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LGBT populace keeps Lynn growing

LYNN — Though it has long been seen as a mecca for gays and lesbians north of Boston, in recent years Lynn has seen a wave of new residents who seem determined to bring an even further sense of tolerance while helping to be part of the downtown’s renaissance.

“I’ve never found it so easy to create community,” said Kevin Sampson, 38, who bought a condo in downtown Lynn six years ago with his husband, Mario Hernandez. “I can walk down the street and know everyone.”

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