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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
2,759 693
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

2
1,517 579
West Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
California, USA

3
1,086 532
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
1,082 555
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
California, USA

5
1,077 464
Palm Springs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
ScottSarber added California, USA

6
1,461 588
New York City is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
New York, USA

7
1,735 546
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Washington, USA

8
1,283 512
Portland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Oregon, USA

9
503 371
Berkeley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
midnightq2 added California, USA

10
613 462
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
California, USA

11
882 437
Key West is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
MarkinKW added Florida, USA

12
765 460
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Contiguous United States, USA

13
970 532
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
mooseyfate1 added Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA

14
908 376
Provincetown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
TravelGuy added Barnstable County, MA, United States

15
793 494
Fort Lauderdale is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Florida, USA

16
645 445
Miami is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Florida, USA

17
746 510
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
robhop added Ohio

18
374 351
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
kaylive added California, USA

19
270 319
Pasadena is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
k3vinl33 added California, USA

20
773 464
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Minnesota, USA

21
723 527
Austin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Texas, USA

22
580 419
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Louisiana, USA

23
695 396
Denver is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Colorado, USA

24
375 454
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
California, USA

25
299 445
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
California, USA

26
439 295
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Washington, USA

27
682 402
Boston is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Massachusetts, USA

28
525 447
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Nevada, USA

29
626 585
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Georgia, USA

30
258 150
Miami Beach is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Florida, USA

31
334 178
Providence is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
JulioAcevedo added Rhode Island, USA

32
200 104
Fire Island Pines is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
New York, USA

33
426 314
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
elSac08 added Pennsylvania, USA

34
155 136
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
California, USA

35
171 386
Fresno is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
EdwardLeonKillian added California, USA

36
453 385
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Florida, USA

37
208 222
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
ohio513 added Florida, USA

38
357 400
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
MikeAnthony added North Carolina, USA

39
244 246
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
MarkAnthonyFord added Boulder County, Colorado

40
284 312
St. Petersburg is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Brendanhoran1 added Florida, USA

41
321 283
Cambridge is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Massachusetts, USA

42
436 313
Madison is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Wisconsin, USA

43
257 315
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Pennsylvania, USA

44
76 45
Ogunquit is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
DJ Banack added Maine, USA

45
318 262
Santa Fe is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
New Mexico, USA

46
163 186
South Burlington is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
loveislove1117 added Vermont, USA

47
233 271
Saint Paul is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Minnesota, USA

48
255 305
Ann Arbor is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Michigan, USA

49
253 346
Tucson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
RJtucson added Arizona, USA

50
132 205
Dayton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
ParrisHobbs added Ohio, USA