Inspired by the recent onslaught of “Gayest City in America” lists (some of which with questionable criteria…”number of nude yoga classes”…really?), lesbian website Jezebel.com has put together their own version. They pulled together a list of “The 21 Most Lesbianish Cities In America,” and two of our neighboring cities made the cut.
Coming in at #15 is Ann Arbor, Michigan, about which they said:
Fun fact: 70% of the town’s same-sex couples are female! Uber-liberal University of Michigan was described by our LGBT College Correspondent as “a mecca for LGBTQA-Z students.” Ann Arbor and the University leans dramatically left, so there’s a lot of independent businesses and political activism here, as well as a dedicated LGBT bar/restaurant The Aùt Bar, gay bookstore Common Language, gay nights at Necto, two art-house cinemas and oneindependent film festival. Nearby Inkster hosts lesbian bar Stilleto’s, and Detroit Suburb Royal Oak has lots for queers too.
Columbus, Ohio barely squeaked in at #21. Jezebel cited the Ohio Womyn’s Festival and activist groups like Equality Ohio, TransOhio and Stonewall Columbus as reasons the city is so LGBT-friendly (emphasis on the “L” of course).