In 1994, when Roddy Lindquist moved from Kent to the gay enclave of Capitol Hill, he didn’t even consider living anywhere else. “I wanted to be able to walk down the street holding my boyfriend’s hand,” he says. “Capitol Hill was the only place you could do that without getting harassed.” But after nearly 20 years in the neighborhood,…More
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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…More
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,…More