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Tue January 7, 2014
How gay neighborhoods could help rebuild Detroit
We've had many ideas and proposals floated for ways to rebuild Detroit to help it back from the depths of bankruptcy.
But there has been one group, it could be argued, that has been overlooked in these conversations: the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
And that is quite an oversight, considering that, as my next guest writes in Slate, "gays and lesbians are known to be drivers of gentrification.”
And as the CEO and president of the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation says about Detroit, "bring on more gentrification!"
Joining me is Ross Benes, journalist and researcher. His piece for Slate is titled "The Latest Plan to Save Detroit: Build a Gay Neighborhood.”
And we're joined by Curtis Lipscomb. He's the executive director of KICK in Detroit.
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