USA Today. Upcoming Events in New York. Retrieved June 25, Michel Foucault. Parades such as Sydney 's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and Manchester's Pride events attract significant investment and create tourist revenue, and cities are beginning to realize, firstly, that the acceptance of lesbian and gay culture is fast becoming a sign of urban "sophistication", and secondly, that gay-oriented events, such as pride parades and the Gay Gamesare potentially lucrative events, attracting thousands of gay tourists and their dollars. National Park Service, U. Gay people were subject to constant police harassment, but they nevertheless proudly, even exuberantly expressed their sexuality.
In these cases, the establishment of a LGBT community has turned some of these areas into more expensive neighborhoods, a process known as gentrification — a phenomenon in which LGBT people often play a pioneer role. Michael Bronski. Tuesday April 2,
Chauncey shows that this was not the case as a vibrant culture around homosexuality was visible throughout the period he studied.