Dallas, the 19th-Gayest Big City in U.S.A.
So, then, to the Dallas entry, which is filled with references to 2004 and 2007:
Same-sex couples per thousand households: 4.88
The city of Dallas, like much of Texas, is known for its Marlboro Man machismo and tough-guy, football-focused culture. Now, though, it's also becoming known for its burgeoning gay scene. So much so, in fact, gays have infiltrated the city's super-conservative political culture: The sheriff's a lesbian (not to mention a Democrat), and the openly gay former city councilman Ed Oakley ran for mayor in 2007. True to the state's male-driven culture, gay men dominate Dallas: 62 percent of gays there are male.