Gayest City in America Is .... Salt Lake? It's got real 'queer cred,' says the Advocate By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Jan 10, 2012 5:32 PM CST 18 comments Comments This 2010 photo shows the historic City and County Building in downtown Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Mike Stark) (Newser) – The Advocate has crunched the numbers to determine the "gayest cities in America." This isn't some census-based survey, but rather a "decidedly objective" equation that factors in everything from the number of elected LGBT officials to the presence of nude yoga classes. And the winners are: Salt Lake City, Utah: Salt Lake? Yup. It's changed, boasting "more than a half-dozen hot spots for men and women," plus a lesbian-owned wine bar. The Sundance Film Festival brings in LGBT movie fans, too. Orlando: Gay Days at Disney World, protections for domestic partners, and "more gay softball teams than you can shake a Louisville Slugger at," writes Matthew Breen. Cambridge, Mass: Laws have protected transgenders since 1997, plus it has a gay club with male dancers six nights a week. Fort Lauderdale: With less spring break thuggery and a growing number of gay bars and restaurants, this is a "rising homo mecca." Seattle: A "robust LGBT scene," not to mention Dan Savage. Click for the full list of 15, plus 10 honorable mentions.