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Gayborhood is a term used to describe neighborhoods, especially urban neighborhoods, that are populated by and associated with LGBTQ people and communities. Arguably, the term is most commonly used in North America, and is equivalent to descriptions deployed in other places, including gay ghetto, gay village, or simply a gay and/or lesbian neighborhood. A neighborhood can be understood to be a gayborhood if it (a) contains a cluster of LGBTQ institutions, both commercial (bars, clubs, cafes, bookstores, shops) and service-oriented (legal, health, and community organizations); (b) houses a substantial residential LGBTQ population; and (c) has conspicuous, locally dominant LGBTQ subculture(s). The LGBTQ presence is sufficiently embedded and visible in society that gayborhoods have mainstream recognition.

Owing to the spatial concentration of LGBTQ populations, institutions, and subcultures, ...

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