Across the United States, there are small towns that you might at first think have no hope for a thriving LGBTQ+ scene. But you’d be remiss to overlook the opportunity to explore small town America where you can find vibrant queer communities that offer safe spaces rivaling those in large gay-friendly cities such as New York, San Franciso, and Chicago.
Luckily there are many charming vacation spots where you can escape the noise of the city and still walk down the street holding hands with your partner without worry. The places mentioned here range from top-tier queer destinations that pride themselves on an excellent range of LGBTQ-specific events to small towns that are showing their true colors as up-coming havens for LGBTQ+ travelers. These are the 10 best gay-friendly towns in America.
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