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:
Florida’s burgeoning west coast is anchored by Tampa, one of the state’s more cosmopolitan cities. The home of the University of South Florida and Tampa University, the city is chock-full of young folks. It also scores high on HRC’s Municipal Equality Index (with an 86) and has its very own queer enclave in the GaYBOR district (part of the nightlife-packed Ybor City neighborhood). GaYBOR hosts the city’s annual Pride event, which was kicked off last year by Mayor Bob Buckhorn.