Sunday, November 14, 2010
Stuff gay men supposedly like: 11. Dupont Circle
The closing of Lambda Rising made official what people had long known unofficially: Dupont Circle is now only nominally D.C.'s gayborhood. The local queer population has been moving eastward, or out to the suburbs, at least since the eighties. LGBT-oriented stores have also moved eastward, leaving Dupont Circle increasingly dominated by chain stores. Thus, Dupont Circle increasingly combines the gayborhood feel and urbane sophistication of Tysons Corner with the cleanliness, safety, and easy parking of downtown D.C.