Let's do a Ranking - The World best Gay/most-Popular cities.

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    Sep 24, 2009 7:34 PM GMT
    Hm, I think this topic have been asked before - but hey, doesn't hurt to ask again. Hm, I am in a Thanksgiving/Christmas Traveling mood this week. Let's do a ranking of your top 10 cities you've been to/lived in/visited/want to come and play - your opinions about them, what makes them gay friendly/beautiful/cool. Here's my top 10 of the most-Popular/Gay/Fun cities. Have fun everyone.

    1. Paris - Gay Pari (world most beautiful city/Marais district)
    2. San Francisco, CA - (Castro/gayest place in the US)
    3. New York City - NYC (Chelsea boys hm, I love the big Apple)
    4. London - major gay mecca in the UK (the boys are cool)
    5. Las Vegas - (Krave/the Strip) sin city baby, need I say more?
    6. Los Angeles - City of Angels, West Hollywood scene
    7. Laguna Beach - part of LA in beautiful OC town
    8. San Diego - ha, another beautiful city in SoCal
    9. Chicago - (Boystown) great city, hm, wanting to come back and visit
    10. Munich, DE - hm another great city in Germany

    * Ok, I'm biased since 4 cities are in Cali - :shockicon_surprised.gifh well! icon_wink.gif

    * I'm contemplating Rome this December - I'd probably head to Tokyo Japan next spring. icon_cool.gif

    * What does your travel plans look like? Any recommendations to go anywhere else? Cool.
  • rnch

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    Sep 24, 2009 7:38 PM GMT
    amazed that New Orleans is not on the, if not at the top of, this list.

    mardi gras?

    southern decadence?

    haloween?

    heck, ANY weekend in several neighborhoods here is a gay event...icon_cool.gificon_lol.gificon_twisted.gif
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    Sep 24, 2009 7:44 PM GMT
    Berlin may not be the gayest. But it is the queerest by far.
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    Sep 24, 2009 7:52 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidBerlin may not be the gayest. But it is the queerest by far.


    queer as in full of leather freaks! ugh! that city is bunk!
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    Sep 24, 2009 7:57 PM GMT
    Toronto: great gay neighborhood, awesome Pride. Needs to be on the list.
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    Sep 24, 2009 7:58 PM GMT
    1) NYC
    2) Ft. Lauderdale
    3) DC
    4) P-town
    5) Chicago
    6) Northampton, ma
    7) New Hope, Pa

    Either I'm in the mood for the big city or cute little gay town....im not very well traveled so I'm sure i have missed a few...Im thinking of doing New Orleans next!icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 24, 2009 7:58 PM GMT
    how about Sydney!
  • Laurence

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    Sep 24, 2009 8:01 PM GMT
    Your list is very USA-cenric.

    How about a few more European cities. Barcelona and Madrid are both better than Vegas (which has possibly the worst Gay scene in the world).

    I agree with your top four but would definately include Berlin and Sydney in my top ten.

    Lozx
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    Sep 24, 2009 8:06 PM GMT
    BARCELONA! OMG THE BEST GAY SCENE EVER!
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    Sep 24, 2009 8:08 PM GMT
    BTW, Laguna is Still considered LA for all intensive purposes. Also, its not that gay friendly! It just so happens that a lot of old rich gay men live there. However, slowly they are being bought out by rich upper middle class conservative white folk (:
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    Sep 24, 2009 8:08 PM GMT
    Paris? definitely not the most beautiful city in the world.
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    Sep 24, 2009 8:14 PM GMT
    Go to Southern hemisphere where it's summer, since you're talking about winter break. European, East coast, or Midwestern US cities can be frigid this time of year, even Paris or Rome can be quite cold.

    Sydney, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, although tickets do cost more to go down there...

    Southern Europe might have a few places with agreeable winters, as do southern US. New Orleans, South Florida should be on your list too.
  • zakariahzol

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    Sep 24, 2009 8:15 PM GMT
    As far as Asia is concern I give it to those city in Thailand like Bangkok, probably Pattaya or Phuket/ Samui. But it really a "sex for sales" kinda things. Stuff like gay sleaze join, gay sauna, gay massage, gay friendly hotel/restaurant and gay dancing . Singapore can be exciting IF you know where to look. But as far as gay living like gay married, gay immigration, gay civil right movement.....we dont have it here (as far as I know).
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    Sep 24, 2009 8:40 PM GMT
    Where's Toronto? Love that town ...
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    Sep 24, 2009 8:40 PM GMT
    You asking for too much info. I'll just give you my list

    NYC – it is a given- it has the best, biggest and brightest of everything.
    Rome
    London
    Washington DC
    Sydney
    Cape Town
    Barcelona
    Perth
    Vancouver
    Berlin

    Worth a mention

    Paris
    San Francisco
    Madrid
    Melbourne
    Rio
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    Sep 24, 2009 8:49 PM GMT
    Best gay cities I've been to:

    1) NYC
    2) San Fran
    3) Paris
    4) Los Angeles
    5) Toronto
    6) Chicago
    7) Ft. Lauderdale/Miami
    8 ) Washington, DC
    9) Boston
    10) Atlanta
  • rnch

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    Sep 24, 2009 9:21 PM GMT
    [quote]...Im thinking of doing New Orleans next!icon_smile.gif[/quote] COME ONN DOWNNNNNN! icon_lol.gificon_wink.gif
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    Sep 24, 2009 9:27 PM GMT
    odd that Columbus, OH isn't on it. The secret little gay gem of the midwest....
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    Sep 24, 2009 9:27 PM GMT
    oh yeah - I heard of Berlin, Toronto, Rio and Sydney are awesome, too! Hm, not on the list bc I haven't been there but definitely wanting to do these cities in 2010 - 2011 time frame. icon_biggrin.gif Share hot stories if you have some. icon_wink.gif You guys can make your top 10 gay/popular cities, too - hehe mine is just a starting point. icon_cool.gif
  • stevarino7

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    Sep 24, 2009 9:31 PM GMT
    I liked Madrid's gay life a lot more than Barcelona's...but I could be bias. I just really liked living in Madrid.
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    Sep 24, 2009 9:36 PM GMT
    rnch said[quote]...Im thinking of doing New Orleans next!icon_smile.gif
    COME ONN DOWNNNNNN! icon_lol.gificon_wink.gif[/quote]

    STOP BY GOOD FRIENDS BAR... ORDER A SEPARATOR AND TELL MATTHEW I SAID HI! ALSO JOE!
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    Sep 24, 2009 9:45 PM GMT
    Errrr Amsterdam?
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    Sep 24, 2009 9:50 PM GMT
    Paris (agree, world's most beautiful city)
    Berlin - Yeah for us leather freaks!!!
    Cologne - Hamburg
    Zurich
    Amsterdam
    Brussels (Boots - yeah)
    London
    Barcelona - food and men
    Madrid
    Marseille - Moroccan spice with Legion Etranger esprit de corps
    Sydney
    Los Angeles
    New York
    Provincetown
    Fire Island Pines
    Palm Springs
    San Francisco
    Chicago
    New Orleans
    Atlanta
    Houston
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    Sep 24, 2009 10:06 PM GMT
    MtndudeSF saidGo to Southern hemisphere where it's summer, since you're talking about winter break. European, East coast, or Midwestern US cities can be frigid this time of year, even Paris or Rome can be quite cold.

    Sydney, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, although tickets do cost more to go down there...

    Southern Europe might have a few places with agreeable winters, as do southern US. New Orleans, South Florida should be on your list too.


    Good tips! Thanks. icon_wink.gificon_cool.gif
  • dantoujours

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    Sep 24, 2009 10:09 PM GMT
    Given that we can actually get married in Canada, but not in many of those U.S. cities, I certainly would put Toronto and Montréal on the list. Probably Vancouver too.


    ... and Vegas is an AWFUL gay city.