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    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

    Leon Halip / Getty Images

    5. Seattle, Washington


    4. Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    Joe Skipper / Reuters

    3. Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Brian Snyder / Reuters

    2. Orlando, Florida

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    1. Salt Lake City, Utah

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