The gayest cities in America...

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    Jan 09, 2012 10:31 PM GMT
    ...according to the Advocate. Salt Lake City? Really? And NYC and San Francisco are nowhere on the list? Hogwash!

    http://news.advocate.com/post/15571734525/gayest-cities-in-america-2012
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    Jan 09, 2012 11:24 PM GMT
    jmusmc85 said...according to the Advocate. Salt Lake City? Really? And NYC and San Francisco are nowhere on the list? Hogwash!

    http://news.advocate.com/post/15571734525/gayest-cities-in-america-2012


    They normalized the scores per capita. That gives the gay smaller cities a shot - I'm looking at you, Ann Arbor and Cambridge - but at the expense of most larger cities.
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    Jan 09, 2012 11:26 PM GMT
    These lists that go "per capita" are ones I immediately toss out the window.
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    Jan 09, 2012 11:28 PM GMT
    Here's my list, based solely on second hand opinion and me not having been to most of them....ahem.....


    1) San Fransisco
    2) NYC
    3) LA
    4) Washington, DC
    5) Miami
    6) Chicago
    7) Boston
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    Jan 09, 2012 11:31 PM GMT
    jmusmc85 saidHere's my list, based solely on second hand opinion and me not having been to most of them....ahem.....


    1) San Fransisco
    2) NYC
    3) LA
    4) Washington, DC
    5) Miami
    6) Chicago
    7) Boston
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    +1

    Although I think Boston is gayer than Miami
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    Jan 09, 2012 11:39 PM GMT
    ZbmwM5 said
    jmusmc85 saidHere's my list, based solely on second hand opinion and me not having been to most of them....ahem.....


    1) San Fransisco
    2) NYC
    3) LA
    4) Washington, DC
    5) Miami
    6) Chicago
    7) Boston
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    +1

    Although I think Boston is gayer than Miami


    The last three are probably interchangeable. I put Miami at the top bc it is near the Keyes and Ft. Lauderdale which are both gay meccas in their own right. So collectively they outrank Chicago and Boston. Though Boston does have more gay-friendlier laws.....It all depends on what is your flavor...
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    Jan 09, 2012 11:51 PM GMT
    I think Dallas needs to be on this list, how did austin make it lol
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    Jan 09, 2012 11:55 PM GMT
    "There are more than a half-dozen hot spots for men and women" in Salt Lake City.

    OMG!!! For realz??? That's like more than SIX, right???!! That's it. I'm moving there. Like, are you kidding me? More than six places to go out. Wow. Now that's where the party's at!

    Okay, I'll stop.
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    Jan 09, 2012 11:57 PM GMT
    19c79 said"There are more than a half-dozen hot spots for men and women" in Salt Lake City.

    OMG!!! For realz??? That's like more than SIX, right???!! That's it. I'm moving there. Like, are you kidding me? More than six places to go out. Wow. Now that's where the party's at!

    Okay, I'll stop.


    I know. And I bet you have these places are shitty hole in the walls filled with creepers. Though it certainly helps, gay bars do not make a gay-friendly city worth visiting...
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    Jan 09, 2012 11:59 PM GMT
    It's probably a better idea to have parallel lists - one for major cities, one for mid-sized cities, and one for small cities - than to try the One List to Rule Them All approach. I don't doubt that there are some super-fabulous college towns out there, but for sheer gay-density they just can't compete with Chelsea or the Castro.
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    Jan 10, 2012 12:03 AM GMT
    jmusmc85 said
    19c79 said"There are more than a half-dozen hot spots for men and women" in Salt Lake City.

    OMG!!! For realz??? That's like more than SIX, right???!! That's it. I'm moving there. Like, are you kidding me? More than six places to go out. Wow. Now that's where the party's at!

    Okay, I'll stop.


    I know. And I bet you have these places are shitty hole in the walls filled with creepers. Though it certainly helps, gay bars do not make a gay-friendly city worth visiting...

    True. I actually really want to visit SLC, because I hear it's a beautiful city, but gay-friendliness is not one of the factors driving me there.
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    Jan 10, 2012 2:47 AM GMT
    jmusmc85 said
    ZbmwM5 said
    jmusmc85 saidHere's my list, based solely on second hand opinion and me not having been to most of them....ahem.....


    1) San Fransisco
    2) NYC
    3) LA
    4) Washington, DC
    5) Miami
    6) Chicago
    7) Boston
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    +1

    Although I think Boston is gayer than Miami


    The last three are probably interchangeable. I put Miami at the top bc it is near the Keyes and Ft. Lauderdale which are both gay meccas in their own right. So collectively they outrank Chicago and Boston. Though Boston does have more gay-friendlier laws.....It all depends on what is your flavor...


    That's right. When Miami is listed, it usually includes Ft. Lauderdale and the Keyes. The combined number of gay people is definitely much higher than Boston, and I would guess higher than Chicago. Adam4Adam is a pretty good indicator. Right now, the number of people online from Boston and Ft. Lauderdale are roughly equal - 1077 and 1044 respectively. The number of people currently online from Miami-Dade County, which includes Miami Beach, the city of Miami etc. is over 1500. I didn't look up Chicago.
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    Jan 10, 2012 4:38 AM GMT
    barry954 saidAdam4Adam is a pretty good indicator. Right now, the number of people online from Boston and Ft. Lauderdale are roughly equal - 1077 and 1044 respectively.


    LOL, true that. Adam4adam is almost like a starting point to get a rough idea of how a city will be. It determines the race, age, and amount of gay people in any given area. So even if you don't choose to use it, it still helps to glance at it for time to time. It's sad that such a site defines so much of us...but it's about all we have.

    Actually, an even better indicator is the m4m section of craigslist.

    19c79 said
    True. I actually really want to visit SLC, because I hear it's a beautiful city, but gay-friendliness is not one of the factors driving me there.


    Salt Lake City? Puuuuuuuuuulease!

    I've been to Salt Lake City several times last year. It's a majority White, outdoor-cultured town that is known for 2 things: skiing and Mormonism. I enjoy it for what it is, but to say it's the 1. gayest city is a joke. It has a very small gay population and there's only a handful of gay bars.

    See...this is why I want to start traveling BEYOND the lower 48. You think SLC is the shit? What about Paris, Ibiza, Amsterdam? For fuck's sake I doubt you have to be in the closest and define your gay life by how many people go to a bar on Saturday night.

    You can't even hold hands with a guy of a different race without someone mumbling under their breath or batting an eye.

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    Jan 10, 2012 4:42 AM GMT
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    barry954 saidAdam4Adam is a pretty good indicator. Right now, the number of people online from Boston and Ft. Lauderdale are roughly equal - 1077 and 1044 respectively.


    LOL, true that. Adam4adam is almost like a starting point to get a rough idea of how a city will be. It determines the race, age, and amount of gay people in any given area. So even if you don't choose to use it, it still helps to glance at it for time to time. It's sad that such a site defines so much of us...but it's about all we have.

    Actually, an even better indicator is the m4m section of craigslist.

    19c79 said
    True. I actually really want to visit SLC, because I hear it's a beautiful city, but gay-friendliness is not one of the factors driving me there.


    Salt Lake City? Puuuuuuuuuulease!

    I've been to Salt Lake City several times last year. It's a majority White, outdoor-cultured town that is known for 2 things: skiing and Mormonism. I enjoy it for what it is, but to say it's the 1. gayest city is a joke. It has a very small gay population and there's only a handful of gay bars.

    See...this is why I want to start traveling BEYOND the lower 48. You think SLC is the shit? What about Paris, Ibiza, Amsterdam? For fuck's sake I doubt you have to be in the closest and define your gay life by how many people go to a bar on Saturday night.

    You can't even hold hands with a guy of a different race without someone mumbling under their breath or batting an eye.



    This is a list for American cities dude. Paris, Ibiza, and Amsterdam are not in America....and guess what? Those cities, and island, are mainly white too!
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    Jan 10, 2012 4:43 AM GMT
    I've heard Salt Lake is pretty fuckin gay. I need to check it out. icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 10, 2012 5:18 AM GMT
    I'm not surprised to see Orlando on that list. icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 10, 2012 5:30 AM GMT
    The criteria include availability of nude yoga classes, a WNBA franchise, and a chapter of the Imperial Court. If they can't take gay people seriously, why should I take their ranking seriously?
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    Jan 10, 2012 5:33 AM GMT
    I'm shocked SLC made it. Good looking gay men are lacking here.
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    Jan 10, 2012 5:34 AM GMT
    what about mpls = minneapolis!!?
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    Jan 10, 2012 5:43 AM GMT
    This list is BS in my humble opinion....
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    Jan 10, 2012 6:26 AM GMT
    Where's Palm Springs, CA on the list? I would think we have every town on the list beat in terms of percent of the population that is gay. I heard we are close to 50%! With only around 42,000 people we have about a dozen gay bars and the same number of gay resorts. We have gay restaurants and even a gay department store!
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    Jan 10, 2012 6:50 AM GMT
    jmusmc85 said
    This is a list for American cities dude. Paris, Ibiza, and Amsterdam are not in America....and guess what? Those cities, and island, are mainly white too!


    'Sighs'...France White and Dutch White is different from Mountain West America White. Totally different mindsets...People in Salt Lake see a Black person like once a week or so.
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    Jan 10, 2012 6:56 AM GMT
    SighsDontMatter saidWhere's Palm Springs, CA on the list? I would think we have every town on the list beat in terms of percent of the population that is gay. I heard we are close to 50%! With only around 42,000 people we have about a dozen gay bars and the same number of gay resorts. We have gay restaurants and even a gay department store!


    Cuz That list is a CROCK OF CRAP!

    C'mon, they list Denver but don't list Dallas? Seriously? Go to Oaklawn Dallas and the 2 or 3 strip clubs, like half of the gay men in Dallas are stripping. If there's any reason I go to Dallas, it's because of their gay underwear stores in Oaklawn. And to me, Austin isn't really an everybody gay city. It's mostly college, and they end up moving to Dallas for employment anyway.



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    Jan 10, 2012 6:57 PM GMT
    TallJock said
    jmusmc85 said
    This is a list for American cities dude. Paris, Ibiza, and Amsterdam are not in America....and guess what? Those cities, and island, are mainly white too!


    'Sighs'...France White and Dutch White is different from Mountain West America White. Totally different mindsets...People in Salt Lake see a Black person like once a week or so.


    LOL. What an idiot. White is white. Why do you get to decide what is an acceptable level of whiteness?

    And once again, this is American list. Pairs and Amsterdam are the primate cities for their countries. As they only have one, the USA has several. So that makes a difference.
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    Jan 10, 2012 6:59 PM GMT
    Vcrsicht said
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    jmusmc85 saidHere's my list, based solely on second hand opinion and me not having been to most of them....ahem.....


    1) San Fransisco
    2) NYC
    3) LA
    4) Washington, DC
    5) Miami
    6) Chicago
    7) Boston
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    +1

    Although I think Boston is gayer than Miami


    Buddy, Miami's like Liberace's dinner after a few hrs of hard drinking! I think it goes underneath LA because in the flaccidity of Florida, i think everyone's made out to be a bottom; don't let the glitter or the retired distract u.. literally!


    WTF did you just say?