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:
Like Long Beach, Seattle has an out mayor (Ed Murray) and a huge queer nightlife scene. Centered in Capitol Hill â€” which recently got its first subway station â€” the gayborhood has a lively energy that reflects the larger changes occuring in Seattle, which is flush with tech money and young residents. Residential towers are sprouting in Seattle like pine trees, which will hopefully keep housing prices from reaching San Francisco-level proportions. The Emerald City is also a big destination for gay and bi guys using misterb&b (the gay Airbnb, of course) and is one of the nation’s few cities to host its own distinct Trans Pride celebration. More on Seattle here.