Austin ranks among most LGBT-friendly U.S. cities

BoardWalk Slideshow 2014 20Austin is one of the friendliest cities in America for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people, according to a report from personal finance website NerdWallet.

The report, which ranked Austin as the seventh most LGBT-friendly city in the nation, was hailed by the Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.

“With an open and welcoming community, supportive elected officials in local government, a vibrant cultural scene and a healthy LGBT business community, it’s no wonder that Austin ranked so high,” said Edgar Gierbolini, president of AGLCC in a statement. “Austin’s longtime status as an LGBT-friendly place is one of the many reasons why Austin is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country.”

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