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Old 12-16-2010, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Orlando Metro Area
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^ Great posts by both Johns, but I am absolutely loving the Rainbow & Christmas colored font by Baumgardner .
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:24 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Ha but YOU must like gay people, or you wouldn't have posted in this thread.
Although I don't dislike gay people I would say I'm mostly socially conservative on homosexuality. My own, I'm equally conservative on my heterosexual desires though, and in general.

Still I like being helpful and I believe in variety so am good with there being pro-gay places if places wish to be that. If someone asked for conservative cities where gays are reportedly rare I'd likely try to help with that too. (Orem-Provo and Idaho Falls look like possibilities for that. In larger cities Wichita Falls and Midland, Texas maybe. Although all of those have some gay scene I assume)
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:31 PM
 
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Columbus, Ohio is a midwestern GAY MECCA, having an extremely large and visible GAY COMMUNITY.
The annual GAY PRIDE FESTIVAL in Columbus will typically attract around 200,000 attendees ... compared to around 2,500 to 4,000 in nearby Cleveland. Columbus boasts the second largest gay community in the midwest after Chicago.
I'm not sure about that; Minneapolis might give it a run for its money. The statistics I've seen show that Minneapolis has the fourth highest percentage of gay residents in the country (#1 is San Francisco, #2 Seattle, #3 Atlanta, #4 Minneapolis). Pure numbers may be higher in Chicago and maybe in Columbus. I'm not trying to argue one way or the other that one city is definitively more "gay" than the other, just pointing out that Minneapolis is a very gay friendly Midwest city.

I suppose "best" or "most" comes with a lot of additional questions: best for single young people? Single old people? People with spouses/partners? Couples with kids? I know Minneapolis has a reputation for having a lot of LGBT-headed households with children, for example.
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Old 12-17-2010, 06:38 AM
 
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Although I don't dislike gay people I would say I'm mostly socially conservative on homosexuality. My own, I'm equally conservative on my heterosexual desires though, and in general. Still I like being helpful and I believe in variety so am good with there being pro-gay places if places wish to be that. If someone asked for conservative cities where gays are reportedly rare I'd likely try to help with that too. (Orem-Provo and Idaho Falls look like possibilities for that. In larger cities Wichita Falls and Midland, Texas maybe. Although all of those have some gay scene I assume)
Since no one really asked for that, I thought I'd offer up a small list of my own.

I too am a helpful person who also happens to be socially liberal and accepting of all. If someone were looking for a small city where conservative bigots were rare I'd recommend Burlington, Vermont or Iowa City, Iowa. Larger less obvious cities to check out would be Providence, Rhode Island or Portland, Maine. Although a few conservative bigots may exist, they would be of the minority.

Hope this helps!
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Old 12-17-2010, 06:45 AM
 
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Ha we don't like gay people here
Actually you should get out more often. Kansas City holds a large Gay Pride event annually and is a fairly gay-friendly city. My guess is you don't like anyone with a differing viewpoint.

Kansas City Gay Pride 2010 - KC Pride 2010 - Gay Pride Kansas City 2010 - Kansas City Gay Pride Parade - KC Gay Pride Festival - KC Pride New Venue
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Old 12-17-2010, 06:49 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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^ Great posts by both Johns, but I am absolutely loving the Rainbow & Christmas colored font by Baumgardner .
I found that festive as well!
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Old 12-17-2010, 06:53 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Wilton Manors, FL (suburban Ft Lauderdale), especially for the 'gay and gray'. It's even gayer than Liberace's housedress.

Wilton Manors Main Street
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Old 12-17-2010, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Allow me to throw some demographics out there:

By concentration by city:

1San Francisco 15.4% 94,234
2Seattle 12.9% 57,993
3Atlanta 12.8% 39,805
4Minneapolis 12.5% 34,295
5Boston 12.3% 50,540
6Sacramento 9.8% 32,108
7Portland 8.8% 35,413
8Denver 8.2% 33,698
9Washington 8.1% 32,599
10Orlando 7.7% 12,508

By total population by city:

1New York City 6% 272,493
2Los Angeles 5.6% 154,270
3Chicago 5.7% 114,449
4San Francisco 15.4% 94,234
5Phoenix 6.4% 63,222
6Houston 4.4% 61,976
7San Diego 6.8% 61,945
8Dallas 7.0% 58,473
9Seattle 12.9% 57,993
10Boston 12.3% 50,540
11Philadelphia 4.2% 43,320
12Atlanta 12.8% 39,085
13San Jose 5.8% 37,26013

By total population by metro area:

1New York CityNorthern New JerseyLong Island, NY 568,903 2.6%
2Los AngelesLong Beach, CASanta Ana, CA 442,211 2.7%
3Chicago–Naperville–Joliet, IL 288,478 3.1%
4San FranciscoOaklandFremont, CA 256,313 3.6%
5BostonCambridge, MAQuincy, MA 201,344 3.4%
6Washington, D.C. 191,959 2.5%
7DallasFort WorthArlington, TX 183,718 3.5%
8MiamiMiami BeachFort Lauderdale 183,346 4.7%
9AtlantaMarietta, GASandy Springs, GA 180,168 4.3%
10PhiladelphiaCamden, NJWilmington, DE 179,459 2.8%
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Old 12-17-2010, 07:25 AM
 
Location: DFW Texas
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Isn't that sweet^^ Somebody who self proclaims as a "Crip" (primarily black gang) who you would think fully knows the hurtful effects of bigotry and hatred, paying the favor forward to gays.
Don't you know, its only bigotry and hatred when it is directed at THEM.
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Old 12-17-2010, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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Here's something better than statistics, because statistics don't fit everyone's needs. Live where you want to live. Live where you need to be whether its for employment reasons, family, or you just like the place.

All these cities mentioned are wonderful but its time to face up to reality. So many gay people feel they have to live in certain places, because they are so called gay friendly areas. Forget it. If we all live in America we have a right to live anywhere, and the hell with anyone making you feel you can't. Let them move and its about time they know it. Nobody owns America. No one has the right to keep people out, or make anyone feel they are not welcome in a community.

Live in a place that gives you gainful and meaningful employment. Live in a place that gives you a climate or the type of environment that fits your interests. Live where you are in some range of family or friends should that be of interest. Basically live where you want and can afford to live.
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