CuriousJockAZ saidThe whole list seems off for some reason. What was the criteria that the list was based on other that that they are "underrated"? I mean, come on, nothing against Columbus Ohio but it hardly seems like a gay mecca. San Diego and Seattle would seem the obvious that are missing.
I agree, there are some really backwards people in columbus ohio. It is surrounded by farm country, and kentucky! You can open up the menu at even the best establishments and still you get that sense that they are catering to people that like grease, meat, and calories. I have a hard time finding someplace to eat since I'm a vegetarian. I never have that problem in Cleveland.
I feel far more comfortable in Lakewood Ohio, which is in the cleveland area, than anywhere in columbus. Lakewood has the most percentage of gays per capita in the tri state area. In Lakewood most local stores have some kind of rainbow hanging out of their establishment. You go into a coffee house or restaurant and most of the people are gay, with maybe a few very accepting straight couples. Honestly, if you tell someone you live in Lakewood, around here, you're outing yourself.
In the gay hotspots of columbus, yes it is trendy, but I don't feel like it is a gay 'hood.