Houston denied spot among top gay-friendly cities

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HOUSTON, TX – Houston is a fabulous city! Although, according to some rankings, not fabulous enough. Being the largest American city with an openly lesbian mayor didn’t help us make the list of the 20 most LGBT-friendly cities.

Nerdwallet, a financial website, claims that all the controversy and uproar created around the recently passed “Equal Rights Ordinance” is one of the main reasons why the Bayou City was pushed down to 46th place. Seattle got the trophy, coming in on top of San Francisco and Atlanta. Austin came in 7th place and Dallas in 17th.

The categories taken into consideration were “percentage of households with same-sex partners”, “LGBT-friendly laws and opportunities”, and “LGBT safety and tolerance”, an area in which Houston fared pretty well.

Houston anti-gay activists will try to repeal the new ordinance at the ballot. But Mayor Annise Parker is confident that voters will keep H-Town moving forward. So, now that we’re openly equal, we’ll have to wait one more year until we can finally prove we’re gayer than Dallas.

Thanks to Nerd Wallet for the source information.

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