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.

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Fierce — Atlanta again ranks as one of the gayest cities in America

The Advocate released its not scientifically sound study of the gayest cities in America today for 2012 and Atlanta is ranked in the Top 10 — number 9, to be exact.

The magazine writes up this year's description of Atlanta:

We won’t fault you for trying to forget Real Housewife Kim Zolciak’s dip into the lesbian pool — but don’t blame Atlanta if everyone there wants to sample the fun LGBTs have all over town. Lesbian businesses thrive in East Atlanta, and gay clubs go off in Mechanicsville. People coming to Atlanta like to party, and the GayTL delivers with Black Gay Pride in September and Atlanta Pride in October, and the black gay clubs’ second-busiest weekend of the year surrounds the observance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday in January. Holla!

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‘Daily Show’ goes gay for Minneapolis

Jason Jones from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Last night on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” correspondent Jason Jones traveled to the city by the bay to find out why the gay mecca isn't ranked as the gayest city in America in Advocate's latest list of "The Gayest Cities in America" list. In 2010, Atlanta took the top spot in Advocate's ranking, but this year Minneapolis claimed the title.

Jones compares the gay scenes from San Francisco and Minneapolis in a hilarious segment called "Minneapolis is the New Gay."

Check out the video below: