After disappearing from The Advocate’s list of gayest cities in 2013, Orlando is back at number 13 in the January issue of the magazine.
In 2012 we were number two. Each year they use a different formula for awarding points to each city.
This year we received points for having openly gay elected officials, our gay bars and concerts.
Here’s what the Advocate had to say about Orlando:
Let’s make an Orlando LGBT list: Gay Days at Disney World bring in 150,000 LGBT folks and their pals all dressed in red T-shirts (along with $100 million a year); The Orlando International Fringe Festival (OrlandoFringe.org) is super gay — it produced Bitches of the Kingdom; there are domestic partnership protections and a growing live music scene; and then there’s the Parliament House, an all-in-one gay bar, club, and hotel complex (ParliamentHouse.com) with seven bars on 10 acres catering to almost any experience, be it sporty, campy, grungy, or glam.