Key West is a beach town with a reputation for being a haven for the artsy and the nerdy.
A city of bars, restaurants, and lounges, Key West has a vibrant nightlife scene with a mix of hipster and bohemian types.
But in recent years, the city has seen a dramatic decline in its nightlife.
What’s causing the trend?
Key West’s downtown is the epicenter of Key West nightlife, and the city’s bars have long been known for their hipster vibe.
According to a 2017 report by the National Nightlife Survey, Key Wards residents aged 18 to 34 accounted for almost 70% of the citys population.
According the survey, Key Locks residents made up more than 75% of those making up the city.
So, in the age of social media and smartphone apps, the hipster culture that has grown up in Key Lock has spread to the bars.
What is the trend that has affected Key Wades nightlife?
A study conducted by the American Institute of Health and Human Services found that Key West residents who are under age 40 are far less likely to be sexually active than those who are over the age 50.
The researchers found that, compared to their peers, younger Key Wares men were more likely to engage in unprotected sex.
In addition, researchers found there were significant disparities in how men in the city are perceived to be perceived.
According a 2015 report by The Atlantic, the National Center for Lesbian Rights called Key Washes nightlife “a magnet for young men with limited or no access to sex and/or intimate relationships.”
According to the report, “men who are sexually active at home are perceived as less desirable and less sexually desirable by their peers.”
According a study by the University of North Carolina, North Carolina State, and Duke University, young people in Key Wears neighborhoods were also more likely than their peers to experience homelessness.
These statistics don’t surprise experts.
According in a 2017 article in The American Sociological Review, many studies have found that the higher the percentage of Black people in a city, the more likely it is that a young person will experience homelessness in that city.
The findings have been attributed to the “racialized social structure” that exists in the U.S. According that report, the racialized structure in the South “undermines young people’s self-esteem and leads them to experience more severe homelessness and higher rates of homelessness than their white counterparts.”
While some argue that the economic conditions in the area is one of the reasons for this, the impact of a racialized social environment is likely to play a significant role in the decline in the quality of life for many Key Woses youth.
“The racialized environment of a place that is predominately Black, Latino, and African-American can exacerbate the negative impact of poverty and other disadvantage on young people,” according to a 2016 study by researchers at Columbia University and the University at Albany.
The report continued, “The more marginalized a person is, the less likely they are to have a stable relationship with others.”
How do we combat the loss of nightlife in Key Ward?
Key Wishes is a grassroots movement that seeks to address the problem by creating safer environments for young people.
A key element of the movement is creating a safe space for young adults to gather in order to socialize.
“We can’t just talk about how we want to do it,” said Key Wish coordinator, Jessica Purdy.
“It’s a process.”
In Key Wises case, Purdy and her organization have created a safe house, where they host parties, hang out, and even play music.
“That’s what we do, that’s what it’s all about,” said Purdy, referring to the party atmosphere and the music.
Key Wires leaders believe that by providing a safe environment for young folks, they can also increase the amount of sex that will take place.
According Purdy: “If we’re going to make the difference, we need to start young.”
“We need to be a part of the solution,” said Jessica Purdy, organizer of Key Wakes nightlife program.
“If you look at other communities, they’ve been able to create safe environments for sex, and then they’ve done that with young people as well.
But for young girls, sex is not always safe.”
Key Wiles residents have created the Key Waves Safe House and hosted events that are meant to address some of the issues facing young people, including youth homelessness and alcohol abuse.
Key West Councilmember Bill Brown recently signed an ordinance that creates a safe, sober community for young youth.
The ordinance also creates a task force to address youth homelessness.
What do Key Ways residents say about the Safe House?
“We’re not trying to take down the city,” said Brown.
“This is a safe community.
We’re just trying to create a safe place for young women and girls