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These Are the 10 Most LGBTQ-Friendly US Cities

San Francisco ranks No. 1, per LawnStarter
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 6, 2022 1:39 PM CDT
These Are the 10 Most LGBTQ-Friendly US Cities
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June is Pride Month, and as LawnStarter notes, "Everyone wants the American dream—a home in a safe and supportive community—including LGBTQ people." That's why the site looked at 200 of the country's largest cities to see which ones qualify as LGBTQ-friendly, factoring in 19 metrics in six main categories: equality (including throughout the municipality and statewide); community support (resources, support groups, charities, number of same-sex households, etc.); affordability; safety, including the number of sexual orientation- and gender-related hate crimes; health care access specific to the LGBTQ community; and pride readiness, in the form of events, accommodations, and bars and clubs. San Francisco emerged as the No. 1 pick. The top 10:

  1. San Francisco
  2. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  3. Orlando, Fla.
  4. Seattle
  5. Pittsburgh
  6. Atlanta
  7. Portland, Ore.
  8. Richmond, Va.
  9. Denver
  10. Providence, RI
See where other cities fell on LawnStarter's list. (Here, the best and worst cities to raise a family.)

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