Rehoboth Beach, Del., is a perfect representation of a community that has weaved a wonderfully diverse LGBT community into the fabric of their town. A large part of this progress can be attributed to Camp Rehoboth, a non-profit community service organization that is, as their site explains “dedicated to creating a more positive environment in Rehoboth Beach and its related communities.” Their publication, Letters, continues to promote a multitude of businesses in town, working closely with many of them to advertise their events and feature them “up close and personal” perspective. Letters has become the essential bible for all things Rehoboth Beach.
One of the best things I have noticed about LGBT Rehoboth Beach is their diversity. You can see two wonderful men walking down Rehoboth Avenue with their daughter, while their heterosexual counterparts are doing the same. The LGBT geared businesses are mixed in wonderfully with the more straight themed ones, making a community in the truest sense of the word. The women have no problem getting down on the dance floor right along with the boys, and many of the dance floors in town have a mixed crowd on many nights. Communities like this one, not only can they be proud of their individual communities, but they can be proud that all of them have merged together in the best interest of the town.
My partner and I purchased a home here several years ago, and fell in love with our little home away from home. After getting over the initial culture shock of being quite different from our homes in Asbury Park and the Philly suburbs, we started to have a mutual love affair with LGBT Rehoboth Beach. The thing that resonated with us the most about the community is how the political boys of D.C. can blend so perfectly with the boys of the Gayborhood in Philadelphia, how the quintessential Jersey guys can mix so wonderfully with the boys of Baltimore. Different ages, different cultures, and different generations meld together regularly to create a community that have managed to carve out their own colorful and eclectic niche in this sleepy shore town. More than anything, that is something truly to show pride in.