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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2,161 549
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
1,180 462
West Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
West Hollywood California, USA

3
799 386
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
826 433
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Los Angeles California, USA

5
838 366
Palm Springs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
ScottSarber added Palm Springs California, USA

6
1,452 457
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Seattle Washington, USA

7
1,138 511
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
1,019 408
Portland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Portland Oregon, USA

9
389 276
Berkeley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
midnightq2 added Berkeley California, USA

10
501 361
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Long Beach California, USA

11
710 357
Key West is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
MarkinKW added Key West Florida, USA

12
596 360
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America

13
785 448
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
698 325
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
635 400
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
610 395
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
robhop added Columbus Ohio

17
490 348
Miami is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Miami Florida, USA

18
298 267
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
kaylive added Santa Cruz California, USA

19
218 228
Pasadena is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
k3vinl33 added Pasadena California, USA

20
316 344
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Sacramento California, USA

21
612 407
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Minneapolis Minnesota, USA

22
548 425
Austin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Austin Texas, USA

23
253 361
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Oakland California, USA

24
545 329
Denver is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Denver Colorado, USA

25
445 341
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
New Orleans Louisiana, USA

26
374 252
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Vancouver Washington, USA

27
426 348
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Las Vegas Nevada, USA

28
551 347
Boston is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Boston Massachusetts, USA

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172 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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460 481
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Atlanta Georgia, USA

31
243 137
Providence is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
JulioAcevedo added Providence Rhode Island, USA

32
145 297
Fresno is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
EdwardLeonKillian added Fresno California, USA

33
101 81
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Santa Monica California, USA

34
124 70
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
350 309
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Orlando Florida, USA

36
316 268
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
elSac08 added Philadelphia Area codes 215 and 267, Pennsylvania, USA

37
140 144
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
ohio513 added Tampa Florida, USA

38
189 179
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
MarkAnthonyFord added Boulder Boulder County, Colorado

39
282 319
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
MikeAnthony added Asheville North Carolina, USA

40
224 241
St. Petersburg is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Brendanhoran1 added St. Petersburg Florida, USA

41
364 270
Madison is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Madison Wisconsin, USA

42
261 252
Cambridge is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Cambridge Massachusetts, USA

43
181 266
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA

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210 270
Tucson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
RJtucson added Tucson Arizona, USA

45
261 228
Santa Fe is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Santa Fe New Mexico, USA

46
237 215
Eugene is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Eugene Oregon, USA

47
117 152
South Burlington is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
loveislove1117 added South Burlington Vermont, USA

48
20 11
Ogunquit is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
DJ Banack added Ogunquit Maine, USA

49
95 152
Dayton is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
ParrisHobbs added Dayton Ohio, USA

50
48 60
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Christopher Dennison added Phoenix Arizona, USA