Gay glossy The Advocate has named Hartford, Connecticut the nation's queerest city.

“Progressive Connecticut was not only one of the first states to have same-sex marriage; it also protects residents with nondiscrimination for sexual orientation and gender identity in adoption. Points go to Hartford for its Connecticut Gay and Lesbian Chamber (, its well-attended Out Film CT ( that’s the longest-running film festival in the state, and its revolving door of stadium shows like this year’s Janet Jackson show at the XL Center,” editors wrote of Hartford.

Inglewood, California, Cambridge, Massachusetts, St. Louis, Missouri and New Haven, Connecticut round out the top 5.

San Francisco, long considered the epicenter of queer culture, came in at number seven, while Salt Lake City was listed as the eighth queerest city in America.

Among the factors editors said they looked at in compiling this year's list were having an openly queer mayor, the number of LGBT sites on the national register and the number of landmarks that went rainbow for marriage equality (presumably on June 26, the day the Supreme Court ruled).

“The raw score is divided by the population to provide a ranking based on a per capita LGBT quotient,” the magazine's editors said.