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 (CTGLC.org), its well-attended Out Film CT
(OutFilmCT.org) 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.