Is Los Angeles The Gayest City in the USA?
Nope! Is it West Hollywood, then? That's a big gay no, too. The honor goes to...Minneapolis this year, according to the Advocate, who have released their ranking of the 15 Gayest Cities in America, using what they call "a completely unscientific — but still strangely accurate" equation:
Gay.com profiles + Listed officiants for gay weddings within a 50 mile radius + Elected openly gay officials + Tegan and Sara performances over the past 5 years + Lesbian bars + Gay and gay-friendly religious congregations + Entries on YellowPages.com with "gay" in the business name or description + population within city limits.
This year's rankings include a few surprises, like the appearance of the stereotypically gay mecca of San Francisco (left out of the top 15 in '10), to the inclusion of cities like Cleveland. Quips the Advocate: "This list demonstrates that the homosexual agenda is spreading across the 50 states — from Washington, D.C., to Vancouver, Wash. — and especially, it seems, in the heartland. Like it or not, America, LGBT is more a part of the USA than ever before."