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In what would be a nationwide first, California may draw its new political districts with an eye toward protecting the voting power of "gayborhoods." Advocates for gay and lesbian groups have petitioned the state's redistricting commission to preserve or expand the number of gay-friendly congressional or legislative districts. They are offering maps that show gay-friendly neighborhoods in areas from San Francisco to the Oakland hills to downtown San Jose. Commission members seem receptive.

Read the entire article here.

Here's a better larger map of the San Francisco Bay Area "Gayborhoods". :wacko:

Where I grew up and went to high school (Walnut Creek, where the 24 and 680 freeways intersect) is red territory, most friendly to gays and gay issues. Of course Berkeley, where I go to UC Berkeley, is solid red territory.

I'm curious; is this happening anywhere else in the U.S.?

Colin :hehe:

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