We're a few months away from your local Pride festival, but many Americans celebrate it every day. City rivals in Seattle, Spokane, and Yakima love to put on great pride festivals, but there are two cities on the West Coast who really put the AYYY in SLAYYY ALL DAY.

Celebrating Pride is something that our gayest family and friends do not take for granted in the United States. Many pioneers have marched in the streets, died for the cause, and risked being rejected by their closest family members and friends for the sake of living life out in the open as a member of the LGBTQ community.


Portland Pride Festival
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A recent survey discovered that Portland and L.A. are amongst the top gayest cities in the US. In 2024, the huge Portland Pride Parade will be held on July 21st. This event will bring tens of thousands of residents who endeavor to enjoy the events, parade, vendor and food booths, and dancing in the streets. Portland is known for being very friendly and welcoming to this community, whether it's for vacations, clubbing, living, and thriving.

Portland came in at #10 on the list.


Los Angeles CA

L.A. came in at #7 on the list of the gayest cities in America. They were beat out by Key West, NYC, Ft. Lauderdale, and Provincetown.

Two other fun California cities made the gayest cities list, with Palm Springs, aka "The Yakima of California" (#3) and San Francisco rounding out the top 5 (San Francisco came in at #1).

SOURCE: NomadicBoys.com

Scenes of Portland and Los Angeles Representing Pride on the West Coast

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