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:
Denver, CO--for its laid-back, gay-friendly attitude
Long Beach, CA--for its impressive Pride celebrations
Austin, TX--for its numerous festivals and cultural diversity
Portland, OR--for its "hipster, hyper-literate" vibe
Little Rock, AR--for its many gay-friendly churches
Grand Rapids, MI--for best country line-dancing in the Midwest
Atlanta, GA--for its notable black gay clubs
Knoxville, TN--for its LGBT teen support groups
St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN--for its dynamic gay biz community
Ann Arbor, MI--for its lesbian night clubs
Seattle, WA--for Dan Savage and casual hookups
Ft. Lauderdale, FL--for its proximity to Miami
Cambridge, MA--for nation’s first African-American lesbian mayor
Orlando, FL--for Gay Days at Disney World
Salt Lake City, UT--for its "most-improved" gay status
Do you live in one of these cities? Did The Advocate get it right???