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Columbus is the 14th largest city in the nation and also has the 15th largest per capita gay population (a higher ranking than Miami or New York City). The city has received a perfect score for five years running on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Municipal Equality Index (MEI). With more than half a million attendees, Columbus is the proud host of one of the largest and most spectacular Pride celebrations in the United States.
Columbus' reputation for being an open and smart city is highlighted by its many LGBTQ-friendly neighborhoods. Few cities around have such a mix of diverse neighborhoods, all within a short walk of downtown, which makes a great epicenter for your Columbus visit. Head south to check out the historic charm and hot dining scene of German Village. To the west, you’ll find the emerging arts epicenter of Franklinton with its industrial vibe. To the north, the Short North Arts District delights with boutique shopping, outstanding nightlife and distinctive dining.
Start planning your Columbus trip at experiencecolumbus.com/lgbt and see why Expedia says Columbus is one of the most exciting LGBTQ-friendly travel destinations in the world (May 2018).
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