16. Columbus, OH
Same-sex couples per thousand households: 5.27 The Republican-Democratic battleground state of Ohio has become widely known for its anti-gay marriage protests. But that hasn’t stopped Columbus, the state’s capital city, from making the list. Columbus, in fact, has a gay culture all its own: There’s a gay men’s chorus, and it’s host to a huge GLBT organization, Stonewall Columbus. Plus there’s a massive annual gay-pride festival to boot.
- July 20th