I’m hoping to get some more direct insight. What turns up on Google searches isn’t very helpful or direct and a lot of feels or is blatantly written from an outside perspective.
More likely than not, I am relocating to Savannah from New York and while I expect many things to be different — day-to-day shopping, chores, and activities — one of the things that I am far more afraid to give up is the LGBT community and the sense of belonging that I had not felt prior to living in this city.
I know that there are only a handful of gay bars, which is no big deal, but I also want to know whether there are reliable opportunities to meet and interact with other gay men, how acceptable being openly gay is, and what the dating scene is like.
I grew up in rural Georgia, about three hours west of Savannah and a huge part of my leaving and making such a drastic change was that I never felt accepted or welcome as a gay man, I knew every gay guy and all of their business within a good hundred mile radius, and gay nightlife was non-existent. Savannah is many times larger than that area though, so I am hopeful that it would be better.