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Queerest Cities in America 2015

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10. Boulder, Colo.  Above: The view of Boulder from the Flatirons Boulder, Colo.
[ pop. 103,166 ]
Boulder is a lefty oasis that attracts like-minded free spirits benefiting from Colorado’s trans-inclusive nondiscrimination law enacted in 2008. Boulder made headlines this year when the county clerk issued marriage licenses to over 200 same-sex couples before marriage equality became legal. OutBoulder ( has been connecting the LGBT community since 1994 by organizing listings for the dozens of groups and events, including the Gay Men’s Knitting Group, Trans Game Night, Old Lesbians Organizing for Change, and the Gender Non-Conforming Support Group.

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9. Davenport, Iowa Above: The Davenport Sky Bridge
[ pop. 102,157 ]
Located on the mighty Mississippi River, Davenport is the largest of the Quad Cities. Middle America welcomes LGBT people here with a trans-inclusive nondiscrimination law. Outstanding cultural institutions like the Figge Art Museum (, events like Quad City Pride (, and the Progressive Restaurant Walk, as well as nightlife options like Mary’s On 2nd  (832 W. 2nd St.), entertain locals and attract visitors from neighboring big cities like Chicago and Des Moines.

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