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What's the 'gayest' U.S. city? Not necessarily the most gay friendly
Salt Lake City's gay community is not as large as some other cities, but their pride parades are well-attended.
January 9th, 2012
07:06 PM ET

What's the 'gayest' U.S. city? Not necessarily the most gay friendly

By Stephanie Siek, CNN

(CNN) - Salt Lake City, Utah, is known for breathtaking mountain scenery, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the 2002 Winter Olympics.

But today it was also named the Gayest City in America by The Advocate magazine.

The Advocate ranked cities according to its own admittedly nonscientific criteria, including the number of gay and lesbian bookstores, elected officials who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, and some edgier metrics like the number of International Mr. Leather competition semifinalists and the presence of nude yoga classes. This year’s list intended to examine cities that are outside the usual orbit of San Francisco, Boston, Miami and New York, and came up with several surprises - Grand Rapids, Michigan, Knoxville, Tennessee. Even Little Rock, Arkansas, ranked 11 out of 15.

Salt Lake City LGBTQ advocates were pleasantly surprised by the rankings.

“Well, you know, we’re all very proud of our community here, and we’ve done a lot of growing and empowering of each other and our allies in the community,” said Valerie Larabee, the executive director of the Utah Pride Center, but “we probably wouldn’t have a higher ranking if the homework was done … We don’t have naked yoga, or at least none of us know about it.”

(For the record: The Advocate counted one nude yoga class there, and one Mr. Leather semifinalist, too.)

According to 2010 Census data analyzed by UCLA’s Williams Institute, 15.36 out of every 1,000 households in Salt Lake City are headed by a same-sex couple. Salt Lake City ranks 81st out of 1,415 cities nationwide in its number of same-sex couples per capita.

The same analysis found that Little Rock had 7.51 gay or lesbian couples for every 1,000 households, ranking it 392nd.

Salt Lake City was ranked higher than several cities many would presume to be gay-friendlier, like Denver, Austin, and Atlanta. But Larabee said that Salt Lake’s top ranking shouldn’t overshadow the discrimination and lack of acceptance that many LGBTQ Utahns still face.

“I appreciate that there’s some humor in the selections, in the indices that were used, but we shouldn’t kid ourselves,” Larabee said. “We, like many of these communities, still have some issues that need to be addressed. While we have a thriving community here, we’re united because we have to be.”

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Randi Romo heads the Center for Artistic Revolution in Little Rock, which serves as the state’s LGBTQ organization. She was also bemused by the city’s inclusion.

“Little Rock can be friendly, but we still have a lot of the religious right wing rhetoric that feeds into everything,” Romo said.  “Arkansas is one of the only states in the nation that doesn’t have a civil rights commission that can receive and adjudicate civil rights complaints. There are no local or state ordinances to protect [LBGTQ people] against discrimination.”

Here are the top 15 "gayest" cities, as ranked by The Advocate:

15. Denver, Colorado
14. Long Beach, California
13. Austin, Texas
12. Portland, Oregon
11. Little Rock, Arkansas
10. Grand Rapids, Michigan
9. Atlanta, Georgia
8. Knoxville, Tennessee
7. St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota
6. Ann Arbor, Michigan
5. Seattle, Washington
4. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
3. Cambridge, Massachusetts
2. Orlando, Florida
1. Salt Lake City, Utah

soundoff (1,833 Responses)
  1. James

    Well, no surprise with Austin, only Liberal city in Texas, pretty much only place gays would be accepted in the 2nd most populated state.
    My question is, how did the 'mainstream cities' do? Were they more/less gay than the ones on the list?

    January 10, 2012 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Melanie

      I think you are speaking with extreme hyperbolye about Austin being THE ONLY city that would accept gays. Pahleese
      The current Mayor of Houston is a lesbian, before she was mayor she spent many years as the elected comptroller. As well as other city council members being gay.

      January 10, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Andrew

    Obviously San Fran.

    January 10, 2012 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  3. caniac

    What about Asheville, NC?

    January 10, 2012 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  4. William

    The gayest cities? That is what passes for news on CNN? What next, Black, Hispanic, Latino and Asian Gays in America? Of course part 1, 2, 3.....

    January 10, 2012 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
    • BD

      This is yet another lame passive aggresive hate article about california.. I mean, it cannot even be admitted that San Fransico is the gayest city??? These articles will do anything to undermine californias claims to fame haha. This is just the funniest attempt I have seen yet.

      January 10, 2012 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
      • magnus

        i agree. the fact that SF is not on the list basically disqualifies this list.

        January 10, 2012 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
      • Kari

        And Miami is not even on the list... at least put Miami Beach on!

        January 10, 2012 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
      • Joe T.

        Magnus and Kari clearly failed reading comprehension in school.

        "This year’s list intended to examine cities that are outside the usual orbit of San Francisco, Boston, Miami and New York..."

        Maybe learn to read first and then you can earn the right to make comments on CNN blogs.

        January 10, 2012 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  5. Kristi

    What has nude yoga got to do with being gay? Would straights not enjoy this? Sounds like a stereotype on the part of the Advocate.

    January 10, 2012 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  6. lefty avenger

    It's quite humorous to see that all cities that are the gayest are the most gentrified and financially successful. All the states that do not possess a large gay population have destroyed economies and no future. So here's all these gay cities with a bustling economy and fancy neighborhoods with lattes. What do the bible thumpers have? Rust belts with huge amounts of unemployment and welfare. Go figure right wing extremist intolerant taliban christians!

    January 10, 2012 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Kainen

      Obviously you've never been to Grand Rapids.

      January 10, 2012 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  7. victorcamp

    Glad to see Mpls/StPaul on the list.

    January 10, 2012 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Butt Buddy

      Yep, fits right in with the Vi-queens.

      January 10, 2012 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
    • magnus

      what else are they going to do in that cold weather?

      January 10, 2012 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
      • Brock

        Not be gay?

        January 10, 2012 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  8. Pitts-burger

    What is the big deal? Just let people be happy. Just dont kill anyone or do anything illegal in the process! WE have bigger isseus to deal with. Like......What will happen to this country if RICK SANTORUM becomes president???!?!??!??!?? AAAAIIIIEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 10, 2012 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Butt Buddy

      Don't post with your mouth full – that's what it means.

      January 10, 2012 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
  9. Provincetown WINS!

    The Advocate is a great pub, but they must have popped some acid for this one. I'm gay and you could not PAY me to live in most of these cities. San Francisco is not on the list?? Are you kidding me? I don't go anywhere below the Mason-Dixon line....

    January 10, 2012 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Pitts-burger

      LOL, good call, good point...Provincetown tes BUT what about Rehoboth, DE (?spelling)?? OR South Beach??

      January 10, 2012 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Pitts-burger

      errrr i mean yes not tes

      January 10, 2012 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  10. R O

    From my own non-scientific research, I'd say Gay, Georgia is the largest gay town in the U.S. Gay, Georgia is larger than Gay, West Virginia and Gay, Iowa look to consist on just about nothing.

    January 10, 2012 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  11. 908Patriot

    Good, now I know what deprived cities to avoid while traveling.

    January 10, 2012 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Butt Buddy

      "depraved"

      January 10, 2012 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
    • lefty avenger

      You have to go to the totally straight cities to see Deprived rust bible belts in decay.

      January 10, 2012 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
    • magnus

      lots of hate in the midwest and south. knock yourself out.

      January 10, 2012 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  12. magnus

    wow, how can they have omitted San Francisco? There is no excuse for that no matter what reason they come up with.

    January 10, 2012 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
    • CTENUS

      "This year’s list intended to examine cities that are outside the usual orbit of San Francisco, Boston, Miami and New York, and came up with several surprises..."

      January 10, 2012 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  13. Calvin

    This article is a gay induced lie. Pure balderdash (whatever that is).

    January 10, 2012 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Butt Buddy

      You said a mouthful there...

      January 10, 2012 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Hap

      A "gay induced lie"? What does that even MEAN?

      January 10, 2012 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
    • magnus

      Balderdash is a board game of bluffing and trivia created by Laura Robinson and Paul Toyne. It is based on a classic parlor game called Dictionary. (wikipedia)

      January 10, 2012 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  14. Josh

    I am surprised that The Advocate values nude yoga classes, and not being able to safely walk the streets. I would think that one of the top criteria for any city on the list would be no record of hate/bias crimes against gays.

    January 10, 2012 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
  15. pablo

    I was surprised San Francisco wasn't on the list. I had the impression that it was number one.

    January 10, 2012 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  16. penbooty

    Nonscientific criteria. That is all you need to know. The delusional Advocate admitted their results were completely slanted in an effort to make Salt Lake City look gay. How clever of them. What else would you expect from a god hating liberal site such as CNN?

    January 10, 2012 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
    • InTheMiddle

      Please go back under your right wing rock ...

      January 10, 2012 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
      • Butt Buddy

        Put down the Crisco and step away from the keyboard...

        January 10, 2012 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
    • ROCKWOOD

      When referring to the Almighty, in any way, shape or form, capitalization is required.... God bless your lil heart.

      January 10, 2012 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
      • Fruitcake

        jesus = dead man on a stick

        January 10, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
      • freedog

        let me guess, your life is so empty you need to make inflammatory statements to fulfill your need for attention. Pitiful.

        January 10, 2012 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  17. Nick2012

    How about Washington DC but only where the members of Congress live and work.

    January 10, 2012 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Whizerd67

      LMFAO...CNN would never betray their ancestry. They stay in the closet.

      January 10, 2012 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Josh

      I think that few Congressmen actually live in Washington; too much of a slum.

      January 10, 2012 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  18. Spencer

    I'm from Salt Lake and though I'm not Gay I do know there is a pretty decent Gay population here. People who only think of Salt Lake as a religious city are mistaken. I've been to all 50 states and most major cities in the U.S....I drove for a transport company, and Salt Lake is not as small or as "un-diverse" as most people tend to think. Salt Lake is pretty much like Denver only a little bit smaller, and is closer to the mountains.

    January 10, 2012 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Butt Buddy

      Oxymoron = "decent Gay community"

      January 10, 2012 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
  19. Nick2012

    Having spent a year in Columbia, SC I can tell you that the University of South Carolina is probably the most gay school with the admitted majority of female students being gay. There are some gay men, but the majority of women there are gay. Aside from seeing them together, I did not see as many gay decals on cars in San Fran as I did in Columbia.

    January 10, 2012 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
    • chris

      "admitted majority of female students being gay" Well that's what they told you anyway. I use to tell some girls that I was gay to avoid hurting their feelings.

      January 10, 2012 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  20. Jen

    In the 1990s I had a long-distance sweetie who lived in SLC. I'd fly in to see her as often as possible. At that time it was possible to be wildly, openly gay and nobody would notice. We could hold hands, smooch in public, etc. (tastefully of course) and the whole city ignored us because That Sort Of Thing Doesn't Happen Here. Things have obviously changed quite a bit but SLC has been pretty gay since at least '91.

    January 10, 2012 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
  21. Jay

    Someone get a new CPA firm to count the votes! Atlanta, GA. is hands down #1!!!!!

    January 10, 2012 at 7:09 am | Report abuse |
  22. Pilgrim11

    I can't believe they didn't even list Provincetown, Ma. It's like walking through a live Fellini movie

    January 10, 2012 at 7:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Nate DeMontigny

      I'm shocked P-Town didn't make it into the top five! I've been to a bunch of the places on this list, and none of them have a dense gay population like P-Town. Maybe because they don't have tall buildings and are not technically a "city"? Maybe if they ran one that said most gay town, P-Town wold certainly win.

      January 10, 2012 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
    • topaz114

      Yes, I agree.

      January 10, 2012 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
    • luis

      I have been to P-town a number of times (I lived in Gloucester) and I found the town to be the most self-absorbed, narrow-minded, elitist group of gays and lesbians I have ever met. My friends would visit from California wanting to see P-town and I would always warn them “good fences make good neighbors”. Locals’ always subtly reminding visitors (especially the ones of color), that they don’t belong, even though our money is as green as theirs. After these visits, my friends eventually agree with my assessment. Being openly gay in Gloucester, I found that town to be more accepting than any of my visits to this infinitesimal speck of a town. Just my opinion...

      January 10, 2012 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  23. Jokesterer

    I always thought Utah was gay.

    January 10, 2012 at 6:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Eddie

      Now the facts support your intuition.

      January 10, 2012 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
  24. Larry

    I wonder how the lake got salty?

    January 10, 2012 at 6:35 am | Report abuse |
    • rick

      Larry: I admit, that got a laugh out of me. Thanks

      January 10, 2012 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
    • ron

      i wonder how u got gay

      January 10, 2012 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  25. ascehe

    Yet another example of wild contradiction at the epicenter of religion. Shocker....

    January 10, 2012 at 6:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Techie

      "The Advocate ranked cities according to its own admittedly nonscientific criteria" Hmmm you don't think they did that deliberately do you...try to make gay more acceptable by suggesting it is in the most staunch religious areas? A "hop on the bandwagon" approach to gay marketing...

      January 10, 2012 at 6:36 am | Report abuse |
      • ascehe

        Maybe that's because there IS no scientific criteria for measuring gayness in a population? If I say the Zsa Zsa is the best hotel in Dallas it's because everyone goes there everyone loves it, everyone talks about it. Not because someone put it into a beaker and melted it down for analysis. Pretty simple – mormon capital of the world + gayest city in america = hilarious religions contradiction. Or do I mean contradicktion?

        January 10, 2012 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
    • JuneCleaversBeaver

      Does that mean a Mormon can have as many husbands as they want?

      January 10, 2012 at 6:59 am | Report abuse |
      • ascehe

        As far as I'm concerned mormons have always been allowed to have as many husbands as they want : )

        January 10, 2012 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
  26. Thomas

    I hate it when people say the Bible says that gay people are going to hell.
    The bible was written by people who THOUGHT thats what god would want.
    You give people an inch and they take a mile.
    The only thing god only told us DIRECTLY was the ten commandments.
    Last time I checked there was nothing wrong with loving someone.

    January 10, 2012 at 6:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Peter

      I hope no one reading this believes you are trained in biblical scholarship. The Bible is full of direct commands by God to people, not just the 10 commandments. Please do your own research.

      January 10, 2012 at 6:53 am | Report abuse |
      • Komrad

        Wrong. The bible is full of things that IT SAYS are direct commands, but there is nigh on nil evidence to support it.

        January 10, 2012 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
      • Joe

        Hey Peter, where's your evidence for this? Is it in the BIBLE? Isn't it possible that whomever wrote in the bible just wrote that they were told or commanded by God to write something? I can tell you that Bill Maher told me to write this comment, and you'd believe me, right?

        January 10, 2012 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
      • Matisse3165

        Direct commands? Is this something you have PROOF of or is this just passed down stories as is what the bible is? I suggest you do your research first!

        January 10, 2012 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
      • magnus

        come on man. stop asking brainwashed losers for proof. why bother?

        January 10, 2012 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
    • ascehe

      There is no god. The bible is 100% garbage. Base your thinking on something else, then we can have a discussion. Otherwise.. no.

      January 10, 2012 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
      • Butt Buddy

        ...swallow this...

        January 10, 2012 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
      • AW

        This article has a direct reference to Mormonism as well as the bible given the city it's focusing on. It isn't a discussion on the existence of god. In your obnoxious zeal to decry anything that isn't outright anti-religious you've outed yourself as someone too lazy to read a 1 page article. Go away.

        January 10, 2012 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
    • magnus

      oh, i was getting all excited because your were talking about gayness and then you starting mentioning inches and i was like "all right, this guy is hung like a horse', but then i realized that you were using inch in an analogy. oh well.

      January 10, 2012 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
      • Butt Buddy

        You have some strange hobbies...

        January 10, 2012 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
    • lefty avenger

      The Bible was created thousands of years ago by middle eastern goat herders who made everything up on the spot. You people would not give them the time of day now.

      January 10, 2012 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  27. Josh

    I'm not gay, presently serving in the USAF(for the last 15 1/2 years) and I could care less. Who cares if your straight, gay, or any combination of the two. I am straight, married with two children, and am tired of the extreme opinions on both sides. Does it really matter to you how someone else chooses to live their life? People really need to start worrying about themselves, and their friends/families instead of what some total stranger does. It boggles my mind why we have such strong opinions about how someone else lives their life. Anyway, go back to your bickering, just my 2 cents!

    January 10, 2012 at 5:54 am | Report abuse |
    • jacksays

      Well said! I could not have said it any better myself!

      January 10, 2012 at 6:02 am | Report abuse |
    • alko

      Very well said! Sad thing is that the Mormon church hates gays and are excommunicated if they act upon there desires. The parents of gay kids are often faced with a tough choice as well, church or family? To me though, it's an easy choice, screw the Mormon church and their sheep! Family always comes first!

      January 10, 2012 at 6:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      I am a gay male and I wish more people thought like you Josh. What I don't get is why do straight men fear that if they befriend a gay male that they will be classified as gay. If you are confident in yourself then don't worry what others think or say. Those that fear really fear themselves. Thanks Josh!!

      January 10, 2012 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Butt Buddy

      You put the 'BOY' in "Flyboy".

      January 10, 2012 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
      • manfred

        Nah, he's putting the 'fly" in Flyboy. If I'm understanding the kid's lingo correctly. I mean "fly" as in cool. You know what I'm sayn'. Word. Cuz. Out.

        January 10, 2012 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
    • magnus

      especially when you consider that gay people have a genetic alterations that causes them to respond to the wrong pheromones. this indicates that God is hateful and spiteful, because he is allmight and omnipotent, and knows that that child being born is going to burn in hell for genetics.

      January 10, 2012 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
    • lefty avenger

      Well put, unfortunately Hate is the only thing left that gets americans going. It takes intelligence and understanding to tolerate other people. Love, compassion and understanding take work. Americans don't want to work on those things, they want the simple route of hate. This is why america is doomed.

      January 10, 2012 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  28. jon

    Gays make up just 2-3% of the entire population, but get more coverage than almost any other single group...why is that?

    January 10, 2012 at 5:54 am | Report abuse |
    • rick

      because it gets the Jesus beggers all upset

      January 10, 2012 at 5:57 am | Report abuse |
    • esteban

      Because news organizations are sponsored by advertising dollars. Advertisers pay for articles that attract viewers. By reading this article you are just perpetuating the madness.

      January 10, 2012 at 6:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      It's probably more than that. I heard it's closer to 11-12% of the human population at any one time.

      January 10, 2012 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
    • magnus

      geez, imagine if you are a gay jew, then you really will rule the world

      (sarcasm)

      January 10, 2012 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
    • lefty avenger

      30-40 Million americans smoke Marijuana recreationally and are not criminals. There is not much coverage, no real legalization and the cops bust close to a million people a year in Nyc for just smoking weed. The Establishment marginalizes everyone not with Fox News fascists.

      January 10, 2012 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
    • pillowbiter

      probably same reason why israel takes up all the world attention and contains, by far, less humans than Roma, Texas.

      January 10, 2012 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  29. Den

    I'm a lesbian trapped in a man's body =)

    January 10, 2012 at 5:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Eddie

      omg!!!! i thought I was the only one that felt that way, we should start a coalition, Lesbians in men bodies(LIBS).

      January 10, 2012 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
      • 2grls1kup

        HAHAHA!! Eddie, That $#!+ is foking hilarious. Too many folks on this blog making a big deal over this. People, live how you want to live and stop worrying about the next persons lifestyle! Eddie, thanks for the laugh bro!

        January 10, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
    • magnus

      thus, if i were to bang a lesbian, would that make me gay?

      January 10, 2012 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
      • Eddie

        Gay and very happy!

        January 10, 2012 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  30. polycarp pio

    HOGWASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PP

    January 10, 2012 at 4:41 am | Report abuse |
  31. Jacques

    I find that whenever a gay group comes up with rankings the end results are usually crafted to be political, when the most religious place in America ends up the gayest on a list done by a gay group it isn't an accident and isn't worth the keystrokes used to type up that nonsense, lying really gets you nowhere, you don't even have to put in very much energy into thinking this and if you stopped a gay guy who moved from Utah he'd probably say the samething.

    January 10, 2012 at 4:12 am | Report abuse |
  32. Pat

    No one would choose to be gay, God made them that way, plus earth is over populated, ever think gay people are God's plan! Plus God can't smote the gays right now he's too busy helping Tebow win the Superbowl!

    January 10, 2012 at 4:11 am | Report abuse |
    • cairdhubain

      I find your comment extremely offensive. God is clearly on the side of the Patriots. Just watch SNL – he admits it himself (ok, his son does). In any case, Tebow will get his a** handed to him in a sling. Yards yielded is no measure of a defense, look at points yielded... in that stat we are not so bad. And our offense can blow Denver away. In any case, my boyfriend and I will be heartily cheering on the smiting of Denver next weekend. I mean, its not like they are Salt Lake or anything.

      January 10, 2012 at 4:55 am | Report abuse |
      • Footballfromabove

        Clearly the Saints and Cardinals are favored above over all others....

        January 10, 2012 at 6:05 am | Report abuse |
    • magnus

      i so hope Tebow pulls it off. But, sadly, the Patriots are just too much of cheaters, they get josh mcdaniels who has practice tapes of Tebow and knows all the signs. then the stupid Pats' fan will say dumb things like 'but mcdaniels was hired before the Broncos beat the Steelers'. remember, Pats' fans are stupid, and they do not realize the bellidick hedged his bets and hired mcdaniels prior to the broncos win. but Pats' fans are stupid and i hope a meteor strikes the stands killing them all, but leaving Tebow unscathed.

      January 10, 2012 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  33. Tod

    Message to Christian Right: Jesus is waiting for you to see the correct path.

    January 10, 2012 at 4:09 am | Report abuse |
    • jacksays

      Message to Tod: I'm glad you alone know exactly what Jesus is doing. Are you Facebook stalking him??

      January 10, 2012 at 6:04 am | Report abuse |
  34. Normal

    I just don't let what other people do affect me, I know its a hard concept

    January 10, 2012 at 4:07 am | Report abuse |
  35. Tod

    Something I don't understand about humans: why some people are obsessive-compulsive about telling other people that they don't look right, dress right, or do things which have no important consequence for society.

    So, we're not allowed to legislate for greater energy efficiency and cleaner energy development, but we're supposed to accept religious judgment and legislation? Apparently, there are people in this country that support exactly this.

    If we were stranded on an island with no way out for weeks or months and the American population were proportionately represented, I know what would happen to the people that have the above views and obsessions.

    January 10, 2012 at 4:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Cassie

      Tod, you have piqued my interest. What would happen to all those "people that have the above views and obsessions?" Since you seem to know.

      January 10, 2012 at 5:46 am | Report abuse |
      • Missoula

        Cassie -He said he didn't understand...I don't understand either.

        January 10, 2012 at 5:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Matisse3165

      Your one of those people with an obsessed view TOD. So what is going to happen to you?

      January 10, 2012 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
  36. Hayley

    Why do so many gay bashers take time out of their day posting hate on CNN.
    It's not like you're going to have a gay person come across your comment and go, "Oh shoot I am going to burn in hell. I totally didn't realize that! Alrighty I'll stop being gay right this instant."

    Yeah. You aren't accomplishing anything, you aren't putting any interesting thoughts out there. You aren't contributing to a conversation. So just stop. Stop it.

    January 10, 2012 at 4:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Normal

      AMEN Sister!

      January 10, 2012 at 4:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Butt Buddy

      Sweetie, your post is 'hard to swallow'.

      January 10, 2012 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
  37. Charles E. Martin

    Interesting. San Francisco, CAL did not make the list! And Washington DC, is certainly a gay-friendly town, The nation's capital even has gay marriage. I would love for our entire nation to become more gay-friendly. Live and let live.

    January 10, 2012 at 3:59 am | Report abuse |
    • jacksays

      Instead of working against each other, imagine how great this country would be if we all just got along and worked together toward the Greater Good.

      January 10, 2012 at 6:06 am | Report abuse |
    • xusmcvet

      How I wish that were true. Unfortunately, until we ERADICATE EVERY RELIGION that uses HATE to control their flock of fools, until we BURN EVERY BIBLE and BURN EVERY QURAN this country stands NO CHANCE of ever being a gay friendly "country".

      January 10, 2012 at 6:27 am | Report abuse |
      • Techie

        Religion isn't the problem. Religion can be a conduit of descrimation for some and a source of inspiration to others (Mother Teresa). If you get rid of religion you still have people...and you will just develop a new conduit such as Race, (Hitler). You can't fix the problem because you are fixated on the symptom rather then the underlying problem.

        January 10, 2012 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
      • magnus

        i agree with you. but, its deeper than that. i do not think it only applies to the issue of gayness. every war is based on religion.

        January 10, 2012 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
      • magnus

        @Techie, the problem with you argument is that you assume that jews do not blame christians for the holocaust. they do. they enjoy telling everyone that hitler and his SS troops were christians. they do this to teach their children to hate. I am not picking on jews, honeslty, i hate all religions. but what i am telling you is that religion is the vehicle of hatred that is passed down to generations.

        January 10, 2012 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  38. Sweetpolly

    The Bible says Hell is enlarging itself (for the unrighteous, read it if you don't believe it). Let the gays alone. God will judge them just as He did the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and left them as examples of what would happen to other people who in the future would practice the same vices. "God is not mocked" as a number of people who have no respect choose to do. He will judge the unrighteous and unbelievers one day, soon.

    January 10, 2012 at 3:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Rachel

      Even Judas was allowed at the dinner table with Jesus, with God already knowing Judas' plan. Gay people are so self righteous, they defy God simply to try and justify THEIR CHOICE. Let them be in this lifetime because, as I've implicated in my earlier post, they will never see those pearly gates when the time comes.

      January 10, 2012 at 3:51 am | Report abuse |
      • GianCarlo

        If you are so Holly, then you throw the first stone Rachel.....................

        January 10, 2012 at 4:40 am | Report abuse |
      • Mr. Foot

        @ GianCarloI don't think Rachael was throwing stones she was giving you a waring. There is a difference between condemnation and a warning.

        January 10, 2012 at 5:39 am | Report abuse |
      • rick

        Mr. Foot: Rachel has no authority to issue this warning.

        January 10, 2012 at 6:01 am | Report abuse |
      • jacksays

        Rachel, so you're going with the argument that gay people (and animals of the earth, of which we are one) CHOOSE to "be gay"?

        Really? Someone with even an OUNCE of Common Sense in their head knows no one would ever CHOOSE a lifestyle of being hated, ridiculed, and even killed. Why did your God CREATE gay animals (again, of which we are one?)

        Or are you one of those who is so self-righteous that you believe weren't not just another animal on this planet? To that I say "show me another animal that wars like we do, in the name of God."

        January 10, 2012 at 6:10 am | Report abuse |
      • Rick

        Rachel: Gay people are self righteous but YOU know the mind of God? Does your handheld Jesus statue require batteries?

        January 10, 2012 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
      • magnus

        wow, you are an idiot. Judas was supposed to hand Jesus to the Romans. It was in God's plan. In contrast, gay is a genetic alterations that causes the individual to respond to the wrong set of pheromones. It is not their fault. Blaming someone for being gay is the same as blaming someone who has Lou Gehrig Disease. Neither is the fault of the individual but a manifestation of their genetics. That God would command "gays" to burn in hell forever for genetic predisposition that is no fault of their own indicates that God is a diabolic and evil. But, religious people are too stupid to understand this.

        January 10, 2012 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
      • magnus

        I was referring to Rachel

        January 10, 2012 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Transcendent

      What do other religions' texts say? What do modern spiritual texts claim? How about science? If we're going to condemn a whole group, we should look beyond one collection of books collected, voted upon, and rewritten over the course of many hundreds and, arguably, thousands of years as new traslations are constantly being created by uninspired people who make unintentional mistakes.

      January 10, 2012 at 3:51 am | Report abuse |
      • Rachel

        There is no room for debate over the inevitable as it has been known for centuries.

        January 10, 2012 at 3:53 am | Report abuse |
      • Transcendent

        Rachel – when you learn that there are countless paths to the same source of life, you will rise above your petty bigotry and self righteousness. Until then, I will pray for your lost soul as it journeys to find the true Light of Christ. Based on your posts and beliefs, you are not there yet. God bless.

        January 10, 2012 at 3:56 am | Report abuse |
      • rick

        "There is no room for debate over the inevitable as it has been known for centuries" – Rachel

        Translation: "I believe this story and no one is going to change my mind, no matter how logical"

        January 10, 2012 at 6:05 am | Report abuse |
      • Butt Buddy

        This is one case where we all can embrace Sharia law...

        January 10, 2012 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
      • Ted

        How can you possibly interpret what happened to Sodom and Gomorrah any other way???

        January 10, 2012 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
      • magnus

        @Ted, who was on top, Sodom or Gomorra? Did they also do perform ass-to-mouth? Seriously, i dont want to burn in hell. Are we allowed to watch ass-to-mouth videos?

        January 10, 2012 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
    • rick

      SweetPolly: Have you considered that it is not "god" that is being mocked, but "his" followers? Or, that blathering empty proxy threats to people based on a book that they do not accept has only limited persuasive ability? Maybe you just like playing god. Tell us again, all knowing goddess, who is going to go to "hell"?

      January 10, 2012 at 5:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Missoula

      After Sodom and Gomorrah didn’t Lot and his daughters escape into the mountains get drunk and jigger until their father got them with child. Incest is alright? Hmmm.

      January 10, 2012 at 5:59 am | Report abuse |
    • jacksays

      If God's word is so great that I, a mere mortal, cannot hope to ever understand it then how did the mortals who wrote the Bible understand it? Perhaps, in their limitations, they got it a little wrong. Why would God create someone gay if he allegedly hates them? And if we're taking the Bible word for word then are you, Rachel, calling the NFL and letting them know that they're all going to Hell for touching the skin of the pig on the Sabbath?

      And can I be listening in on that call when you make it?

      January 10, 2012 at 6:14 am | Report abuse |
  39. TJ

    Minneapolis! Woo!

    January 10, 2012 at 3:41 am | Report abuse |
  40. government cheese, M.D.

    Gays have something mentally wrong with them.

    January 10, 2012 at 3:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Transcendent

      Alll scientific evidence refutes your claim.

      January 10, 2012 at 3:37 am | Report abuse |
      • Mr. Foot

        Actually not the results are inconclusive but what is put on the list of disorders has more to do with politics than science so I would stand behind the defense you've offered.

        January 10, 2012 at 5:44 am | Report abuse |
      • okiejan

        Transcendent, I don't know who you are, but you are a very wise person! Bravo to all of your comments.

        January 10, 2012 at 6:03 am | Report abuse |
      • Butt Buddy

        That's wight – gayth are people, too.

        January 10, 2012 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
    • pogojo

      What rights does a strait person have more than a gay? nither can marry the other gender.

      January 10, 2012 at 3:39 am | Report abuse |
      • pogojo

        nither can marry the same gender.

        January 10, 2012 at 3:39 am | Report abuse |
      • Transcendent

        You realize, I'm sure, that allowing one group to marry the person they're attracted to and the other group to only marry someone they could never be attracted to or truly love is a form of discrimination. I've known some marriages between gay people and straight and they were ruinous for everybody involved, including the children.

        January 10, 2012 at 3:48 am | Report abuse |
  41. Rachel

    Gay behavior, regardless of whatever city is partaking in this dysfunctional perversion, is a mild form of self destruction – not only to themselves who practice it, but also to the family of which they came. No matter what gays say or do, they cannot be fruitful as God has intended, for the seeds to be sewn.

    We must all stand back from these individuals and allow them their peace as they eliminate themselves over the course of time. Their sentence with God is the eventual death of their spirit.......... forever. And supporters of this practice, will suffer the same.

    Sleeping with the same gender is, by far, the devil's greatest work.

    January 10, 2012 at 3:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Observer

      Rachel,
      Let's see. Which TOP religious figures never were "fruitful as God has intended, for the seeds to be sewn."

      Jesus. John the Baptist. Most of the disciples. The Pope. Bishops. Priests. Monks. Nuns.

      Gays and lesbians can reproduce, unlike those others (supposedly).

      OOOPS.

      January 10, 2012 at 3:22 am | Report abuse |
    • cairdhubain

      I happen to have come into a stockpile of coal, darling. If you wouldn't mind sliding it in ... well, ahem... suffice it to say, I think you and I could make a killing in the diamond trade. What say you, have we a deal?

      January 10, 2012 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
      • jacksays

        Well played!

        January 10, 2012 at 6:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Observer

      "Sleeping with the same gender is, by far, the devil's greatest work."

      Yep. Forget about wars, plagues, earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes, volcanos, fires, disease, etc. None of them are "the devil's greatest work". Instead,it's what two consenting adults do in the privacy of their bedroom harming no one.

      LOL. LOL. Absolutely ridiculous.

      January 10, 2012 at 3:29 am | Report abuse |
      • Butt Buddy

        Sam Kinison, the great 20th century philosopher, had it right when it comes to gays. Look it up.

        January 10, 2012 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
    • johanna

      @rachel: interesting! so rape, murder, theft, slander, racism, injustice, corruption are all better than the love between two people of the same gender? don't bend the bible to suit your own prejudices and blatant ignorance!

      January 10, 2012 at 3:46 am | Report abuse |
    • johanna

      @rachel: btw, all that nonsense about the 'devil' was put in your head by a pedophile priest.

      January 10, 2012 at 3:55 am | Report abuse |
      • Butt Buddy

        Leave it to a GAY to talk about 'head'.

        January 10, 2012 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
      • johanna

        @butt: i'm not gay but you don't need to be for that;)

        January 10, 2012 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
    • rick

      "Sleeping with the same gender is, by far, the devil's greatest work."

      No, Rachel, purporting to speak for god is

      January 10, 2012 at 6:12 am | Report abuse |
    • jacksays

      And here I thought His greatest work was people like Rick Santorum. Hmmph.

      January 10, 2012 at 6:16 am | Report abuse |
    • pray

      Can I ask a simple question, do you think God intended for the world to eventually starve itself to death by overpopulation? I rather doubt it, so stop with the fruitfulness.

      January 10, 2012 at 6:33 am | Report abuse |
    • magnus

      stfu rachel. all i see are people who can support children have 1 or 2 children, but people who cannot support children have 3-5 kids. I hope you burn in hell.

      January 10, 2012 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  42. government cheese, M.D.

    This is a Supreme Court decision.

    January 10, 2012 at 3:04 am | Report abuse |
    • pogojo

      The gayest city?

      January 10, 2012 at 3:34 am | Report abuse |
  43. Caged Songbird

    What were the criteria for the gayest cities in the US? Just curious how the writer came to their conclusions.

    January 10, 2012 at 2:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Transcendent

      Read the article. The Advocate magazine, not the writer, made the list, and the writer explains the basic criteria. It's purposely meant to look at the topic from an unconventional perspective.

      January 10, 2012 at 3:29 am | Report abuse |
    • magnus

      i think its the number of individuals who can handle double ana l penetration. Apparently in SLC, 1 in every 3 people can handle double ana l penetration which is a pretty remarkable rate.

      January 10, 2012 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  44. partysstink

    Why does it matter what state is the Gayest i mean doesnt matter where u live there are people from all walks of live there.

    January 10, 2012 at 2:49 am | Report abuse |
    • cairdhubain

      I dunno. Mars Hill Maine (not too far north of me) is fairly monochromatic. Just sayin'.

      January 10, 2012 at 3:19 am | Report abuse |
  45. Kobayashi_Maru

    Tulsa is for sure...get me outta here. I'd rather live in San Fransisco.

    January 10, 2012 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
  46. Gordon

    Can they show the least gay cities list so I know where to move to?

    January 10, 2012 at 2:40 am | Report abuse |
    • CT

      Why don't you just search for the city with the most idiots? Then at least you'd be welcomed by your own kind.

      January 10, 2012 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
      • jacksays

        +100

        January 10, 2012 at 6:18 am | Report abuse |
      • Butt Buddy

        Did your boyfriend OK this comment?

        January 10, 2012 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Jim

      "Like"

      January 10, 2012 at 2:44 am | Report abuse |
      • Randon

        Like (2)

        January 10, 2012 at 5:33 am | Report abuse |
    • borntothebreed7

      Try Tehran, Iran. It's got to be one of the least gay cities on the planet. You'd be among your own kind there - fanatical nut jobs.

      January 10, 2012 at 2:55 am | Report abuse |
    • rick

      does being around gays make you feel uncomfortable, gordon?

      January 10, 2012 at 2:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Gordon

      Nope, we just choose the surroundings we want to live our lives in. Some people like the desert, some like mountains, some like small towns, some like urban areas. I prefer a more traditional lifestyle without the presence of a large gay population. I don't think that makes me a fanatical nut job. I've got nothing against gays as individuals, I would just rather not live near them.

      January 10, 2012 at 3:11 am | Report abuse |
      • cairdhubain

        As I suggested to someone earlier, I think you might fancy Antarctica. However, I suggest you stay away from any of the research settlements. Statistics indicate their are probably some gay folks working there.

        January 10, 2012 at 3:17 am | Report abuse |
      • Gordon

        You can trivialize my rationale all you like, but I've got one life to live. Some things I like, other things I don't like. I will live my life in an area that I feel comfortable in, and for me, that is a place that has less gays. I'm sure most of them would rather not live in the "Straightest City in the US"; I'm not sure what the difference is.

        January 10, 2012 at 3:22 am | Report abuse |
      • MaryInBoise

        I suspect you already live around a lot more gay people than you realize.

        January 10, 2012 at 3:45 am | Report abuse |
      • rick

        i am not attempting to trivialize your rationale,gordon. i am just wonder how being around gays effects you in the least, other than your knowledge that they are there

        January 10, 2012 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Observer

      "I've got nothing against gays as individuals, I would just rather not live near them."

      lol. They are in every city. Duh.

      January 10, 2012 at 3:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Transcendent

      Most gay people aren't marching down the street in drag. The ones I know live quiet lives seeking love, working as physcists or political leaders or business leaders. They are active in their community churches and community organizations. I'm sure you can understand why not wanting to live around gay people is the same as not wanting to live around black people because of fear that they'll live up to the worst stereotypes rather than how 99.9% actually live.

      January 10, 2012 at 3:41 am | Report abuse |
      • Caged Songbird

        I am personally happy to live in a country where everyone can voice their own opinions. I am a lesbian, and I still believe that everyone deserves to have and voice their own opinions. I am happier within my own skin than I ever was when I was trying desperately to be what I felt everyone wanted me to be: straight. I was married, the whole shebang. I was also miserable.

        I am glad that this issue is coming out of the closet, so to speak, so we can stop the silence. Silence kills.
        I believe that everyone has a right to marry the love of their life, regardless of gender. I do not, however, believe that getting married should be so easy for anyone. There needs to be a lot more thought behind the action, to avoid the pain that divorce causes everyone involved. Perhaps there should be mandatory classes or something to that effect. *shrugs*

        May everyone that has commented have a happy life and good health.

        January 10, 2012 at 4:05 am | Report abuse |
  47. Terry

    Wow, did a quick search and half of the cities listed also are in states with the highest rates of pedophiles, highest rates for divorce, highest rates of drug use....coincidence?

    January 10, 2012 at 2:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Observer

      The top city is the heart of Mormons. Why are you trashing such religious people?

      January 10, 2012 at 2:34 am | Report abuse |
      • Hank Roedell

        Gay activity is very strong amoung many young men. I it also had it's grip on me. Gay activiy starts in the mind, so you have to ask God to pull you away from it. By praying to God, and telling yourself a man is for a woman, and a woman is
        for the man. And keep that thought in your mind day and night. You'll see, that a lovely woman is what God wanted for man.
        Hank

        January 10, 2012 at 3:21 am | Report abuse |
      • Rethink

        Salt Lake City proper (16% of the greater Salt Lake City area) is a liberal stronghold and has had 35 straight years of Democratic leadership. While it has the most important Mormon landmarks, it is hardly representative of the Mormon, family-friendly communities which dominate Salt Lake county.

        January 10, 2012 at 5:26 am | Report abuse |
      • Rick

        "Gay activiy starts in the mind"

        So does straight activity

        January 10, 2012 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
    • cairdhubain

      Care to cite your sources?

      January 10, 2012 at 2:37 am | Report abuse |
    • jon

      Well, considering most pedophiles are straight, most divorcees are straight and most drug users are straight....what's your point?

      January 10, 2012 at 2:37 am | Report abuse |
      • jon

        no im kidding gays are pretty gross

        January 10, 2012 at 2:39 am | Report abuse |
      • jon

        Poser Jon at 2:39AM

        January 10, 2012 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
    • traveling man

      you know its not a coincidence, gays are disgusting and need to go to canada.

      January 10, 2012 at 2:37 am | Report abuse |
      • CT

        You must know a lot of gays intimately to know that they're all disgusting.

        January 10, 2012 at 2:43 am | Report abuse |
      • rick

        what's the matter, traveling man, someone didn't give you the courtesy of a reach around?

        January 10, 2012 at 3:00 am | Report abuse |
    • larry

      are you insane or just ignorant. get your tubes tied or cut or whatever. don't have kids

      January 10, 2012 at 3:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Rachel

      Beautifully said, Hank, and right on in truth. Practicing gay behavior IS a choice and nothing more.

      January 10, 2012 at 3:47 am | Report abuse |
      • Pattysboi

        Being GLBT is NOT a "choice", Rachel. You are BORN gay or straight.

        January 10, 2012 at 4:00 am | Report abuse |
      • Transcendent

        All mammalian evidence proves you wrong, obviously, but you still must hold to your belief because without it you would have to concede your position. In due time, you will evolve into the Light of God's Love and see why you were misguided during this period of your life.

        January 10, 2012 at 4:11 am | Report abuse |
      • DougCMH

        Please tell us about the time you made your choice. How old were you at the time? What was your thought process? Why did you decide to go straight instead of gay?

        January 10, 2012 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
    • MathIsHard

      So half of the cities are associated with higher rates of the issues you cite. Well... using my best fourth-grade math skills, that tells me that the other half is *not*. So much for correlation, let alone causation.

      January 10, 2012 at 5:22 am | Report abuse |
    • jacksays

      I did a quick search for cities with the highest number of Catholic priests and it perfectly matched your list of cities with the most pedophiles. wow, coincidence?

      January 10, 2012 at 6:21 am | Report abuse |
  48. CDSJr

    Everyone knows the gayest place in the country in Washington D.C. ......Meet you in the Airport bathroom 15 minutes?

    January 10, 2012 at 2:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Observer

      "Family values" Republican Larry Craig got in trouble in the Minneapolis airport.

      January 10, 2012 at 2:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Josef

      Only for gay congressmen...

      January 10, 2012 at 2:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Transcendent

      That happened in Minnesota by a political leader elected by Midwesterners.

      January 10, 2012 at 4:12 am | Report abuse |
    • CDSJr

      Why does everyone assume I'm talking only about Larry Craig? Come on Sheople!

      January 10, 2012 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  49. bill

    The word gay is very offensive.

    January 10, 2012 at 2:29 am | Report abuse |
    • rick

      to whom?

      January 10, 2012 at 3:01 am | Report abuse |
      • Transcendent

        unhappy people.

        January 10, 2012 at 4:13 am | Report abuse |
  50. John

    not sure I believe that salt lake city is the most FAAAAABUUULOUUUSSS city in the US (yes, I know that is a stereotype), but where ever you live, you have a right to be happy and live the way you want to live, within reason of course (although, the ideas of what's "within reason" can vary from person to person).

    January 10, 2012 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
  51. Jo An

    I'm not sure about the 'source' of this...How about Palm Springs,Calif....very Gay friendly....I look forward to the time when we are all just people....

    January 10, 2012 at 2:24 am | Report abuse |
  52. Jared

    If your gay, be happy! If your straight be happy. Live and let live. I am straight, but i believe everyone should have a right to love whoever they want.

    January 10, 2012 at 2:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Observer

      Amen.

      January 10, 2012 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Casey

      Well said!

      January 10, 2012 at 2:18 am | Report abuse |
    • JP0

      Agreed

      January 10, 2012 at 2:31 am | Report abuse |
    • borntothebreed7

      Well said? Are you kidding? He doesn't know the difference between "your" and "you're." We don't need idiots promoting our cause. I guess it's true: Gays are smarter than straights.

      January 10, 2012 at 2:59 am | Report abuse |
  53. Pimpson

    Enough with the perversion already. Keep it away from the kids.

    January 10, 2012 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Casey

      Let's keep bigotry and intolerance away from our kids.

      January 10, 2012 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Observer

      You must keep hetero perversions from your kids, too so what was your point?

      January 10, 2012 at 2:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Jan

      No, we must keep ignorance and intolerance away from our kids.... the stuff you are feeding them.

      January 10, 2012 at 2:38 am | Report abuse |
  54. Casey

    freedog and Drew – H o m o s e x u a l i t y is considered a normal part of human s e x u a l i t y by the following medical and mental health associations: The American Psychological Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the American Counseling Association, the Canadian Psychological Association, and the National Association of Social Workers.

    January 10, 2012 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Drew

      My comment was actually facetious, I agree with you

      January 10, 2012 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
      • Casey

        Sorry – My bad.

        January 10, 2012 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
    • observer

      Im sure lol, i bet all those associations and organizations have lobbyist that are gays. get a clue buddy

      January 10, 2012 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
      • Casey

        Right. It is all a big conspiracy by the gay mafia. Please.

        January 10, 2012 at 2:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Observer

      observer,
      "Im sure lol, i bet all those associations and organizations have lobbyist that are gays. get a clue buddy"

      Speaking of getting a clue, the APA is composed of tens of thousands of professionals in the areas of psychology and psychiatry.

      Please list your credentials to show you know more than the professionals at APA.

      "get a clue buddy"

      January 10, 2012 at 2:31 am | Report abuse |
  55. jayjay

    gay pride parades are unnecessary if your gay be gay why have a parades. Maybe we should start having straight pride parades.

    January 10, 2012 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Observer

      I think it's called Mardi Gras.

      January 10, 2012 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Casey

      Should we also stop St. Patrick's Day parades and tell the Irish they don't need a parade, they should just be happy being Irish?

      January 10, 2012 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
    • freedog

      it's all about the need for social acceptance....what the gay community doesn't understand that there is a big difference between legal acceptance and social acceptance. AND for most people, they don't have an issue with THE person, but just can't endorse what is an unnatural act of nature. This doesn't make Gay people bad or good...it's just the fact of the matter.

      January 10, 2012 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Jan

      Then why are 80% of the spectators always straight?

      January 10, 2012 at 2:40 am | Report abuse |
    • bacardi

      No matter if you are gay or straight if you are happy then live with it you cannot live with it then you yourself is gay, why are you so affected? there is something inside of you that you are afraid to admit, you are gay! leave them alone and be happy that they exist!

      January 10, 2012 at 3:58 am | Report abuse |
  56. Flubber

    Being gay is wrong..... Now let the self righteous intelects, who will no doubtingly call out my intellegience by pointing out every errur in thas psot, comment to post. May they use the words "bigot", "intolerant" and their pulrals at least a couple thousand times to explain my well being. May the say I'm wrong followed by a smug remark about how they are right. Let them call me a "Bible Thumper" for which as far as I know, I do not "thump" bibles, (I didnt really know thats possible to "thump" something), and point out how they themselves, are intolerant(see, I used it) of my possible "Anchient Mystical Religion of Nonsence" religion.
    I dont really think gay marrige is wrong..... Just reading all these post from everybody defending it whenever somebody post something negative about it.... Pathetique! You really care about what a person online says? You look no better than the person posting negative remark. If they attack you first for your post, you can fight back, but you dont look any better attacking them first. Now let the fellow smug people attack me now for writing this smug(BUT TRUE)post...

    January 10, 2012 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Casey

      Why is being gay wrong?

      January 10, 2012 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
      • robert

        i LOVE steamed brussel sprouts with lots of butter and salt and pepper!! MUCH more interesting than parades, or rankings of any kind if you ask me.. YUM!

        January 10, 2012 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |
      • Flubber

        No, but tuition rates are! 🙂

        January 10, 2012 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
      • Flubber

        And Robert... Yes..... yes they are!!!!!!

        January 10, 2012 at 2:10 am | Report abuse |
    • cairdhubain

      I finally learned a way to cook brussels sprouts that makes them actually quite yummy.

      ...

      I'm sorry, what were you on about?

      January 10, 2012 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
      • Casey

        cairdhubain – LOL!

        January 10, 2012 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
      • Flubber

        http://allrecipes.com/recipe/roasted-brussels-sprouts/

        Heres another recipe!

        January 10, 2012 at 2:07 am | Report abuse |
      • Flubber

        Casey..........LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL! 🙂

        January 10, 2012 at 2:12 am | Report abuse |
    • robert levine

      but you just posted a long unenlightening comment... why?

      January 10, 2012 at 1:59 am | Report abuse |
      • Flubber

        🙂 Cause I like ya thats why!

        January 10, 2012 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Flubber

      YAY! PEOPLE ARE COMMENTING ON ME!!!! IM IMPORTANT!!!!! 🙂

      January 10, 2012 at 2:03 am | Report abuse |
      • Dustin

        You mean your name is BLUBBER...FAT like your head and other parts of you I'm sure!!!! What an idiot!

        January 10, 2012 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
      • Flubber

        Dustin
        Took you this------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------long?
        HA, I'm a RIOT! 🙂

        January 10, 2012 at 2:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Flubber

      .......This is a boring post.

      nyuk nyuk!

      January 10, 2012 at 2:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Flubber

      Before anybody else takes my posts seriously, does anybody else remember the actual movie, "Flubber"? Robin Williams was in it; Disney made it; Green gelatain ball CGI creature?

      January 10, 2012 at 2:35 am | Report abuse |
      • cairdhubain

        Nope, never saw it. But thanks for the recipe link ... I'll try it.

        January 10, 2012 at 2:39 am | Report abuse |
      • Flubber

        Robert (for the Recipe)No Problem! You know how you can randomly think about about something from the past for no real reason whatsoever? I dont even really like the movie "Flubber" in the first place. I mean, it was okay, but not Robin Williams Finest. Its like "The Black Hole" or "Song of the South",(Song of the South's obscurity is probably for the best) Life action Disney films seem to disapear and be forgotten faster.

        January 10, 2012 at 2:54 am | Report abuse |
      • Flubber

        cairdhubbain Your welcome 😉 ! Im glad other people will enjoy the recipe! Brussel Sprouts tend to get a bad rep thanks to cartoons. (about flubber) I accidentally commented to Robert back about the recipe and flubber(sorry ;)!) but thats my interpetation of the movie Flubber! Its really not worth seeing. More of a "Meh" movie.

        January 10, 2012 at 3:03 am | Report abuse |
    • James

      Being you is wrong

      January 10, 2012 at 2:53 am | Report abuse |
      • Flubber

        You are Correct! 🙂 +100

        January 10, 2012 at 2:56 am | Report abuse |
    • borntothebreed7

      Wow, dude. You can't even make your subjects and verbs agree. It's true! Gays are smarter than straights. Let me write it so you can understand:

      Gays is mor smarterr than strates.

      Got it?

      January 10, 2012 at 3:05 am | Report abuse |
  57. Chet

    Glad they posted this so I can stay as far away from these distgusting human-beings as possible.....and gays should not be in the military.

    January 10, 2012 at 1:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Casey

      What are you afraid of?

      January 10, 2012 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
      • freedog

        ten years in the military....the gay lifestyle creates a lot of issues among high testosterone men who feel the whole act of man on man is unmanly and disgusting. That creates bonding issues. Ironically, less so in combat than in peace time...that's when you're going to have the bulk of the problems.

        January 10, 2012 at 1:43 am | Report abuse |
      • Drew

        People also thought racial integration in the military would cause problems. Needless to say, said problems failed to materialize

        January 10, 2012 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
      • freedog

        Drew....apples and oranges...having spent ten years in, I can tell you, regardless of what the president and the generals say..or what rear echelon soldiers will say...combat soldiers have a real problem with this...and since it's their ass on the line (no pun intended)..my position is this...let the combat soldier decide to let gays in their unit or not...they deserve to have a say in it..it's their ass.

        January 10, 2012 at 1:53 am | Report abuse |
      • Casey

        freedog – Gays have always served in the military. Why would it be any different if they were allowed to serve openly?

        January 10, 2012 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
      • Mark C

        Half-wit, the ending of DADT is history. Do you not read the news? It's not up for debate. It hasn't caused any problems. Get over it, j3rkoff.

        January 10, 2012 at 2:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Observer

      Sad to see so many unpatriotic ingrates who don't appreciate the sacrifices of gays in the military, police, fire departments, etc.

      January 10, 2012 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
      • Chet

        And what have you ever sacrificed? I went to war for this country bruno. Ill re-phrase....... Im glad they posted this on cnn.com so I can be as far away from these sickening human-beings as possible....and gays should not be able to serve in any combat fighting unit in the military, or any occupation in which combat could be a possibility, and any occupations with the possibility of nudism. Thank you

        January 10, 2012 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
      • Casey

        Chet – You say that gay people should not be allowed to be in, "Any occupations with the possibility of nudism." Why are you frightened of looking at a nude man or woman?

        January 10, 2012 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
      • Observer

        Chet,

        There have been MANY comments on blogs from soldiers who said they couldn't care less if their fellow soldier is gay. Yours is just YOUR OPINION and many current and past soldiers do not agree with you.

        January 10, 2012 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
      • freedog

        I appreciate their sacrifice very much. I just think gays in the military need to be left up to the combat soldiers since their lives and security are at stake....if you've never served in a combat line unit I wouldn't expect you to understand.

        January 10, 2012 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |
      • Casey

        freedog – Should it be left up to combat soldiers to choose what race of soldiers they fight with?

        January 10, 2012 at 2:04 am | Report abuse |
      • Observer

        freedog,

        Thank you for YOUR OPINION. MANY other soldiers, past and present, disagree with you.

        January 10, 2012 at 2:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Global Traveler

      Chet
      Glad they posted this so I can stay as far away from these distgusting human-beings as possible.....and gays should not be in the military.
      ===============
      Chet, two things.

      Spell check: is't "disgusting"; not "distgusting"
      "human beings" is not a compound word, hence no need for a hyphen (or if that's too erudite or pedantic for you, "a dash mark")

      Other than that, your comment is right on the mark. Well, except for being completely uninformed and completely devoid of logic and intelligence, that is.

      Good luck with the GED.

      January 10, 2012 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
      • freedog

        you knew what he meant, there is nothing more transparent than trying to marginalize someone for their poor spelling...I work with a bunch of Ivy Leaguers that can't spell for crap. NEWSFLASH, spelling and grammar may be a reflection of education but education is not a reflection of raw intelligence.

        January 10, 2012 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
      • Chet

        Hahaa thanks for the spell check gaybee. All gays do when people make anti comments is insult their intelligence. A typo or misspelled word is always the main topic of a gay person response to an anti-gay slur. Im sorry your gay, its disgusting and Id prefer to not be around that kind of garbage.

        January 10, 2012 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
      • Global Traveler

        Chet and Freedog==

        If you're going to go on a public board and deride an entire segment of the population, you better have your intellectual ducks in a row.

        I personally couldn't care less whether either of you, or any stranger, for that matter approves of me. But if you're going to exhibit your ignorance publicly while vilifying total strangers, don't expect us to sit idly by and act as though you have an inkling of sense. If you're going to post as in idiot, then expect to be responded to as such.

        "distgusting" could be deemed a spelling error. "Human-being", not so much. It boggles the mind how anyone so filled with hate, animus and ignorance could consider themselves to be superior to anyone. You'd have to reach to be substandard.

        January 10, 2012 at 2:07 am | Report abuse |
      • Observer

        Chet

        "Im sorry your gay, its disgusting and Id prefer to not be around that kind of garbage."

        It's difficult to assume that someone has a high level of intelligence if they show extremely limited knowledge of spelling and common English punctuation.

        January 10, 2012 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
    • cairdhubain

      I suggest you move to Antarctica... that's about your only option. Though I suggest you stay away from any of the research stations... statistically speaking, at least a few of them are gay.

      January 10, 2012 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Chet

      There have been many comments and blogs about soldiers in the military being ok with gays?! HAHAHa and who is conducting these interviews? Supporters of gay rights such as msnbc. There is no FIGHTING FORCE in the military that would prefer to have gays in their unit.

      January 10, 2012 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
      • Casey

        Tell that to the militaries in England, Canada, and Israel.

        January 10, 2012 at 2:12 am | Report abuse |
      • Global Traveler

        That's the thing about "orders". They are exactly that: ORDERS. Not suggestions. Not requests. That's why they are never accompanied by a "please" or a "thank you".

        The same arguments are being used today as were used decades ago to try to prevent integration of the armed forces. It would affect unit cohesion. People would be uncomfortable having to serve alongside someone from a different ethnic background, etc.

        Soldiers don't get to chose which orders they follow and which they don't. They are told what to do and they do it. If they have a problem with that, then they should not be in the military.

        Before you jump on me as though I don't know from whence I speak, I come from a family with a long, proud and distinguished history of military service, and my dad is a bona fide war hero.

        January 10, 2012 at 2:12 am | Report abuse |
      • Mark C

        "Prefer" is and being OK with it are two different things, half-wit. There has been no real opposition to ending DADT. You really are an imbecile.

        January 10, 2012 at 2:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Observer

      Chet,

      "There have been many comments and blogs about soldiers in the military being ok with gays?!"

      Absolutely true. Apparently you haven't read many blogs. Do research in the future so you'll have a better understanding of the topic.

      January 10, 2012 at 2:13 am | Report abuse |
    • James

      Well, Chet, the US was ranked as one of the most gay friendly countries, so you better leave it as well. Take your double wide with you.

      The trailer too

      January 10, 2012 at 2:54 am | Report abuse |
    • rick

      What is your issue with gays, Chet?

      January 10, 2012 at 3:05 am | Report abuse |
  58. M in Oz

    Imagine a Christian Nation, you'd have a priest standing in the bedroom telling you how you can make love. "No don't go near your wife's bottom, you'll be gay". Purely missionary.

    January 10, 2012 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Drew

      Santorum would argue that such a measure would fix our economy. How he arrives at this conclusion is a mystery to everyone

      January 10, 2012 at 1:33 am | Report abuse |
      • freedog

        That is the biggest misinterpretation I've every heard in my life. However, i expect nothing less from a Dumbacrat, who is eager to have their gov't take money from the hard working and then give it to them in a handout...pitiful.

        January 10, 2012 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
      • Drew

        Actually Santorum has stated that he believes our economic problems stem from a dissolution of "traditional values." I'm just carrying this logic to its furthest extent. Its awfully rich of you to call me dumb when you support Santorum

        January 10, 2012 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
  59. georgevreelandhill2010

    WRONG.
    I live two or three miles from West Hollywood.
    That is the gayest city in the world.

    George Vreeland Hill

    January 10, 2012 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
  60. J.R. Holbrook/ Sundance Host

    I loved hosting the "2011 Utah Pride Festival" for http://www.parkcity.tv! The weekend broke all records and now Salt Lake City is #1 in america! Watch here: http://youtu.be/_Kxe_wIAfTA

    January 10, 2012 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  61. MIKE

    Why did the Men get the word gay? What happened to just plain Qu@@r. And the Rainbow too... When I was a kid you were gay if you were just happy and the rainbow was a beautiful sight that could mean the end of a rainy day. The World's Handbag is getting bigger every day...

    January 10, 2012 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Casey

      Gay still means happy. I am gay (h o m o s e x u a l), and I am happy about it.

      January 10, 2012 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
      • freedog

        I think more than a few psychologists would call that an oxymoron

        January 10, 2012 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
      • Drew

        I don't think you understand what a psychologist does

        January 10, 2012 at 1:31 am | Report abuse |
      • freedog

        The gay community is chock full of people who've adopted the lifestyle for sense of belonging, lack of self esteem and because of a general unhappiness with their life. Gay is no more of representation of happy, than steelworker is in a town where a plant was recently closed.

        January 10, 2012 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |
      • Drew

        Have you ever said to yourself: "I'm feeling a little down, think I'll go **** a dude?"

        January 10, 2012 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
  62. Casey

    sea miller – The sin of Sodom and Gomorrah was r a p e and inhospitality, not h o m o s e x u a l i t y. Genesis 19:4-5. It says ALL of the townsmen came to r a p e the angels. There is no way that every man in Sodom and Gomorrah was a h o m o s e x u a l. Thus, this passage is about r a p e and inhospitality, not h o m o s e x u a l i t y.

    January 10, 2012 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  63. sea miller

    Is that where that little hottie, Anderson Cooper lives??? He is a $ e x toy if I ever saw one. Y'all know he is one of those kind don't you.... G a Y!!!! 🙂 Hottie that one is, yes indeeeeeddd!

    January 10, 2012 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
  64. Guido

    Sodom and Gomorrah

    January 10, 2012 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Drew

      If i brought you a several thousand year old book of stories and told you that I thought they were all true, you would question my sanity. Yet at the same time, you treat the Bible like a literal rule-book, a "salvation for dummies," if you will.

      January 10, 2012 at 12:57 am | Report abuse |
      • freedog

        Come on Drew...let's give the Bible a bit more credibility..it has stood the test of time...I don't care if you don't believe but I'm confident of another dimension and that whoever you worship, the whole act of being spiritual feeds the soul like a good green smoothie feeds the body. Just my own opinion.

        January 10, 2012 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
      • Drew

        The bible is fine, I was merely objecting to those who treat it as a rule-book rather than a spiritual guide

        January 10, 2012 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |
      • freedog

        i agree with you on that.

        January 10, 2012 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Casey

      The sin of Sodom and Gomorrah was r a p e and inhospitality, not h o m o s e x u a l i t y.

      January 10, 2012 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
      • Drew

        Funny how bible-thumpers rarely understand the bible very well. Must go along with their general lack of literacy or education

        January 10, 2012 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
      • sea miller

        Let me "sodomize" you and I can give you an understanding of what was going on in Sodom and Gomorrah for the Lord to send some angels there to destroy the place. 😉

        January 10, 2012 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
      • Casey

        sea miller – Many h e t e r o s e x u a l couples have a n a l s e x, and many gay couples do not. What is your point?

        January 10, 2012 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
      • Observer

        Wow! The gay bashers seem to really love fantasizing about gay s-x. It seems to be an obsession to many of them. It's not surprising that a study showed that the loudest protestors against gays tended to be those with insecurity about their manhood.

        January 10, 2012 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Observer

      The sin of Sodom was greed.

      Read the Bible sometime.

      January 10, 2012 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
      • sea miller

        Oh how true, how true! They were so greedy for that A $$ crack and sum boy toy spermsssss! Yes, greedy indeed!

        January 10, 2012 at 1:10 am | Report abuse |
  65. M in Oz

    This article wins the lamest waste of space award.

    January 10, 2012 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  66. ArtInChicago

    So in this instance, saying "This city is so gay" in Politically Correct.

    January 10, 2012 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  67. Lord Vader

    Why is this even an issue? If they want to really look up the gayest city, just look up the highest rate of AIDS.

    January 10, 2012 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Casey

      Stop the hate.

      January 10, 2012 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
    • yalesouth

      are you a idiot? no one would venture to say that africa is hosspitable to gays, yet they have an atrociously high AIDS rate.

      January 10, 2012 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Gcamacho

      That would be Washington DC.... Not a very gay place

      January 10, 2012 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Paul

      Atlanta Georgia is one of the gayest cities in America?? God help us then. They even closed down the Gay and Lesbian Center there. The deserted bath house along a freeway seemed an appropriate symbol for this money conscious facade of lies.

      January 10, 2012 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
    • cairdhubain

      You obviously have no understanding of medicine, statistics, sociology or logic. I hope you are adept at flipping burgers!

      January 10, 2012 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
  68. sea miller

    Yay!!! Get me my bu tt plug so I can celebrate this victory with my BF! 😛 I will lick his crack till morn and then savor the sweet taste of his ji zz on my lips as we "break in" the new day! 😛 mmmm tasty!

    January 10, 2012 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
    • hairychestedironman

      i am very offended by you! i use but t plugs on my bf daily. and to tell u the truth, i love it! i especially love it when he doesn't shower for 1 month. it just turns me on. but other then that, yeah but t plugs are cool. but also, i like an al too.

      January 10, 2012 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
      • sea miller

        Why are you offended? Let's hook up sometime, you sound fun!!! 🙂

        January 10, 2012 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Observer

      Why do so many gay opponents spend so much time fantasizing about gay s-x?

      January 10, 2012 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |
      • sea miller

        I can't figure that out either. I am with you! Wow, why do they? Maybe they want to find out what it is like? Want to help me educate them on it??? 🙂

        January 10, 2012 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
  69. jefflazrn

    ALL cities should be Gay friendly.

    January 10, 2012 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
  70. sea miller

    YAY!!!! I love Utah!

    January 10, 2012 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  71. yourmom

    I'm surprised to see Knoxville there.

    January 10, 2012 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Dustin

      This is wayyyyyyyyyyyyy wrong! Like...nobody ever heard of PALM SPRINGS...The gayest town on earth! Then there is Provincetown and it doesn't get any gayer than that! Must be straight people who put this list together 'cause they don't know what they're talking about as usual!!!!!!!!!!!

      January 10, 2012 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
  72. al

    Dang – that's awe-inspiring. Sodom and Gomorrah eat your hearts out.

    January 10, 2012 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Observer

      The sin of Sodom was greed, not being gay. Read the Bible sometime.

      January 10, 2012 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
      • Casey

        Well said.

        January 10, 2012 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
    • pogojo

      Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. —Jude 1:7

      January 10, 2012 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
      • pogojo

        ya it was about greed, lol

        January 10, 2012 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
      • Observer

        Ezekiel 16:49 “Now THIS WAS THE SIN OF your sister SODOM: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.”

        Does "fornication" apply to heteros?

        January 10, 2012 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
      • Casey

        Observer – Well said!

        January 10, 2012 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
  73. Mike

    How is Columbus, OH not on this list? It has a huge gay population.

    January 10, 2012 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Brycej67

      Agree Mike, currently live in Columbus myself and we have a pretty large gay community and we have been on the list before, guess this just isn't our year. We'll just have to try harder to make the list next year!

      January 10, 2012 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  74. Observer

    Many gays have died in service to our nation. At this very moment many more are risking their lives as poilicemen, firemen and soldiers. Meanwhile, we have unpatriotic ingrates who sit in safety at home and claim that these heroes don't deserve the same rights that they have. Pathetic!

    January 10, 2012 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
    • al

      WAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa !

      January 10, 2012 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
    • jefflazrn

      Al, that really weird...

      January 10, 2012 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
    • pogojo

      Rights?

      January 10, 2012 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
      • Casey

        Gays do not have equal rights. H e t e r o s e x u a l s can marry the people they love, gays cannot. That is not equality.

        January 10, 2012 at 1:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Observer

      pogojo,

      Why do you keep pretending they have equal rights when you have already admitted that they don't when it comes to things like medical decisions?

      Please explain why these police, firemen and soldier heroes aren't worthy of the rights you have?

      January 10, 2012 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
  75. EM

    I am not gay, but I find it refreshing to live in a city that has a vibrant gay community. Richard Florida of Georgetown University has studied the "Creative Class" paradigm and concluded that those cities in America that have healthy, diverse gay communities tend to be the most successful in job creation. Particularly in 21st century jobs. And particularly in those types of jobs that young Americans want.

    January 10, 2012 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Dustin

      Hey.....DENIAL can be so frustrating. You are "GAY" Just admit and enjoy it buddy. You'll sleep a lot better when you finally come to terms with yourself. It's OK...REALLY!

      January 10, 2012 at 2:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Chaotic-Dreamer

      Sounds like my home city Austin! It does make sense actually.

      January 10, 2012 at 2:58 am | Report abuse |
  76. Daniel in SAN FRANCISCO

    EXCUSE ME?? How could this possibly be released into the press when the Advocate itself admits:
    1) The Advocate ranked cities according to its own admittedly nonscientific criteria, 2) This year’s list intended to examine cities that are outside the usual orbit of San Francisco, Boston, Miami, New York... and 3) most laughable of all, they actually have the GALL to list Atlanta, Georgia as #9 and Knoxville, Tennessee #8!! All the money in my bank account bets you couldn't even FIND an Advocate in Knoxville Tennessee.... Heysoos Christ, have you people even BEEN to Knoxville?? What a PILE OF GARBAGE!!

    January 10, 2012 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
    • saneCanadian

      Reminds me of some Johovah's witnesses who came knocking on my door and wanted me to read The Watchtower. I invited them in and agreed to read their magazine if they would read mine. I gave them an issue of Blueboy and do you know both of those boys left pitching tents.

      January 10, 2012 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  77. HWB

    Disgusting sick and does nothing to advance America, just expanding the gutter hole.

    January 10, 2012 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Observer

      Yes, but at least education is eliminating some of the ignorance and bigotry.

      January 10, 2012 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
      • pogojo

        26th in the world, top noch eduication.

        January 10, 2012 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
      • Observer

        "26th in the world, top noch eduication."

        Noch? Eduication?

        Can't prove a point any better than that.

        January 10, 2012 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
      • pogojo

        indeed

        January 10, 2012 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
      • Bill

        I'm glad you think education is reducing bigotry. Maybe it will make Gays less Christo-phobic, so they will stop offending Catholics and other people of faith. I have never met a more intolerant, hot tempered bunch of self righteous bigots than in the Gay community, with the possible exception of Vegans.....

        January 10, 2012 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
      • Observer

        Bill,
        "Maybe it will make Gays less Christo-phobic, so they will stop offending Catholics and other people of faith. I have never met a more intolerant, hot tempered bunch of self righteous bigots"

        Let's see: do gays say that if you don't do exactly as they say, that you are such a lowlife that you deserve to spend eternity burning in hell?

        January 10, 2012 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
      • Drew

        Oh my god do Christians in this country love playing the martyrs. When will you realize that there are actually people in this world who are LEGITIMATELY oppressed? When was the last time a Christian in America was beaten to death for being a Christian? Here you are feeling sorry for yourself as a member of one of the most advantaged groups in the world

        January 10, 2012 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Yellow Snow

      Why?

      January 10, 2012 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
    • basketcase

      Thank you for that wonderful description of yourself.

      January 10, 2012 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Drew

      I can think of several gays who have done more for America than you will ever do

      January 10, 2012 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
      • freedog

        Do you want to start with Bradley Manning?

        January 10, 2012 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
      • Drew

        I might mention him, although Manning is actually self-identifies as transgender. I might also mention Cole Porter or Allen Ginsberg, to name a few.

        January 10, 2012 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
      • freedog

        keep thinking, you might come up with 8 or 9...

        January 10, 2012 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
      • Drew

        lol, maybe even more!

        January 10, 2012 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
    • jeremy

      i am gay man. it not gutter hole. you are gutter hole, moron!

      January 10, 2012 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Justin

      You know, I'm a 3rd year gay medical student. One day I might be saving your life. And you know what? I'll treat you with the same respect, dignity, and compassion I would give to any patient who I had the privilege to treat. We're not all degenerates, out to destroy the moral fiber of the great country we live in. Why is it that I find that the people defending so-called traditional values are so often light years behind me in having values? Everyone has a place in the morals, ethics, and most importantly – treating others like you'd like to be treated – department.

      January 10, 2012 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Casey

      You are right. Bigotry and intolerance are ,"Disgusting, sick and does nothing to advance America."

      January 10, 2012 at 1:12 am | Report abuse |
  78. James

    Yes, America is a Christian nation. So let's start stoning women to death for losing their virginity out of wedlock, banning shellfish and pork, stopping divorces, and allow slavery again.

    January 10, 2012 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
    • HWB

      All better than buttf**king.

      January 10, 2012 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
      • Yellow Snow

        I imagine you shouting this, then plugging your ears and chanting "I can't hear you, I can't hear you!"

        January 10, 2012 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
      • don keller

        yup, and you can even go to canada and claim some slaves, kill your wife if she dishonors you. ah christianity.. butt jesus hung out with a bunch of gay guys.. perhaps jew-use-u-lum was gayist city ever.

        January 10, 2012 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
      • jefflazrn

        Dear HWB. You are definitely destined for Hell.

        January 10, 2012 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Observer

      HWB,

      Just because you and your wife/girlfriend don't do that, it doesn't mean that it isn't popular with many heteros.

      January 10, 2012 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
    • freedog

      They already have a name for that and it's not Christianity..it's called Islam.

      January 10, 2012 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Edwin

      Seriously? Nude yoga? Is that *really* the image the LGB (etc.) community wants the rest of us to focus on? I know gays and lesbians. They are as likely to take a nude yoga class as the straight people I know.

      January 10, 2012 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
    • James

      What are you talking about? You got it all wrong.

      January 10, 2012 at 4:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Matisse3165

      NO, America is not a CHRISTIAN COUNTRY. Christianity is attempting to take over the country and force their beliefs on all. Very similar to why those extreme conservatives were kicked out of Europe in the first place. I am an American, and very not Christian. Most DO NOT have the beliefs for all of mankind that I would consider Christian. America is America. We used to accept all!

      January 10, 2012 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  79. Roy

    By God obviously none of you advocate staff have ever even bother to come to Arkansas, let alone Little Rock, Arkansas.

    January 10, 2012 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Pike_Bishop

      Yeah, they've completely taken over in Little Rock. There's something wrong with this poll.

      January 10, 2012 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  80. Liberace

    what about PALM SPRINGS CA ??????????????

    January 10, 2012 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
    • freedog

      gotta be over 65

      January 10, 2012 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  81. freedog

    This was done ONLY to get back at the Mormon church for supporting the ban on gay marriage in California. They purposely put SLC number one and left off SF altogether. Just a bunch of gay drama is all, shouldn't surprise anyone.

    January 10, 2012 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Homer10

      Oooohhh Drama QUEENS!

      January 10, 2012 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
    • JD

      I've been to San Francisco and I can tell you I didn't see near as many gays flaunting their 'gayness" as I've seen elsewhere which was very surprising to me.

      January 10, 2012 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
      • freedog

        obviously you didn't spend anytime in the castro or tenderloin

        January 10, 2012 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
    • EAPoe

      I'm even more cynical than you are: I think they named Salt Lake City because they knew no other major US city would generate more buzz for their rag. More Buzz = More Sales.

      January 10, 2012 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
      • freedog

        Good point.

        January 10, 2012 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  82. Bill

    I got it! Of course Salt Lake comes in first–if you add up all the households run by multiple wives whose polygamist husbands have humped themselves into an early grave, of course they're a winner. Man, talk about unintended consequences!

    January 10, 2012 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Homer10

      Doh!

      January 10, 2012 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  83. Monbois

    What a joke! No NYC, LA or San Fran?! Philadelphia has a gay community so huge its section of Center City is called the Gayborhood! This list is totally political!

    The Advocate is just trying to goad the right wing and offer moral support to the gay men & lesbians living in conservative cities. I'm sure a "scientific" (and accurate) study would see very few of these cities on its list.

    January 10, 2012 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      If you read the article, you'd realize the purpose of the list was to find cities other than the major ones that were gay friendly.

      January 10, 2012 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Sharon

      That is because they wanted to name cities outside of the normal ones people already know about....

      January 10, 2012 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Shane

      Read the story, Doofus. The Advocate wanted to go outside the usual cities. It know–and we all–which cities are the gayest (LA, SF, NY, etc.), but it wanted to spotlight the ones below those. It's a nice idea and it shows there are little cities out there chugging along on their path to equality.

      January 10, 2012 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
    • EM

      You don't get it. They *know* that NYC and San-Fran etc are the metropoles of gay life in the USA. That's easy.

      What's a challenge is to find gay civilization *outside* their orbits. Out in the hinterland. And that is indeed a challenge. So this article has been a good one. And accomplished what it set out to do.

      There's a simple rule in journalism: "Dog bites man - no story. Man bites dog - big story". Don't write about the 'expected'. Write about what people *don't* expect. That's compelling.

      January 10, 2012 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Duder

      Bro, did you read the article? What part of "this year's list intended to examine cities that are outside the usual orbit of San Francisco, Boston, Miami, and New York" makes you feel that the list unscientific ways is unjustified?

      January 10, 2012 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  84. Homer10

    SLC the gayest! Wow! How did that happen?

    January 9, 2012 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Homer10

      Hay! Where's San Francisco? Oh come on now. San Fran has to be at least #2 if not #1. This is BS.

      January 10, 2012 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
      • tomatoeater

        San Francisco's GLBT community seems large because they feel safe enough to be open about their orientation. Some towns might have sizable gay populations, but keep it secret due to the threat of being ostracized or subjected to physical harm.

        Maybe SLC is more mature than we think.

        January 10, 2012 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
    • EM

      Homer10: Read the sub-comments above under "Monbois". Now do you get it?

      January 10, 2012 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  85. Marc Parella

    The Republicans would easily win over many Gays if Republicans acted like Republicans. The party of freedom must again embrace an individual's right to choose. You don't have to agree with their choices but you should defend their right to be who they want to be.

    January 9, 2012 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Homer10

      Good point. And don't forget minorities. Republicans could have a lot more votes if they would only treat minorities with some respect. Most of the blacks that are openly Republican have a strong Uncle Tom streak. If blacks (or anybody) starts asking any questions, they are ostercised. The Republican party has been throwing away a lot of votes lately, and Obama is picking all of them up.

      January 10, 2012 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  86. Robert

    oh my god I KNEW it!! all Mormons ARE gay! LOL.

    January 9, 2012 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kenn

      Excellent! You've been manipulated exactly the way you were supposed to be.

      January 10, 2012 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  87. pogojo

    So when they say they want equal rights, its kind of misleading, it should be everyone wants more rights.

    January 9, 2012 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Observer

      pogojo,

      LIfelong gay partners do not have the same rights in medical decisions, etc. when it comes to their loved ones that heteros do. Do some research.

      January 10, 2012 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Brett

      Marriage has been destroyed by the right-wing evangelicals, who incidentally, have the highest divorce rate of any demographic. Pretty shameful. And Instead of growing the definition of marriage to keep marriage viable, they have chosen to kill it off by keeping it a relic of the past, that isn't relevant to people of today or the future. It's the Evangelicals who have killed marriage.

      January 10, 2012 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
    • pogojo

      Im not saying they dont have valid issues, im just trying to rap my head arround what rights I have that gay people dont. How i see it is I dont have more rights, they just want to add more rights so they can live life, nothing wrong with that. I just have a hard time when people scream they want equal rights, they have the same rights as everyone else. I cannot marry someone of my own gebnder also.

      January 10, 2012 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
      • huhb

        Think of it in terms of rights you have that women don't. And rights that women have that you don't.

        January 10, 2012 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Yellow Snow

      Again...You are acting like a simpleton. On purpose too. You are smarter then that. You know it and we know it. We see right through your game. You are twisting their argument to fit your game. I think it is because you feel threatened.

      January 10, 2012 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
      • pogojo

        So what right do i have that they do not? again. I do not have the right to marry someone of my own gender. what right do i have they dont?

        January 10, 2012 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Observer

      pogojo,

      Still no research. If you are a husband, you have all kinds of legal rights concerning your wife including authorizing medical treatment if your wife is unable to give consent. No such RIGHTS exist for gays and their lifetime love and partner.

      January 10, 2012 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
      • pogojo

        I agree this is something that should be adressed.

        January 10, 2012 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
      • al

        boohoo

        January 10, 2012 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Yellow Snow

      You live alone don't you? Never achieved career greatness, or unemployed. News flash, it's not society, its you. You are of your own doing. Its not the current president, gay people, the 1% or 99%, or the threat of socialism. You are unhappy because you failed yourself. I can't imagine how small your world is? Not because you claim "not to get it", but because you actively CHOOSE to not get it. You are well versed in this game you play. I imagine you have been doing it awhile.

      January 10, 2012 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
      • pogojo

        lol no, married have a 2yr old son, i was asking real questions and you went into insults, very sad

        January 10, 2012 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Yellow Snow

      This proves my point. It's not a real question. Its sad you think so.

      January 10, 2012 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
      • Yellow Snow

        Like I said "imagining" I can't admit when Im wrong. Beside, I'm only a little wrong which doesn't hurt that much.

        January 10, 2012 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
      • pogojo

        It is a real question you just dont like the answer.

        January 10, 2012 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Yellow Snow

      What answer? You still don't get it right? I like my answer. It's a good one. What is yours?

      January 10, 2012 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
      • pogojo

        we all have the same rights, you just want more.

        January 10, 2012 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
  88. Artos

    what about san francisco?

    January 9, 2012 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Marc Parella

    Wow – San Francisco is not even on the list. Damn. I enjoyed my gay status while it lasted.

    January 9, 2012 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Welcome to the 21st Century

    People used to identify themselves by their nationality, their home state, their home town, their religion, their ethnicity, their political party. Now they Identify themselves by what they do in bed. How disgusting.

    January 9, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Patricksday

      I'am Gay and I dont say hi my name is Patrick and I'am Gay. That is the silliest thing I have read today.

      January 9, 2012 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
      • Mr. Foot

        YES YOU DO!! THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT YOU SAID TO ME IN THE BAR LAST NIGHT!!!! AND DIDN'T WE HAVE FUN!!!!!! See you next week sweetie 😉

        January 10, 2012 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Observer

      So heteros don't identify themselves as to whether they are married or not?

      January 9, 2012 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brett

      Being gay is no more about what you do in bed, than being straight is. I see plenty of advertisements and articles discussing which cities are the best for straight singles and romance, and TV commercials for a tropical resorts showing a straight couple frolicking in the sand. Give me a break.

      January 9, 2012 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • hairychestedironman

      i am a gay man and am gonna vote for gingrich in the ge. he is the most gay friendly guy i know. i love you, newt!

      January 10, 2012 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
    • M in Oz

      I'm a hetero and don't go into social situations and say, "Hi I'm M and my husband and I like doggie style". Woiuld clear the room pretty quickly.

      January 10, 2012 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  91. Tony A.

    Sorry but San Francisco is the gayest city, really. When I say im from San Francisco, they say...oh, you are gay!

    January 9, 2012 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Patricksday

      Like people from Salt Lake City, everyone thinks they are Mormon.

      January 9, 2012 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • ensense

      That might not just be because you are from San Francisco.

      January 10, 2012 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
  92. Atheists what do you think?

    USA is no longer a Christian nation UNTIL Christmas is no longer a federal holiday, Good Friday is no longer state holidays, Easter is no longer flag day, "In God We Trust" is no longer motto, Public schools stay open for Christmas and Easter weeks, Having Non-Christian president WHY ARE YOU GUYS QUITE ABOUT THIS?! See I'm right!!

    January 9, 2012 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Patricksday

      It is if you work on Wall Street, remember the Corporations hijacked our country draped in a disguise of "Capitalism", they want stores opened during all holidays to Profit at all costs. Thank you Ronald Reagan and the dismantling of America to the "Private Sector" who knows best. The horded the profits and never "trickled it down to the workers" instead they laid people off and sent jobs to Mexico and China.

      January 9, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
      • freedog

        Move to Canada...I'll help you pack and I'm sure the AFL-CIO or one of the other Unions will drive the truck for you.

        January 10, 2012 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
      • Emma

        Very well said. I was just thinking the other day...why do we need Santa Claus if Christmas is about celebrating Jesus' birth? Could it be that way back when major department store owners realized that they needed a way to get people to shop a whole lot right before the end of the year to increase year end sales profits? It's interesting that we have so many holidays that are based on gift giving and making purchases. Do we really need to buy all of the candy, the ham and colored eggs at Easter or couldn't the people who celebrate Easter just go to Church and then have a nice dinner together? Do we really need to give gifts and cards on Valentines Day? Apparently all of the retailers think we do. All of the real holidays have been hijacked and some were even created by retailers to increase profits. America is such as capitalistic society that even our most cherished holidays were born out of capitalism and we all think nothing of it.

        January 10, 2012 at 3:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Rick

      Excuse me but....what in the he11 are you talking about?

      January 10, 2012 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
    • magnus

      yawn.

      January 10, 2012 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
    • magnus

      lol, you forgot to bold your last sentence. its distracting. what were you saying again?

      January 10, 2012 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  93. Anas

    This ranking is synonymous with a most disgusting city rank.

    January 9, 2012 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rick

      Wow! I bet you're fun at a party.

      January 10, 2012 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
    • magnus

      i went to SLC in January 2010. The biggest surprise was that the air quality was bad. The way the city is situated between the moutnains make it difficult for exhaust fumes from cars to leave. I was surprised that there are times during the day when you are recommended not to go outside. Its one of the best kept dark secrets of SLC. I was really disappointed and felt lied to by all folks from Utah.

      January 10, 2012 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  94. hemo

    if we dont stop the gays they will kill us all

    January 9, 2012 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • mack

      trolling so hard. i'm nice, trust me.

      January 9, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
      • hemo

        love it

        January 10, 2012 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Ian

      You better hide in case they come for you first.....woooooooooooooooo....idiot

      January 9, 2012 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Patricksday

      You should get some Help, you must of been traumatized by a very bad experience you blaime on Gays.

      January 9, 2012 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • magnus

      well, his troll statement was so silly that it couldnt really have offended anyone. i find other troll statements to be poisonous, but this one was just plain silly.

      January 10, 2012 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  95. Matt

    USA is no longer a Christian nation UNTIL Christmas is no longer a federal holiday, Good Friday is no longer state holidays, Easter is no longer flag day, "In God We Trust" is no longer motto, Public schools stay open for Christmas and Easter weeks, Having Non-Christian president Please discuss it!

    January 9, 2012 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shaun

      You need to re-write your comment in English. Read it. It doesn't make any sense.

      January 10, 2012 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
    • magnus

      Lets discuss how you forgot to bold the phrase ' lets discuss'.

      January 10, 2012 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
  96. ilboy

    Okay. 17 year old straight guy. I can tolerate the lgbt stuff, I mean it's their life. Is being gay wrong? No. Is acting upon it wrong? According to the Bible, yes, as sodomy is a sin. And honestly, no matter what, God loves everyone, gay, straight, black, disabled, whatever. He can never not love you. All we need is a little understanding from EVERYONE.

    January 9, 2012 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • D

      He loves you all the way to hell. Please.

      January 9, 2012 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
      • ilboy

        I'll pray for you tonight 🙂

        January 9, 2012 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rick

      I am so sick of hearing about the Bible I could puke. Seriously...SHUT UP!!

      January 10, 2012 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Calvin

      But God does not love all our behavior. Including sodomy. Including some of my behavior. The Bible is God's written word. We all need to deal with the truth.

      January 10, 2012 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
    • magnus

      being gay is genetic. it means that you are responding to the wrong pheromones. saying that someone who is gay is going to hell is the same thing as saying that someone who has parkinson disease is going to hell. they are both genetic diseases and not the fault of the person carrying this bluebrint.

      January 10, 2012 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  97. bobby

    I hope all you gays die of AIDS:)

    January 9, 2012 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Straight dad

      Shame on you. What if someone from your family was gay, or your kids?! God sees everything you say your moron.

      January 9, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
      • ilboy

        God saw you called one of his children moron....

        January 9, 2012 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
      • freedog

        You admonish him, insert Christianity and then call him a Moron...does the word hypocrite or disingenuous mean anything to you?

        January 10, 2012 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Observer

      And some people claim MINDLESS BIGOTS don't exist.

      January 9, 2012 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • andy

      you are so full of hate, but i'd like for you to say that to my face.

      January 9, 2012 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Patricksday

      People who rely on personal abuse from a pedophile who abused you and or your Daddy doesnt mean all Gay People are wicked. In larger areas where people actually know and work with openly Gay men and women its a non-issue. When you live a life of secret people think your ashamed when your really thinking of your personal safety when you live in a RED state of Ignorance and intolerance from Jesus Hypocrits.

      January 9, 2012 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dustin

      Your MOMA!!!!!!

      January 10, 2012 at 2:33 am | Report abuse |
    • xusmcvet

      Bobby = Another worthless TROLL!

      January 10, 2012 at 6:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Matisse3165

      You are an hateful idiot. You are what make America and SOME of its people disgusting to others around the world. Do you spew hate like this and then go to church on Sunday? If so, that is why I am not a Christian!

      January 10, 2012 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  98. uhhhh no

    what the hell? is this something to be proud of now? im proud to be a STRAIGHT WHITE AMERICAN. but that makes me racist doesn't it? double standard.

    January 9, 2012 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • martha

      Go back to your cave and beat your wife.

      January 9, 2012 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
      • abqengineer

        Good to see the bigots and hypocrites are abundant on both sides.

        January 9, 2012 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nicole

      Huh??

      January 9, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ezo

      Beware of the SWA who answers a question that he asks himself...

      January 10, 2012 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
    • don keller

      no, you are not a s.w.r. unless you are. why so defensive?

      January 10, 2012 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Rick

      I'm impressed that you can can actually read.

      January 10, 2012 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
    • newton

      Why not just be proud to be an American. when did that go away.

      January 10, 2012 at 2:38 am | Report abuse |
  99. Amol3

    USA is a Christian country and it even shows on any map. Majority always win, I don't care what anyone say!

    January 9, 2012 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brett

      Only 33% of the entire world is Christian. So 67% of the worlds population disagrees with you. Majority wins!

      January 9, 2012 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Observer

      Majority wins! USA is a feminine nation.

      January 9, 2012 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chad

      The majority of people don't care what you say. I guess you lose.

      January 9, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • kamana kapu

      Its the 1% that always wins not the majority (99%).

      Vote against the Greedy One Percent (GOP)!

      January 9, 2012 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Noocrat

      A republic isn't meant to be winner take all. One purpose of the government is to protect the minority from the majority.

      Moreover, the majority is not always correct. If that were the case, only land owning white males would have the right to vote today and slavery would still exist.

      January 9, 2012 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
      • Funk13

        well said.

        tolerance + dialog + mutual respect = collective benefit

        January 10, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      What's up with the "Christian Nation" crap? Did mobilize the ranks of some christian blog or is there just one idiot trolling the same stuff over and over again under different names?

      I'm banking on the latter.

      January 9, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
      • Rick

        What latter? Who said anything about a latter? Is someone painting a house?

        January 10, 2012 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
    • newton

      Christ wasnt in a majority. I guess the romans did win.

      January 10, 2012 at 2:41 am | Report abuse |
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