11 most gay friendly cities there are many cities around the world that welcome and embrace the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (lgbt) community. These cities have in fact improved and grown economically by attracting one of the most important and powerful social groups of the 21st century. We love spain because of the large gay scenes and very liberal-minded accepting attitudes. Madrid, the gay capital of europe, hosts one of the largest gay pride events in the world. Barcelona itself is a popular lgbtq hotspot particularly during the summer circuit festival, with super gay-ville sitges on its doorstep. Denmark may be the home of lego and at the forefront of new nordic cuisine, but importantly it made history in 1989 by becoming the first nation in the world to recognise registered same-sex partnerships. And at denmarks heart is the relaxed beauty of its compact cobblestoned capital, copenhagen. The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in san francisco is one of the largest and most prominent lgbt communities in the world, and is one of the most important in the history of lgbt rights and activism alongside new york city. The city itself has, among its many nicknames, the nicknames gay capital of the world and the gay mecca, and has been described as the original gay. Capital gay was a weekly free gay newspaper published in london founded by graham mckerrow and michael mason. The first issue was published on , during pride week, and folded with the issue dated espite its name it was also distributed in brighton and had a combined circulation, in the two cities, of around 20,000 at the time when publication ceased. In north america, the two generally recognized competing locales for the term gay capital are san francisco and montréal. From humble beginnings as a neolithic encampment, brightons transformation from fishing village to stylish seaside resort is perhaps best symbolised by the unique royal pavilion, which sits at the heart of the city. Under construction during the napoleonic wars (1803-1815), its understood that the influx of soldiers to brighton during these years coincides with the first recorded lgbtq. 1964 gay capital of america san francisco is touted as the gay capital of america in life magazine. Activists of all stripes flock to san francisco to start the fight we know today as the gay rights movement, and to take it first to the rest of america and then the world. Yesterday saw the start of the international gay and lesbian tourism association (iglta) convention in tel aviv, an event that is expected to mark the start of tel avivs campaign to become a rock star on the gay vacation circuit. Israel has recently become an attractive destination for the worldwide gay community, especially as israel is perceived as largely extremely tolerant of its own gay. Whether you want to dance your feet off at my sisters room lesbian bar or spend a leisurely afternoon at outwrite gay and lesbian bookstore.