In June 2017, temporary rainbow crosswalks were painted on 17th Street Northwest as a symbol of Washington, D.C.’s long-standing place as a welcoming city for LGBTQ residents and visitors.

In June 2017, temporary rainbow crosswalks were painted on 17th Street Northwest as a symbol of Washington, D.C.’s long-standing place as a welcoming city for LGBTQ residents and visitors.

D.C. is a cosmopolitan city with rare protections for LGBTQ rights. But why are its gay enclaves disappearing? The desertion of historically gay neighborhoods and the disappearance of key historically gay institutions all stem from social assimilation, economic displacement and the rise of digital culture. Kojo explores how LGBTQ Washingtonians identify and use space in the District.

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  • Dan Reed Columnist for Washingtonian, urban planner and real estate agent; @justupthepike
  • Christina Cauterucci Staff Writer, Slate
  • Dr. Theodore Greene Assistant Professor of Sociology at Bowdoin College

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