Where are some gay friendly areas?

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    Nov 26, 2010 9:27 PM GMT
    Aside from the usual places like San Francisco where else either in or out of the U.S. is gay friendly?

    Are there any in Connecticut because I haven't come across any?

    I hear many gay guy on here being accepted by straight friends and people in town or at school or whatever... I wish I lived in an area like that.
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    Nov 26, 2010 9:34 PM GMT
    Los Angeles is in general gay friendly. Some areas such as West Hollywood have a large gay population. In addition, the areas along the coast are gay friendly.
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    Nov 26, 2010 9:41 PM GMT
    Any big city pretty much, Chicago, New York, Toronto, Seattle, etc.
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    Nov 26, 2010 9:44 PM GMT
    Posiden saidAny big city pretty much, Chicago, New York, Toronto, Seattle, etc.

    I can personally vouch for Seattle & NYC, plus Minneapolis-St.Paul, too. And of course where I now live, Wilton Manors/Fort Lauderdale, and that SF of the Gulf, Key West.
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    Nov 28, 2010 1:41 PM GMT
    You're not that far from NYC. You could always visit the city on weekends or just come for the day. You may need to change friends, too. I went to college in Nebraska and had many straight friends - women and men - who couldn't have cared less that I was gay.
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    Nov 28, 2010 2:49 PM GMT
    Toronto aka gay shangri la and Madrid and most of Spain I found pretty liberal towards gays
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    Nov 28, 2010 4:56 PM GMT
    Miami, Florida
    Springfield, Missouri
  • denvermark

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    Nov 28, 2010 5:08 PM GMT
    Denver is a great city too. It's certainly not a gay mecca like SF, NYC, or WeHo, but there's a good gay community here and it's very open and gay-friendly. Plus, it's just a nice place to live!
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    Nov 29, 2010 1:47 AM GMT
    any major city. NYC isn't far from u im sure u could find places to chill there
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    Nov 29, 2010 2:11 AM GMT
    Florida, in general, can be pretty backwards but there are pockets of gay friendly places. Besides the obvious, like Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, the Tampa Bay area has a number of gay friendly neighborhoods. Pretty much all of South Tampa and much of Pinellas are nice places to live and work.
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    Nov 29, 2010 2:49 AM GMT
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    Montreal !!
    Even the subway in the gay village sports the gay colours

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    Nov 29, 2010 3:08 AM GMT
    Hmm. I grew up in Connecticut and it wasn't very gay. I'm sure there's a few gay bars scattered through the state though. Obviously there is NYC, you could also try Boston, Provincetown, or Northampton- all in MA.

    You can get married in Connecticut but there is no one city that has a large enough gay population for anything fun.
  • Citrushills

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    Nov 29, 2010 3:21 AM GMT
    I'm from NYC but I have visited New Orleans 18 times and I can without hessitation recommend it as one of the most gay friendly places I have been. Obviously, they do have their other problems, but in light of what they've been through, they are not doing that badly....though they still have a long ways to go. I would consider moving there at some point.
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    Nov 29, 2010 11:46 AM GMT
    Mexico City's Zona Rosa is pretty gay and pretty happening!! Man I wish I could go back sometime soon...(and gays can marry there woop woop!!)
  • GQjock

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    Nov 29, 2010 12:02 PM GMT
    You can pretty safe bet that any major metropolitan city will be "somewhat" gay friendly
    ..... also if there's a large State or a large nondenominational college in the area like Chapel Hill NC it will be pretty gay friendly as well
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    Nov 29, 2010 12:11 PM GMT
    All of Southeast Florida (from West Palm Beach to Miami)...and Key West.
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    Nov 29, 2010 12:15 PM GMT
    In the Caribbean: Curacao and ONLY Curacao...

    The big cities of Brazil and Argentina.... Colombia's big cities quite all right as well
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    Nov 29, 2010 12:59 PM GMT
    Most of Massachusetts, plus Vermont and Portland, ME.

    Overseas I'd recommend London, Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen, Madrid, and Barcelona.
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    Nov 29, 2010 2:20 PM GMT
    Parks after dark, most public restrooms...just don't follow Larry Craig into one....
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    Nov 29, 2010 2:31 PM GMT
    all of canada
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    Nov 29, 2010 3:23 PM GMT
    There are gay friendly places throughout the US though the knee-jerk reaction is to name large metro area. Remember it is all relative. Someone in Alabama will probably think of Birmingham as gay friendly and I'm sure there are gay friendly neighborhoods. You will only find full fledged ghettos in major metro areas however but consider the fact the Lexington Ky, Chapel Hill, and Carrboro NC have all had openly gay mayors.

    I know of plenty throughout NC so I'm sure Connecticut has its shares. Go to:

    http://www.city-data.com/city/Connecticut.html

    Any place with a highly educated population will likely be gay friendly. Check the stat for educational attainment. There is even a stat there for percentage belonging to religious denominations and the percent of same sex cohabitation. In a red state you can check for heavily democratic voting patterns but in a blue state like Connecticut they seems to be more an indication of racial breakdown.

    Not surprisingly Storrs scores well on this statistic but there are only 10000 people there. Being the home of UConn I would expect it is gay friendly. An area like Greenwich scores well on education but poorly on the religious stat. This may be due to being heavily Catholic like much of Connecticut. Catholics are more likely to identify as catholic even when they are not practicing so you have to keep this in mind.
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    Nov 29, 2010 3:40 PM GMT
    Head north to Northampton, MA or Amherst, MA. VERY gay friendly... so gay friendly that there are more of us than there are straight people!
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    Nov 29, 2010 4:25 PM GMT
    Citrushills saidI'm from NYC but I have visited New Orleans 18 times and I can without hessitation recommend it as one of the most gay friendly places I have been. Obviously, they do have their other problems, but in light of what they've been through, they are not doing that badly....though they still have a long ways to go. I would consider moving there at some point.


    thanks, citrushills!

    as a life long resident of the big easy; i appreciate your words of praise.

    this year the residents of new orleans elected an entergetic, forward thinking mayor, who appointed a zero tolerance on corruption police chief. many of the past political zeros on the city council were also voted out of office.

    these two gentlemen will work hard to correct the wrongs of the past corrupt, do-nothing political toolboxes who held the city back.

    everyone knows about the gay-friendly french quarter in new orleans; but the adjoining areas of marigny and bywater are MOST gay-friendly. in these areas of town, you are assumed to be gay, bi or at least gay-accepting until you prove otherwise. icon_cool.gif
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    Nov 29, 2010 4:29 PM GMT
    You Florida guys keep forgetting St Petersburg........... the second largest gay pride in the southeastern US!
    Yeah Florida has its issues but the blue areas are DARK blue!