The 10 Gayest Cities In The United States

Using criteria ranging from number of LGBT bookstores to hosting a WNBA team, The Advocate released a list of America’s queer capitals. Here they are paired with photos, taken in those cities, that showcase a spirit of gaiety and fun! Full list and explanations at The Advocate.

10. Grand Rapids, Michigan

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9. Atlanta, Georgia

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8. Knoxville, Tennessee

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7. St. Paul, Minnesota


6. Ann Arbor, Michigan

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5. Seattle, Washington


4. Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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3. Cambridge, Massachusetts

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2. Orlando, Florida

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1. Salt Lake City, Utah

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Gavon Laessig is a deputy news director and front page editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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