MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — If the rankings of a national magazine are any indication, the Minneapolis-St. Paul area has lost a little bit of its gay cachet in the last 12 months.

One year after they ranked the Twin Cities the number one gay metropolitan area in the U.S., The Advocate says Salt Lake City is now the nation’s GLBT utopia.

Minneapolis-St. Paul slipped all the way to seventh place, after the “far-less-oppressive-than-it-used-to-be” Utah capital, Orlando, Fla., Cambridge, Mass., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Seattle and Ann Arbor, Mich.

In the category of small victories, the Twin Cities still ranked higher than New York City or San Francisco, which are traditionally viewed as the most gay-friendly cities in the country.

The Advocate said Minneapolis-St. Paul still boasts the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus, Twin Cities Pride, and the Twin Cities GLBT and Allied Business Community.

The magazine added, “Sheesh, just get domestic-partnered already!”

Last year’s rankings earned national attention, including a story on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.”

Comments (24)
  1. Pat says:

    Wearing all that bulky winter wear makes you look fat.

    1. you know its true says:

      All that praying the Bachmans did worked!

  2. Kevin says:

    I am very, very ignorant.

    1. NAS says:

      You are not Kevin. You’re just a flake with nothing else to do but use his name and be childish. So go blow another liberal and throw some glitter why don’t you.

      1. Realist says:

        Wow, and your response is somehow adult-like?

      2. Kevin says:

        Dont pick on my Gay stalker! You will hurt his casterated feellings! He loves me like a brother….only different! He is just another typical liberal who doesnt have the brains to make “its” own comments…….so he inserts the gerbal and spews bs……I say if he wants to insert a gerbal…so be it…its his right to do so….

        1. kevin is gay says:


  3. lloyd says:

    ….So, you say there’s a chance?

  4. The Crux of the Biscuit says:

    So does this mean we move from the Liberace level of gayness to the Elton John level? Or did we fall down the the ambigious Ricky Martin level now?

  5. B Streisand says:

    Buck up, Minneapolis Gay Community. You’re still fabulous!

  6. Nate says:

    Oh dear. Salt Lake City, Orlando, Cambridge, Fort Lauderdale, Seattle and Ann Arbor are gayer than us! What are we going to do?

  7. ROBERT says:

    i live here in the TC, but who really cares

  8. Glee says:

    I don’t mind the gays. Two incomes and no kids to mess the house up. I wouldn’t mind a couple of them to move into some of my neighbors houses and shape them up.

    1. TL the alligator says:

      2 incomes here and no kids but house is a complete mess….and THATS how the Alligator rolls.

  9. Kevin says:

    So how did we go from #1 in the country to #7 in the country for Gay’s? Typical MN fail! We got beat by Salt Lake Citty! OMG too funny! I am sure the Mormons are just thrilled! I wonder if their talking rabbit ever discussed the Gay lifestyle?????

  10. TL the alligator says:

    next we’ll here Mayor Ryback has designated certain bike paths as gay bike paths, or worse yet he’ll spend another 10 million building gay bike paths with a couple of new $60,000 water fountains too….or he’ll designate Mpls as a gay sanctuary city.

    1. vikesfanzaregay says:

      Next we’ll have a gay football stadium for all the gay football fans.

  11. TL the alligator says:

    whoops….meant hear, not here

  12. Richard Cheese says:

    I still think it would be nice for all the gays to register so they can be rounded up later.

  13. Redneck Purist says:

    We used to be sooo gay! But we’re improving more each year.

  14. marcus b says:

    Why are conservatives all closet gays?

    1. Bill Clintons Cigar says:

      For the same reason liberals all shove gerbals up their own arse!

    2. mrs craig says:

      Because marcus b, the Larry Craig School of Wide Stance teaches them well.

  15. love me or hate me says:

    Darn you Amy Koch. You ruined our #1 rating by legitimizing adultery as part of traditional marriage. So it went to Salt Lake cuz Romney is a more respectable bigot. HA!

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