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    Hey, I've got an unconditional offer for English at York and am seriously considering accepting. I loved the place when I visited, everyone was friendly and the course was fantastic yet I have some reservations. Obviously, based on the thread title, I'm gay. I know that York has literally no gay nightlife and that doesn't bother me but are there many/any gay students at York? Is there much homophobia etc etc.
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    There are one or two gay nights in York clubs, actually.

    Can't really say much about the homophobia, I don't think its an overwhelmingly homophobic place, but I think thats cuz there is actually quite a few gay people here.

    I know about 5 gay people here, and probably a few more if my suspicions are right
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    Apparently about 5 of the 8 (or so) male English students in first year are gay - I am in a minority! Oh and I think Toffs on a Sunday is gay night, a mate of mine went once by mistake and a middle-aged gentleman came up to him, stroked his face and said "you're mine" whilst winking at him. Classic stuff. Anyway, I don't think there's much/any real homophobia, although I suppose I wouldn't really notice. Generally people seem very tolerant of others' lifestyle; there's a bi girl in the flat and there's never been any issue. Oh and the English course is great!
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    I thought you were going to do law now? At Manchester? :confused:
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    Yea, I'm keeping my options open. Think if I chose Manchester it'd only be for the city etc, don't think my heart is in law like it is English. I just have tihs amazing feeling of wrongness when I think about law at Manchester.
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    Nah, no one in York really has any problems with bummers.
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    As long as there aiant no "fishing" trips down the lake you wont see me raising any eye brows or anything else for that matter....


    (im straight by the way..)
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    I've never had massive problems with homophobia at York University. A few ******s in the first year used to run through the corridor shouting ******s because there were three of us, but that's about it.

    There isn't much of a scene in York, although many gay people still go to Toffs on a Sunday and there is a pub which has a gay night on a Monday, although I've never been!

    I don't really like any 'gay scene' though, so I guess I'm not the best person to ask.

    There is an LGBT society, which I don't attend because it is quite a sex driven society and I don't really like that.

    I can't really complain though. I came out in York, I had my first relationship here, I've got lots of friends here who are gay and I haven't experienced too much homophobia.
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    Don't even bother with the LGB society or Toffs on a Sunday night, just hop on the train to Leeds on a Monday and Thursday night. It's about £8 for a day-return and trains run back to York til like 3 a.m!

    'Pink Pound' on a Monday in Queens Court is pretty cool, the DJ spins out some really crap stuff but it's a pound a drink, so no complaints. 'Homo' in Mission on a Thursday is excellent, 3 different rooms and good tunes (Mission played host to none other than Chico just after Xmas!).

    If you wanna do further afield, there's always Sheffield nearby, which aint bad.
 
 
 
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