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View Poll Results: What city has the strongest LGBT community?
Seattle 11 15.94%
Los Angeles 11 15.94%
Denver 2 2.90%
Minneapolis/St. Paul 7 10.14%
Dallas/Fort Worth 0 0%
Houston 0 0%
New Orleans 0 0%
Chicago 7 10.14%
Atlanta 11 15.94%
Tampa 1 1.45%
Washington D.C. 1 1.45%
New York City 13 18.84%
St. Louis 0 0%
Philadelphia 2 2.90%
Boston 3 4.35%
Voters: 69. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-15-2014, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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So, what city has the strongest and most prominent LGBT communities outside of San Francisco?
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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First Tier
San Fran
Chicago
Seattle
New York*
LA*

*Included in the top tier by sheer numbers only. Per capita, these two cities are not really that impressive.

Second Tier
Atlanta
Washington DC
Minneapolis
Dallas
Houston

Third Tier
Philly
Miami
Orlando
Boston
Columbus

Fourth Tier
Portland, OR
Salt Lake City
Tampa
Baltimore
Denver
San Diego
Sacramento
New Orleans
Phoenix
Austin

Fifth Tier
Providence
Las Vegas
Milwaukee
Cleveland
St. Louis
Rochester, NY
Pittsburgh
Charlotte
Kansas City

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Old 06-15-2014, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Originally Posted by Dawn.Davenport View Post
First Tier
San Fran
Chicago
Seattle
New York*
LA*

*Included in the top tier by sheer numbers only. Per capita, these two cities are not really that impressive.

Second Tier
Atlanta
Washington DC
Minneapolis
Dallas
Houston

Third Tier
Philly
Miami
Orlando
Boston
Columbus

Fourth Tier
Portland, OR
Salt Lake City
Tampa
Baltimore
Denver
San Diego
Sacramento
New Orleans
Phoenix
Austin

Fifth Tier
Providence
Las Vegas
Milwaukee
Cleveland
St. Louis
Rochester, NY
Pittsburgh
Charlotte
Kansas City
You seem very well versed in this sort of thing. Impressive list.
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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You seem very well versed in this sort of thing. Impressive list.
I'm gay and I travel a lot.
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Old 06-15-2014, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Both coasts
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Chicago actually is more like 2nd tier imo. There are certain gayborhoods but the overall place I think has a lower proportion GLBT ratio, and the city just gives off a real frat boy vibe.

I think DC has more presence?
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Old 06-15-2014, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Chicago actually is more like 2nd tier imo. There are certain gayborhoods but the overall place I think has a lower proportion GLBT ratio, and the city just gives off a real frat boy vibe.

I think DC has more presence?
Well he did say that Chicago is in there by sheer numbers only, not per capita.
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Old 06-15-2014, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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Even beyond Boystown, Chicago's LGBT community seems more organized than the LGBT community in DC. Chicago-based Howard Brown is the leader in LGBT health services in the country, and is a model for smaller organizations. The Broadway Youth Center is is a leader in advocacy for homeless youth. Also, considering Chicago's huge dyke march, lesbian roller derby, gay beach volleyball leagues, numerous print publications, LGBT political influence, and bathhouses (if that's your thing) Chicago trumps DC. Not that DC is at all shabby.
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Old 06-15-2014, 03:59 PM
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Location: Boston
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Originally Posted by Dawn.Davenport View Post
First Tier
San Fran
Chicago
Seattle
New York*
LA*

*Included in the top tier by sheer numbers only. Per capita, these two cities are not really that impressive.

Second Tier
Atlanta
Washington DC
Minneapolis
Dallas
Houston

Third Tier
Philly
Miami
Orlando
Boston
Columbus

Fourth Tier
Portland, OR
Salt Lake City
Tampa
Baltimore
Denver
San Diego
Sacramento
New Orleans
Phoenix
Austin

Fifth Tier
Providence
Las Vegas
Milwaukee
Cleveland
St. Louis
Rochester, NY
Pittsburgh
Charlotte
Kansas City
I'm a little surprised by how low you ranked Boston. On the same level as Columbus and Orlando?

I'm guessing that P-Town and Northampton don't count toward Boston's ranking?
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Old 06-15-2014, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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I'm a little surprised by how low you ranked Boston. On the same level as Columbus and Orlando?

I'm guessing that P-Town and Northampton don't count toward Boston's ranking?
Both are a two hour drive away. Boston does have a great gay scene particularly if on is college-aged and progressive politics, but the nightlight life is a little sleepy.

Columbus, imo, has the most underrated gay scene in the country.

Orlando has one of the highest percentages of LGBT people per capita. Why? I have no idea.
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Old 06-15-2014, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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There's absolutely no reliable statistics available that show the LGBT population of any place in the U.S. It's very hard to measure. Therefore, the best statistic IMO is simply the total population of a city, multiplied by say, 5%. In conclusion, NYC has the highest number of LGBT residents of any city in the nation. Bottom line....the more populated an area, the more LGBT people there are. The less populated an area, the less LGBT people there are. There may be a few exceptions or inconsistencies, but in general, it really is that simple.
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