, but that's not 100% universally true. And even if a town or city isn't very welcoming to GLBT people overall, that doesn't mean you won't find individuals in the population who are welcoming, or community/social/support groups for gay and/or trans people.
- Mx_intersex_folxLv 74 months ago
Yes, gays and trans people get treated differently. Even the LGB community treats gays and trans people differently
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- Anonymous4 months ago
For the most part, cities are going to be more tolerant than towns. Lgbt flock to cities because 1) we are minorities and we need high populations to be able to have a dating pool. 2) attitudes - especially in rural areas are often more homophobic.
Also - if you are in the usa - there will be a difference in treatment a lot of times if between red and blue states. And unless you’ve been living under a rock, you should understand that the red states are more homophobic places. For example Texas is a red state, however big cities in Texas like Austin and Houston are lgbt tolerant havens, its just that lgbt would not be treated near as well in the rural surroundings. Alabama - a very red state - is probably the most homophobic state in the whole country. On the other hand - vermont - a very blue state and largely rural - is a very open and affirming state pretty much all over it.
- nineteenthlyLv 74 months ago
My perception is that there's more transphobia in smaller settlements.