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Old 01-15-2012, 06:35 AM
 
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Orlando, likely.
Nope. The percentage is high but the non-gay populace isn't the most welcoming.
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Old 01-15-2012, 06:49 AM
 
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Here the link explaining why each city made the list by the Advocate

Gayest Cities in America, 2012



That is some of the most whacked out criteria I've ever seen and obviously created by someone with some exact self-serving parameters. WBNA teams, nude yoga and Mr. Leather competitiors?

Trust me (as a gay male), it's more like:

1. New York City
2. San Francisco
3. Los Angeles
4. DC
5. Chicago
6. Boston
7. Atlanta
8. Dallas
9. Seattle
10. Philadelphia
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
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That is some of the most whacked out criteria I've ever seen and obviously created by someone with some exact self-serving parameters. WBNA teams, nude yoga and Mr. Leather competitiors?

Trust me (as a gay male), it's more like:

1. New York City
2. San Francisco
3. Los Angeles
4. DC
5. Chicago
6. Boston
7. Atlanta
8. Dallas
9. Seattle
10. Philadelphia
The whole article and especially the parameters are meant to be tongue-in-cheek. You're missing the point if you think this is supposed to be a serious and scientific study. It's a fun article (and the parameters are hilarious!) and it's great not to have another article tell me how wonderfully gay-friendly San Francisco is.
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Old 01-15-2012, 12:24 PM
 
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At first I thought Knoxville made that list because we are a bit on the cosmopolitan side for the size/location. Or maybe it's the Appalachian tradition of tolerance.

Then it occured to me the editors probably wrote a program to do google searches and Gay... Knoxville came back with tens of thosands of hits. Because the main street downtown is Gay street. There's even a spot where a picture can be taken at the corner of Gay and Union.
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Old 01-15-2012, 12:36 PM
 
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LA in at 24?

This list is not credible.
They are looking at city limits, not metros. Did you see West Hollywood (a separate municipality from LA)?
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Old 01-15-2012, 12:40 PM
 
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That is some of the most whacked out criteria I've ever seen and obviously created by someone with some exact self-serving parameters. WBNA teams, nude yoga and Mr. Leather competitiors?

Trust me (as a gay male), it's more like:

1. New York City
2. San Francisco
3. Los Angeles
4. DC
5. Chicago
6. Boston
7. Atlanta
8. Dallas
9. Seattle
10. Philadelphia
Are you also a demographer, or is you assertion merely hearsay?
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Old 01-15-2012, 06:22 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Looking up stuff on my own the following, smaller cities, might be pretty gay-friendly. Their counties went against (or nearly did) banning same-sex marriage or they're in states that allow it. Additionally their Epodunk "gay index" is high.

Boulder, Colorado - I think it's known as such, to some extent.
Iowa City, Iowa
Ithaca, New York - I think it's known as such, to some extent.
Lexington, Kentucky - Couldn't find their index, but I believe their mayor is gay.
Richmond, Virginia
Tucson, Arizona - Okay it's a pretty big city actually.

Last edited by Thomas R.; 01-15-2012 at 06:31 PM..
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:52 PM
 
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I always though Long Beach was some disgusting hellhole filled with gang bangers in Chevy low riders shooting each other. Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg never talked about how "gay" it was. LOL.
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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I always though Long Beach was some disgusting hellhole filled with gang bangers in Chevy low riders shooting each other. Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg never talked about how "gay" it was. LOL.
I can't imagine why they wouldn't have given LBC its gay props....
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Center City
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Also, take out the southern cities that aren't Atlanta and Austin.
Considering Houston has as lesbian mayor in her second term along with an at large lesbian city council member in her third term and Dallas's sheriff is an Hispanic lesbian, I hold a different opinion.
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