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Old 07-06-2011, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Boston
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I'm curious what everyone thinks are the most gay-friendly cities in the U.S. Three obvious contenders come to mind for me. Boston, NYC, and San Francisco.

San Francisco should be fairly obvious, given the Castro, and it's history of being accepting of minorities, especially the LGBTQ community.

NYC because of it's history in the gay civil rights movement, the Stonewall riots, the Village, etc.

Boston because I've lived here for 5 years as an openly gay male, and I've never had a problem with harassment or anything. It's not uncommon to see homosexual couples holding hands or embracing publicly in multiple neighborhoods. It also has two fairly well known gayborhoods (the South End and Jamaica Plan) where it is almost strange to NOT be gay. Massachusetts is also the first state to allow gay marriage and is a model for the entire country on LGBTQ rights.

I'm looking forward to hearing arguments for these or any other cities!
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Carver County, MN
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Minneapolis!
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Boston
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That's good to know, I've always heard Minneapolis is very liberal. Any specific reasons?
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Texas
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The Advocate reports, “Logo’s A List is now extending its series to Dallas and a recent poll commissioned by Equality Texas found that 88 percent of registered voters in Texas support the expansion of gay rights including anti-bullying legislation, 69 percent support anti-discrimination measures for transgender citizens, and 42 percent support the legalization of same-sex marriage.

Austin’s often thought of as the most open-minded city in Texas, but according to a 2007 TIME magazine profile, the state’s “lavender heart” is actually found in Dallas. Website The Daily Beast also picked Dallas as one of the “top gayest cities” in the United States. Reasons include the fact that members of the LGBT community hold prominent positions (the county sheriff, Lupe Valdez, is a lesbian), as well as that the city hosts the Cathedral of Hope, the world’s biggest Christian congregation with mostly LGBT outreach.
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Armsanta Sorad
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West Hollywood and Long Beach.
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:11 PM
 
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Sacramento has a big gay scene for a city it's size.
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Virginia Highland, GA
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Atlanta is the "gayest " city in the US.

Well I just saw we are number 7,....whatever, """Straight""" men cruise more than gay guys here. Your balls will shrivel up in Minneapolis.
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:17 PM
 
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Atlanta is the "gayest " city in the US.

Well I just saw we are number 7,....whatever, """Straight""" men cruise more than gay guys here. Your balls will shrivel up in Minneapolis.
I think SF takes the cake for gayest. I am very confident about that.
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Glendale, CA
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Boston is not an "obvious contender" in my mind.

D.C., L.A., ATL, New Orleans, Miami/Ft. Lauderdale would all be more "gay-friendly" in my opinion (speaking as a gay male).

Of course I think the city with the highest percentage of gay people is actually Palm Springs.
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Boston is not an "obvious contender" in my mind.

D.C., L.A., ATL, New Orleans, Miami/Ft. Lauderdale would all be more "gay-friendly" in my opinion (speaking as a gay male).

Of course I think the city with the highest percentage of gay people is actually Palm Springs.
What exactly do you find to be not gay friendly about Boston? Have you been here? I can get married here, but it seems to me I can't get married anywhere you listed except D.C.
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