Note: The baker who reused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony because it violated his religious beliefs is based nearby in the Denver suburb of Lakewood. This walkable neighborhood is located in a central spot in sprawling Atlanta.
Despite its majority Republican legislature and a heavy Mormon population, Idaho boasts 13 cities with non-discrimination ordinances in place. Just 45 minutes from Boston and one of the largest cities in America that's had an openly gay mayor, Providence has long been a tolerant, erudite, and progressive community.
Paul, 3. They found that, in many parts of the country, the clustering of gay male couples in certain neighborhoods increased slightly over the decade from to , but the segregation of lesbian couples decreased. Still, being gay here is enough of a novelty that when a high school athlete comes out or a gay couple goes to prom, it might make for a newspaper article.
Supreme Court effectively legalizing same-sex marriage in , only 20 states have enacted explicit protections from housing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, according to Freedom for All Americans, an LGBTQ rights advocacy group.
Artisan shops, yoga classes, and baked goods are all on offer at Heritage Station, a converted train depot -- all are Appalachia at its come-as-you-are best. Population: 7, Bona fides: Though liberal Louisville was one of the first Southern cities to pass an inclusive non-discrimination fairness ordinance, tiny Morehead earns its spot for opposing Davis' headline-making bigotry.