Are you shocked that Los Angeles and New York didn’t make the list in our fourth annual accounting of city life in America? Then listen up, honey. As much as we love fabulous soirees and mimosa brunches, there’s much more to LGBT life than that. We live in little burgs and big cities and tons of places in between — so we’re looking at the in-between.
This year our totally accurate (and totally subjective and constantly changing) criteria for a great gay city had to include two of the biggest legislative and political developments for LGBTs: marriage equality votes in four states and the election that swept a ton of queers into high office, including seven members of Congress.
The formerly Ã¢â‚¬Å“just roommatesÃ¢â‚¬Â cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul are now fully domestic partners and have become a Midwestern gay mecca, and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not just because of pro-LGBT senator Al Franken.
It might have something to do with early antidiscrimination ordinances, a no-nonsense attitude, the hunky Mayhem rugby team (MayhemRFC.com), and the Town House Bar (TownHouseBar.com), popular with the ladies. (DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t even try to resist the Mall of America Ã¢â‚¬â€ youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll need a car to get there and lots of trunk space to haul your wares home.)
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