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And the gayest city in America is…

  • The Advocate names their list of gayest U.S. cities
  • Is your hometown on the list???

New York? Los Angeles? San Francisco?

Not even close. The Advocate says think smaller on this one. The LGBT magazine released its list of the gayest cities in America and skipped right over the big metropolises known for bustling gay neighborhoods (think Hell’s Kitchen in NYC or the Castro in San Fran).

Instead, the staffers of the blog based their account of the cities’ “per capita queerness” on “totally accurate if decidedly subjective criteria.” Criteria like number of LGBT bookstores, International Mr. Leather competition semifinals, and “The Veronicas” concerts...

Check it out for yourself. Rainbow-colored drum roll please:

15. Denver, CO--for its laid-back, gay-friendly attitude
14. Long Beach, CA--for its impressive Pride celebrations
13. Austin, TX--for its numerous festivals and cultural diversity
12. Portland, OR--for its "hipster, hyper-literate" vibe
11. Little Rock, AR--for its many gay-friendly churches
10. Grand Rapids, MI--for best country line-dancing in the Midwest
9. Atlanta, GA--for its notable black gay clubs
8. Knoxville, TN--for its LGBT teen support groups
7. St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN--for its dynamic gay biz community
6. Ann Arbor, MI--for its lesbian night clubs
5. Seattle, WA--for Dan Savage and casual hookups
4. Ft. Lauderdale, FL--for its proximity to Miami
3. Cambridge, MA--for nation’s first African-American lesbian mayor
2. Orlando, FL--for Gay Days at Disney World
1. Salt Lake City, UT--for its "most-improved" gay status

Do you live in one of these cities? Did The Advocate get it right???

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