Seattle is a gay city
We’re not the gayest, but 5th in the country when it comes to the number of same-sex couples per 1,000 households.
The Daily Beast – a news and opinion website started by a former editor of Vanity Fair and The New Yorker – compiled the list that puts San Francisco on top, followed by: Santa Rosa, CA; Portland, Maine; and the Boston-Cambridge, Massachusetts area.
The website describes Seattle this way:
Seattle’s gay culture dates back to the 1930s, when the Casino Pool Room in Pioneer Square opened up for gay clientele, the bar paid police protection fees to keep it from being raided. The Double Header, another gay bar that opened around the same time, is the oldest bar still in business today.
Seattle’s strong gay culture remains, too: It’s the fifth gayest city in the country. And it’s the sixth wealthiest in the country, with a median income of $34,293. Big-name companies like Amazon.com and Starbucks, and Microsoft, located in nearby Redmond, have headquarters there.
Two Oregon cities are also on the list. Portland is 8th and Eugene is 12th.