Correction. Silverlake WAS gay. It was gay (and Latino families) for many beautiful decades.
We are losing EVERYTHING in Silverlake now. We made this great place and we are losing it to soccer moms and vile wealthy hipsters. "No more latinos or gays" are what is clearly on their gentrifying agenda. And our passivity helps nothing. The happiest years of my life have been spent here. It is so depressing to see 100 crying babies a day in the
same places gay people once held hands and were comfortable. GUTTED: Declared historical landmark Le Barcito (formerly The Black Cat and Tabascos), Flying Leap, Detour and The Crest gay coffee shop. Sports bars, crap for babies and bearded trust-fund hipsters have TOTALLY taken over. They are even invading Casita Del Campo and beloved El Conquistador restaurants. Gays and Latino families scattered like scared rabbits instead of fighting and staying. When I walk outside my apartment now, it is like being in a foreign land.