It’s Pride Weekend in San Diego.
Our contributor Randy Dotinga dove into some census data to map out where gay families live throughout the county and why it matters.
For one thing, where gay residents and families are clustered “affects politics — the heavy LGBT presence in San Diego’s Council District 3 gives the gay community a larger voice in city politics,” Dotinga writes. For another, “gay geography also reflects the progress — or lack of it — that the LGBT community is making in American society.”
Not all gay families live in Hillcrest, the data makes clear. When it comes to lesbian couples, “The hottest spots … are the gay-friendly Mid-City San Diego ZIP codes of 92116 (Normal Heights), 92103 (Hillcrest) and 92104 (North Park) and 91901 (the East County town of Alpine). The census estimates that a bit more than 1 percent of households in all these ZIP codes are unmarried same-sex female couples.” For gay couples, Hillcrest is where many live, as well as the nearby neighborhoods of North Park and Bankers Hill.
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