Across most of America, the African American and Hispanic communities comprise "most of the minority". We're not totally sure that's a term, but it's an accurate reflection of the state of race in America. There are now over 17 million people who identify as Asian living in America, making up 5. According to the most recent American Community Survey, the Asian population in Washington is , - at 8.
In the s and s there were several establishments in Seattle which were open to homosexuals. The Double Header , opened in , may have been the oldest continuously operating gay bar in the United States until it closed in December On 19 November , an injunction instructed the city police not to question customers of gay bars unless there was a "good cause" in connection with an actual investigation. In the s, Seattle came to be seen as providing an accepting environment, and an increasing number of gay and lesbians were drawn to the city.
The city also hosts the well-attended Spokane Gay Pride festival in mid-June each year. Sprague Ave. That said, owner Kitty Cane makes it very clear that nYne welcomes everyone - gay or straight, male or female. This attractive spot with a sports-bar theme also serves food, including burgers, Caesar salads, flatbread with hummus and tzatziki, and chips with housemade salsa.
As attitudes and awareness about the LGBT community come full circle around the country, many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors are finding they now have more choices when it comes to living out their silver years in a senior living community. It wasn't that long ago that many would have been turned away as a matter of policy, rejected by staff, or made to feel unwelcome in their own would-be homes. Happily, things are changing.