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Palm Springs, San Francisco And Seattle Top NerdWallet’s Most Gay-Friendly Cities List

palm-springs-gayWith Pride season getting ready to rain down upon us like so much glitter, consumer information site NerdWallet decided to rank the country’s most gay-friendly cities, based on municipal laws, community and peer support, and safety and tolerance.

NerdWallet used the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index, included the percentage of same-sex households in the region from the U.S. Census, and accounted for the number of hate crimes for sexual orientation per 100,000 residents in a city’s overall score.

And the top 10 gay-friendliest cities are:

Rank City Equality index Percentage of households that are same-sex partners # gay hate crimes per 100,000 residents Overall gay friendliness score
1 Palm Springs, CA 95 8.60% 11.1 72
2 San Francisco, CA 100 2.60% 2.6 69.4
3 Seattle, WA 100 1.80% 1 69.3
4 Long Beach, CA 100 1.40% 0.6 68.8
5 Cambridge, MA 100 1.10% 0 68.8
6 Los Angeles, CA 100 0.80% 0 68.1
7 Portland, OR 100 2.00% 2.7 68
8 Philadelphia, PA 100 0.60% 0 67.7
9 San Diego, CA 100 1.10% 1.4 67.4
10 New York, NY 100 0.70% 0.8 67.1

You can see NerdWallet’s complete rankings here.