25 Most Unwelcoming US Cities For LGBTQ+

By Daniel Walker | April 27, 2024

LGBTQ-friendly cities

In the United States, there are cities where the LGBTQ+ community feels most proud and safe to live, but there are also cities where LGBTQ+ communities face challenges in acceptance and welcome. 
 

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LawnStarter analyzed the 200 largest U.S. cities using 20 indicators to determine the most LGBTQ-friendly cities. 
 

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Factors such as anti-discrimination policies, the presence of same-sex households, and LGBTQ support resources were considered. Affordability, LGBTQ-friendly healthcare, and readiness for pride events were also taken into account. The cities were ranked based on equality, community support, affordability, healthcare access, and pride readiness.