Last week we asked Borderstan readers, “Where’s the Gay Neighborhood in DC,” and for the fourth consecutive year Logan Circle was the winner. Once again, it was not even close, with 42% saying Logan Circle, followed by Dupont Circle with 9% and 7% for Shaw. U Street fell from 9% last year to 4% this year.
While Dupont Circle was once considered DC’s official gay neighborhood, the percentage of readers declined from 13% last year.
The choice of “Everywhere and Nowhere” actually finished second again this year with 22% of survey respondents. “This is such a 1970s question” got 8% of the votes — you have to figure there is a tie-in to the “Everywhere and Nowhere” attitude of an increasing number of both DC’s gay and non-gay community.
The number of readers selecting Other jumped to 6% this year. A variety of neighborhoods were listed, with Capitol Hill being the most popular write-in choice.
The number of readers who chose those two options this year, 30%, was up from 26% in 2012.
Dupont Circle, once the center of DC’s LGBT community, has gotten almost exactly the same results in the last three years — 13% in 2012, 12% in 2011 and 14% in 2010.
Here’s how Borderstan voters responded, with results for earlier years shown for comparison.
|Where is DC’s Gay Neighborhood?|
|Everywhere and Nowhere||22%||18%||22%||21%|
|This is such a 1970s question||8%||8%||17%||18%|
|Columbia Heights||2%||3%||Not asked||Not asked|