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Springfield (MA) ranked as 2nd most LGBT friendly city in America by Advocate magazine
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Posted on 01/11/2013 1:42:15 PM PST by matt04

The City of Firsts has ranked as the second-most gay friendly city in the nation according to a new list compiled by the LGBT publication Advocate magazine.

Springfield, coming in just behind Tacoma, Wash., nearly topped the 2013 list based on several factors including the number of LGBT elected officials, embracing marriage equality and the existence of a roller derby league based in the city.

Providence, R.I. was the only other New England city named by the magazine in its list, which looked only at municipalities with a population of at least 150,000.

"The city is among the top 10 cities in the U.S. in percentage of same-sex couples, according to the Census Bureau's American Community Survey, and it's a desirable place to relocate from the metropolises because of its location near skiing, shores, Boston, and Provincetown," the magazine wrote. "LGBTs appreciative of art and architecture inhabit gay-popular (neighborhoods) Downtown, (in) McKnight, Forest Park, and the Ridgewood/Maple Hill area of Six Corners."

(Excerpt) Read more at masslive.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: anulworshippers; fecaleatingscum; lgbt; perverts; springfield; suckmy
Maybe it's just me, but I would be more concerned about the crime and infrastructure issues in Springfield.
1 posted on 01/11/2013 1:42:26 PM PST by matt04
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To: matt04
They just re-defined the basketball term “ball hog.”
2 posted on 01/11/2013 1:45:19 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: matt04

Before I click the link, I’m gonna cross my fingers that Pittsburgh DIDN’T make the list this year......


3 posted on 01/11/2013 1:46:12 PM PST by surroundedbyblue (I once saw a movie where only the police & military had guns. It was called "Schindler's List")
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To: matt04

We never go to San Fransissyco anymore and why in the hell would we ever consider going to Taxachewsets?


4 posted on 01/11/2013 1:46:33 PM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Roller derby - who knew? I stopped taking my daughters to Silver Stars basketball games because of the just effin’-scary lesbians cruising around the AT&T center during games.


5 posted on 01/11/2013 1:47:06 PM PST by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: matt04

cities to avoid like the plague


6 posted on 01/11/2013 1:50:10 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I was also thinking of basketball analogies, but I probably shouldn’t go there.


7 posted on 01/11/2013 1:54:18 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: matt04

Lovely. I remember when it was known for the Armory and firearms manufacturing. :-(

I have several relatives in the area...I’m sure they’re thrilled (sarc)..well, maybe one of my cousin’s wives but not the rest. Shame, the houses there used to look so pretty going in through West Springfield into town. But it’s been in decline for decads..


8 posted on 01/11/2013 1:55:31 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: matt04

Perhaps a more appropriate title for the list would be “Ten Places to Avoid”.


9 posted on 01/11/2013 1:56:57 PM PST by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: matt04
Great...I like to know in advance what cities to STAY AWAY FROM!

Sorry, but these people are beyond sick. The fact that some want to normalize this perversion is beyond me. “Hey, we should celebrate men and women mutilating themselves...yeah!”

Is it any wonder these people don’t want to be reminded of a Holy and Living God. Just sad.

10 posted on 01/11/2013 2:05:56 PM PST by Artcore
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To: matt04
Great...I like to know in advance what cities to STAY AWAY FROM!

Sorry, but these people are beyond sick. The fact that some want to normalize this perversion is beyond me. “Hey, we should celebrate men and women mutilating themselves...yeah!”

Is it any wonder these people don’t want to be reminded of a Holy and Living God. Just sad.

11 posted on 01/11/2013 2:08:32 PM PST by Artcore
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To: matt04

Tacoma WA is No. 1
Mud City (due to all the rain) seems appropriate here too.


12 posted on 01/11/2013 2:09:34 PM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire)
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To: matt04
Did someone mention Springfield?




13 posted on 01/11/2013 2:11:25 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: matt04

Northhampton isn’t on the list


14 posted on 01/11/2013 2:23:41 PM PST by qaz123
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To: jagusafr
Roller derby - who knew?

Raising my hand.

15 posted on 01/11/2013 2:26:52 PM PST by Washi (Socialism is Slavery)
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To: matt04

While Willard was gov of MASS it became “the most LGBT friendly state in America”

Willard is the father of gay marriage...


16 posted on 01/11/2013 2:27:09 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: IbJensen

Massof2sh!ts
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17 posted on 01/11/2013 2:27:45 PM PST by Bikkuri (Hope for Conservative push in the next 2-4 years..........)
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To: qaz123
Northhampton isn’t on the list

They were only considering towns with at least 150,000 residents...otherwise, Northampton would be a slam-dunk...bulldyke central.

18 posted on 01/11/2013 2:35:46 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

didn’t read the whole thing.

I went to UMASS/Amherst and could never figure out how/why they all settled there.


19 posted on 01/11/2013 2:40:57 PM PST by qaz123
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To: matt04
Providence, R.I. was the only other New England city named by the magazine in its list, which looked only at municipalities with a population of at least 150,000.

That is only because other New England towns don't meet the population thresh hold. All of New England is 'sodomite central'.

20 posted on 01/11/2013 2:44:22 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: matt04

Just another reason to never go there, NEVER EVER~!


21 posted on 01/11/2013 2:47:28 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Washi

So do all the lesbian groupies wait outside for the Roller Derby queens to roll out wearing their Snap on tools.


22 posted on 01/11/2013 2:51:52 PM PST by Venturer
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To: who knows what evil?

I was in Provincetown 30 years ago with my wife to be. We kept getting wolf whistles from men. My wife was shocked when I explained they weren’t directed at her.


23 posted on 01/11/2013 3:59:09 PM PST by macrahanish #1
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