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  •  Geography (10+ / 0-)

    Places at "the end" often are gay-friendly communities. Think of Key West.

    It was a big artists colony, as noted above.

    •  I kind of like that idea (2+ / 0-)
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      bumiputera, BeloitDem

      but can not for the life of me imagine what sort of theory would explain it. Gays just have a thing for... peninsulas?

      •  Isolated and Accessible (4+ / 0-)
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        Adam B, pistolSO, KingofSpades, itskevin

        It's surrounded on three sides by water. But for much of the year it's not terribly hard to get there by boat. There are at least two ferry services that will take you there from Boston or back to Boston several times a day.  Tourism and and related industries are pretty much the only game in town.

        It's a breathtakingly gorgeous place, of course, but so is much of the rest of the Cape and Islands. Difference is that when you get out to the Lower Cape (the part furthest away from the bridges) you don't see strip malls or suburb-like development like you see along Route 28.

        The politics reflect this. The other outermost towns don't quite vote like P'Town does but they and the islands are generally liberal strongholds.  The two most "urban" towns, Barnstable and Falmouth, do about what the state does. The smaller towns around them are more Republican-friendly than the state as a whole.  (And until you get way out to the periphery they're all kinda conservative, being disproportinately composed of retirees.)  

        Stuck Between Stations : Thoughts from a bottomless pool of useless information.

        by Answer Guy on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 12:48:39 PM PST

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      •  Well peninsulas have phallic shapes... (0+ / 0-)

        San Francisco, Key West, and Provincetown.

        20, CA-18 (home), CA-13 (school)
        Socially libertarian, moderate on foreign policy, immigration, and crime, liberal on everything else.
        UC Berkeley; I think I'm in the conservative half of this city. -.5.38, -3.23

        by jncca on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 07:15:53 PM PST

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