Gay Greensboro: Star of the Piedmont Triad

Greensboro, North Carolina's third most populous city, is the star of the thriving metropolitan area known as the Piedmont Triad, which also includes the towns of High Point and Winston-Salem. For a lot of people who grow up in Greensboro, the city is known as Greens-boring. But for people who grew up in the surrounding conservative southern town, Greensboro is more like Gaysboro--diverse and accepting, with quite a few people out and proud.

Greensboro is home to seven colleges, including Guilford College and University of North Carolina. The gay nightlife in Greensboro tends to be centered around the college crowd, but the bars are great centers of sociability and community. The university has a very active LGBT group and the Triad community has a burgeoning pride celebration. You'll find quite a few people, though not all, are out and proud in Greensboro.

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