LGBT 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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2,799 702
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

2
1,536 586
West Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
California, USA

3
1,106 542
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
1,097 560
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
California, USA

5
1,093 468
Palm Springs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
ScottSarber added California, USA

6
1,485 596
New York City is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
New York, USA

7
1,755 552
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Washington, USA

8
1,299 517
Portland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Oregon, USA

9
512 373
Berkeley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
midnightq2 added California, USA

10
617 465
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
California, USA

11
900 438
Key West is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
MarkinKW added Florida, USA

12
774 467
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Contiguous United States, USA

13
920 377
Provincetown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
TravelGuy added Barnstable County, MA, United States

14
976 539
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
mooseyfate1 added Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA

15
818 494
Fort Lauderdale is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Florida, USA

16
657 446
Miami is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Florida, USA

17
752 513
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
robhop added Ohio

18
376 354
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
kaylive added California, USA

19
274 321
Pasadena is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
k3vinl33 added California, USA

20
781 466
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Minnesota, USA

21
738 533
Austin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Texas, USA

22
591 421
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Louisiana, USA

23
705 398
Denver is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Colorado, USA

24
378 456
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
California, USA

25
305 446
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
California, USA