Best Gay Cities of 2013


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.

Really?

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…”

And for those of you already following and reading “This Gay Man’s Life…” thank you for honoring who you are and what you do.chicago-winner

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