And The Gayest City In The U.S. Is…

According to The Advocate.

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Noah Berger / AP

Washington D.C. has been named the gayest city in the United States by LGBT-interest magazine The Advocate, in its annual ranking of queer-friendly cities.

Surprised that San Francisco didn’t top the list? The Advocate has a unique way of ranking what cities are the “gayest” with a list of criteria intended to “uncover the hidden factors that give a city its queer cred.”

A city gets points for LGBT elected officials, the percentage of the population that are lesbian couple households, and whether it has bars listed in Out magazine’s 200 Best Bars list — as well as tongue-in-cheek points for concerts by Mariah Carey, Pink, Lady Gaga, or the Jonas Brothers. The points are then divided by the population, which gives a per capita LGBT quotient, according to The Advocate.

The magazine’s editors chose the nation’s capitol for its 17 gay elected officials, its many LGBT-friendly districts, and the presence of little-heralded gay icons like House Speaker John Boehner. “Bring extra Kleenex if you invite him over for a Nora Ephron flick on movie night,” said the magazine.

These are this year’s top five gayest cities:

1. Washington, D.C.
2. Pasadena, Calif.
3. Seattle, Wash.
4. Cambridge, Mass.
5. Atlanta, Ga.

Last year, Tacoma, Wash. was declared the gayest city, but D.C. was still in the top 5.

[The Advocate]

295 comments
pittfan21
pittfan21

How is it 2015 and people still actively support inequality? Does it feel good to say "I support inequality"? I can't imagine it does. There is a shocking amount of hate on this post. Look at the oppression that gays have received for thousands of years, and you people have the nerve to say that they're shoving their message down our throats. No no no. Wake up. Support equality. Gay people are the best. And I say this as a straight man.

kapukaneone
kapukaneone

To the author of this article...the quote "uncover the hidden factors that give a city its queer cred.”.............Using the term " queer " is highly offensive. Despite the fact that some gay use this. They don't represent the majority of gay people. Anyone calling me queer would get punched in the face. It is extremely offensive. I am not queer, I am gay.



ajea
ajea

09399235956 my number, who wants to marry me? haha call me!

mercury613
mercury613

The Advocate lost *all* credibility when they named Pope Francis "LGBT Person of the year", so anything they claim should be taken with a grain of salt.

JacobNelson
JacobNelson

If by gay they mean lame, than DC is by far the gayest in the world. Of course this is in ref to the politicians occupying that city. Times should do one on the straightest city in the nation, and title it: And the most hateful city is...

vk22
vk22

Want to learn about hate, intolerance, bigotry start going to church. It's a big club any hypocrite can join.

DanielAHunt
DanielAHunt

I could care less if someone is gay. I could care less if they get married. I will fight against it all until they GET OUT OF MY FACE WITH IT!

BobJackson1
BobJackson1

I read somewhere that Hell was a really gay place too.

Patriot60
Patriot60

Homosexuals are so full of bigotry and hate for normal people. Sad.

Patriot60
Patriot60

Yet another reason to avoid that cesspool.

thenryparker
thenryparker

its not hate, however its you people that shove YOUR crap down OUR throats (pardon the pun). YOU
 people are the disgruntled, angry, lashing out folks!!!

mgbbrady
mgbbrady

Hate, hate, hate.  The only words paranoid gays mimic. Don't shove your crap down our throats and we'll definitely leave your's alone.

MC69MC
MC69MC

Typical commentators on here. God-fearing, bible-thumping, gun toting hypocritical American ignoramuses. 

JhonnyQuest
JhonnyQuest

@kapukaneone  We all know whats queers such as yourself shove in a mans face and its not a punch. Why don't you just act queer and let us real men handle the masculine stuff. 

booderness
booderness

@kapukaneone Somehow I doubt that. I think you'd be running away screaming and blowing your whistle at the first indication of confrontation.

mobycat
mobycat

@kapukaneone  They are quoting the Advocate.  If anything, complain to the Advocate.

mastervantastic
mastervantastic

if you knew anything about the church, the bible, and the devil, you would know that this is not bigotry on the part of the church, the bible, or the devil, but a battle that has been going on for centuries. The Devil (of who's side that you are on)  has always been against the word of God. If you read the bible you will see that your side has already lost. If you don't beleive me, just put in your search bar (God verses the Devil, Who will win, or who has already won according to the bible).

kapukaneone
kapukaneone

@DanielAHunt  OK when will straight people get OUT of gay peoples faces? ALL you see on TV, movies, and magazines are STRAIGHT people flauting their heterosexuality in everyone's face...........Now you see how ridiculous your post is. It's is important to talk and educate about gay issues because there is still ignorance out there, violence, and discrimination. Gay kids need positive gay role models. They are extremely vulnerable and need support. Think before you post.

JerryBall
JerryBall

@DanielAHunt   Homosexuals in your face!!? Ouch... I would be upset too if heterosexuals got up in my face ... oh wait, they HAVE been doing it for about 70 years!

kapukaneone
kapukaneone

@Patriot60  Gay people are normal people. You on the other hand sound ignorant and uneducated.

krs1
krs1

Still feeling guilty over that hummer you gave your buddy?


Patriot60
Patriot60

@thenryparker  They just want to celebrate perversity and make pretend they're human beings.

mobycat
mobycat

@mgbbrady  Exactly how is it being shoved down your throat?  Did someone say you had to marry someone of the same sex?  Did someone say you had to go to a same-sex wedding?  It does not affect you, therefore, it's NOT being shoved down your throat.

JacobNelson
JacobNelson

I have many guns, and I'm all for equality.

FeRD
FeRD

@mastervantastic But isn't that search bar just part of the devil's technology, seeking to corrupt us? Nice try, Mr. Devil, but you've gotta get up pretty early to put one over on us Time readers!

ChurylMinne
ChurylMinne

@kapukaneone @DanielAHunt  What a load of crock..  I just can't remember the number of times I have seen a "straight pride" parade.   When more than 90% of the population is heterosexual then live with it.  It isn't the majority, it is a vast majority.


Tolerance is not acceptance.  Acceptance is not endorsement.

America offers tolerance .  Gays want endorsement.


AmIMissingSomething
AmIMissingSomething

@JerryBall @DanielAHunt  Has anyone today come up to you and said "You know I just love eating sloppy, hairy pu%%y. What? Don't you judge me, this is how I was created!" ?


Your bedroom practices are not my business so keep them to yourself. Contrary to what your sheltered self believes that is how it works in society.

mastervantastic
mastervantastic

are you saying that God created you as an abomanation . Lev. 18:1-the whole chapter, I don't think so, turn from the lie of the devil, and let Jesus renew your mind.

JerryBall
JerryBall

@Patriot60 @MC69MC      Your secret buddy boyfriend?

RonStone
RonStone

@JerryBall Personally I've never had that much interest in other people's sex lives, especially if they're getting more than I am.  It's like watching a porn flick when you're not remotely horny - and you realize how silly and unsexy most people look in the throes of passion.  It has nothing to do with morality or preference - discretion is the better part of aesthetics ;

JerryBall
JerryBall

@AmIMissingSomething @JerryBall@DanielAHunt  Hey tone it down bud. Ain't no one acting like a little Tin Hitler in this room but you. Go shelter yourself and your dictator wannabe self somewhere else. Like with your battered squeeze that probably puts up with your crap and doesn't "judge" your BS.