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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2,456 615
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
1,338 509
West Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
West Hollywood California, USA

3
941 431
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
943 481
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Los Angeles California, USA

5
949 398
Palm Springs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
ScottSarber added Palm Springs California, USA

6
1,580 489
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Seattle Washington, USA

7
1,280 544
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
1,139 445
Portland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Portland Oregon, USA

9
442 306
Berkeley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
midnightq2 added Berkeley California, USA

10
549 393
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Long Beach California, USA

11
795 382
Key West is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
MarkinKW added Key West Florida, USA

12
666 404
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America

13
859 486
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
780 346
Provincetown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
TravelGuy added Provincetown Barnstable County, MA, United States

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15
704 435
Fort Lauderdale is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Fort Lauderdale Florida, USA

16
563 377
Miami is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Miami Florida, USA

17
332 290
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
kaylive added Santa Cruz California, USA

18
662 445
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
robhop added Columbus Ohio

19
243 252
Pasadena is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
k3vinl33 added Pasadena California, USA

20
349 377
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Sacramento California, USA

21
625 461
Austin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Austin Texas, USA

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22
669 432
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Minneapolis Minnesota, USA

23
606 349
Denver is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Denver Colorado, USA

24
505 375
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
New Orleans Louisiana, USA

25
271 397
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Oakland California, USA

26
407 271
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Vancouver Washington, USA

27
482 378
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Las Vegas Nevada, USA

28
604 366
Boston is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Boston Massachusetts, USA

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29
528 514
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Atlanta Georgia, USA

30
209 106
Miami Beach is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Miami Beach Florida, USA

31
274 154
Providence is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
JulioAcevedo added Providence Rhode Island, USA

32
164 323
Fresno is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
EdwardLeonKillian added Fresno California, USA

33
129 94
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Santa Monica California, USA

34
158 84
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
399 333
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Orlando Florida, USA

America's Coolest Cities

36
173 167
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
ohio513 added Tampa Florida, USA

37
353 290
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
217 198
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
MarkAnthonyFord added Boulder Boulder County, Colorado

39
316 345
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
MikeAnthony added Asheville North Carolina, USA

40
251 258
St. Petersburg is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Brendanhoran1 added St. Petersburg Florida, USA

41
280 263
Cambridge is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Cambridge Massachusetts, USA

42
394 289
Madison is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Madison Wisconsin, USA

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207 290
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA

44
229 289
Tucson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
RJtucson added Tucson Arizona, USA

45
288 242
Santa Fe is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Santa Fe New Mexico, USA

46
40 22
Ogunquit is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
DJ Banack added Ogunquit Maine, USA

47
137 165
South Burlington is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
loveislove1117 added South Burlington Vermont, USA

48
68 80
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Christopher Dennison added Phoenix Arizona, USA

49
251 226
Eugene is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Eugene Oregon, USA

50
198 251
Saint Paul is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Gay-Friendly Cities in America
Saint Paul Minnesota, USA