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Advocate, a national LGBTQ politics and culture magazine, released it’s annual “Gayest Cities in America” list this week, and you’ll be surprised to know that Colorado Springs clocked in at #13 (besting Denver by nearly 10 spots, and only barely trailing Oakland and Minneapolis). The rankings are supposedly based on criteria ranging from the local LGBTQ legislator count to the number of roller derby leagues in a given city, but by our calculations they seem a little wonky–who knew that the Springs boasts 5 roller derby leagues? I guess the list is less about rigorous ratings than about highlighting LGBTQ culture in those cities “in-between” the historical capitols of gay culture. Check out the article, and tell us what you think.

 

2 Responses to Colorado Springs Ranked 13th Gayest City in America

  1. hannah says:

    We have 9 LGBT elected officials? Is that in the whole state or in Colorado Springs?

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