How Do You Keep In Touch With The Gay Community If You Live In A Rural Area?
Gays and lesbians in rural areas often find a simple, quiet life that many city dwellers envy, but they’re sometimes isolated from others like them. In that situation, it’s easy to forget that active communities of similar people are only a few miles – or a few clicks – away. Here’s how to stay in touch with the gay community if you live in a rural area. Subscribe to a gay and lesbian newspaper or magazine from a nearby town. Search online for relevant keywords, like “lesbian” and “magazine,” along with the name of your state, county, or closest city or town. Then call for information on getting a subscription by mail. Subscribe to one of the national gay and lesbian magazines, such as the “Advocate” (advocate.com). Its Web site also provides a lot of original material that you won’t find in the printed version – or anywhere else. Amaze yourself with the amount of information you’ll find at the community’s major gay Web portals: PlanetOut.com and Gay.com. Both also offer message boards