SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- GayCities--the world's largest LGBT community-driven city guide--today announced the winners in its annual "Best of GayCities" challenge. (http://www.gaycities.com/best-of-2015/)
London received the most votes by GayCities readers in the "City of the Year" category, edging Paris by twenty votes. American LGBTQ meccas New York City and San Francisco were awarded for "Singles Scene" and "Showstopping Entertainment," respectively.
Providence, Rhode Island, earned the "Up-and-Coming City" title, putting it on the national radar.
"It's great to see so many people using the GayCities platform to share their favorite cities," said Scott Gatz, CEO of Q.Digital, which owns and operates GayCities. "Readers are helping each other find the best experiences where they live and travel."
Nearly 20,000 votes were cast for great destinations in 13 categories.
Complete list of winners:
- City of the Year: London; runner-up, Paris
- Most Festive Pride: Seattle
- Showstopping Entertainment: New York City
- Festival Destination: Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras in Sydney
- Island Paradise: Mykonos
- Public Art Hub: Berlin
- Singles Scene: San Francisco
- Hippest Gayborhood: West Queen West in Toronto
- Drag City: New York City
- Camping Destination: TIE Yellowstone and Yosemite
- Destination Wedding: Hawaiian Islands
- Budget Honeymoon: Key West
- Up-and-Coming City: Providence, Rhode Island
The nominees were selected by GayCities editors based on reviews, hearts and check-ins this year by GayCities members across the globe. Each winning city will receive a special virtual badge on the home page of its GayCities guide.
Q.Digital is the trusted voice in the LGBTQ community reaching more than 7.5 million visitors per month (per Google analytics). Q.Digital connects brands to the LGBTQ community through its various properties—Queerty, the news and entertainment site; GayCities, the travel site covering 224 cities worldwide; and LGBTQ Nation, America's most followed LBGTQ news source. Q.Digital is an indispensable resource for individuals seeking inspiration for their life's experiences. Q.Digital enables major brands such as HBO, Lexus, and Stoli to connect with this audience on a personal and credible level through custom branded content, video, live events and promotions.
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For Best of GayCites challenge rules, please go to http://www.gaycities.com/best-of-2015/