Gentrification and gay-bashing in Logan Circle

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If you haven’t seen it already, be sure not to miss the article by TBD’s Amanda Hess about the beatings of gay, white, male residents at the R Street Apartments in Logan Circle.

Hess frames it both an issue of gentrification-related friction as well as anti-gay bias. I don’t really have anything to add to that except to point out that most of the partial solutions getting tossed around to address the displacement problems that come with gentrification are still only addressing economic factors, and not what happens when neighbors are hostile to each other for reasons that are only tangentially about economics.

Tiffany Baxendell Bridge is an Internet enthusiast and an incurable smartass. When not heckling the neighborhood political scene on Twitter, she can be found goofing off with her ukulele, Bollywood dancing, or obsessing about cult TV. She is That Woman With the Baby In the Bar.

Tiffany lives in Brookland with her husband Tom, son Charlie, and two high-maintenance cats. Read why Tiffany loves DC.

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2 thoughts on “Gentrification and gay-bashing in Logan Circle

  1. “Gentrification” is no excuse for violence. I fail to see this as an issue of gentrification but of some people (sadly, kids)who can’t get their heads out of their rear ends. To paraphrase a popular slogan, your neighbors are queer, get used to it!

  2. Blacks in DC hate gays. Period. The young blacks feel it’s open season on gays in this town all the time. They are almost universally hostile to gays.

    And cue the inevitable, hate-filled, incomprehensible noodlez rant in three… two… one…