Saturday, December 27, 2008

Memphis and the Great Gay Migration

Gay blogger, and former Memphian, Chris Crain has an inciteful analysis of the Great Gay Migration and the impact on cities like Memphis. There is growing concern here in Memphis about the migration of wealth and tax revenue out of the city and the mounting financial crises and social problems left behind. Crain points out that cities that have benefited from the migration of upper income people have at least one thing in common--a large and influential gay community. This may explain part of the reason that cities like Nashville are more culturally and economically advanced than Memphis, which continues to suffer from poor race relations and the combination of homophobia and a small politically weak gay community.

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Blogger Smadraji said...

nice blog

Friday, February 20, 2009 4:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nashville may be more culturally and economically advanced than Memphis because it is afloat in state money. State money that Nashville makes sure never gets to Memphis. End of story.

Thursday, August 27, 2009 12:28:00 AM  

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