US cities 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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2,119 540
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
San Francisco San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

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1,151 456
West Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
West Hollywood California, USA

3
772 379
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
BarbL added San Diego 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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803 427
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Los Angeles California, USA

5
821 361
Palm Springs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
ScottSarber added Palm Springs California, USA

6
1,427 457
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Seattle Washington, USA

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1,118 507
New York City is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
New York City New York, USA

8
999 404
Portland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Portland Oregon, USA

9
379 273
Berkeley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
midnightq2 added Berkeley California, USA

10
488 360
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Long Beach California, USA

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697 353
Key West is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
MarkinKW added Key West Florida, USA

12
587 358
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Washington, D.C. Contiguous United States, USA

13
768 444
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
mooseyfate1 added Chicago Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA

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684 322
Provincetown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
TravelGuy added Provincetown Barnstable County, MA, United States

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623 398
Fort Lauderdale is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Fort Lauderdale Florida, USA

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598 393
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
robhop added Columbus Ohio

17
475 348
Miami is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Miami Florida, USA

18
291 264
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
kaylive added Santa Cruz California, USA

19
210 224
Pasadena is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
k3vinl33 added Pasadena California, USA

20
303 341
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Sacramento California, USA

21
599 404
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Minneapolis Minnesota, USA

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540 422
Austin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Austin Texas, USA

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249 358
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Oakland California, USA

24
535 327
Denver is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Denver Colorado, USA

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436 340
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
New Orleans Louisiana, USA

26
372 251
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Vancouver Washington, USA

27
417 346
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Las Vegas Nevada, USA

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544 341
Boston is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Boston Massachusetts, USA

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166 87
Miami Beach is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Miami Beach Florida, USA

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449 477
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Atlanta Georgia, USA

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236 136
Providence is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
JulioAcevedo added Providence Rhode Island, USA

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141 295
Fresno is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
EdwardLeonKillian added Fresno California, USA

33
121 66
Fire Island Pines is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Fire Island Pines New York, USA

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95 79
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Santa Monica California, USA

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346 308
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Orlando Florida, USA

36
313 265
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
elSac08 added Philadelphia Area codes 215 and 267, Pennsylvania, USA

37
135 142
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
ohio513 added Tampa Florida, USA

38
188 175
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
MarkAnthonyFord added Boulder Boulder County, Colorado

39
278 315
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
MikeAnthony added Asheville North Carolina, USA

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223 238
St. Petersburg is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Brendanhoran1 added St. Petersburg Florida, USA

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359 266
Madison is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Madison Wisconsin, USA

42
259 250
Cambridge is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Cambridge Massachusetts, USA

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181 262
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA

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208 267
Tucson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
RJtucson added Tucson Arizona, USA

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258 227
Santa Fe is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Santa Fe New Mexico, USA

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237 212
Eugene is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Eugene Oregon, USA

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116 151
South Burlington is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
loveislove1117 added South Burlington Vermont, USA

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45 55
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Christopher Dennison added Phoenix Arizona, USA

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180 234
Saint Paul is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Saint Paul Minnesota, USA

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93 150
Dayton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
ParrisHobbs added Dayton Ohio, USA