Atlanta drops off queerest cities in America list

Does it feel less queer around Atlanta lately? That's what The Advocate seems to think as they unveiled their 7th annual Queerest Cities in America list today and Atlanta dropped from last year's number two spo...
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Advocate names Atlanta 9th ‘gayest’ city in America

Atlanta Pride festival

The Advocate today released its annual list of the “Gayest Cities in America.” Atlanta, the birthplace of civil rights, was ranked 9th, the same position it held a year ago in Advocate's 2012 rankings.

Other cities featured in this year's list include three cities from Washington state. Tacoma, Wa. was named this year's “gayest city.” (Complete list at the bottom of this article)

The ranking criteria isn't exclusive to gay bars and nightlife, nor is it an exact scientific determination, as the Advocate points out.

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Midtown Patch asks if neighborhood is losing its gayness

Activists gather at Atlanta's Outwrite Bookstore and Coffeehouse

Midtown Patch, a hyper-local news outlet funded by AOL, asked an interesting question this morning on its website: Is Midtown losing its gayness?

Amy Wenk, editor of the site, highlights the impending relocation of Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse, as well as the most recent list of the country's “gayest” cities compiled by Advocate.

Atlanta finished this year's list ninth overall, but it's tough to take any list too seriously that doesn't include San Francisco, New York City or Miami. The Advocate makes no claims to any kind of scientific method being applied to the now-annual list. Still, a compliment is a compliment.