LGBT best city lists are often pretty predictable: New York, San Francisco, London, Paris, Berlin, Provincetown … you know the drill. Unfortunately, lists that continue to look only to these obvious strongholds miss out on a growing number of other equally exciting and progressive locations ideal for young people in the LGBT community.
To cull our own list of slightly more under-the-radar cities for LGBT urban dwellers, we took a number of factors into consideration: legal protection, social acceptance, LGBT nightlife and economic opportunities (jobs are key). From there we created this list of overlooked cities around the world perfect for the young, queer and ambitious. Pack your bags — it’s time to move.