🏳️‍🌈 Tampeño Pride

Believe it or not, Tampa Bay is gayer than New York! According to recent research by the Williams Institute at UCLA, LGBTQ people make up 4.8% of the population of the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metro area. In comparison, it’s 4.5% for the New York-Newark-Jersey City metro area. 

The gayest place in the United States is — shocker — the San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley metro area (6.7%). And the gayest place in Florida is the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford metro area (5%). 

Hey, just for fun, let’s look at some Prideful photos of the Complimentary Spouse and me in all of these places!

Tampa: Taking a stand at the “Say Gay” rally in Curtis Hixon Park
New York: Sashaying around Central Park
San Francisco: Snapping a sassy selfie somewhere near Union Square
Orlando: Spreading some pixie dust at Gay Day in the Magic Kingdom