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June 6, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Data: Seattle has third-highest rate of anti-LGBT hate crimes

Seattle enjoys a reputation as one of the most welcoming cities for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people – so this statistic may come as an unpleasant surprise: Seattle had the third-highest rate of hate crimes against LGBT people among large U.S. cities in 2012, according to FBI data. For every 100,000 Seattle residents, there were three hate crimes based on…

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May 31, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Study: Seattle is the most LGBT-friendly city in the U.S.

June is Pride Month, and here’s some great news to kick off the celebration. A new report names Seattle the friendliest city in the nation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people. To honor this year’s Pride, personal finance website NerdWallet compiled a list of the top-20 LGBT-friendly cities. They considered three factors for their rankings: 1.    Presence of gay community,…

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