The Advocate's Fourth Annual List Includes Three Washington Cities in the Top 5
Tacoma Weekly

By Kate Burrows

A newly released, and admittedly subjective, poll by one of the nation’s foremost LGBT magazines praises the City of Destiny for its inclusiveness, support for marriage equality, activism and…number of roller derby leagues in town? 

The criteria that The Advocate used for the publication’s fourth annual “Gayest Cities in America” list provided quite a range – from the number of gay rugby teams in town to the number of anti-discrimination laws in place. The poll examined each city’s shopping possibilities (one point each for the number of Whole Foods, West Elm or Pottery Barn stores in each city) and the number of LGBT elected officials in office or elected in 2012, along with other factors that may or may not impact quality of life.

Read more about Tacoma as the gayest city in America at the Tacoma Weekly...