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re: This Town Is Awful - 3/6/2011 Posted On: 12/12/2011 6:30:25 AM
I was brought up in Orlando for part of my childhood in the 80’s, which I remember as being hot, humid, but still a pretty place to live. The school I went to wasn't too bad either, as I remember moving from Florida to Chicago and being ahead of my class. But I do agree with you, that Florida (Orlando) has lost a lot of its charm. I don't live in America any more. I actually moved to London, England where I have been living for about ten years now. The issues that you listed above (This Town Is Awful) don't exist here. But there are other issues. To be honest the idea of a utopian world does bore me a bit. There is no perfect place, but instead a place that one can be content.
I do agree with you. Florida is a bit backwards and recently been overrun by a lower class (Uneducated - therefore naive and easily exploited). Although my parents live there, I do hate the state for not only the reasons you listed above, but also that it's backwards and scary in some places.
I remember Florida having a lot of hicks, but I recently visited and noticed an increase in gang violence and lack of opportunities, shops being boarded up and to be honest lack of creativity (Entrepreneurial minds) within the community, which is a big problem throughout America at the moment.
I do go back occasionally to visit my family, but I couldn’t ever live there again. If I did move back to America I would probably want to live somewhere like Northern California or Seattle. Good luck and I hope that you have found a way out.
Gay & Lesbian Community Posted On: 12/12/2011 5:43:07 AM
Are there safe places for Gay and Lesbian people to visit in the state of Florida other than Miami? My parent live in Orlando and if it weren't for them, I wouldn't step foot in the state, but I have to see my parents.
My partner and I are staying with my parents for Christmas and therefore would like to know if anyone has any recommendations for nice restaurants, bars, and a community of like minded individuals or individuals who are sympathetic to the gay and lesbian community in Orlando Florida.