TX: Is Houston’s Montrose District Still a Gayborhood?

Montrose District, HoustonMontrose’s “gayborhood” status is officially over. Or it’s just like it has been for the past five to ten years. It depends on who you ask.

Hair Balls recently spoke with various movers and shakers of the neighborhood’s GLBT community about Montrose, which was (and maybe still is?) one of the top gay and lesbian centers in the country. (As was previously reported in the Press’s cover story “The Mayor of Montrose,” LGBT activist Ray Hill estimates that the ‘hood’s gay population stands at less than 8 percent.)

“It’s getting tougher and tougher for us bohemians to be [in Montrose],” says Sally Huffer, a community projects specialist at the Montrose Counseling Center.

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