rainbow_flag_1024_768You know what the gayest city in the U.S. is, right? It’s San Francisco … or maybe Palm Springs. Fort Lauderdale has to be up there, and Key West. And don’t forget P’town. Of course, we can’t discount the Big Apple. Point is, it’s one of those, definitely.

Nuh-uh. Try Washington, D.C.

San Fran doesn’t even make the top 10, according to The Advocate. In fact neighboring Oakland fares better. That’s because The Advocate uses a metric that’s based on complex criteria, instead of “most bathhouses,” “largest gyms” and “hottest men in tank tops and cut-offs” (my own formula).

I supposed D.C., where I grew up, makes sense. I mean, c’mon, we’ve all seen that pic of Paul Ryan with a dumbbell (I mean a weight, not Sarah Palin), and Capitol Hill is a veritable gay bar of closet cases.

Anyway, here’s list, ranked 1–15.

Washington, D.C.



Cambridge, Mass.


St. Louis

Madison, Wisc.

Salt Lake City


Arlington, Va.

San Francisco

Rochester, N.Y.


Long Beach. Calif.