London, Sept 17 : From San Francisco to New York, from Paris to London, all these cities have become progressively more open to homosexuality.
And therefore, they are now among the 'Ten Best Places In The World For Gays', reports the Independent.
The Ten Best Gay-Tolerant Places In The World are:
1. San Francisco
This laid-back West-Coast city is a welcoming environment for gay men and women. In fact San Francisco has become a favourite venue for gays to get hitched.
Lesbians and gay men are integrated into every sphere of Sydney life but same-sex marriages are still not enshrined in federal law.
3. New York
The city is surely the gay capital of the world, for it's a place where lesbians and gay men of all ages and races are so integrated into work and political culture that their sexuality is often the least significant thing about them.
This little Aegean island became famous in the 1960s for the tolerance and vibrant nightlife it offered to gay men and women.
5. Parishe city of Proust and Piaf is a natural environment for a flourishing queer life. A commercial gay quarter is now well established around the elegant Marais district.
This city's tolerant attitude towards gay life can be traced back to the years of Franco's dictatorship, when homosexuality was illegal in Spain but later found acceptance here.
The Netherlands became the first country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage in 2001. So, unsurprisingly, queer life has blossomed in this sexually liberated nation, and nowhere more so than in the cultural capital of Amsterdam.
In the decades since homosexuality was legalised in 1967 equal rights legislation and high-profile campaigns have turned London into one of the most prominent gay-tolerant cities in the world.
In 1989, Denmark became the first country in the world to recognise registered partnerships between same-sex couples, and this was just the latest progressive move in a country, which has a long history of tolerance.
It may have taken 75 years, but the German capital is now open to gays.