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:
- San Francisco
- Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
- Orlando, Fla.
- Portland, Ore.
- Richmond, Va.
- Providence, RI
See where other cities fell on LawnStarter's list
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