GayCities announced the winners in its annual “Best of GayCities” challenge. Nearly 20,000 votes were cast for “great destinations” in 13 categories.
London received the most votes by GayCities readers in the “City of the Year” category, edging Paris by 20 votes. American LGBTQ meccas New York City and San Francisco were awarded for “Singles Scene” and “Showstopping Entertainment,” respectively. Providence, Rhode Island, earned the “Up-and-Coming City” title, putting it on the radar.
Unfortunately – for this list at least – no Asian country made it to the top (GASP!).
“Readers are helping each other find the best experiences where they live and travel,” said Scott Gatz, CEO of Q.Digital, which owns and operates GayCities.
Complete list of winners:
City of the Year: London; runner-up: Paris
Most Festive Pride: Seattle
Showstopping Entertainment: New York City
Festival Destination: Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras in Sydney
Island Paradise: Mykonos
Public Art Hub: Berlin
Singles Scene: San Francisco
Hippest Gayborhood: West Queen West in Toronto
Drag City: New York City
Camping Destination: TIE Yellowstone and Yosemite
Destination Wedding: Hawaiian Islands
Budget Honeymoon: Key West
Up-and-Coming City: Providence, Rhode Island
The nominees were selected by GayCities editors based on reviews, hearts and check-ins in 2015 by GayCities members across the globe.
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