The Advocate Calls Salt Lake City the Top Gay City for 2012

Published Date Author: , January 12th, 2012

Gay Salt Lake CityThe truth can now be told — despite annual legislative skirmishes, entrenched LDS views (and a state constitutional amendment) against same-sex marriage, and church-endorsed programs to change gay men into straight ones — Salt Lake City is still a great place to be gay. It is so great, in fact, that the nation’s oldest continuing LGBT publication, The Advocate, ranked Salt Lake No. 1 in its recent “Gayest Cities in America 2012” list, beating out Seattle and San Francisco, for Pete’s sake.

The article acknowledges that few American cities can beat out established big-city hot spots. This is a list where a great scene exists in “less-expected” locales. And it’s not scientific, like these findings of The Gay and Lesbian Atlas are, (which excludes Salt Lake City and Utah).

But we’ll take The Advocate’s word for it. Of Salt Lake City, the article states: “While those unfamiliar with the Beehive State are likely to conjure images of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, far-less-oppressive-than-it-used-to-be Salt Lake City has earned its queer cred.

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