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Most GLBT friendly or non-friendly States

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Blond Prince

Chattanooga, TN

#1 Apr 15, 2008
Most GLBT friendly or non-friendly States in America:

Add to the list if you know something, but from my travels there are some places where that vast majority of a State is either gay friendly, non gay friendly, or somewhere in the middle. Some States might not be so great but have Cities that are GLBT friendly.

I note that MN, and VT to be the two most gay friendly States as wholes.

Much of Northern Cali is friendly but Southern Oregon is iffy. Brookings is nice but I am just not sure about how GLBT friendly they are. There is a nice seafood restaurant there, but of course shellfish is an abomination to God.

Florida is not very gay friendly as a State but there are some areas that are okay. Palm Beach is my favorite as well as much of Broward County. Orlando is gay friendly, and Tampa is okay. Pensacola is hot if you like military studs but many in that area seem to be stuck up in the closet, and I got caught in a hurricane there once lost my temper, and pizzed on the Welcome sign on my way out of that State LOL

New York is okay in some areas such as Manhattan but the Bronx, and Brooklyn suck in a bad way. Over in Syracuse, people tend to mind their own business, and Clinton Square is fun in a good Lake Effect snow. Buffalo is sort of trashy but they have their string of gay clubs. I like Niagara best, and on the Canadian side is the better view.

Asheville, NC is the San Fran of the east coast. It really is gay, and is seated in the Blue Ridge Mountains just east of the Smokey Mountains of TN. Winters can be like a Northern winter in those higher elevations of either State so ya better like cold and snow.

Texas has Dallas, and there are some gay friendly Cities in Texas as a cowboy poster around here might tell ya lol He’s cute too.

Montana sux in a bad way but at least until recently, there was no speed limit so you could have gay sex at 125 mph on any hwy. LOL

TN has some gay friendly areas as well as not so gay friendly. Chattanooga is a gay mid sized City, and Knoxville is going gay. There is a town that I won’t mention here that is located in TN that is about 80% gay. Middle TN in Nashville is iffy, and Memphis is not as gay as the Mountain areas of Eastern TN.

What States, or Cities do you like?

Redmond, WA

#3 Apr 27, 2009
That is probably because Memphis is more black than East Tennessee.

Lake Havasu City, AZ

#6 Jan 4, 2010
missouri (the parts that ive been in kansas city, st.joseph, ect) is not at all gay friendly. im from southern california and i saw the most gay friendlyness there. norcal is relly gay friendly.
Ima straight dude thats pro gay. San Francisco is one of my favorite cities and great gat community.

Silver Spring, MD

#9 May 14, 2010
Maryland has alot of places that are gay friendly, especially in the DMV are (where DC borders Maryland). Baltimore is particularly gay friendly, especially the Mt. Vernon area. Silver Spring is pretty gay friendly. And plus if you get married in DC, Maryland will recognize those gay marriages. So its not all too bad.

Plus, public opinion is starting to shift in support of gay rights.
Frank Stanton

Saratoga Springs, NY

#10 May 14, 2010
Well, I know that many of you won't believe this, but based on my personal experience, West Virginia is one of the most gay-friendly places I have been to. I lived there for a couple of years from 1978 thru 1980, and it was the BEST time of my life.

I lived there as a young, openly-gay man and found it liberating and enjoyable.

I nominate West Virginia as one of the BEST states for an openly gay person to live in.

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Jul 31, 2010
I have homes in two states, Minnesota (Minneapolis), and New Mexico (Albuquerque), both of which are extremely gay-friendly Minnesota has the third largest Gay Pride in the United States always held on the last weekend in June. 400-600,000 visitors come to it every year. Albuquerque has great gay night clubs, B&B's, gay men's chorus, gay-owned and gay-friendly restaurants, gay neighborhoods, great people, and above all, one of the best all-friendly climates in the country.....310 days a year are sunny and very low humidity.......and no mosquitoes like there are in Minnesota!!

“ex prudentia virtus”

Since: Aug 10

Brainerd, MN

#12 Aug 2, 2010
Minneapolis, where I used to live, is extremely gay-friendly in my experience. Michigan... sort of mixed reviews on that so far, but am still new here so my experiences are fairly limited.


#13 Aug 2, 2010
joshua Estelle

Panama City Beach, FL

#14 Jan 29, 2011
how about alabama? its not very gay friendly, and this is form one of its residents

United States

#15 Mar 28, 2011
East Tennessee with towns like Morristown, Bean Station, Newport, and Jefferson City - are probably the most Anti-Gay cities in the entire U.S. They downright hate gay people there and are not tolerant of anyone that don't believe, act, and eat the same as they do. You've heard of the bible-belt? Well this little section of East Tennessee is the belt-buckle of the bible-belt.

If you want to witness their hate first hand, change your topix city to Morristown TN and you won't have to look very far to find post filled with hate for gay people.

Birmingham, AL

#16 May 10, 2011
joshua Estelle wrote:
how about alabama? its not very gay friendly, and this is form one of its residents
Some parts of Alabama are LGBT friendly. Gardendale near Birmingham has a good amount of supporters and people in the community <3
(My girlfriend and I live here)

Downingtown, PA

#17 May 10, 2011
All you people saying Alabama you are no were near right. Kansans is the least friendliest toward LGBT peoples without a doubt. I mean all states are at least tolerant of homosexuality but that place is home to the Phelps Klan and still has unconstitutional laws against homosexuality on the books.

Now as for my personal experience, as an LGBT American myself, I'm only lived in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Pennsylvania is a very friendly state towards LGBT peoples. New Jersey is pretty LGBT friendly as well. I don't know which state I could classify as the most LGBT friendly state. There are just so many.

Buffalo, NY

#18 Jul 2, 2011
Not too accurate on NYS...

Van Nuys, CA

#19 Jul 7, 2011
I live in Arizona and it is definitely NOT a gay friendly state I've been here for almost a year and it IM READY TO go (not lol) no clubs no activities to go to i mean nothing...really sucks! I moved from a oklahoma city and you would think that that lil country place would be not gay friendly but surprisingly it is very gay friendly...should have stayed bad decision my part.

Detroit, MI

#21 Aug 20, 2011
What about Fayetteville NC?

Wellington, New Zealand

#22 Oct 11, 2011
I've only been to 6 states but in terms of friendliness conneticut is the best. although hawaii is also very friendly. New Zealand however (obviously not a state of america) makes the US look downright discriminatory. i've lived here for 5 years now and nz is welcoming of every sexuality, religion and ethnicity. Move here if you want equality.

United States

#23 Nov 4, 2011
My parents moved to Greer, SC and they want my wife and I to move too. How friend or unfriendly is this area to lgbtq?

Plano, TX

#24 Nov 13, 2011
is gay friendly we have 2 whole gay citiesd.. we have alot of lgbt clubs here and we also have rec centers for minors.. also i tend to finenew orleans is pretty open to

Cincinnati, OH

#25 Mar 12, 2012
I think Kansas City Missouri is 50/50. I grew up in Kansas City through out all of my childhood, and I have Lesbian parents. And everywhere we went, no one would give us weird looks. they'd view us as normal. Heck, a church did a wedding(or something like that)in Kansas City. Now, I live in Ohio. And Ohio is NOT gay friendly at all. We don't get weird looks too often, but there are a lot of conservative people. Especially Dayton and Cincinnati. Those places are TERRIBLE.

Covington, GA

#26 Apr 9, 2012
joshua Estelle wrote:
how about alabama? its not very gay friendly, and this is form one of its residents
I would have to say that Birmingham was very open to the gays. I lived there for a year and was very comfortable.

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