Gayest Cities in America

  • GQjock

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    Jan 23, 2010 10:44 AM GMT
    Advocate magazine just did a piece on where all the gays are
    or where in America are the gayest cities
    http://www.advocate.com/Print_Issue/Travel/Gayest_Cities_in_America

    Yeah NY LA and Chicago have gays
    but on a percentage basis are they really that gay?

    Criteria used to judge was funny

    * Same sex couples per capita

    * State Marriage Equality .... given a point system

    * Number of Gay elected officials

    * Gay dating and hook up profiles per capita

    * Number of Gay bars per capita

    * Number of Cruising spots per capita

    * Gay Films favorited in Netflix

    Some of the odd choices
    Albuquerque NM # 15
    Gainesville FL # 11
    Austin TX # 9
    Madison WI # 5
    Bloomington Ind # 4

    Okay I kinda get what they were going for but Indiana Really?
    Take a look guys and see what you think
    and some of you guys in these cities
    are they really that gay?


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    Jan 23, 2010 2:12 PM GMT
    I think its weird Springfield, MA is on the list. Its generally boring enough back in the day we'd hardly venture there. And I know the CT had many more gay friendly sports teams and other social events thrown together and open to the community. I think they just got on the list thanks to gay friendly politics.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jan 23, 2010 2:14 PM GMT
    "West Hollywood"...I mean, c'mon, they actually have a street named "Dick Street" (I'm NOT kidding) icon_eek.gif
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    Jan 23, 2010 5:00 PM GMT
    yup austin is pretty gay
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    Jan 23, 2010 5:05 PM GMT
    I'm surprised Atlanta is #1....

    You wouldn't think so it being in the deep south and all...

    I guess I have something to look forward to as I'm going to move to GA but like 30 minutes away fro Florida in three week. LOL icon_smile.gif
  • darryaz

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    Jan 23, 2010 6:01 PM GMT
    Austin is not a surprise to me.
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    Jan 23, 2010 7:23 PM GMT
    Yep, Atlanta is very gay. I have lived there the bulk of my life, and it continues to get gayer.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jan 23, 2010 7:50 PM GMT
    I am not surprised that Madison, WI and Bloomington, IN are both on the list. Both cities have a positive, progressive reputation. I am surprised that Ithaca, NY and Burlington, VT were not mentioned on the list because both cities are quite progressive and gay friendly places. I am also shocked that Columbus, OH was not listed because that is one of the gay friendliest cities in America. Another city that is quite progressive and gay friendly is Rochester, NY.