The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America

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List of the most gay friendly cities in the US. These large cities and smaller towns are known for their large gay and lesbian populations and open communities. Publications like "The Advocate" base their annual rankings on criteria like the number of LGBT elected officials and protective policies and legislation, as well as the community's level of participation in gay friendly sports, competitions, and social groups. Other groups and sites like The Stir and blogs like Divine Caroline have looked to the general progressive and welcoming atmospheres of gay and lesbian friendly cities.

Where do you think the top gay friendly cities in the U.S. are? Which are the gayest cities in America? From Key West, Florida to West Hollywood, California, if you are looking for gay-friendly places to live (or to meet homosexual singles in an open, loving environment), this list of the top gay-friendly cities in the United States should help you shape your opinion. If you don't see the city you think is the most gay friendly, make sure to add it so others can vote for it as the best gay city in the US.
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    San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America

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    San Francisco San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

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    West Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America


    West Hollywood California, USA

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    the people's #1 & added by BarbL
    California, USA Southern California. Great climate all year round! Many out & proud communities. Freeway close to everything, San Diego makes a great vacation destination for you to relax and/or play.

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    California, USA

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    Seattle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America

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    Seattle Washington, USA

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    California, USA

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    Portland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America


    Portland Oregon, USA

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    Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America

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    Long Beach California, USA

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    Berkeley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America

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    Berkeley California, USA

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    New York City is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America


    New York City New York, USA

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    Florida, USA

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    Chicago is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America

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    Chicago Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA

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    Provincetown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America

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    Provincetown Barnstable County, MA, United States

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    Fort Lauderdale is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America


    Fort Lauderdale Florida, USA

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    Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America


    Washington, D.C. Contiguous United States, USA

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    Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America

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    Santa Cruz California, USA

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    California, USA

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    Florida, USA

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    Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America


    Minneapolis Minnesota, USA

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    Washington, USA

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    Oakland is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America

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    Oakland California, USA

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    Denver is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America


    Denver Colorado, USA

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    California, USA

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    Columbus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America

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    Columbus Ohio

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    Austin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America


    Austin Texas, USA

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    New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America


    New Orleans Louisiana, USA

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    Boston is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America


    Boston Massachusetts, USA

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    Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America


    Atlanta Georgia, USA

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    Nevada, USA

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    Miami Beach is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America


    Miami Beach Florida, USA

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    Fresno is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America

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    Fresno California, USA

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    Boulder County, Colorado

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    Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America

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    Philadelphia Pennsylvania, USA

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    Tampa is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America

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    Tampa Florida, USA

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    Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America


    Santa Monica California, USA

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    Orlando is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America


    Orlando Florida, USA

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    Asheville is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America

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    Asheville North Carolina, USA

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    Madison is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America

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    Madison Wisconsin, USA

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    Cambridge is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America


    Cambridge Massachusetts, USA

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    Florida, USA

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    Providence is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America

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    Providence Rhode Island, USA

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    Tucson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America

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    Tucson Arizona, USA

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    New York, USA

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    Santa Fe is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America


    Santa Fe New Mexico, USA

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    Oregon, USA

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    Ann Arbor is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America


    Ann Arbor Michigan, USA

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    Minnesota, USA

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    Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America


    Albuquerque New Mexico, USA

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    Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America

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    Buffalo New York, USA

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    Ohio, USA

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