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The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America

List Criteria: Vote up and add all of the U.S. cities you think are the friendliest to the gay community.

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 Bay Area, California, USA

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    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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    California, USA

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    California, USA

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    California, USA

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    Florida, USA

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    California, USA

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    California, USA

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    Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA

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    Contiguous United States, USA

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    Florida, USA

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    California, USA

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    Ohio

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    Minnesota, USA

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    California, USA

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    Florida, USA

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    Florida, USA

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    Barnstable County, MA, United States

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    Wisconsin, USA

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    Rhode Island, USA

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    Area codes 215 and 267, Pennsylvania, USA

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    Arizona, USA

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    North Carolina, USA

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    Boulder County, Colorado

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    Florida, USA

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    New Mexico, USA

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