When my time is at a premium, I bookmark Websites to visit at a later time.
As I was going through my bookmarks earlier today, I found a bookmark from http://www.gaycities.com. It was entitled “American Airlines Presents Best of GayCities 2013.”
I felt I would share some of those that won a lot of votes.
Given how close I live to NYC, and given how much I love the Five Boroughs, especially Manhattan, I was happy and unsurprised to see that New York won in the following categories: “Nonstop Nightlife (24% of the votes in this particular poll),” “Fashion Capital (26% of the votes),” and “Singles Scene (21% of the votes).”
Paris, France won the “Foodie Paradise” category with 30% of the votes. And, surprisingly, New York was not a runner-up.
And yes, I checked the runners-up. New York was not one of them.
Vienna won the “Culture Hub” category, and no, New York was not a runner-up, either.
Now, ladies and gentlemen, Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals and Transgendered people (and yes, those of you who are “Questioning” or “Queer,” as well), there are many places on this Planet that I love. I have been to some of them and look forward to going to the ones I have yet to visit.
However, as someone who has been to New York City often, and been to every Borough of New York City on several if not many occasions, I can honestly say that there is a lot of places for lovers of food and culture to explore. So, when I did not see New York City as a runner-up in these categories, I was surprised. Neither upset, nor angry. Simply surprised.
Chicago won the “City of the Year” category, with 22% of the votes.
Interestingly enough, I have been interested in visiting Chicago for years. I remain a fan of the television series ER (sixteen seasons. YEAH!), and although I know I shall not encounter County General Hospital if and when I visit, but there is an Energy to Chicago that has been drawing me for years.
About ten years ago, I had an opportunity to visit Chicago to attend a Spiritual and Magickal Conference. Alas, a bout of pink eye prevented me from going. Aside from this condition being contagious, I could not even open my left eye (I had the pink eye in my right eye), without experiencing discomfort or, more often than not, sharp pain.
Nonetheless, I invite you to comment on which cities you feel are your favorites for Gay Men, Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transgendered people.
Before I close, I wish to acknowledge my newest blog followers: “GiantGag” and “theeditorsjournal.” May both of you receive great insight from following “This Gay Man’s Life…”