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In Ireland Is It Easier Being Gay In A City?
 
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# 16 : Sunday 7-9-2014 @ 15:57
 
 
Someone said :

All living there or have it listed as their primary residence for tax purposes.Every film, tv show, stage production that Angela and her ilk do, the pay checks are sent to the Irish address,
They are registered under the old tax free artists act. Same as with all the directors and producers who own houses there.
They have an one time writing credit that qualified them for the tax exemption and all pay is filtered through Ireland ever since.
Same as all the big Companies that fiddle their US taxes by having headquarters in Ireland.

Maybe so but there is noticeably more of them based in Cork than most other counties.
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# 17 : Sunday 7-9-2014 @ 16:07
 
 
Can't see how a few American or British people living or having holiday homes in County Cork makes the lives of rural gay people there any different to gay people in other counties.
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# 18 : Sunday 7-9-2014 @ 16:21
 
 
Well obviously not just them, tourism in general makes an area more cosmopolitan. But Cork does have a reputation for attracting liberal types. And the greater mix of lifestyles and personalities people are exposed to is obviously gonna make them more open minded or at least make "different" seem more everyday.
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# 19 : Sunday 7-9-2014 @ 17:58
 
 
Ive lived in two different small villages and towns in Galway over the last 4/5 years. The only homophobia I ever encountered was actually from a college friend.

I couldnt complain, in fact I think many people have gone the extra mile for us, to make us feel comfortable. Our neighbours are brilliant. I think being 'accepted' depends on your own attitude too. We don't see ourselves as different, and we have never been treated differently either.
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# 20 : Sunday 7-9-2014 @ 18:02
 
 
Someone said :
Ive lived in two different small villages and towns in Galway over the last 4/5 years. The only homophobia I ever encountered was actually from a college friend.

I couldnt complain, in fact I think many people have gone the extra mile for us, to make us feel comfortable. Our neighbours are brilliant. I think being 'accepted' depends on your own attitude too. We don't see ourselves as different, and we have never been treated differently either.

Oh you are different dandelion, don't let anybody tell you you're not
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# 21 : Sunday 7-9-2014 @ 18:15
 
 
Someone said :
Ive lived in two different small villages and towns in Galway over the last 4/5 years. The only homophobia I ever encountered was actually from a college friend.

I couldnt complain, in fact I think many people have gone the extra mile for us, to make us feel comfortable. Our neighbours are brilliant. I think being 'accepted' depends on your own attitude too. We don't see ourselves as different, and we have never been treated differently either.

Yeah but the question isn't if gays on the country experience more homophobia than those in the city. I'd imagine the instances of homophobia are about equal.
The question is, is life on the city easier for gays. And the answer, obviously, is yes.
That's not to say life in the country isn't good. But that it is easier in cities.
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# 22 : Sunday 7-9-2014 @ 18:16
 
 
Oh, and I would also add that this is not just in Ireland. It's the same story pretty much everywhere in the world.
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# 23 : Sunday 7-9-2014 @ 18:31
 
 
Someone said :
City.

For so many reasons.

What reasons?
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# 24 : Sunday 7-9-2014 @ 18:34
 
 
Someone said :

The question is, is life on the city easier for gays. And the answer, obviously, is yes.
That's not to say life in the country isn't good. But that it is easier in cities.

It's not "obviously yes". Ive lived in Belfast, Dublin and Cork city and I personally find life far easier in the country.
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# 25 : Sunday 7-9-2014 @ 18:40
 
 
Someone said :

It's not "obviously yes". Ive lived in Belfast, Dublin and Cork city and I personally find life far easier in the country.

14 to 1 votes so far. I'd say it's pretty obvious.

And of course there are exceptions to anything. But speaking from my experiences, and a lot of my friends, and the sheer overwhelming quantity of personal stories you read where gays run away to the city as soon as you can, it's obviously yes for a the majority.
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# 26 : Sunday 7-9-2014 @ 18:40
 
 
Someone said :

It's not "obviously yes". Ive lived in Belfast, Dublin and Cork city and I personally find life far easier in the country.

You're a country boy at heart.
I think I could only stick the city in small doses.
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# 27 : Sunday 7-9-2014 @ 18:41
 
 
Someone said :

What reasons?

Seriously, there are too many to list. Others have touched on them. But they all come back to feeling comfortable.
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# 28 : Sunday 7-9-2014 @ 20:04
 
 
Someone said :

buttercups above just said the same thing, why don't you start your silly feud with her?

Throw me to the pearl wearing Lion why dont you
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# 29 : Sunday 7-9-2014 @ 23:54
 
 
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14 to 1 votes so far. I'd say it's pretty obvious.

And of course there are exceptions to anything. But speaking from my experiences, and a lot of my friends, and the sheer overwhelming quantity of personal stories you read where gays run away to the city as soon as you can, it's obviously yes for a the majority.

Exactly. It wouldn't be a fucking cultural meme/stereotype otherwise.

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# 30 : Monday 8-9-2014 @ 00:05
 
 
Well I grew up in a rural Western town and couldn't wait to get out of there. Now that I'm in Belfast I'm much happier.

Though, the fact that there's no gay bars in my town, and that I was a randy 18 year old at the time may have clouded my judgement somewhat.
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