You already know that Fort Lauderdale and Palm Springs are the LGBT-est places in the union. This list checks the queer quotient in the rest of the country.
Illustrations by Michael Wertz
1. LGBT Film FESTs
2. Non-discrimination protections in adoption
3. Muscial Tours: 1 point for each tour of Janet Jackson, Ariana Grande, Carly Rae Jepson, Madonna
4. Chapter of the national LGBT Chamber of Commerce
5. Openly queer mayor
6. Workout: 1 point for each SoulCycle studio, Barry’s Bootcamp studio, Shaun T Beachbody event
7. LGBT sites on the national register: 1 point for each
8. Gay bookstores
9. Places with landmarks that went rainbow for marriage equality: 1 point for each location
10. Scream Queens/American HorrorStory viewing parties
The raw score is divided by the population to provide a ranking based on a per capita LGBT quotient.