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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2,102 538
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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2
1,143 455
West Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
West Hollywood California, USA

3
765 375
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
796 423
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Los Angeles California, USA

5
809 358
Palm Springs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
ScottSarber added Palm Springs California, USA

6
1,413 455
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Seattle Washington, USA

7
1,109 505
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
993 401
Portland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Portland Oregon, USA

9
376 270
Berkeley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
midnightq2 added Berkeley California, USA

10
484 360
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Long Beach California, USA

11
692 353
Key West is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
MarkinKW added Key West Florida, USA

12
580 357
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
760 442
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
mooseyfate1 added Chicago Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA

14
679 319
Provincetown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
TravelGuy added Provincetown Barnstable County, MA, United States

15
620 398
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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16
592 393
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
robhop added Columbus Ohio

17
470 347
Miami is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Miami Florida, USA

18
289 264
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
kaylive added Santa Cruz California, USA

19
207 223
Pasadena is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
k3vinl33 added Pasadena California, USA

20
302 339
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Sacramento California, USA

21
593 403
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Minneapolis Minnesota, USA

22
539 421
Austin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Austin Texas, USA

23
247 358
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Oakland California, USA

24
533 327
Denver is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Denver Colorado, USA

25
433 340
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
New Orleans Louisiana, USA

26
370 250
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Vancouver Washington, USA

27
414 346
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Las Vegas Nevada, USA

28
539 338
Boston is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Boston Massachusetts, USA

29
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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443 475
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Atlanta Georgia, USA

31
233 136
Providence is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
JulioAcevedo added Providence Rhode Island, USA

32
139 294
Fresno is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
EdwardLeonKillian added Fresno California, USA

33
121 65
Fire Island Pines is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Fire Island Pines New York, USA

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

35
344 307
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Orlando Florida, USA

36
311 265
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
elSac08 added Philadelphia Pennsylvania, USA

37
134 141
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
ohio513 added Tampa Florida, USA

38
187 173
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
MarkAnthonyFord added Boulder Boulder County, Colorado

39
276 314
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
MikeAnthony added Asheville North Carolina, USA

40
222 237
St. Petersburg is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Brendanhoran1 added St. Petersburg Florida, USA

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

42
258 249
Cambridge is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Cambridge Massachusetts, USA

43
180 260
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA

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207 267
Tucson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
RJtucson added Tucson Arizona, USA

45
257 227
Santa Fe is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Santa Fe New Mexico, USA

46
237 211
Eugene is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Eugene Oregon, USA

47
115 151
South Burlington is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
loveislove1117 added South Burlington Vermont, USA

48
44 53
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Christopher Dennison added Phoenix Arizona, USA

49
93 148
Dayton is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
ParrisHobbs added Dayton Ohio, USA

50
179 233
Saint Paul is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Saint Paul Minnesota, USA