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Tel Aviv Named City of the Year 2011 By GayCities Members
Jan 11, 2012 by GayCities
Congrats! Mazel tov! Félicitations! The election results in the Best of GayCities 2011 poll are in—and we have the winners!
Over the past several weeks, our sister site asked members and visitors to vote for the ideal locations in eight different categories—plus the overall best city in the world. You pulled your levers (well, clicked your mouses) and the people have spoken.
*When it came to the crème de la crème, the big winner in the Best City of GayCities 2011, in a somewhat surprising turn of events, was…
It received the most votes by GayCities readers in the “City of the Year” category. And it wasn’t a close call: The Mediterranean metropolis took the category with a whopping 43% of the vote, barreling over its nearest competitor, New York City, which only scored 14%. Hmm, did residents of Tel Aviv pool their online resources to push the Israeli oasis over the top? We may never know.
In the other categories:
*It’s not an earth-shattering shock that San Francisco was named Best Pride City, but the Western Hemisphere dominated overall: Sao Paolo and Toronto came in second and third place respectively. We’re gonna have to make a trip to our friends to the north and south and see how their rainbow flags fly.
*Queer firestarter Dan Savage calls Seattle home. Could that be why QueerCities readers picked the gem of the Northwest as the Best City to Settle Down In?
*Unlike the GOP primaries, there was something in it for voters: One participating GayCities member, Harvey Robinson of New Orleans, was chosen in a drawing to win a vacation package for two to Palm Springs, courtesy of GayCities and our friends at American Airlines. Who says one vote doesn’t matter?
For all the voting results, visit GayCities.
Image: Dan Allen