Every year, The Advocate ranks the cities in the US for queer friendliness based on a number of criteria. This year, the criteria includes lesbian bars, trans events, gay rugby teams, theaters screening “Moonlight”, Misterb&b hosts, LGBT centers, and more. Here’s today’s pick:
Sandwiched between San Diego and Mexico, Chula Vista (Spanish for “beautiful view”) is an inexpensive place to stay if you want to discover this friendly, sunny part of Southern California; the city’s high rate of misterb&b listings can attest to that. San Diego’s lively neighborhoods are easily reached via the San Diego Trolley, while Chula Vista has plenty of offerings itself. South Bay Pride â€” separate from San Diego Pride â€” is planned for the city’s Bayside Park in September, and there are plenty of beach and hiking opportunities for rugged gays. Admittedly, Chula Vista’s HRC Municipal Equality Index score stinks (55, jeez), but at least you can see Moonlight in one of its movie theaters. More on Chula Vista here.