10 Most LGBT-Friendly Cities

June 9, 2014

In honor of Pride Month, Nerdwallet released a list of the top communities recognized for tolerance and acceptance for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans. 

To compile its list, Nerdwallet factored in the number of same-sex partnerships, LGBT-friendly laws, and safety based on crime data. 

Here’s how the communities stacked up: 

  1. Seattle, Wash.
  2. San Francisco, Calif.
  3. Atlanta, Ga.
  4. Oakland, Calif.
  5. Long Beach, Calif.
  6. Minneapolis, Minn.
  7. Austin, Texas
  8. Jersey City, N.J.
  9. St. Paul, Minn.
  10. Chicago, Ill. 

Source: “Most LGBT-Friendly Cities,” Nerdwallet (May 27, 2014) and “Homes in Top 10 LGBT Cities,” realtor.com (June 6, 2014)

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