Friday, April 13, 2007

A Year Ago Today: Gay Rag Gave Salemtown a Bad Rap

Amid a risqué excursus on gay-friendly neighborhoods around Nashville published on April 13, 2006, the Church Street Freedom Press listed North End neighborhoods, including Germantown, Salemtown, and Hope Gardens. It was relatively kind to Germantown and Hope Gardens, but had this to say about S-town:
Salemtown is turning in to a new hot spot, in spite of its notso-welcoming, current residents.
I still don't know what the heck means. Maybe one of the half-dozen or so openly gay and lesbian neighbors who live on my block can explain "notso-welcoming" to me.

UPDATE: One of Salemtown's elected association presidents, Alan Maloney, was openly gay, and he is featured in a well-known Nashville GLBT publication from October 2007. If we would embrace Alan as our president, perhaps Church Street Freedom Press should reconsider its judgement of us as "notso-welcoming" to gays and lesbians.

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