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Old 03-30-2008, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Camelot
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I think you would be pleasantly surprised with Denver, CO.
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Old 03-30-2008, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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What are the top places for a gay man to live? Give me your opinion. The common answer is San Francisco, but it's so expensive. What other places do you recommend?
Uh, San Francisco is just a stereotype. There are more gay people per capita in Rochester, MN.
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Old 03-30-2008, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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For what it's worth, I have a sister who is gay, she lives in Santa Cruz. She loves it there.
Santa Cruz is the most liberal city in America. It is also the most expensive, per capita.
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Old 03-30-2008, 09:48 PM
 
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Chicago is great. Two very cool gayish neighborhoods (Lakeview and Andersonville). Both totally "walkable" in terms of tons of shops, grocery stores, restaurants, people on the street everywhere but not overcrowded, parks, running paths nearby, and plenty of gay bars and coffeehouses.Moderator cut: link to a competitors site removed

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Old 03-30-2008, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Madison, WI Metro Area
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Denver, CO
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Old 03-31-2008, 09:05 PM
 
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Columbus, Oh, strangely, is a pretty gay-friendly place to live. There's a huge gay community, gay-pride parade every year, pretty liberal city. I'm hetero, but have a lot of homosexual friends that thrive in Columbus. Strange to say, since it's the capital of a red state...
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:38 PM
 
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Default ***** Columbus

I second the shout out to Columbus. I lived there for 6 years (I'm a gay man) and had the time of my life. It's a nice size, has GORGEOUS urban neighborhoods, and a MUCH better gay nightlife than my current city of Seattle. Oh, and people are actually friendly there. The friends I have that are still there all own cute houses in the city that they got cheap, and then have enough money left over to travel to Europe or Hawaii once a year when they want to get out of Ohio for a bit. Here in Seattle we are all just working to get by and we have to love the city because we can't afford extravagant vacations.

So, Columbus will never be considered the most exciting city (although it's got more than enough to keep even the most urbane gay person interested). But more importantly, it's got that perfect quality-of-life balance. You won't sit in traffic, and you'll actually be able to afford to try the best restaurants in town (and there are many).

I'm considering a move back. Andrew Collins wrote in Fodor's Gay Guide to the USA that Columbus is so charming that if only it was surrounded by mountains or on a bay, Tony Bennett would have written a song about it.
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:45 PM
 
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Uh, San Francisco is just a stereotype. There are more gay people per capita in Rochester, MN.
Actually...

Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely gay men couples (counted as self-reported male-male unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)
Don't see Rochester, MN


And for it's size, yes, SF is number one, followed by Cathedral City, CA (near Palm Springs), Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Seattle and Oakland. So it's true.
Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 50,000+)
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Old 05-14-2008, 05:17 PM
 
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Columbus has a huge gay population and is very gay-friendly.
It's boring as hell here though.
The flip-side is that the cost of living is not bad so you can afford to get out of town when you want too.
Beware: The gay community in Columbus is very clicky...especially amongst the men. Although, I'm sure the guys can give you a better perspective on that.

Good luck!
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Old 05-14-2008, 05:54 PM
 
Location: HOUSTON
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Yes Houston has a very large gay community.. one of the biggest in the US.
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