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.

1
2,643 666
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

2
1,443 557
West Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
West Hollywood California, USA

3
1,032 501
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.

4
1,030 535
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Los Angeles California, USA

5
1,026 447
Palm Springs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
ScottSarber added Palm Springs California, USA

6
1,406 571
New York City is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
New York City New York, USA

7
1,682 530
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Seattle Washington, USA

8
1,232 496
Portland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Portland Oregon, USA

9
486 357
Berkeley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
midnightq2 added Berkeley California, USA

10
591 446
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Long Beach California, USA

11
853 422
Key West is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
MarkinKW added Key West Florida, USA

12
731 438
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
878 361
Provincetown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
TravelGuy added Provincetown Barnstable County, MA, United States

14
934 514
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
mooseyfate1 added Chicago Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA

15
762 478
Fort Lauderdale is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Fort Lauderdale Florida, USA

16
614 430
Miami is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Miami Florida, USA

17
712 489
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
robhop added Columbus Ohio

18
357 338
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
kaylive added Santa Cruz California, USA

19
260 302
Pasadena is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
k3vinl33 added Pasadena California, USA

20
744 451
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Minneapolis Minnesota, USA

21
686 510
Austin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Austin Texas, USA

22
366 431
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Sacramento California, USA

23
551 406
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
New Orleans Louisiana, USA

24
659 388
Denver is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Denver Colorado, USA

25
289 423
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Oakland California, USA

26
427 288
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Vancouver Washington, USA

27
662 387
Boston is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Boston Massachusetts, USA

28
506 429
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Las Vegas Nevada, USA

29
589 566
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Atlanta Georgia, USA

30
320 171
Providence is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
JulioAcevedo added Providence Rhode Island, USA

31
235 143
Miami Beach is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Miami Beach Florida, USA

32
185 94
Fire Island Pines is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Fire Island Pines New York, USA

33
411 301
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
elSac08 added Philadelphia Area codes 215 and 267, Pennsylvania, USA

34
168 370
Fresno is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
EdwardLeonKillian added Fresno California, USA

35
143 128
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Santa Monica California, USA

36
432 375
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Orlando Florida, USA

37
195 206
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
ohio513 added Tampa Florida, USA

38
345 383
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
MikeAnthony added Asheville North Carolina, USA

39
235 234
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
MarkAnthonyFord added Boulder Boulder County, Colorado

40
273 298
St. Petersburg is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Brendanhoran1 added St. Petersburg Florida, USA

41
314 272
Cambridge is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Cambridge Massachusetts, USA

42
428 303
Madison is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Madison Wisconsin, USA

43
70 34
Ogunquit is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
DJ Banack added Ogunquit Maine, USA

44
242 305
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA

45
308 253
Santa Fe is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Santa Fe New Mexico, USA

46
155 175
South Burlington is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
loveislove1117 added South Burlington Vermont, USA

47
230 262
Saint Paul is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Saint Paul Minnesota, USA

48
248 294
Ann Arbor is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Ann Arbor Michigan, USA

49
246 331
Tucson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
RJtucson added Tucson Arizona, USA

50
129 192
Dayton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
ParrisHobbs added Dayton Ohio, USA