Minneapolis Is the New Gay

  • Aired:  05/09/11
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Jason Jones understands why Minneapolis is the gayest city in America after checking out its hardcore scene. (4:21)

OUR CITIES ARE DYING.

SADLY EVEN IF WE DO LEGALIZE

HEROIN MANY OF THEM SIMPLY

CAN'T BE SAVED.

JASON JONES FILED THIS HEART-

BREAKING REPORT ON A ONCE

GREAT AMERICAN CITY RENDERED

UNUNUNWRECKS ON NICEABLE.

SFROO SAN FRANCISCO HAS

SCHOOLS THAT ARE FACING $100

MILLION IN CUTBACKS AND NOW

THERE'S THIS.

>> SAN FRANCISCO DIDN'T EVEN

MAKE IT INTO THE TOP TEN ON A

NEW SURVEY OF THE GAYEST

CITIES IN AMERICA.

>> YES, SAN FRANCISCO, THE

CITY THAT FLEW THE NATION'S

FIRST RAINBOW FLAG AND IS THE

BIRTH PLACE OF THE RUSTY

TROMBONE, HAS FALLEN BEHIND

ORLANDO, PITTSBURGH AND EVEN

ST. LOUIS.

THEIR CITY SYMBOL IS A GIANT

VAGINA.

THE RANKS HAVE LEFT GAY SAN

FRANCISCANS LIKE TIM SELIG

OUTRAGED.

>> SAN FRANCISCO IS "THE"

INUNDISPUTED LEADER OF GAY

CITIES.

>> YOU'RE NOT.

YOU'RE NUMBER 11.

>> NO, WE ARE THE GAYEST.

>> Reporter: JUST HOW GAY IS

SAN FRANCISCO?

ONE LOOK AROUND AND YOU SEE

THAT THEY'RE CERTAINLY NUMBER

ONE IN HACKY GAY PUNS AND

CARTOONISH GAY SEX SHOPS.

IF I SQUINT, THAT'S KIND OF

GAY.

>> MAYBE.

>> WELL, IF YOU TAKE THE GAG

OUT AND PUT SOMEBODY'S (BLANK

BEEP) IN YOUR MOUTH INSTEAD,

IS THAT GAY ENOUGH FOR YOU.

>> SURE IT'S COLORFUL, FUN,

AND FLAMBOYANT BUT THE WHOLE

THING SEEMED LIKE A HISTORICAL

CREATION OF A BY-GONE GAY

CULTURE.

>> NICE TRY.

>> WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO IF

I'M GAY?

>> IT WAS LIKE THE COLONIAL

WILLIAMS BURG OF GAY.

SO WHAT IS THE NEW HOT BED OF

GAYNESS?

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA.

AND NOT JUST BECAUSE STRAIGHT

SENATORS GO THERE TO GET GAY

(BEEP) JOBS.

GEORGIA MINNEAPOLISIANS ADAM

ROBBINS AND JESSE FIELD.

>> MINNEAPOLIS DESERVES THE

RECOGNITION FOR... THAN PEOPLE

MIGHT EXPECT.

>> TAKE ME THROUGH YOUR GAY

DAY.

>> WE GET UP AT 6:00 A.M. AND

WE HAD SOME BANANA BREAD THAT

I BAKED WITH COFFEE.

>> OH, THAT'S SO GAY.

>> AND THEN WENT AND DID SOME

ERRANDS.

>> LIKE WHAT?

>> WENT AND GOT SOME SHEETS AT

BED, BATH AND BEYOND.

>> THAT'S THE GAYEST THING

I'VE EVER HEARD.

>> Reporter: YES, THEY'RE

QUEER AND THEY'RE HERE AND IT

LOOKS LIKE EVERYONE'S GOTTEN

USED TO IT.

I WENT OUT CRUISING WITH THESE

TWO TO CHECK OUT THEIR SCENE.

DO YOU GUYS DO THIS ALL THE

TIME?

>> ALL THE TIME.

>> WHENEVER WE NEED THINGS.

>> Reporter: YOU GUYS ARE

SERIOUSLY HARD CORE.

ALL YOU'RE DOING IS GETTING IN

YOUR LITTLE CAR AND GOING TO

STAR BUCKS AND BED, BATH

BEYOND AND GOING BACK HOME.

IT'S NOT HELPING OUR MOVEMENT.

MAYBE THE MOVEMENT HAS ALREADY

MOVED.

REALLY?

>> Reporter: THE DIFFERENCE

BETWEEN THESE TWO CITIES COULD

NOT BE MORE STARK.

OLD GAY.

>> YOU SEE LEATHER, YOU SEE

BOAS.

YOU SEE NAKED PEOPLE.

>> Reporter: NEW GAY.

>> LAST NIGHT WE HAVE OUR

WEEKLY CLASSICAL CHINESE

READING GROUP.

>> Reporter: OLD GAY.

>> IT IS EVERY SINGLE DAY ALL

DAY, MORNING UNTIL TONIGHT.

GAY, GAY, GAY.

IT'S FABULOUS.

>> Reporter: NEW GAY.

>> WE'VE JUST BEEN NAMED BEST

BIKING CITY IN AMERICA.

THE WEEK BEFORE.

THAT GOT ME A LITTLE MORE

EXCITED.

>> Reporter: MINNEAPOLIS IS

THE NEW GAY.

>> NO, NO, NO, NO.

WE WILL BEAT MINNEAPOLIS.

>> Reporter: IF WE WERE IN

MINNEAPOLIS RIGHT NOW, WE

WOULD HAVE ALREADY HAD SEX.

>> THEN I'M THE LOSER ON THAT

PART OF... YOU KNOW, THAT

WOULD HAVE BEEN GREAT.

>> Reporter: SAN FRANCISCO IS

DETERMINED TO REGAIN ITS GAY

THRONE.

JUDGING FROM HOW THEY CONTINUE

TO SELL THEMSELVES THEY JUST

DON'T GET IT.

♪ IF YOU WERE GAY, SHOUT

HURRAH ♪♪

>> Reporter: NOT MINNEAPOLIS

GAY.

THESE PEOPLE ARE CLEARLY LOST.

>> WHATEVER HAPPENED TO JUST

(BEEP)

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