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:
We’ve long had a soft spot for New Orleans, just as NOLA has long had a soft spot for its queer icons like Tennessee Williams and Anne and Christopher Rice. Home to the legendary Southern Decadence celebration, as well as a close-knit, charitable local community, the city is equal parts revelry and tradition. While Louisiana has much catching up to do when it comes to LGBT equality, New Orleans has an 89 on HRC’s municipal equality index (to its credit, the state did toss out that obnoxious Bobby Jindal from the governor’s office in Baton Rouge). And hey, if gorgeous neighborhoods like the Marigny and Bywater are ok for Ed Droste and Solange, they’re ok for us. More on New Orleans here.