Regardless of the horrors that await the American people in the coming years, there is one hard won freedom which seems to be safe for the moment. President-elect Donald Trump has stated that he fully supports marriage equality, calling the issue “settled.” In other words, the move toward LGBT equality isn’t going anywhere. It’s a slow, steady steamroller. You can either accept it, or you can fight a losing battle on the wrong side of history. While there are still holdouts in the latter portion of that category (a lot of them … A LOT), there are still several American cities who’ve made themselves known as a friend to both the LGBT traveler and resident.
15. Austin, Texas
“Off-kilter,” thy name is Austin. The city that hosts SXSW is known for its commitment to keeping things “weird.” Thankfully for the LGBT community, they also keep things inclusive. The city is home to a thriving tourist scene including some new LGBT-oriented hotels like the Hotel Saint Cecilia.