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
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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Cambridge, Mass: Laws have protected transgenders since 1997, plus it has a gay club with male dancers six nights a week.
  4. Fort Lauderdale: With less spring break thuggery and a growing number of gay bars and restaurants, this is a "rising homo mecca."
  5. Seattle: A "robust LGBT scene," not to mention Dan Savage.
Click for the full list of 15, plus 10 honorable mentions.

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Moon
Jan 10, 2012 9:20 PM CST
More Romney bashing. Hee hee.
Spudsy
Jan 10, 2012 9:11 PM CST
Seems like some odd methods for gathering info.
AustinFound
Jan 10, 2012 8:28 PM CST
Utah also consumes more porn than any other state. http://www.pcworld.com/article/160566/utah_online_porn_capital_of_america.html