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Saturday, September 03, 2005

Socio-Cultural Fagonomics

What's black and white and red all over?

Certainly not the New York Times. The Times is a fucking RAINBOW that's read all over. The people there love themselves some homo-talk. And I love them for it.

The latest article, from the "Fashion and Style" section -- because they know nobody will read it anywhere else -- is Rich Gay, Poor Gay; referring to the increasing polarization of the gay community in Provincetown, MA due to socio-economic status.

Wealthy and new-money gays are buying up the land converting them into condos and bed & breakfasts into single-family homes. As demand surges and supply becomes more scarce, the area is becoming increasingly unaffordable for the town's typical denizens and visitors. Apparently real estate prices are skyrocketing in the town, up 33% over the past two years.

"It's the bourgeoisification of the gay world."
-- Andrew Sullivan

[It kills me that he said "bourgeoisification"!]

Many are concerned that these new developments will change the culture and personality of the town, as older and wealthier gay and straight people move in. Though, I don't understand why this is so surprising or alarming. The upscaling and gentrification of a once bohemian area is nothing new to the gay community. Hasn't the trend always been that the homos move in, throw around some glitter, clean the place up, and then get booted out when they can't afford the rent after the fifth Starbucks moves in across the street? Isn't Chelsea now just an area full of single women and old ladies with rent-controlled apartments with gay men walking the streets?

And aren't gays just survivors by nature? Don't they always figure a way around the problem? Particularly ones that involve beaches and alcohol?

Shall we not forget the oldest trick (no pun intended) in the book? A little relationship dynamic that could have changed the article's title to "Young Gay; Sugar Daddy"? Silly faggots will always find a way to lay (no pun intended) on the beach.

So these rising real estate prices seem to be on par with the rest of the past -- nothing new. It's just a matter of finding the right old man with the right new condo who's ok with being left behind so you go out with boys your own age and be left alone.

2 Comments:

  • Two new extraordinary words to add to my daily vocabulary... "fagonomics" and "bourgeoisification!"

    By Blogger Frank, at 9/04/2005 10:50 AM  

  • boys my own age suck.
    i'd much rather be hangin' with my sugar daddies' rich ass friends, so maybe i can get in on summa their goodies too.

    By Blogger mrSKINNY, at 9/05/2005 7:30 AM  

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