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Race and Ethnicity

Lynn's ethnic makeup reflects its status as a vibrant and diverse community, with residents from a wide range of cultural backgrounds contributing to the city's social fabric. Lynn’s gay and lesbian bars were historically dominated by whites, but always included Hispanic, black, and Asian patrons, whose numbers increased over time. Fran’s place held a Hispanic Night on Sundays. Club Central held a Brazilian night. In 2021 Lynn elected its first Filipino and openly gay city councilor, Constantino A. "Coco" Alinsug. United Lynn Pride was founded with a goal of inclusivity. Addressing racial issues within the LGBTQ+ community requires acknowledging the intersections of race, gender, and sexual orientation and working towards systemic change that promotes equity, inclusion, and justice for all LGBTQ+ individuals, regardless of race or ethnicity.

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I was surrounded by such amazing diversity.

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I connected to the root of my Latino culture.

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I was in a white neighborhood.

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Fran's was more of a white scene.

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Everybody's finally coming together.

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Sometimes the BIPOC community couldn't be there.

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Hispanics and Blacks at the Light House

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Lynn was diverse and everybody was recognized.

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Fran's was a mixed breed.

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Coming out stories from diverse backgrounds.

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Fran's was mixed with some people of color.

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Apprentices were first black people at GE.

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47 Central brought diverse people together. Copy

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There were some people of color.

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