Richard Florida, the charismatic educator, author and advisor to governments, has been accused of everything from “undermining the US’s Judeo-Christian society” to “advocating the death of the family”, he says.

Florida first got the attention of the gay community a year ago, when he came out -“ as a straight man -“ and said cities with thriving, vibrant, diverse (racially as well as sexually) communities were better off economically.

The author of US bestseller The Rise Of The Creative Class calls it

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