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Old 12-22-2010, 07:37 PM
 
Location: East Tennessee and Atlanta
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what city would you consider to be gay friendly,,
yeah we know San Francisco LOL but any other you guys know might be cool..

San Antonio is really gay friendly


list your gay friendly cities ..
My definition of "gay friendly" cities is a city where a gay man or woman can be out and about in public and be openly gay--holding hands, displaying affection, and living like any straight couple would. In addition, cities that are friendly in terms of public gay officials including mayors, representatives, and gay friendly restaurants and stores. Only larger cities in the US really fit this bill--and those defined as "mostly gay" resort towns.

Anyway, here is the short list (sadly):
1. New York City, including northern New Jersey, Long Island, Westchester, and Fairfield County, Connecticut.
2. San Francisco metro area.
3. Los Angeles -- with major props to West Hollywood and Silverlake!
4. Washington, DC
5. Miami
6. Chicago
7. Boston
8. Seattle
9. Midtown, Va Highlands, Buckhead Atlanta, as well as Decatur.
10. Minneapolis
11. Certain parts of inner city New Orleans
12. Key West
13. Provincetown, MA
14. Bonuse: Massachusetts is most overall gay friendly state.
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Old 12-22-2010, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Orlando Metro Area
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isn't that where QAF was sposed to be set?
Yes sir but it was filmed in Toronto. "Liberty Avenue" was actually Church Street in Toronto.
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Liberty Avenue (Pittsburgh) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A semi-fictionalized version of Liberty Avenue is featured prominently in the American version of the television program CENSORED as Folk. While Liberty Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh is considered the center of gay culture in Pittsburgh, with several gay-owned businesses, bars, and clubs, as well as the home of Pittsburgh's annual Pride Parade, it was portrayed as the heart of a booming "gay village," with even more gay clubs, cafes and shops than exist in reality. These scenes were filmed in Toronto's Church Street, due to financial reasons, which also contains a large number of gay and gay-friendly establishments. In addition, any QAF viewer familiar with either Pittsburgh or Toronto will recognize the red and black trolleys of the TTC occasionally passing in the background, which do not exist on Liberty Avenue in Pittsburgh. In one episode, the principal characters travel to Toronto for the beginning of the "Liberty Ride" and, while walking down Church Street remark to each other that it's eerily similar to Liberty Avenue back home.
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The series was set in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which it depicted with a good deal of creative license. Pittsburgh was chosen as the closest parallel to the UK series' industrial setting of Manchester, England. However, since Pittsburgh does not have a large gay district like San Francisco or New York, almost all of the Liberty Avenue scenes were filmed in and around the Church and Wellesley area of Toronto which is that city's gay village. In fact, not a single shot of the real Liberty Avenue was ever used in the series. Toronto was chosen as the production center of the series because of its lower cost of production and established mature television and film industry. And, as it happens, Toronto's gay village had the look the producers needed to bring their vision of Liberty Avenue alive.
Woody's, the central bar in this fantasy Pittsburgh, is the name of a leading gay bar in Toronto, whose real exterior was shot with only minor disguise. (In a Season 4 episode in which several characters travelled to Toronto, the real Woody's was dubbed "Moosie's".)

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Old 12-23-2010, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Now that gay marriage is legal in DC, the gay population is growing fairly quickly. It's already an extremely liberal city in the first place. San Francisco is the only city I really see giving DC a run for its money in this category.
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Old 12-23-2010, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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My definition of "gay friendly" cities is a city where a gay man or woman can be out and about in public and be openly gay--holding hands, displaying affection, and living like any straight couple would. In addition, cities that are friendly in terms of public gay officials including mayors, representatives, and gay friendly restaurants and stores. Only larger cities in the US really fit this bill--and those defined as "mostly gay" resort towns.

Anyway, here is the short list (sadly):
1. New York City, including northern New Jersey, Long Island, Westchester, and Fairfield County, Connecticut.
2. San Francisco metro area.
3. Los Angeles -- with major props to West Hollywood and Silverlake!
4. Washington, DC
5. Miami
6. Chicago
7. Boston
8. Seattle
9. Midtown, Va Highlands, Buckhead Atlanta, as well as Decatur.
10. Minneapolis
11. Certain parts of inner city New Orleans
12. Key West
13. Provincetown, MA
14. Bonuse: Massachusetts is most overall gay friendly state.
Not saying that I disagree with your list, but Houston is the largest city in the country to elect a lesbian mayor.

Houston is probably the unofficial Lesbian capital of the country.
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Any major city in the Northeast (NYC, DC, Boston, even Providence), though I'd be cautious about Philadelphia and Baltimore. But I'm sure most places won't be an issue.
Washington Square West, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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All cities are gay friendly, except for a few such as Oklahoma City and southern cities besides ATL and NO. There's really no point in this thread. There's too many cities. You would be better off making a thread about non-gay friendly cities.
As are too many posters!!!!!........

What a ridiculous "blanket" post. Unless you are BOTH gay AND have lived in ALL the sizeable cities within the United States....then there is NO point to you answering this thread. .
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Old 12-24-2010, 06:43 AM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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My definition of "gay friendly" cities is a city where a gay man or woman can be out and about in public and be openly gay--holding hands, displaying affection, and living like any straight couple would. In addition, cities that are friendly in terms of public gay officials including mayors, representatives, and gay friendly restaurants and stores. Only larger cities in the US really fit this bill--and those defined as "mostly gay" resort towns.

Anyway, here is the short list (sadly):
1. New York City, including northern New Jersey, Long Island, Westchester, and Fairfield County, Connecticut.
2. San Francisco metro area.
3. Los Angeles -- with major props to West Hollywood and Silverlake!
4. Washington, DC
5. Miami
6. Chicago
7. Boston
8. Seattle
9. Midtown, Va Highlands, Buckhead Atlanta, as well as Decatur.
10. Minneapolis
11. Certain parts of inner city New Orleans
12. Key West
13. Provincetown, MA
14. Bonuse: Massachusetts is most overall gay friendly state.
How can you not mention Philadelphia? Did you know the first public demonstrations for gay rights took place in Philadelphia in the 1960's even before New York's Stonewall? Philadelphia has a designated "Gayborhood" with rainbow flag street signs. The mayor has a special office for L/G/B/T concerns. The city has a gay rights ordinance covering all areas of employment, housing, public accommodations. Philly has the largest Gay Film Festival in the East Coast, 2nd largest in the US. The free weekly Philadelphia Gay News has been rated the best gay weekly in the US. Our five story L/G/B/T center just completed a million dollar renovation. While most cities have a gay pride event, Philly has two: the parade in June and the Outfest block party in October.
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Old 12-27-2010, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Armsanta Sorad
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West Hollywood, Long Beach, and San Francisco.
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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How can you not mention Philadelphia? Did you know the first public demonstrations for gay rights took place in Philadelphia in the 1960's even before New York's Stonewall? Philadelphia has a designated "Gayborhood" with rainbow flag street signs. The mayor has a special office for L/G/B/T concerns. The city has a gay rights ordinance covering all areas of employment, housing, public accommodations. Philly has the largest Gay Film Festival in the East Coast, 2nd largest in the US. The free weekly Philadelphia Gay News has been rated the best gay weekly in the US. Our five story L/G/B/T center just completed a million dollar renovation. While most cities have a gay pride event, Philly has two: the parade in June and the Outfest block party in October.
Me and the gentleman friend really enjoyed Philly. The gayborhood was cool. Nice having everything so close together.
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:42 PM
 
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I have been living in downtown Miami for 5 years now and have been very impressed on how gay friendly it is. It has been basically a non issue with all except Russian immigrants who view being gay as extremely fashionable right now. I will be going on a trip to Moscow when it warms up to stay with friends I met in Miami.
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