15 States LGBTQ+ Americans Are Moving to in Droves

As 2024 unfolds, LGBTQ+ Americans are moving to states that are not only safe but also welcoming. Here are 15 states that have become popular new homes for the community.

1. California

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California remains a beacon for LGBTQ+ individuals with its robust protections, inclusive healthcare policies, and vibrant community support networks in cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles.

2. New York

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New York offers comprehensive anti-discrimination laws and a celebrated culture of diversity, making it a top destination for LGBTQ+ people seeking acceptance and community.

3. Illinois

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Chicago and other parts of Illinois are known for their progressive stances on LGBTQ+ rights, including healthcare and anti-discrimination laws, attracting a diverse population.

4. Massachusetts

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With its long history of supporting LGBTQ+ rights, including being the first state to legalize same-sex marriage, Massachusetts continues to draw individuals looking for a supportive community.

5. Washington

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Washington State’s inclusive laws and policies make cities like Seattle and Tacoma attractive to LGBTQ+ individuals and families seeking equality and protection.

6. Oregon

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Portland and other Oregon cities are known for their LGBTQ+ inclusivity, progressive politics, and a high quality of life, appealing to those looking for a supportive environment.

7. Colorado

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Denver and Boulder are hotspots for LGBTQ+ individuals thanks to Colorado’s protective legislation on employment, housing, and healthcare.

8. Minnesota

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Minnesota’s strong anti-discrimination protections and supportive community initiatives make it a welcoming state for LGBTQ+ residents.

9. Nevada

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Las Vegas and Reno offer vibrant LGBTQ+ scenes with Nevada providing strong protections and a growing recognition of rights.

10. Vermont

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Known for its progressive values and supportive community networks, Vermont is an appealing destination for LGBTQ+ individuals seeking peace and acceptance.

11. New Jersey

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With robust anti-discrimination laws and significant community support, New Jersey is becoming a favored state for those looking for comprehensive protections.

12. Maine

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Maine offers a tranquil setting combined with strong legal protections for LGBTQ+ individuals, making it an increasingly popular choice for those looking to relocate.

13. New Mexico

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With its inclusive laws and a warm, welcoming culture, New Mexico is seeing an uptick in LGBTQ+ residents, particularly in areas like Santa Fe and Albuquerque.

14. Rhode Island

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Rhode Island’s progressive stance on LGBTQ+ issues and its small but tight-knit community make it an attractive state for those seeking both safety and community.

15. Connecticut

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Connecticut’s commitment to LGBTQ+ rights, including comprehensive anti-discrimination laws and support for transgender healthcare, makes it a leading choice for many.

Finding New Homes

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These states are seeing a significant influx of LGBTQ+ residents thanks to their supportive policies, vibrant communities, and active measures to ensure equality and protection. As more individuals and families choose these destinations, they contribute to the growing diversity and strength of the communities that welcome them.

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