Gaytrification: How Do Gay Men Gentrify the City?

From New York and Paris to San Francisco, Berlin, and beyond, gay men for several decades have played a major role in urban gentrification. They’ve used the city as a means to create a visible and collective identity and changed the social environment of the urban landscape. Gay areas constitute spaces of freedom, but also normative enclaves where gentrification and social inequalities come under increasing criticism.