By Maya Rhodan
January 14, 2015

The Advocate‘s annual list of the most LGBT-friendly cities in the United States, just released this week, has a new No. 1: Dayton, Ohio.

For this year’s list of the “Queerest Cities in America,” the outlet gave cities points for things like how trans-inclusive they are, the existence of LGBT-friendly Jewish and Muslim houses of worship and whether they hosted tours of Broadway hits like Kinky Boots, The Book of Mormon and Wicked. The Advocate divided the total points by the population to get a “per capita LGBT quotient.” (LGBT-friendly hubs like New York City and San Francisco are excluded.)

The top five “Queerest Cities” of 2015 are:

  1. Dayton, Ohio
  2. Atlanta, Ga.
  3. West Palm Beach, Fla.
  4. Lansing, Mich.
  5. Madison, Wisc.

Read more at The Advocate.

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