When Angelinos think of Pasadena, they likely imagine rolling hills more than rainbow flags. But this quiet, residential enclave just north of Los Angeles was recently named the “second gayest city in America.”
LGBT news magazine The Advocate placed Pasadena between Seattle and Washington, D.C., which ranked third and first, respectively, on its list of 2014’s top 15 LGBT-friendly locales across the country.
The Advocate’s list seems unorthodox: Gay mecca San Francisco came in at No. 11, while WeHo was left off in favor of such destinations as Salt Lake City, Utah (No. 8) and Pittsburgh, Pa (No. 15).
So just how LGBT-friendly is Pasadena? Take a closer look to see whether or not the city should be on your “gaydar.”