Us Cities The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America  

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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 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
2,716 687
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

2
1,488 569
West Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
California, USA

3
1,067 522
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
1,065 546
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
California, USA

5
1,063 459
Palm Springs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
ScottSarber added California, USA

6
1,436 584
New York City is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
New York, USA

7
1,716 539
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Washington, USA

8
1,265 508
Portland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Oregon, USA

9
495 366
Berkeley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
midnightq2 added California, USA

10
605 455
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
California, USA

11
871 430
Key West is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
MarkinKW added Florida, USA

12
753 452
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Contiguous United States, USA

13
956 526
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
mooseyfate1 added Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA

14
891 372
Provincetown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
TravelGuy added Barnstable County, MA, United States

15
782 488
Fort Lauderdale is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Florida, USA

16
633 439
Miami is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Florida, USA

17
737 504
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
robhop added Ohio

18
368 346
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
kaylive added California, USA

19
265 312
Pasadena is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
k3vinl33 added California, USA

20
764 460
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Minnesota, USA

21
710 519
Austin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Texas, USA

22
371 443
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
California, USA

23
568 411
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Louisiana, USA

24
683 391
Denver is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Colorado, USA

25
297 437
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
California, USA

26
433 291
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Washington, USA

27
676 396
Boston is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Massachusetts, USA

28
518 438
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Nevada, USA

29
611 577
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Georgia, USA

30
330 174
Providence is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
JulioAcevedo added Rhode Island, USA

31
250 145
Miami Beach is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Florida, USA

32
197 99
Fire Island Pines is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
New York, USA

33
425 306
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
elSac08 added Pennsylvania, USA

34
151 131
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
California, USA

35
171 377
Fresno is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
EdwardLeonKillian added California, USA

36
445 380
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Florida, USA

37
207 215
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
ohio513 added Florida, USA

38
354 392
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
MikeAnthony added North Carolina, USA

39
241 238
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
MarkAnthonyFord added Boulder County, Colorado

40
283 305
St. Petersburg is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Brendanhoran1 added Florida, USA

41
316 278
Cambridge is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Massachusetts, USA

42
434 309
Madison is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Wisconsin, USA

43
76 39
Ogunquit is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
DJ Banack added Maine, USA

44
250 311
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Pennsylvania, USA

45
317 257
Santa Fe is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
New Mexico, USA

46
161 181
South Burlington is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
loveislove1117 added Vermont, USA

47
233 266
Saint Paul is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Minnesota, USA

48
253 299
Ann Arbor is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Michigan, USA

49
251 339
Tucson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
RJtucson added Arizona, USA

50
118 151
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
patty added New York, USA