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Pride of Place: As the Nation's Gay Districts Grow More Affluent, Lesbians Are Migrating to the 'Burbs 

Wednesday, Jun 25 2014

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Sitting at a favorite cafe in Duboce Triangle, where the flowerbeds are overgrown, pigeons waddle across the floor, and the locals still show their progressive stripes, Hansen says that no dot-com boom is strong enough to shut off the spigot altogether.

"San Francisco still has this allure if you're 18 or 25," she says. "We take care of people. We're accepting of people. I do think they're still coming."

She pauses a beat, furrowing her brow. "And then they get here and think, 'How am I going to survive?'"

About The Author

Rachel Swan

Rachel Swan

Rachel Swan was a staff writer at SF Weekly from 2013 to 2015. In previous lives she was a music editor, IP hack, and tutor of Cal athletes.


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