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Old 01-23-2013, 07:15 PM
 
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I'd definitely put Cleveland ahead of Indianapolis-- it's much more liberal politically and culturally. I'd also put Detroit (metro) above Indianapolis.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:44 PM
 
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Minneapolis of course. I think everyone knows that. The police chief is a lesbian
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:48 PM
 
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Chicago has always struck me as a devastatingly masculine city, even with its large gay population.

Not really a good place for a stylish (beyond conservative style) straight guy either.
Not reallly true. Sure its the city of big shoulders but it has its own city state type style that one can
t relate to unless they live there. Chicago was never a trendy city like NY but followed its own rules.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:18 AM
 
Location: "Daytonnati"
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Yeah, I pretty much agree. Of the cities Ive been to, Chicago, Milwaukee, and Columbus are seem pretty tolerant...tho Columbus suffers from being in GOP/Conservo dominated Ohio.

For Ohio Cleveland might be better than Columbus across-the-board, because there have been gay-positive moves in certain suburbs, too. But Cleveland is a lot like Chicago in some ways.

Of the list, yes, Chicago seemed the best.
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Minneapolis is an easy first place, Madison a not-so-close second, and the rest are behind by miles.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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St. Louis has always struck me as being pretty friendly. PEople will actually let you in when you are trying to change lanes and go out of their way to help you if you're lost.
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:07 PM
 
Location: MPLS
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Mpls most definitely is 1st. You'll notice that overall the city is much more mixed and accepting, whereas other dense concentrations of LGBT people in Chicago and Columbus are much more segregated and only "friendly" where the population density is highest on the north side of either city with a few exceptions elsewhere. Not sure how Cleveland could best Columbus as far as Ohio, since the Short North, probably even German Village, have no Cleveland counterparts. Just take a look at both as far as % of same-sex households:
Mapping America ? Census Bureau 2005-9 American Community Survey - NYTimes.com
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Salinas, CA
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Yeah, I pretty much agree. Of the cities Ive been to, Chicago, Milwaukee, and Columbus are seem pretty tolerant...tho Columbus suffers from being in GOP/Conservo dominated Ohio.

For Ohio Cleveland might be better than Columbus across-the-board, because there have been gay-positive moves in certain suburbs, too. But Cleveland is a lot like Chicago in some ways.

Of the list, yes, Chicago seemed the best.
I am guessing Milwaukee scores well simply due to proximity to two liberal tolerant cities..namely Madison and Chicago. They probably feel pressured to be open to gay rights in their city (or at the very least not hostile to it) rather than it truly being their philosophy (from within the city itself). Residents of southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois may have more detailed insights.

Minneapolis is an obvious choice and has had the registry for same sex couples for over two decades and a gay rights festival that is at least three days long and is about forty years old now. I know some people in that area.
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