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The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America (68 of them)
Ranker ^ | June 2014 | carlybobarly

Posted on 07/04/2014 6:15:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

List of the most gay friendly cities in the US and gayest cities in America. These large cities and smaller towns are known for their large gay and lesbian populations and open communities. Publications like "The Advocate" base their annual rankings on criteria like the number of LGBT elected officials and protective policies and legislation, as well as the community's level of participation in gay friendly sports, competitions, and social groups. Other groups and sites like The Stir and blogs like Divine Caroline have looked to the general progressive and welcoming atmospheres of gay and lesbian friendly cities.

Where do you think the top gay friendly cities in the U.S. are? If you are looking for gay-friendly places to live, this list of the top gay-friendly cities in the United States should help you shape your opinion. If you don't see the city you think is the most gay friendly, make sure to add it so others can vote for it as the best gay city in the US.

San Francisco, California

Seattle, Washington

West Hollywood, California

Portland, Oregon

Columbus, Ohio

New York City, New York

Los Angeles, California

Palm Springs, California

Madison, Wisconsin

Chicago, Illinois

Key West, Florida

San Diego, California

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Provincetown, Massachusetts

Long Beach, California

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Berkeley, California

Tucson, Arizona

Santa Cruz, California

Boston, Massachusetts

Washington, D.C.

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Sacramento, California

Denver, Colorado

Eugene, Oregon

Las Vegas, Nevada

Austin, Texas

Vancouver, Washington

Miami, Florida

Pasadena, California

Oakland, California

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Boulder, Colorado

New Orleans, Louisiana

Tacoma, Washington

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Montréal, Quebec Province, Canada

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Fresno, California

Atlanta, Georgia

Salem, Oregon

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Asheville, North Carolina

Salt Lake City, Utah

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Cleveland, Ohio

Providence, Rhode Island

South Beach, Florida

Orlando, Florida

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

St. Petersburg, Florida

South Burlington, Vermont

Dublin, Ireland

Charlotte, New York

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Dallas, Texas

St. Louis, Missouri

Charleston, South Carolina

Boise< Idaho

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Syracuse, New York

Charlotte, North Carolina

Detroit, Michigan

Fort Worth, Texas

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Little Rock, Arkansas

Knoxville, Tennessee


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: gays; homosexualagenda; homosexuals; northamerica
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In descending order. Does that sound about right based on your travels and what you've heard and seen? Bakers, wedding planners, preachers and florists beware.
1 posted on 07/04/2014 6:15:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dublin,Ireland?

I didn’t know it had been relocated.

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2 posted on 07/04/2014 6:18:07 PM PDT by Mears
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m just glad they didn’t have one extra city.

I don’t encounter a lot of homos in Dallas, but I guess it doesn’t surprise me. Dallas proper is a minority/leftist run sewer.


3 posted on 07/04/2014 6:18:29 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If these are supposed to be the “gayest” cities in America, why does the list include Montreal, Canada and Dublin, Ireland?


4 posted on 07/04/2014 6:18:50 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would have figured the Twin Cities for a top 5


5 posted on 07/04/2014 6:19:18 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Please Support Free Republic.)
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To: Mears

Proof of Global Warming.


6 posted on 07/04/2014 6:19:42 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

AIDS centers also map exactly onto this, weirdly


7 posted on 07/04/2014 6:21:55 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Seems like every fun city in America is being taken over by queers.

My wife and I were married in one of the most bountiful cities in the US (SF) over 40 years ago. My wife and I would love visit in remembrance of our nuptials, but, as it stands, we will just settle for our memories of this once wonderful city. We would rather not have our memories spoiled by what SF has become.


8 posted on 07/04/2014 6:24:42 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Ann Arbor yes, Detroit no. Kalamazoo is probably far more gay friendly than Grand Rapids.

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9 posted on 07/04/2014 6:25:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Austin is not Texas. That's already well known.

Likewise, Houston, with a sodomite mayor, is not Texas. Dallas is run by leftists and is not Texas. Ft. Worth once seemed like Texas but the metrosexual types have moved in and displaced the Western types. San Antonio, El Paso, McAllen, Brownsville and the entire valley is run by socialist Mexicans. When all is said and done none of the cities embody true Texas values. For that informal rule of thumb, Abilene might be an exception since it has a large Christian university but it too is swarming with the enemy, the criminal invaders from Mexico.

True Texas remains in the rural areas and the nice suburbs where Christianity and Conservatism remain triumphant.

10 posted on 07/04/2014 6:25:54 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dallas is on the list, as well as Fort Worth and of course Austin, but Houston is not???? What’s with that?


11 posted on 07/04/2014 6:26:57 PM PDT by matthew fuller (gopetition.com/petitions/request-for-immediate-texas-border-control/sign.html#se)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They missed Portland Maine


12 posted on 07/04/2014 6:28:13 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hershey, PA? (for the packing thereof)


13 posted on 07/04/2014 6:28:18 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I KNEW Ann Arbor was on that list.


14 posted on 07/04/2014 6:28:34 PM PDT by madison10
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To: DuncanWaring

If these are supposed to be the “gayest” cities in America, why does the list include Montreal, Canada and Dublin, Ireland?

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Because the author is either ignorant or stupid.


15 posted on 07/04/2014 6:29:12 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: Rastus

“I don’t encounter a lot in Dallas...”

Ever been to the Oak Lawn area?


16 posted on 07/04/2014 6:30:10 PM PDT by berdie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They put in Montreal, so by America I assume they mean North America.

But then I see Dublin, Ireland.

Idiocy abounds.

The left can’t even be debated with due to their utter ignorance, incoherence and irrationality.


17 posted on 07/04/2014 6:31:54 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: Still Thinking

I hear a lot of fudge packing goes on in Hershey.


18 posted on 07/04/2014 6:32:29 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: madison10

When (former) Detroit city council president Charles Pugh was caught in an inappropriate relationship with a high school boy, he fled town. He turned up in Seattle.


19 posted on 07/04/2014 6:32:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Mears

I thought they screwed up and meant Dublin, Ohio...until I saw Canada in there.


20 posted on 07/04/2014 6:32:43 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: re_nortex

What about New Braunfels?


21 posted on 07/04/2014 6:33:12 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: berdie

Can’t believe Fayetteville, Arkansas and Eureka Springs, Arkansas aren’t on this list.

VERY gay...


22 posted on 07/04/2014 6:33:29 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So it’s pretty much every major city, eh? The faggots pretty much live in the central cities just like libtards. Not surprised.


23 posted on 07/04/2014 6:37:07 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: ifinnegan
What about New Braunfels?

Sad to say, that town which I used to enjoy visiting, has been overrun with third-world types. It's German heritage has been usurped by Mexicans, who now constitute well over a third of the town.

24 posted on 07/04/2014 6:39:15 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: re_nortex

Wrong, there are true Texans living right in the heart of Houston, lots of us.

In Dallas too and even in Austin I am willing to bet. Granted we have too many liberals but that doesn’t make many of us any less conservative.


25 posted on 07/04/2014 6:39:40 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: re_nortex

Hmm.


26 posted on 07/04/2014 6:40:26 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: berdie

Not very often, but I know about it. I know enough to avoid it! I had an art teacher in college who said he lived there and it was obviously a fitting location for him and his “housemate.”


27 posted on 07/04/2014 6:40:37 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: re_nortex

Seems that if you want to experience the “real” Texas, you’ll have to go to Waxahachie, Fredericksburg, Ennis, Goliad or Dalhart.


28 posted on 07/04/2014 6:40:53 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: DuncanWaring

Montreal, Canada is in North America. Not sure about Dublin.


29 posted on 07/04/2014 6:42:04 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
I would have figured the Twin Cities for a top 5

I would have thought, too, but I guess the cold must scare some of the sissy-marys away.
30 posted on 07/04/2014 6:44:16 PM PDT by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Love it. Riverside, California IS NOT ON THE LIST. We moved from Long Beach 27 years ago. Glad to be here.


31 posted on 07/04/2014 6:44:27 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
In descending order. Does that sound about right based on your travels and what you've heard and seen? Bakers, wedding planners, preachers and florists beware.

Gay-friendly = Christianity-hostile

32 posted on 07/04/2014 6:45:36 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Ditter
Wrong, there are true Texans living right in the heart of Houston, lots of us.

Yes, that's certainly the case. But the good Christian (and Jewish) Conservatives are overwhelmed by the atheistic liberals, Mexicans, mooselimbs and sodomites. What's really sad is that the once great city of Houston is now the most ethnically and racially diverse city in the U.S. Multiculturalism, of course, is a commie scheme designed to weaken America. I hope that one day President Sarah Palin or Ted Cruz can reverse the trend and restore American Exceptionalism. Then places like Houston and Dallas can return to the pro-God, pro-gun, pro-business Conservatism that once distinguished those communities.

Diversity is perversity.

33 posted on 07/04/2014 6:47:26 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If you don't see the city you think is the most gay friendly, make sure to add it so others can vote for it as the best gay city in the US.

That says all you need to know about the validity of the list.
34 posted on 07/04/2014 6:48:00 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: ifinnegan; Fiji Hill

Fiji Hill’s post in this thread mentions Fredericksburg. It’s been ten years since I was last there during a summer festival. It seemed to still be true to Texas values and culture. Unlike New Braunfels, which is right on a highway to Mexico, Fredericksburg benefits by being a bit harder for the criminal invaders to get to.


35 posted on 07/04/2014 6:51:39 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Asheville seems too far down the list.


36 posted on 07/04/2014 6:52:49 PM PDT by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is it?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kansas is free.


37 posted on 07/04/2014 7:01:53 PM PDT by mykroar (This is an insult to the nation's intelligence and these days, that isn't easy.)
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To: re_nortex

There’s a song that has this snippet of lyrics

Hitch hiked to Rome
Took a Greyhound to Fredricksburg
Well I’m flat out broke
Been smoking butts for days


38 posted on 07/04/2014 7:04:40 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Gay Friend" is a bit of a misnomer.
They should be called cities that encourage Sodomites to march off into an eternity in Hell. Hardly what I'd call friendly. And Sodomites aren't exactly a "gay" lot either...
39 posted on 07/04/2014 7:05:09 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: DuncanWaring

Probably took the Common Core geography course!


40 posted on 07/04/2014 7:17:24 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Surgeon General Warning: Operation of Government Motors vehicles may be hazardous to your health)
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To: El Cid
And Sodomites aren't exactly a "gay" lot either.

Well said and so true. A small group of us here on FR have informally agreed to restore the term "gay" to its rightful meaning before the homosexual facists hijacked it. For those too young to remember, I have occasionally raised a few eyebrows when I talk of my 40+ year gay marriage. Before she passed, my wife and sweetheart, whom I met a Christian college, and I had decades of true happiness and Joy in Christ. That's what a "gay marriage" is genuinely all about. I want America back and I want my word back!

41 posted on 07/04/2014 7:21:33 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: WKUHilltopper

They could get a pass on Canada because it’s in America.

The Dublin thing was strange though.

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42 posted on 07/04/2014 7:31:22 PM PDT by Mears
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To: re_nortex
Agreed. "Gay" is/was a fine word.
I hate to see it being misused as a description of Sodomites.
I also hate seeing rainbows being used as a flag for perverts. God gave us the rainbow as a symbol of His mercy after He sent the cleansing Flood to wipe out an earlier generation of depraved sinners. Unless they repent and turn from a lifestyle that exults sin, there won't be a rainbow of mercy awaiting this later generation.
43 posted on 07/04/2014 7:36:43 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Amazing Honolulu did not make the list, what with the way the liberal media likes to beat the pro-homosexual drum.


44 posted on 07/04/2014 8:12:56 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am PROUD to see my Baltimore is not on this very wide-cast list. Haha, both PA cities are, as is very close DC.


45 posted on 07/04/2014 8:18:26 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bristol Pa.


46 posted on 07/04/2014 8:22:04 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: re_nortex

I must concur that Houston is no longer part of Texas. I left Houston in 1999, returned in 2011. The city was already going downhill when I left. During the time I was away, 10 of those years were in Minnesota. Now I see Houston as being part of Minnesota, not Texas. Time to move to Deer Park.


47 posted on 07/04/2014 8:23:31 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: max americana
So it’s pretty much every major city, eh? The faggots pretty much live in the central cities just like libtards. Not surprised.

The homos pretty much form their own ghettos.

48 posted on 07/04/2014 8:47:21 PM PDT by fwdude (The last time the GOP ran an "extremist," Reagan won 44 states.)
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To: mykroar

Wasn’t Manhattan, KS recently sodomized with anti-Christian (”anti-discrimination”) ordinances?


49 posted on 07/04/2014 8:50:20 PM PDT by fwdude (The last time the GOP ran an "extremist," Reagan won 44 states.)
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To: Mears

Ireland is one of the 57 states...


50 posted on 07/04/2014 8:53:35 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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