England: Leeds’ Gay Community Wants Gay Village Recognized

Author: , August 21st, 2011

Gay rights activists in Leeds hope to persuade the city council to officially recognise the gay village.

They want recognition and business schemes for Lower Briggate, Bridge End and The Calls, which have a number of gay venues.

Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post, committee chair Sarah Carmody, who is the editor of GayLeeds.com, said the campaign was inspired by recent moves in Liverpool to boost the gay economy.

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UK: Report Urges Official Recognition of Liverpool’s Gay Quarter

Author: , August 6th, 2011

A Liverpool council report says that the city’s gay quarter should be officially recognised. A 12,000 Pound consultation ended in May after the area’s residents, businesses and visitors were asked how the area could be improved.

Councillors will consider the report next week, which says the city could reap economic benefits by turning the Stanley Street area into a world-class gay destination.

Recommendations include a gay hotel, bars and shops to appeal to a wider gay market, a new public square and the creation of a community trust.

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