The movement for LGBTQ rights began in cities. But in recent years, it has moved to the suburbs as well, creating some strange political bedfellows in the process. This month, historian Clayton Howard focuses on developments in Ohio to show how in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, some urban planners saw the "creative classes" and gay friendly districts as engines of economic development. LGBTQ activists have found themselves working with those more concerned about business than civil rights and these partnerships have, in some cases, solidified other forms of discrimination and exclusion in suburban areas.

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