02/05/2015 11:44 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Paradise Lost: How Gay Meccas Are Slowly Disappearing Because Of Rising Rents

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West Hollywood is a small city geographically; in total we’re less than 2 square miles in size. But our influence and impact is limitless. For 30 years now, “WeHo,” as it’s been affectionately called since its founding, has been a beacon of progressive values and economic innovation for not just the L.A. region but the state, country and planet as a whole.
We’re known primarily as one of the last true gay villages in the country. But slowly that aspect of our identity is beginning to fade away.

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