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"Spokane's 'creative class' plans to build a gay district"

SPOKANE -- Gay activists in this staid Eastern Washington city are planning to create a neighborhood of gay-oriented homes, businesses and nightlife, which religious conservatives complain will be at odds with Spokane's family-oriented culture.

A gay district would signal that Spokane is tolerant and progressive, proponents contend, the type of community that can attract the so-called "creative class" that will build the economy of tomorrow.

"We're talking about an actual physical part of town we would like to establish as a gay district," said Marvin Reguindin, owner of a Spokane graphic design firm, who envisions an area similar to the Castro district of San Francisco or Capitol Hill in Seattle...

...Or, perhaps the new non-straight district in Oaktown. See Oakland to create gay ghetto by government fiat, remove straights.

MultiCultiCult · Sun, 01/23/2005 - 20:17 · Importance: 1