- The Washington Times - Monday, January 6, 2014

Washington D.C. is the gayest city in the nation — thanks in part to some of the “hunky young pols” on the right.

That is according to the 2014 rundown of the most gay-friendly places in America by The Advocate, a magazine that focuses on gay news and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.

The magazine cites the city’s “whopping 17 gay officials” as well as its well-known gay-friendly neighborhoods and bars.

It also credits some GOP leaders for helping the city win top billing.

“Though they’re ostensibly right-leaning, we think hunky young pols Rep. Paul Ryan and Rep. Aaron Schock are subtly demonstrating their LGBT friendliness by indulging in well-known gay customs: Ryan lifts weights and exaggerates his stats (how fast was that run, Paul?), and Schock likes his shirtless photo shoots and pink fashion accessories,” the magazine says. “And we cannot overlook House Speaker John Boehner; bring extra Kleenex if you invite him over for a Nora Ephron flick on movie night.”

Pasadena, Calif.; Seattle; Cambridge, Mass.; and Atlanta round out the top five.

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