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Buffalo Has A Lot To Be Proud Of These Days

If you think that this year’s Pride Festival was just about having a good time, then think again. The incredible spike in attendance has helped to put Buffalo on the map as one of the 35 Most LGBT-Friendly Cities in America, according to a recent study by Vocative.com.

10 percent of Buffalo residents attended Pride in 2014. Other stats and figures on the Queer Index include nonexistent sexually oriented hate crimes and a high concentration of theaters and museums per capita. You can see the rest of the index by clicking here.

“Opposition to marriage equality at state and federal levels has been crumbling in the courts and the court of public opinion. Anti-discrimination laws are being revised to include LGBT individuals. And for the generation of people in their 20s and 30s, coming out is legitimately getting better.” – Vocativ

Buffalo had the first gentleman’s bath house in the country. Buffalo has gay bingo. There is an incredible gay men’s chorus (see Facebook), gay and lesbian book clubs, alternative volleyballLGBTQ softball, a gay wedding expo, a few growing gay papers, a diversity prom, a gay 5K, a strong Pride org, Ambush, Buffalo Bears, Bulldogs, an LGBT Professionals Network called Out for Business, The Imperial Court of Buffalo… and GayCities.com named Buffalo, N.Y. its Best Up and Coming City last year. But don’t take it from me, listen to Billy and Pat who recently moved to Buffalo from NYC.

 

Written by queenseyes

queenseyes

Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

Contact Newell Nussbaumer | Newell@BuffaloRising.com

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