Friday, July 14, 2006

Gay is the new Black

No sooner do I get done posting about Idlewild than I see this story in the NYTimes about Douglas, the hottest gay resort town around, 40 minutes from here.

From the NYTimes:
NOW there are plenty of havens that are a simple exit off a highway — like Saugatuck and Douglas, on the sandy shore of Lake Michigan just two hours from Chicago. Saugatuck’s gay history can be traced back nearly a century to the opening of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s summer program, the Ox-Bow, which brought a bohemian influx to the small town.

The scene got bumped up a few notches in the early 80’s, with the opening of the Dunes Resort in Douglas, and has grown exponentially in recent years. In 2002, a Dunes co-owner, Mike Jones, started the Web site GaySaugatuckDouglas.com; it shows that gay-owned businesses in the two towns have leapt to 140 from 40 in just four years.

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