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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2,472 619
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
1,348 516
West Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
West Hollywood California, USA

3
954 436
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
953 487
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Los Angeles California, USA

5
956 405
Palm Springs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
ScottSarber added Palm Springs California, USA

6
1,591 496
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Seattle Washington, USA

7
1,292 550
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
1,151 450
Portland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Portland Oregon, USA

9
451 309
Berkeley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
midnightq2 added Berkeley California, USA

10
554 400
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Long Beach California, USA

11
807 386
Key West is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
MarkinKW added Key West Florida, USA

12
673 411
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America

13
865 493
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
792 350
Provincetown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
TravelGuy added Provincetown Barnstable County, MA, United States

27 Celebrities with Gay Parents

15
714 439
Fort Lauderdale is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Fort Lauderdale Florida, USA

16
572 382
Miami is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Miami Florida, USA

17
339 293
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
kaylive added Santa Cruz California, USA

18
670 455
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
robhop added Columbus Ohio

19
247 261
Pasadena is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
k3vinl33 added Pasadena California, USA

20
356 384
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Sacramento California, USA

21
684 435
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Minneapolis Minnesota, USA

The Most Dangerous Cities in America

22
633 468
Austin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Austin Texas, USA

23
613 355
Denver is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Denver Colorado, USA

24
515 382
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
New Orleans Louisiana, USA

25
276 402
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Oakland California, USA

26
488 382
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Las Vegas Nevada, USA

27
411 276
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Vancouver Washington, USA

28
611 370
Boston is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Boston Massachusetts, USA

24 Celebrities with Gay Siblings

29
217 108
Miami Beach is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Miami Beach Florida, USA

30
534 522
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Atlanta Georgia, USA

31
281 157
Providence is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
JulioAcevedo added Providence Rhode Island, USA

32
135 96
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Santa Monica California, USA

33
166 329
Fresno is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
EdwardLeonKillian added Fresno California, USA

34
164 88
Fire Island Pines is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Fire Island Pines New York, USA

35
404 337
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Orlando Florida, USA

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36
176 173
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
ohio513 added Tampa Florida, USA

37
358 294
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
elSac08 added Philadelphia Area codes 215 and 267, Pennsylvania, USA

38
220 204
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
MarkAnthonyFord added Boulder Boulder County, Colorado

39
319 350
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
MikeAnthony added Asheville North Carolina, USA

40
253 263
St. Petersburg is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Brendanhoran1 added St. Petersburg Florida, USA

41
284 266
Cambridge is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Cambridge Massachusetts, USA

42
398 293
Madison is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Madison Wisconsin, USA

Families with Multiple Gay Children

43
211 294
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA

44
46 25
Ogunquit is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
DJ Banack added Ogunquit Maine, USA

45
293 244
Santa Fe is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Santa Fe New Mexico, USA

46
232 295
Tucson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
RJtucson added Tucson Arizona, USA

47
144 167
South Burlington is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
loveislove1117 added South Burlington Vermont, USA

48
71 83
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Christopher Dennison added Phoenix Arizona, USA

49
253 228
Eugene is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Eugene Oregon, USA

50
200 255
Saint Paul is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Saint Paul Minnesota, USA