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Posted on June 11, 2022

Macon, Columbus are 2 of least LGBTQ+ friendly cities in US, study says. One is dead last.

Macon.com BY CHELSEA MADDEN JUNE 10, 2022 4:17 PM.

All over the U.S., there are numerous cities celebrating and welcoming the LGBTQ+ community into town for Pride Month. However, Macon and Columbus may not be the best places to visit this June, according to a new report. According to LawnStarter’s study, Macon is ranked last on the 196 most LGBTQ-friendly cities in 2022, and Columbus isn’t much better at 185 on the list.

The study uses 19 factors for its criteria, some of which include an equality index, the share of same-sex households, the presence of LGBTQ support groups, affordability, safety, access to LGBTQ-friendly health care and Pride-readiness. And it seems the southern parts of the country received the lowest scores in the entire study.

“The South is revered for its warm, welcoming vibe, but our data suggests this region would not be the most welcoming of LGBTQ incomers. Southern cities make up the entirety of our bottom 25, dinged by their poor performance in Equality, Community Support, and Pride-Readiness,” the study stated.