On the occasion of the month of the LGBT pride that celebrated the 48th anniversary of the Motions of Stonewall in June. we just compiled a ranking of the 10 gay friendly cities in the world.
The most popular online platform for renting medium and long-term rooms and apartments has based its study on the reviews of the LGBT community, the night scene offered by the cities, the open mentality of citizens and, importantly, the low level of hate crimes.
Without forgetting the legislative plan that directly involves the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people: from a marriage law for same-sex couples to adoption. The cities dominated by three quarters of Europe. Here is the list of top 10 most gay welcoming cities for the rainbow community:
Madrid – Spain (the Gayest Friendly City)
- First place was the welcoming Madrid, LGBT Pride City which this year hosted the World Pride with about 2 million people from all over the world. A fun, friendly and tolerant city where diversity is one of its main characteristics!
- Ames a quien ames Madrid te quiere (Whoever you love, Madrid loves you) was the slogan that welcomed the millions of visitors and with a legislature for the rights of LGBT people that envies the rest of Europe, Zapatero’s Spain earns the first place.
- Madrid being the best city for gays hosts one of the most important worldwide events for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) community from 23 June to 02 July.
Amsterdam – Netherlands (the Sweet Heart of Gays)
It is the Venice of the north to conquer the second place. Amsterdam has always been the city of liberties, the capital of the Netherlands; after all, it was the first in Europe to legalize marriages between homosexual couples in 2001 as well as to allow same-sex adoptions. A country where gays and heterosexuals have the same social weight and enjoy the same rights!
Toronto – Canada
In third place Toronto, the mecca for Canadian LGBT people. Now with an even friendly premier, the beloved Justin Trudeau who participated in the city pride sporting rainbow socks, the city is home to two gay neighborhoods: Church and Wellesley.
Tel Aviv – Israel (the Second Home of Gays)
The common saying that “Jerusalem is praying and Tel Aviv is having fun” is also best for the gay community. There are no dedicated neighborhoods in Tel Aviv, but the locals and the very active gay scene are spread all over the city, from the port of Jaffa to Florentin via Neve Tzedek.
At Atzmout Beach, at the Hilton hotel is the unofficially gay beach, frequented mostly by same-sex couples.
London – United Kingdom
London has always been a symbol of the LGBT rainbow community. From Soho, the lgbt district in the heart of the city through the West End where a church “Our Lady of the Assumption and St. Gregory” welcomes the homosexual faithful. An example of respect for diversity comes from above.
In the past Queen Elizabeth, for the selection of the security personnel of her residences in Windsor and Balmoral, underlined that requests for women, gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transsexuals were welcome for sending the curriculum.
Berlin – Germany
City of transgressions and freedom, of history and modernity! Berlin boasts one of the most active gay scenes in Europe and the first city with a museum entirely dedicated to the historical journey towards sexual tolerance. In the south-west, there is an entire gay district, Schöneberg (literally “beautiful mountain”), where locals, saunas, shops, bed & breakfasts, apartments and hotels meet.
The district is a true symbol of Berlin’s beautiful life: rainbow flags waving everywhere. For a few weeks Germany has also approved the Egalitarian Marriage by a large majority, bringing Berlin and the whole country even further ahead in welcoming the LGBT community.
Brighton – England
Brighton is the Queer capital of the United Kingdom. A seaside resort in the south, it is home to England’s most important pride, with more than 60 wagons running along the seafront and attracting the majority of gays to the nearby capital and other British cities for a weekend. Fun, beaches and Victorian atmosphere under the colors of the rainbow!
Barcelona – Spain
Barcelona is the LGBT paradise located on the Mediterranean coast. A city that hosts every year the biggest Gay Festival in Europe: Circuit. The event attracts over 70 thousand participants from all over the world each year.
Water parks, themed activities such as book presentations, shows, film screenings or art exhibitions but also affiliated shopping facilities, restaurants, bars, saunas, beauty salons and hairdressers, sports centers and guided tours of the city. August is tinged with rainbow.
New York – USA
Gay culture is an integral part of New York’s DNA, particularly in the areas of Chelsea, Greenwich Village and Soho. A story of the city that is intertwined with the struggles of the LGBT community just think of the Stonewall in 1969, from there the sexual liberation movements started for LGBT people.
San Francisco – USA
San Francisco historically the city par excellence friendly! Known for her sexual freedom as early as the early nineteenth century, when she was inhabited by adventurers and gold prospectors forced to live long without exchanges with the other sex.
At the beginning of the 20th century, the first gay clubs opened. The best known were Mona, a local for women only, and Finocchio’s. For decades, the City of the Bay has been at the center of gay nightlife, culture and politics. Castro is one of the first gay neighborhoods in the United States, although this has become a tourist attraction.
Homeland of nightlife for transsexual communities! San Francisco is the home of everyone and everyone, so much so that over 15% of the population of San Francisco is homosexual.
It is no more a secret that the rainbow community has got the important status in almost all parts of the world. If you are among one of those, go and check out these gay friendly cities of the world.