San Francisco immediately comes to mind, of course.
So, consider these factors:
[li]Size of gay population.[/li][li]Percentage of population that’s gay.[/li][li]Attitude of locals toward gays.[/li][li]Popularity with gay tourists.[/li][li]Availability of gay entertainment (gay bars, etc.).[/li][/ul]
So what truly is the most “gay” city in the world? My money is on one of three places:
[li]San Francisco. Because it’s San Francisco.[/li][li]New Orleans. Don’t know what it’s like when it’s not Carnival season, but Mardi Gras seems to attract gays by the busload. There’s a whole section of the French Quarter that’s one gay bar/gay porn shop after the other. I’m not gay, but what I’ve gotten from NO on my three trips there is that the gay scene must be pretty big down there.[/li][li]Paris. Maybe that’s why they call it “Gay Paree.” I’ve been there a couple of times, too, and it seems that there was a pretty active gay scene. This site claims that Paris is the place to be if you’re a gay tourist.[/li][/ul]
So, gays of the SDMB: what’s the scoop? Paris? New Orleans? Somewhere else? Amsterdam, perhaps? Rio? London?..