Urban Space and Homosexuality: The Example of the Marais, Paris' 'Gay Ghetto'

@article{Sibalis2004UrbanSA,
  title={Urban Space and Homosexuality: The Example of the Marais, Paris' 'Gay Ghetto'},
  author={M. Sibalis},
  journal={Urban Studies},
  year={2004},
  volume={41},
  pages={1739 - 1758}
}
'Gay ghettos'—neighbourhoods dominated by homosexual men and women-have emerged during recent decades in many cities in North America and western Europe, including in Paris' historical Marais quarter. The gay Marais resulted from economic and social factors such as initially low rents and real-estate prices in a run-down neighbourhood ripe for gentrification, a central location with good public transport and the emergence of an urban gay community eager to establish a territorial base for its… Expand

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