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
2,665 672
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

2
1,456 562
West Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
California, USA

3
1,041 508
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
1,035 538
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
California, USA

5
1,032 455
Palm Springs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
ScottSarber added California, USA

6
1,416 575
New York City is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
New York, USA

7
1,690 533
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Washington, USA

8
1,237 501
Portland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Oregon, USA

9
490 360
Berkeley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
midnightq2 added California, USA

10
595 449
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
California, USA

11
858 427
Key West is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
MarkinKW added Florida, USA

12
737 443
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Contiguous United States, USA

13
940 519
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
mooseyfate1 added Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA

14
879 367
Provincetown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
TravelGuy added Barnstable County, MA, United States

15
766 484
Fort Lauderdale is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Florida, USA

16
618 435
Miami is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Florida, USA

17
719 496
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
robhop added Ohio

18
359 339
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
kaylive added California, USA

19
263 303
Pasadena is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
k3vinl33 added California, USA

20
748 453
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Minnesota, USA

21
694 514
Austin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Texas, USA

22
366 433
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
California, USA

23
554 407
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Louisiana, USA

24
663 389
Denver is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Colorado, USA

25
290 426
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
California, USA

26
427 289
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Washington, USA

27
664 389
Boston is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Massachusetts, USA

28
507 430
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Nevada, USA

29
596 570
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Georgia, USA

30
321 172
Providence is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
JulioAcevedo added Rhode Island, USA

31
237 144
Miami Beach is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Florida, USA

32
187 96
Fire Island Pines is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
New York, USA

33
414 302
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
elSac08 added Pennsylvania, USA

34
168 372
Fresno is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
EdwardLeonKillian added California, USA

35
145 129
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
California, USA

36
434 377
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Florida, USA

37
197 210
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
ohio513 added Florida, USA

38
349 386
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
MikeAnthony added North Carolina, USA

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

40
276 299
St. Petersburg is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Brendanhoran1 added Florida, USA

41
314 274
Cambridge is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Massachusetts, USA

42
429 305
Madison is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Wisconsin, USA

43
71 36
Ogunquit is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
DJ Banack added Maine, USA

44
243 307
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Pennsylvania, USA

45
309 254
Santa Fe is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
New Mexico, USA

46
158 176
South Burlington is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
loveislove1117 added Vermont, USA

47
230 263
Saint Paul is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Minnesota, USA

48
250 295
Ann Arbor is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Michigan, USA

49
246 333
Tucson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
RJtucson added Arizona, USA

50
130 194
Dayton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
ParrisHobbs added Ohio, USA