So far this year gay athletes and their straight allies have taken giant strides towards achieving equality and acceptance in the world of major league sports. Jason Collins and Robbie Rogers became the first openly gay players to come out in two professional sports leagues, basketball and soccer, respectively, Brittney Griner came out and made a splash (and some huge dunks) and football player Chris Kluwe, has been a vocal supporter of gay marriage, and gay athletes in the sports world. Though he is straight, Kluwe has voiced his support of gay equality, and was eventually dropped from the Minnesota Vikings, before being signed with the Oakland Raiders.
The second annual Nike LGBT Sports Summit will be held in Portland, Oregon from June 12-15, where advocacy groups, athletes, coaches, journalists, and others, gather to discuss the LGBT community in the world of professional sports. Now with the summit happening, Target 10, a marketing firm, has released a new sports infographic which lists the Top 10 LGBT Sports Cities in the country.
Based on different factors such as LGBT population, number of gay sports leagues, number of gay sports bars, and more, the data was compiled to show which city leads the pack when it came to LGBT sports. Chicago, New York, and San Francisco took the top three honors.
Take a look at the infographic to see how the list was compiled and to see if your city made the cut.