I'm from California, fairly liberal, openly queer, car-less, and just applied to schools all over the country for my MFA in creative writing, including Sarah Lawrence, Rutgers, University of Alabama, Iowa Writers' Workshop, Virginia Tech, University of Houston, and University of Texas.
I'm wondering if these cities/colleges are accepting? And is there a queer scene at all, either at the college or in the city?
Further, I don't have a car, and I've never traveled to any of these places. Are there other means to get around? Could I bike, take the bus, walk? Or is everything spread out?
Also, if anyone has any favorite spots in any of these areas, feel free to share.