Most LGBT-Friendly Cities - NerdWallet
Factors taken into consideration included:
Presence of gay community
LGBT-friendly laws and opportunities
LGBT safety and tolerance

Seattle is home to the highest percentage of same-sex households of all major cities in the U.S. and gay marriage is legal in the state of Washington. Furthermore, the city has an equality index of 100 and a relatively low rate of sexual orientation-related hate crimes. One of several organizations that help the LGBT population in Seattle is Families Like Ours, which aims to serve traditional and non-traditional families wishing to adopt or foster children.

Most LGBT-Friendly Cities - NerdWallet

Factors taken into consideration included:

  • Presence of gay community
  • LGBT-friendly laws and opportunities
  • LGBT safety and tolerance

Seattle is home to the highest percentage of same-sex households of all major cities in the U.S. and gay marriage is legal in the state of Washington. Furthermore, the city has an equality index of 100 and a relatively low rate of sexual orientation-related hate crimes. One of several organizations that help the LGBT population in Seattle is Families Like Ours, which aims to serve traditional and non-traditional families wishing to adopt or foster children.

Derrick Gordon, UMass basketball player, becomes first openly gay NCAA Division I player - ESPN


“I just didn’t want to hide anymore, in any way,” Gordon told ESPN. “I didn’t want to have to lie or sneak. I’ve been waiting and watching for the last few months, wondering when a Division I player would come out, and finally I just said, ‘Why not me?’” 



(photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images via ESPN)

Derrick Gordon, UMass basketball player, becomes first openly gay NCAA Division I player - ESPN

“I just didn’t want to hide anymore, in any way,” Gordon told ESPN. “I didn’t want to have to lie or sneak. I’ve been waiting and watching for the last few months, wondering when a Division I player would come out, and finally I just said, ‘Why not me?’”
(photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images via ESPN)
Capitol Hill represent.
2014’s Gayest Cities in America | The Advocate
The most LGBT-friendly places in America, according to our ever-rotating criteria, are some of what you expect, and a lot of what you don’t.

Seattle is the home of our nation’s lust for lattes, our lust for lust (thanks in part to Dan Savage’s sex advice and his homemade porn film festival), and our lust for cool, lo-fi boutique hotels (the city is where the Ace Hotel chain sprouted). Capitol Hill is its gay headquarters, with lots of venues for guys and gals, wine bars, live music, and locavore cuisine.

(photo via Advocate.com)

Capitol Hill represent.

2014’s Gayest Cities in America | The Advocate

The most LGBT-friendly places in America, according to our ever-rotating criteria, are some of what you expect, and a lot of what you don’t.

Seattle is the home of our nation’s lust for lattes, our lust for lust (thanks in part to Dan Savage’s sex advice and his homemade porn film festival), and our lust for cool, lo-fi boutique hotels (the city is where the Ace Hotel chain sprouted). Capitol Hill is its gay headquarters, with lots of venues for guys and gals, wine bars, live music, and locavore cuisine.

(photo via Advocate.com)

What an inspiring way to start a Monday. This is a really thoughtful and personal piece, and I think it’s an important moment in our society.
NBA player Jason Collins says he is gay

I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.
I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation. I wish I wasn’t the kid in the classroom raising his hand and saying, “I’m different.” If I had my way, someone else would have already done this. Nobody has, which is why I’m raising my hand.

(via SI.com)

What an inspiring way to start a Monday. This is a really thoughtful and personal piece, and I think it’s an important moment in our society.

NBA player Jason Collins says he is gay

I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.

I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation. I wish I wasn’t the kid in the classroom raising his hand and saying, “I’m different.” If I had my way, someone else would have already done this. Nobody has, which is why I’m raising my hand.

(via SI.com)