The 35 most LGBT-friendly U.S. Cities, according to Vocativ’s ‘Queer Index’

  • metta

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    Jun 12, 2014 12:07 AM GMT
    The 35 most LGBT-friendly U.S. Cities, according to Vocativ’s ‘Queer Index’

    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2014/06/the-35-most-lgbt-friendly-u-s-cities-according-to-vocativs-first-ever-queer-index/
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    Jun 12, 2014 4:21 PM GMT
    Phoenix Arizona didn't make it icon_sad.gif
  • metta

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    Jun 12, 2014 4:36 PM GMT
    gabriel_is_here_yay saidPhoenix Arizona didn't make it icon_sad.gif


    The politics in Arizona has not been very lgbt friendly.
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    Jun 12, 2014 4:42 PM GMT
    I find it rather disconcerting that it goes only by the number of lgbt-oriented venues. Personally, I rank cities by how inclusive gays are, rather than how exclusive. For instance, here in South Florida, one can be gay and go into just about any venue and feel right at home, without having to go to an lgbt-oriented place. In my own little twisted mind, their list screams "back-of-the-bus-friendly cities."
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    Jun 12, 2014 4:44 PM GMT
    metta8 said
    gabriel_is_here_yay saidPhoenix Arizona didn't make it icon_sad.gif


    The politics in Arizona has not been very lgbt friendly.
    In my 8-month experience with Arizona, one can be gay anywhere and be treated with respect...very similar to South Florida, but with a really horrible climate.
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    Jun 12, 2014 7:02 PM GMT
    Yeahh go L.A...West Hollywood is a gay man's heaven.

    Los Angeles has 2424 gay bars, really? I've only been to about 13 lol.
  • safety43_mma1...

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    Jun 12, 2014 8:28 PM GMT
    Madison wi now what lol top ten yahoooo
  • jaxsurfer

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    Jun 12, 2014 10:43 PM GMT
    This is a completely subjective article that looks and sounds like it was a high school or college homework assignment. Teachers are paid by online publishers to have their students write articles like this all the time. Houston and Dallas are awesome cities to live in if you are gay, I have many friends in both cities. This is borderlines on humor.

    As someone who works in the advertising field in press and publicity, I suggest not taking much stock in this article.
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    Jun 12, 2014 11:21 PM GMT
    jaxsurfer saidThis is a completely subjective article that looks and sounds like it was a high school or college homework assignment. Teachers are paid by online publishers to have their students write articles like this all the time. Houston and Dallas are awesome cities to live in if you are gay, I have many friends in both cities. This is borderlines on humor.

    As someone who works in the advertising field in press and publicity, I suggest not taking much stock in this article.


    LOL Are you kidding? Lol, read the article again.

    ***Vocativ’s web technology and analysts surveyed information from across the deep web, open databases, public sites and social networks, including Craigslist, Facebook, Yelp, Rentboy, the U.S. census and the FBI crimes database, among others.***


    I personally haven't been to Texas, Houston or Dallas. But I read the news, gays in Texas are very oppressed. Hell, I know like 3 different white guys who moved to LA now, originally from Texas/Houston area. I have a feeling you're just saying this because you're mad that Texas is not on the list. icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif

    Even in Wikipedia, LA, SF, NYC, Seattle, Chicago consistently rank high with their percentage of Gay/LGBT people. This list/article only confirms that.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jun 13, 2014 12:22 AM GMT
    LAXWill10 said
    jaxsurfer saidThis is a completely subjective article that looks and sounds like it was a high school or college homework assignment. Teachers are paid by online publishers to have their students write articles like this all the time. Houston and Dallas are awesome cities to live in if you are gay, I have many friends in both cities. This is borderlines on humor.

    As someone who works in the advertising field in press and publicity, I suggest not taking much stock in this article.


    LOL Are you kidding? Lol, read the article again.

    ***Vocativ’s web technology and analysts surveyed information from across the deep web, open databases, public sites and social networks, including Craigslist, Facebook, Yelp, Rentboy, the U.S. census and the FBI crimes database, among others.***


    I personally haven't been to Texas, Houston or Dallas. But I read the news, gays in Texas are very oppressed. Hell, I know like 3 different white guys who moved to LA now, originally from Texas/Houston area. I have a feeling you're just saying this because you're mad that Texas is not on the list. icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif

    Even in Wikipedia, LA, SF, NYC, Seattle, Chicago consistently rank high with their percentage of Gay/LGBT people. This list/article only confirms that.
    Texas is not a good place to be gay, that is for sure. Don't believe all the pro Texas propaganda on here. Houston and Dallas are not all that great as gay destinations, both cities are quite conservative. It is only their downtown cores that are gay friendly. Once you get out of their downtown areas it becomes quite dicey. The same situation exists in San Antonio and Fort Worth. The rest of Texas is almost like Russia with its homophobic and xenophobic attitudes prevalent among the natives. The best and most sound advice to give any GLBT American looking to relocate from their hometown is to STAY AWAY FROM TEXAS. Don't bother entertaining the risky thought of wanting to relocate to the lone star shithole and than expect native Texans to accept you. It is just never going to happen.
  • GingerOH

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    Jun 13, 2014 2:59 AM GMT
    This list is a joke. Clearly these people have never been to Columbus or major portions of the Midwest. I know it is hard to believe but there are gay friendly places outside of CA and NY.
  • dtx1

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    Jun 13, 2014 9:32 PM GMT
    Regarding the cities in Texas, I'm not surprised Dallas didn't make the list. I've lived in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for most of my life. There are gay people here, but compared to other cities of similar size, it doesn't feel like a very gay-friendly place to me -- especially in the suburbs.

    Having visited Minneapolis several times, I would have predicted it would have ranked higher than 20th. Everywhere I went in the twin cities I felt comfortable. What a beautiful place, and the people seemed so nice. If it weren't for the bitterly cold winters, I would consider moving there.
  • danisnotstr8

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    Jun 14, 2014 2:26 AM GMT
    I like how bent out of shape people get when their city isn't included. Read the methodology, please. Also, to the Columbus crowd--- gay people are not just bar people. What Columbus has for bars, they truly do lack in culture.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jun 14, 2014 1:43 PM GMT
    danisnotstr8 saidI like how bent out of shape people get when their city isn't included. Read the methodology, please. Also, to the Columbus crowd--- gay people are not just bar people. What Columbus has for bars, they truly do lack in culture.
    That sounds more like an accurate description of Austin, Texas.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jun 14, 2014 1:44 PM GMT
    NorthwestBoy1980 saidI feel right at home in any city or state in the US.
    You better not try to feel at home in Texas because they hate us gay men.
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    Jun 14, 2014 3:23 PM GMT
    Cleveland, in fact no Ohio cities, are even on this list. That's going to make things interesting this summer.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jun 14, 2014 3:52 PM GMT
    4Will saidCleveland, in fact no Ohio cities, are even on this list. That's going to make things interesting this summer.
    Since Cleveland and Akron are co hosting the Gay Games, this is a golden opportunity for both Ohio cities to bring out their very best and roll out the welcoming red carpet to athletes and spectators alike. Both Cleveland and Akron have a golden opportunity to prove to all these coast huggers that Ohio and the Midwest is not boring, flyover country and that both cities and their suburbs have a lot to offer to gay tourists and that both Cleveland and Akron are well worth a visit.