published Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Knoxville named one of the top ten 'Gayest Cities in America'

Downtown Knoxville, Tennessee
Downtown Knoxville, Tennessee
Photo by The Knoxville News Sentinel /Chattanooga Times Free Press.
The Advodate's gayest cities in 2012
  1. 1. Salt Lake City
  2. 2. Orlando, Fla.
  3. 3. Cambridge, Mass.
  4. 4. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  5. 5. Seattle
  6. 6. Ann Arbor, Mich.
  7. 7. St. Paul and Minneapolis
  8. 8. Knoxville, Tenn.
  9. 9. Atlanta
  10. 10. Grand Rapids, Mich.

The Advocate, a gay and lesbian magazine, has released a list of the gayest cities in America for 2012 and Knoxville has made the list at number 8.

The magazine says it has based this year's list on subjective criteria and looks at the "per capita queerness of some less expected locales."

Acknowledging LGBT hurdles in the state like the now-dead "don't say gay" legislation, The Advocate says Knoxville has "defiantly produced a robust gay scene."

Continue reading at the Knoxville News Sentinel.

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