New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles are usually regarded as hotbeds for homosexuals. But five unlikely cities -- in places such as Texas, Oklahoma and Alaska -- show that more gay-friendly cities are coming out of the woodwork.
"If you're looking for gay-friendly living, consider ditching the coasts. That's according to the Advocate's April 8, 2008 issue (article not available online). The magazine tapped Gary Gates, a senior research fellow at UCLA's Williams Institute, to crunch the Census numbers and home in on where same-sex couples are settling. With Gates, the Advocate came up with these five unlikely emerging gay meccas where culture, creativity, family-friendly communities, and business are thriving."