Mrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 15345 times:
Hey guys, looking for opinions. What are in your eyes the most tolerant cities in the world? I mean in particular in reference to society and popular culture?
New York and San Francisco get my vote. It is amazing! No matter about your sexual orientation, ethnicity, the way to look and make up... you will always find soulmates and likeabouts, society does not shun you...! I think these cities stand for the fascinating side of America and what it became strong through.. people are immigrated and Americans, regardless how they are, and they all redefine the country perpetually! No wonder every immigrant can find his place here, and no wonder people can express themselves openly! I have never seen places where you can be as much as you are!
In Africa, I was fascinated by Cape Town... although a minority of idiots wants apartheid back, it is, in my humble opinion a very tolerant city..
In India, Bombay gets my vote, though nothing comparable to NYC and SFO.. but there seems to be something like a "Bombay cosmopolitanism" of well-educated and friendly people... nothing I can say about DEL for instance...
Which places do you think are very tolerant and respectful?
Edit: if you by accident leave two spaces between two words in the title, the rest of the title is omitted. Hence, edited for more comprehensive title
STLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9336 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 15317 times:
The major cities ... San Francisco, Chicago, New York, London, Paris, etc. etc. speak for themselves.
As do some smaller cities -- such as Key West, Florida.
Moving outside of that --
for the most part I found little or no problems during my time in St. Louis. thousands upon thousands of the -straights- turned out for Pride Fest and seemed to have little or no problem with it. they just wanted to get out, enjoy the day, and enjoy the music and entertainment. there were a few other religious/ethnic festivals the town had over the years with nice turn outs as well and people just having a good time.
Columbus, Ohio surprised me. i heard stories. went. and had a blast and were wild and fancy free.
Sandusky, Ohio. the town is overrun with people of all types, shapes, and sizes thanks to Cedar Point. and the people just seem to mind their own business, accept it and let people go on and be themselves.
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Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 15317 times:
Quoting Mrniji (Thread starter): In India, Bombay gets my vote, though nothing comparable to NYC and SFO.. but there seems to be something like a "Bombay cosmopolitanism" of well-educated and friendly people... nothing I can say about DEL for instance...
You might want to ask Richard Gere about that
I agree about New York. I disagree about San Francisco. They have shown an intolerance for the military, such as the rejection of being the home to an Iowa-class battleship as a museum, and attempts to have recruiters thrown off campus.
Mrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 15305 times:
Quoting Cfalk (Reply 2): You might want to ask Richard Gere about that
You are absolutely right, and I condemn the procedure - hence my remark though nothing comparable to NYC and SFO, meaning in a relative Indian sense. Have a look at the thread here in non-av, I think most Indians disagree with what happened.
One of the more interesting things I saw (besides some hot lesbians making out in an alley) Were all the nude women and mostly nude men. I also saw a straight couple where the guy was leading the girl around on a chain (like the good sub she was), and occasionally stopping having her hands against the wall like she's being arrested, and him smacking her butt with a frat paddle. That's not my thing, but it was pretty hot to watch
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39851 posts, RR: 74
Reply 16, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 15000 times:
San Francisco for sure. Those above who knock this city are only getting there info from right-wing blogs and faux news. Perhaps if they have spend some time here, they'd realize they are wrong.
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AndesSMF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 14993 times:
I think SFO is tolerant in some ways, but if you look at election returns, the city is heavily left leaning.
There was a story many years ago how SMF was the most mixed (IMHO, therefore tolerant) city in the US. In our prior house, we lived next to a Lesbian couple, mixed raced, leftist, Asian, WASPs, etc. and we would all get together w/o a problem.
I have a similar arrangement in my current home, it is a very mixed neighborhood.
SMF has also a very interesting phenomena, a division between a poor and rich area that can be only a street away. Therefore most area schools can have a very income mixed student body.
Sure about that?
I am sure if the laborers that build those resorts (most live in Indio) decided to hang out in Palm Springs would be met with lots of resistance from the police and the NIMBYS that live there.
Delta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 14879 times:
Quote: Neither of these cities tolerate the right to defend yourself, so they are nowhere near my list.
Thats kinda what I was thinking.
Miami is pretty tolerant as are most large U.S. cities. When we start talking about tolerent cities in the Middle East, places like Dubai, Beirut, and Manama come to mind. Can anyone comment on this or give more examples?
: That is also an interesting point. I live in Oakland, which is one of the most integrated cities in the US. I love it! My neighbors are every color o
: Would Istanbul count? Yes part of it is in Europe, but the other part is in the Middle East. I found Istanbul to be a very diverse city and the local
: I'm not gay, but I thought airliners.net was a gay website and tolerant means "gay friendly", and not that the city doesn't harass the people hanging