Salt Lake City: The Gayest City in America

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That’s according to The Advocate which describes Salt Lake City thusly:

While those unfamiliar with the Beehive State are likely to conjure images of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, far-less-oppressive-than-it-used-to-be Salt Lake City has earned its queer cred. There are more than a half-dozen hot spots for men and women, including the eco-friendly nightclub Jam (, though the sustainable bamboo flooring is perhaps less of a draw than the packed dance floor. The Coffee Garden (878 South 900 East) is a gathering spot for those looking for a caffeine fix, the Sundance Film Festival brings LGBT film buffs to screenings downtown, and lesbian-owned Meditrina ( is a true wine bar — yes, you can get a drink in this town.

Via Sully.

I guess I haven’t spent enough time in Utah. Every time I’ve passed through the state it’s felt distinctly not-gay. It’s beautiful, but also sort of empty. And its’ very Mormon which is sort of the opposite of gay. Or something.

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Erik Kain

Erik writes about video games at Forbes and politics at Mother Jones. He's the editor of The League though he hasn't written much here lately. He can be found occasionally composing 140 character cultural analysis on Twitter.