LGBTQ+ 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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1
3,020 762
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA
2
1,685 624
West Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
California, USA
3
1,227 597
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 3 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.
4
1,212 600
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
California, USA
5
1,194 515
Palm Springs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
ScottSarber added California, USA
6
1,614 634
New York City is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
New York, USA
7
1,872 588
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Washington, USA
8
1,417 554
Portland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Oregon, USA
9
567 407
Berkeley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
midnightq2 added California, USA
10
678 509
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
California, USA
11
972 473
Key West is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
MarkinKW added Florida, USA
12
859 510
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Contiguous United States, USA
13
1,078 575
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
mooseyfate1 added Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA
14
1,012 405
Provincetown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
TravelGuy added Barnstable County, MA, United States
15
878 535
Fort Lauderdale is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Florida, USA
16
723 481
Miami is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Florida, USA
17
830 566
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
robhop added Ohio
18
403 389
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
kaylive added California, USA
19
881 496
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Minnesota, USA
20
301 356
Pasadena is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
k3vinl33 added California, USA
21
820 577
Austin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Texas, USA
22
788 427
Denver is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Colorado, USA
23
648 451
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Louisiana, USA
24
410 492
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
California, USA
25
338 477
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
California, USA