Keep reading about the gayest cities in America per capita in 2018. Insider Monkey has come up with a great compilation again. Conducting surveys on the matter such as this is hard. First, not all areas would be covered by the same number of the sample taken. Then, not everyone would feel comfortable answering questions about their sexuality. But nevertheless, it seems that Americans are slightly more opened towards this question. The survey conducted by Dalia has shown that around 5.6% of Europeans identify themselves as LGBTQ, where the figure is as much as double in the US, being 12.1%. But that is one of the numerous studies that are trying to get the closest to the real figure on the percentage of the gay population in the US.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the gayest cities in America per capita in 2018 from their list.
The first one is Norfolk – Virginia Beach – Hampton, Virginia. The metropolitan area of Norfolk – Virginia Beach – Hampton is one of the gayest cities in America per capita in 2018. Regarding the area, it seems that Norfolk is the most gay-friendly with the gayest bars and places, while Virginia beach seems to be more conservative on the matter of gays. The second city should be Denver, Colorado. Denver’s first Parade celebration was held in 1974in Cheesman Park, in the form of a picnic, as most of them usually started, followed by the first Pride Parade in the following year. Though there is a large gay community in Denver and whole Colorado, gay marriage was only legalized in 2014. The third city on our list is Boston, Massachusetts. Massachusetts was the first state to legalize gay marriage in 2004. Even though Boston is among the gayest cities in America, it seems that a number of gay bars and clubs in this city is shrinking. One reason for that might be a normalization of LGBT population inclusion so that strictly LGBT bars are actually not that needed. At last, but not first we are mentioning New Orleans, Louisiana, which is the home of America’s oldest still existing gay bars, Café Lafitte, which was opened back in 1933. And the first “Gay In” was held in 1971 in the City Park, which later on became the pride, which has become a regular annual event in New Orleans.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 15 gayest cities in America per capita in 2018.