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Jan 10 - Top 15 Gayest Cities In America


 Jan 10 - Top 15 Gayest Cities In America
topic by lilsnatch770 - 01-10-2012, 11:59 PM - Boxden > Non-headline articles, author commentary, documentaries, and more


Here are the top 15 "gayest" cities, as ranked by The Advocate:

15. Denver, Colorado
14. Long Beach, California
13. Austin, Texas
12. Portland, Oregon
11. Little Rock, Arkansas
10. Grand Rapids, Michigan
9. Atlanta, Georgia
8. Knoxville, Tennessee
7. St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota
6. Ann Arbor, Michigan
5. Seattle, Washington
4. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
3. Cambridge, Massachusetts
2. Orlando, Florida
1. Salt Lake City, Utah

(CNN) - Salt Lake City, Utah, is known for breathtaking mountain scenery, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the 2002 Winter Olympics.

But today it was also named the Gayest City in America by The Advocate magazine.

The Advocate ranked cities according to its own admittedly nonscientific criteria, including the number of gay and lesbian bookstores, elected officials who are lesbian, gay, bis3xual or transgender, and some edgier metrics like the number of International Mr. Leather competition semifinalists and the presence of nud3 yoga classes. This year’s list intended to examine cities that are outside the usual orbit of San Francisco, Boston, Miami and New York, and came up with several surprises - Grand Rapids, Michigan, Knoxville, Tennessee. Even Little Rock, Arkansas, ranked 11 out of 15.

Salt Lake City LGBTQ advocates were pleasantly surprised by the rankings.

“Well, you know, we’re all very proud of our community here, and we’ve done a lot of growing and empowering of each other and our allies in the community,” said Valerie Larabee, the executive director of the Utah Pride Center, but “we probably wouldn’t have a higher ranking if the homework was done … We don’t have nak3d yoga, or at least none of us know about it.”

(For the record: The Advocate counted one nud3 yoga class there, and one Mr. Leather semifinalist, too.)

According to 2010 Census data analyzed by UCLA’s Williams Institute, 15.36 out of every 1,000 households in Salt Lake City are headed by a same-s3x couple. Salt Lake City ranks 81st out of 1,415 cities nationwide in its number of same-s3x couples per capita.

The same analysis found that Little Rock had 7.51 gay or lesbian couples for every 1,000 households, ranking it 392nd.

Salt Lake City was ranked higher than several cities many would presume to be gay-friendlier, like Denver, Austin, and Atlanta. But Larabee said that Salt Lake’s top ranking shouldn’t overshadow the discrimination and lack of acceptance that many LGBTQ Utahns still face.

“I appreciate that there’s some humor in the selections, in the indices that were used, but we shouldn’t kid ourselves,” Larabee said. “We, like many of these communities, still have some issues that need to be addressed. While we have a thriving community here, we’re united because we have to be.”

Randi Romo heads the Center for Artistic Revolution in Little Rock, which serves as the state’s LGBTQ organization. She was also bemused by the city’s inclusion.

“Little Rock can be friendly, but we still have a lot of the religious right wing rhetoric that feeds into everything,” Romo said. “Arkansas is one of the only states in the nation that doesn’t have a civil rights commission that can receive and adjudicate civil rights complaints. There are no local or state ordinances to protect [LBGTQ people] against discrimination.”

What's the 'gayest' U.S. city? Not necessarily the most gay friendly – In America - CNN.com Blogs


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 01-11-2012, 12:00 AMonline - #2
lilsnatch770|M 92 heat pts92

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Had to post this #### here because I found this study hilarious and I know people on Boxden will freak out.

 01-11-2012, 12:23 AMonline - #3
McmasterlockPt2 34 heat pts34

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I smell a tebow joke on the way.
 01-11-2012, 12:43 AMonline - #4
lilsnatch770|M 92 heat pts92

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Originally Posted by McmasterlockPt2
I smell a tebow joke on the way.
Why Salt Lake City was listed as the gayest
 01-11-2012, 12:55 AMaway - #5
Menace718 1 heat pts

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What about San Francisco? They clean house after all the constant gay bashing?
 01-11-2012, 02:16 AMaway - #6
ThrowedNDaGame 43 heat pts43

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 01-11-2012, 03:38 AMaway - #7
vuser88 27 heat pts27

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wtf cambridge?
 01-11-2012, 06:32 AMaway - #8
Bighempin of QM 8 heat pts

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They mean gay as in happy!
 01-11-2012, 07:08 AMaway - #9
SmokeyTheBlunt 4 heat pts

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I see michigan is well represented on this list.............
 01-11-2012, 08:18 AMonline - #10
EscoNore 63 heat pts63

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Grand Rapids...Mayweather
 01-11-2012, 08:46 AMaway - #11
THEINFAMOUS 7 heat pts

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Originally Posted by SmokeyTheBlunt
I see michigan is well represented on this list.............
 01-11-2012, 08:57 AMonline - #12
markee 30 heat pts30

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Frisco isnt there...woot!
 01-11-2012, 10:19 AMonline - #13
Tony Franks 3 heat pts

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Dam, no san fran?

And I guess everyone is welcome in utah, as long as u aren't black.
 01-11-2012, 11:03 AMaway - #14
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No Atlanta or San Fran




We Don't Believe You You need more people
 01-11-2012, 12:35 PMonline - #15
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Originally Posted by Kingpin 313
No Atlanta or San Fran




We Don't Believe You You need more people
Atlanta is num 9
 01-11-2012, 12:43 PMaway - #16
Special Edd 85 heat pts85

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They sure is gay down here in florida.
 01-11-2012, 01:17 PMaway - #17
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Damn we made the list.
 01-11-2012, 01:24 PMaway - #18
paliknight 31 heat pts31

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people dont read. this study includes cities that are not obvious like NYC and SF.
 01-11-2012, 02:38 PMaway - #19
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Originally Posted by SmokeyTheBlunt
I see michigan is well represented on this list.............
i am very disappointed to see that
 01-11-2012, 02:39 PMonline - #20
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What happened all the fruits in San Fran have life changing decisions?

now the Braylon Edwards #### makes perfect sense UofM
 
 


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