What's the best gay city in the world?

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    Mar 10, 2014 1:30 PM GMT
    Where is the best, safest, most accepting place to be openly gay? In the US It used to be SF, Provincetown or NYC. Still true? Are there more accepting places?
  • frogman89

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    Mar 10, 2014 4:00 PM GMT
    Berlin! icon_cool.gif
    I can't think of another city where I could feel as free. Nobody cares about your sexuality or if two guys kiss and hold hands in the streets. Or if your co-worker is gay. Or whatever.

    I've never been to SF or NYC before though, so I'm lacking comparison.
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    Mar 10, 2014 4:03 PM GMT
    frogman89 saidBerlin! icon_cool.gif
    I can't think of another city where I could feel as free. Nobody cares about your sexuality or if two guys kiss and hold hands in the streets. Or if your co-worker is gay. Or whatever.

    I've never been to SF or NYC before though, so I'm lacking comparison.


    Philadelphia is also like this. I wish all the gays on here lived in Philly.
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    Mar 10, 2014 4:41 PM GMT
    Toronto, in Canada is a very good option. ...icon_twisted.gif
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    Mar 10, 2014 4:45 PM GMT
    MK1220 said
    frogman89 saidBerlin! icon_cool.gif
    I can't think of another city where I could feel as free. Nobody cares about your sexuality or if two guys kiss and hold hands in the streets. Or if your co-worker is gay. Or whatever.

    I've never been to SF or NYC before though, so I'm lacking comparison.


    Philadelphia is also like this. I wish all the gays on here lived in Philly.


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  • Kwokpot

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    Mar 10, 2014 5:38 PM GMT
    OnceUponATime said
    MK1220 said
    frogman89 saidBerlin! icon_cool.gif
    I can't think of another city where I could feel as free. Nobody cares about your sexuality or if two guys kiss and hold hands in the streets. Or if your co-worker is gay. Or whatever.

    I've never been to SF or NYC before though, so I'm lacking comparison.


    Philadelphia is also like this. I wish all the gays on here lived in Philly.


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    As a native NY'er who moved to Philly 7 years ago I would have to agree with the OP's statement about Philly; It's REALLy a very friendly city towards the gay community.

    While the city has it's share of problems (the crime rate is NOT THAT terrible but it is less safe than NYC by any measure)
    Center City is extremely Gay friendly and everything from museums, restaurants, nightlife there is absolutely no issues about being an Out gay person. Philly has a very visible Lesbian community and a nice selection of gay bars & clubs if that's your sort of thing. 12th St. Gym (Gay owned), which I belong to, is where many of the gay community goes to, but it definitely isn't the only fitness facility where the gay community is welcome. There is another gym chain Optimal Fitness, which is also gay owned with several locations.

    Philly JUST opened it's first GAY Senior Apartment complex right in the heart of the Gayborhood.


    While employment can be a challenge, Philly is a magnet for the Health Care & Education fields, and there is a growing Tech industry. The city is an affordable alternatives to places like NYC, Boston and SF.
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    Mar 10, 2014 5:47 PM GMT
    London and Berlin without a doubt
  • tiddlypush

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    Mar 10, 2014 5:51 PM GMT
    london,berlin,new york, san frisco and sydney in that order. paris is good too
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    Mar 10, 2014 6:44 PM GMT
    I think Philly sucks. It has a tiny gay community, as most of us moved to the suburbs long ago. The city is officially friendly, but so-so, compared to progressive cities like Minneapolis, Chicago, etc. Certainly there are worse places to live, but for the East Coast, it might be the least desirable.
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    Mar 10, 2014 7:06 PM GMT
    I've heard Brighton in the UK is good. It's called the gay capital of the UK.
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    Mar 10, 2014 8:40 PM GMT
    Toronto.... minus our homophobic crack smoking, drunk ranting mayor (His days are numbered).
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    Mar 10, 2014 8:46 PM GMT
    Most states or countries that allow gay marriages now. San Francisco, L.A., NYC, Toronto, London, Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, Greeks Islands come to mind.
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    Mar 10, 2014 8:48 PM GMT
    OnceUponATime said
    MK1220 said
    frogman89 saidBerlin! icon_cool.gif
    I can't think of another city where I could feel as free. Nobody cares about your sexuality or if two guys kiss and hold hands in the streets. Or if your co-worker is gay. Or whatever.

    I've never been to SF or NYC before though, so I'm lacking comparison.


    Philadelphia is also like this. I wish all the gays on here lived in Philly.


    WTF did I do to you???



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    Mar 10, 2014 8:52 PM GMT
    Fort Lauderdale, key west, Florida
    Austin, Dallas, Houston, Texas
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  • secondstartot...

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    Mar 10, 2014 10:09 PM GMT
    Tel Aviv
    voted best gay city in the world 2011

    http://www.gaycities.com/best-of-2011/vote.php?page=10
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    Mar 10, 2014 10:54 PM GMT
    frogman89 saidBerlin! icon_cool.gif
    I can't think of another city where I could feel as free. Nobody cares about your sexuality or if two guys kiss and hold hands in the streets. Or if your co-worker is gay. Or whatever.

    I've never been to SF or NYC before though, so I'm lacking comparison.

    Madrid is similar too, and Barcelona. Even though Netherlands is supposed to be very gay friendly, but still I don't enough same sex PDA on the street.
  • Kwokpot

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    Mar 11, 2014 12:32 AM GMT
    Andaman saidI think Philly sucks. It has a tiny gay community, as most of us moved to the suburbs long ago. The city is officially friendly, but so-so, compared to progressive cities like Minneapolis, Chicago, etc. Certainly there are worse places to live, but for the East Coast, it might be the least desirable.
    WOW you think Philly suburbs are nicer? Really? And tell me why then.
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    Mar 11, 2014 6:45 AM GMT
    Tel Aviv icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 11, 2014 6:55 AM GMT
    Of Course TORONTO icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 11, 2014 7:39 AM GMT
    That city where I did your mom.
  • eiresp

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    Mar 11, 2014 8:56 AM GMT
    Madrid has to be one of the best. I think it´s one of the most open cities I have ever been too. So open that being gay is just normal. You see gay couples everywhere who are not afraid to be openly affectionate with each other. Also the guys are pretty damn hot here too so that is like the icing on the cake. icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 11, 2014 2:38 PM GMT
    Montréal, and its probably safer than all those other places. Violent crime rate here is really low and celebration of being gay is pretty high.

    One time (in Montréal) I met a cute young guy on the subway. Started flirting. Got off at the same stop. Then started making out on the sidewalk directly in front of the station doors. We kissed for like 15 minutes. It was during evening rush hour and at least a thousand people had to have walked past us. Not one nasty comment from any of the passers by.
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    Mar 11, 2014 5:26 PM GMT
    illyriak2000 saidFort Lauderdale, key west, Florida
    Austin, Dallas, Houston, Texas
    Stay away from Texas, it is the most virulently homophobic state in the US. Austin is overrated and not as gay friendly as it is cracked up to be. Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, and San Antonio have their gayborhoods next to downtown but that is about it. The rest of them are largely conservative and quite dicey.


    If you want a gay friendly city that is not too expensive than come and check out Columbus, Ohio a very beautiful, modern, progressive city that has one of the best gay scenes east of the Mississippi River.icon_biggrin.gif
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    illyriak2000 saidFort Lauderdale, key west, Florida
    Austin, Dallas, Houston, Texas
    Stay away from Texas, it is the most virulently homophobic state in the US. Austin is overrated and not as gay friendly as it is cracked up to be. Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, and San Antonio have their gayborhoods next to downtown but that is about it. The rest of them are largely conservative and quite dicey.


    If you want a gay friendly city that is not too expensive than come and check out Columbus, Ohio a very beautiful, modern, progressive city that has one of the best gay scenes east of the Mississippi River.icon_biggrin.gif


    And I can't wait to get the hell out of here. There is almost no gay scene here.