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The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America 

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Updated January 28, 2020 74.2k votes 14.2k voters 626.2k views 97 items

List Rules 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 LGBTQ+ 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
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA
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Seattle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Washington, USA
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New York City is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
New York, USA
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Portland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Oregon, USA
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Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
California, USA
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Palm Springs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
ScottSarber added California, USA
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San Diego is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
BarbL added 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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Provincetown is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
TravelGuy added Barnstable County, MA, United States
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Key West is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
MarkinKW added Florida, USA
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Chicago is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
mooseyfate1 added Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA
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Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Contiguous United States, USA
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Denver is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Colorado, USA
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Fort Lauderdale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Florida, USA
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Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Minnesota, USA
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Miami is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Florida, USA
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Austin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Texas, USA
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Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
California, USA
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Boston is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Massachusetts, USA
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Berkeley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
midnightq2 added California, USA
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New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Louisiana, USA
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Columbus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
robhop added Ohio
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Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Washington, USA
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Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Georgia, USA
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Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
elSac08 added Area codes 215 and 267, Pennsylvania, USA
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Providence is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
JulioAcevedo added Rhode Island, USA