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:
With over 300,000 hardy souls, Anchorage is the closest thing to a metropolis you’ll find in Alaska. It’s also is home to the state’s major LGBT group (Identity Alaska) and the state’s Pride organization. Anchorage also holds a respectable 79 on HRC’s Municipal Equality Index â€” it passed an ordinance in 2015 protecting LGBT residents from housing and workplace discrimination â€” and has listings on misterb&b. And you haven’t lived until you’ve warmed up with a few drinks at Mad Myrna’s drag night. More on Anchorage here.