Through very limited experience, I did notice a nice gay friendly vibe in West Adams. But Jasmyne Cannick is convinced that West Adams, which is one of the largest collections of historic homes west of the Mississippi River, and home of the Six Feet Under House, is the "Black gay West Hollywood." Commenters on the post call West Adams - WeAd, just like We-Ho for West Hollywood. How cool is that?

"How Black and gay West Adams is," Jasmyne says.
"I kid you not, most of the staff at my local Starbucks are Black lesbians. Very cool. Most of my friends live in or near West Adams, and they’re Black and gay. When I walk in the neighborhood I am always seeing gay stickers on cars. Then there’s the fact that the oldest Black gay nightclub is right here too, Jewel’s Catch One. Seems awfully gay to me. Add to that, everywhere I go in my neighborhood, I see family.

"So I am officially proclaiming West Adams as a Black gay friendly neighborhood."

I had no idea.

Her bio from her Web page:
Jasmyne Cannick is a political and social issues commentator based in Los Angeles who addresses the intersection of race, class, politics, religion, and sex in the African American community. She was selected as one of ESSENCE Magazine 25 Women Shaping the World in 2005 and has appeared on CNN, Fox News, BET News, Access Hollywood, NBC's Dateline.


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thanks for posting this. I just moved back to Los Angeles after living in gay-friendly Boston, MA and it's nice to know that members of the GLBTQ community have a place to hang without going to WeHo.

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