Tarry for the Nonce

August 13, 2005

A Sly Choice

Filed under: News — lmwalker @ 11:32 am

Spokane is on the verge of creating a “gay business district.”

[Coodinator of the committee, Marvin] Reguindin said the purpose of creating a gay business district, or “hate-free zone,” is to provide a supportive place where people will be comfortable being gay.

“It can look like those districts that are already established,” he said. “It would just be more gay” . . .

Reguindin said the INBA would try to work with the city to bring new businesses and residents to whatever district is chosen. He said development would look similar to that of the burgeoning University District; businesses gradually would locate there to serve a select community.

I can’t see how segregating a segment of society is ever a good idea. It would only make discrimination and ostracization that much easier.

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10 Comments

  1. Nice Firefly reference. 🙂

    It is sort of an odd decision to do this consciously – gay neighborhoods pop up over time the same way that ethnic neighborhoods do, and for the same reasons – security, comfort, and convenience, as well as structural and economic factors. To “create” one… well, I guess it’s not that different than other planned attempts at neighborhood revitalization/growth – noble-minded, requiring a lot of investment and commitment, and having a sizable chance of failure.

    Comment by Kevin — August 13, 2005 @ 1:01 pm

  2. “It would just be more gay” … ha!

    *scratches head* Where is the Firefly reference?

    Comment by Troy — August 13, 2005 @ 3:12 pm

  3. Firefly? now you’ve lost me.

    Comment by Alistair A. — August 13, 2005 @ 5:24 pm

  4. Firefly.

    And, even better, Serenity.

    Comment by laura — August 14, 2005 @ 12:08 pm

  5. Where is the Firefly reference?

    In the title.

    Comment by laura — August 14, 2005 @ 12:09 pm

  6. “It would just be more gay” … ha

    Hey, you had the same reaction I did.

    …discrimination and ostracization that much easier.

    Umm, Laura…you’re a very wise and noble creature; however, I think you shouldn’t make up words. The correct term would be ostracism. Just trying to help you improve your Engrish skills, my dear.

    Isn’t Firefly that canceled tv series starring that really awesome actor…what’s his name… umm… John Malkovich? ;P

    Comment by Andrew P. — August 15, 2005 @ 10:41 am

  7. So was “A Sly Choice” the title of an episode or something?

    Comment by Troy — August 15, 2005 @ 5:08 pm

  8. I direct you to the Heart of Gold script.

    Comment by laura — August 15, 2005 @ 6:56 pm

  9. The correct term would be ostracism. Just trying to help you improve your Engrish skills, my dear.

    I object to your criticization.

    Comment by laura — August 15, 2005 @ 7:39 pm

  10. Please don’t make me have to buy you a dictionary for your housewarming gift….

    Comment by Andrew P. — August 15, 2005 @ 9:23 pm


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