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Most Tolerant Cities In The World  
User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 15345 times:

Hey guys, looking for opinions. What are in your eyes the most tolerant cities in the world? I mean in particular in reference to society and popular culture?

New York and San Francisco get my vote. It is amazing! No matter about your sexual orientation, ethnicity, the way to look and make up... you will always find soulmates and likeabouts, society does not shun you...! I think these cities stand for the fascinating side of America and what it became strong through.. people are immigrated and Americans, regardless how they are, and they all redefine the country perpetually! No wonder every immigrant can find his place here, and no wonder people can express themselves openly! I have never seen places where you can be as much as you are!

In Africa, I was fascinated by Cape Town... although a minority of idiots wants apartheid back, it is, in my humble opinion a very tolerant city..

In India, Bombay gets my vote, though nothing comparable to NYC and SFO.. but there seems to be something like a "Bombay cosmopolitanism" of well-educated and friendly people... nothing I can say about DEL for instance...

Which places do you think are very tolerant and respectful?

Edit: if you by accident leave two spaces between two words in the title, the rest of the title is omitted. Hence, edited for more comprehensive title

[Edited 2007-04-27 17:03:39]

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User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9336 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 15317 times:

The major cities ... San Francisco, Chicago, New York, London, Paris, etc. etc. speak for themselves.

As do some smaller cities -- such as Key West, Florida.

Moving outside of that --

for the most part I found little or no problems during my time in St. Louis. thousands upon thousands of the -straights- turned out for Pride Fest and seemed to have little or no problem with it. they just wanted to get out, enjoy the day, and enjoy the music and entertainment. there were a few other religious/ethnic festivals the town had over the years with nice turn outs as well and people just having a good time.

Columbus, Ohio surprised me. i heard stories. went. and had a blast and were wild and fancy free.

Sandusky, Ohio. the town is overrun with people of all types, shapes, and sizes thanks to Cedar Point. and the people just seem to mind their own business, accept it and let people go on and be themselves.



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User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 15317 times:

Quoting Mrniji (Thread starter):
In India, Bombay gets my vote, though nothing comparable to NYC and SFO.. but there seems to be something like a "Bombay cosmopolitanism" of well-educated and friendly people... nothing I can say about DEL for instance...

You might want to ask Richard Gere about that  

I agree about New York. I disagree about San Francisco. They have shown an intolerance for the military, such as the rejection of being the home to an Iowa-class battleship as a museum, and attempts to have recruiters thrown off campus.

[Edited 2007-04-27 17:19:10]

User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 15305 times:

Quoting Cfalk (Reply 2):
You might want to ask Richard Gere about that

You are absolutely right, and I condemn the procedure - hence my remark though nothing comparable to NYC and SFO, meaning in a relative Indian sense. Have a look at the thread here in non-av, I think most Indians disagree with what happened.


User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 15273 times:

On the face of it, Amsterdam. (Gay) sex, soft drugs and rock 'n' roll and what-have-you. But it all seems so frenetic. London is more chilled and laid-back.


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User currently offlineVickybiccy From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 212 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 15240 times:

I would say London and Manchester.

But then I am probably biased living in one and raised in the other.


User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12242 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 15230 times:
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Quoting Mrniji (Thread starter):
What are in your eyes the most tolerant cities in the world?



Quoting Mrniji (Thread starter):
New York and San Francisco

Neither of these cities tolerate the right to defend yourself, so they are nowhere near my list.



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User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 15198 times:

I would say Copenhagen and Stockholm (without being bias)  Wink

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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12242 posts, RR: 35
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 15176 times:
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Quoting Solnabo (Reply 7):
I would say Copenhagen and Stockholm (without being bias)

Just to spite you, I will have to say Oslo  Wink



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User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3852 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 15148 times:

They have shown an intolerance for the military, such as the rejection of being the home to an Iowa-class battleship as a museum, and attempts to have recruiters thrown off campus.

San Francisco has this thing called Fleet Week annually.







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User currently offlineSKYSERVICE_330 From Canada, joined Sep 2000, 1415 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 15114 times:

Toronto is one of the most multicultural cities on earth, I'd say it is pretty tolerant.

User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 15106 times:

I can't imagine any big western city NOT being tolerant - how ever we understand the word.

User currently offlineLH477 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 584 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 15096 times:

Toronto....would get my vote. Probably the most multicultural city in North America. Others I have visited would be London and Manchester.


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User currently offlineBwest From Belgium, joined Jul 2006, 1368 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 15076 times:

Quoting Andaman (Reply 11):
I can't imagine any big western city NOT being tolerant - how ever we understand the word.

Sometimes I get the idea it's more like the people don't care, not as much that they are tolerant.

And it saddens me to see that in cities like Amsterdam or Brussels, tolerance is getting under pressure from minority groups, mostly young radicalised male immigrants from Northern African countries.



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User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 15052 times:

Quoting STLGph (Reply 1):
Key West

If this isn't the most tolerant I don't know what is. Nothing like watching the mid westerners gawk during the October Parades  Wink

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User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7143 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 15017 times:

Miami Miami Beach has to be put on that list. It does not matter who you are you not going to be looked at twice especially in Miami Beach.


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39851 posts, RR: 74
Reply 16, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 15000 times:

San Francisco for sure. Those above who knock this city are only getting there info from right-wing blogs and faux news. Perhaps if they have spend some time here, they'd realize they are wrong.

San Francsico
Madison, Wisconsin
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Burlington, Vermont
Honolulu, Hawaii
Hilo, Hawaii
Portland, Oregon
Toronto, Ontario, Cananda
Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada
Bangkok, Thailand
Amsterdamn, Holland
Havana, Cuba
Ann Arbor, Michigan



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User currently offlineAndesSMF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 14993 times:

I think SFO is tolerant in some ways, but if you look at election returns, the city is heavily left leaning.

There was a story many years ago how SMF was the most mixed (IMHO, therefore tolerant) city in the US. In our prior house, we lived next to a Lesbian couple, mixed raced, leftist, Asian, WASPs, etc. and we would all get together w/o a problem.

I have a similar arrangement in my current home, it is a very mixed neighborhood.

SMF has also a very interesting phenomena, a division between a poor and rich area that can be only a street away. Therefore most area schools can have a very income mixed student body.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39851 posts, RR: 74
Reply 18, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 14985 times:

Quoting AndesSMF (Reply 17):
I think SFO is tolerant in some ways, but if you look at election returns, the city is heavily left leaning.

Thus very tolerant.  Smile



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26440 posts, RR: 75
Reply 19, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 14953 times:

Quoting Cfalk (Reply 2):
They have shown an intolerance for the military

And what was the Presidio?

Quoting SKYSERVICE_330 (Reply 10):
Toronto

It is definately up there

Quoting LH477 (Reply 12):
Toronto....would get my vote. Probably the most multicultural city in North America.

Now that isn't true. According to statistics, that one leans toward Los Angeles, which brings me to my list:

Santa Monica, CA
West Hollywood, CA (it is an independant city)
Toronto, ON
Vancouver, BC
Berlin, DE
Sydney, NSW
San Francisco, CA
New Orleans, LA (other than the police)
Paris, FR
London, EN



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User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 14929 times:

Quoting FlyMIA (Reply 15):
Miami Miami Beach has to be put on that list. It does not matter who you are you not going to be looked at twice especially in Miami Beach.

Not exactly, Try Haulover.  Wink


User currently offlineSJCRRPAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 14913 times:

I think its Palm Springs. The statue there is former mayor Sonny Bono who ran into a tree while skiing. Food. Pools. Golf. Shop. Sun. Xcountry Ski (winter)

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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39851 posts, RR: 74
Reply 22, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 14898 times:

Quoting SJCRRPAX (Reply 21):
I think its Palm Springs

Sure about that?
I am sure if the laborers that build those resorts (most live in Indio) decided to hang out in Palm Springs would be met with lots of resistance from the police and the NIMBYS that live there.



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User currently offlinePaneuropean From Netherlands, joined Sep 2006, 882 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 14883 times:

I am not sure about LA. I have been there once, just for two days and can't figure out if it is tolerant, because it is so superficial.

My experience

San Francisco
New York
Miami Beach
Key West
Austin

London
Berlin
Barcelona
Copenhagen
Amsterdam
Paris


User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 14879 times:

Quote:
Neither of these cities tolerate the right to defend yourself, so they are nowhere near my list.

Thats kinda what I was thinking.

Miami is pretty tolerant as are most large U.S. cities. When we start talking about tolerent cities in the Middle East, places like Dubai, Beirut, and Manama come to mind. Can anyone comment on this or give more examples?

-Delta767300ER


25 LH459 : That is also an interesting point. I live in Oakland, which is one of the most integrated cities in the US. I love it! My neighbors are every color o
26 Post contains images Superfly : Would Istanbul count? Yes part of it is in Europe, but the other part is in the Middle East. I found Istanbul to be a very diverse city and the local
27 SJCRRPAX : I'm not gay, but I thought airliners.net was a gay website and tolerant means "gay friendly", and not that the city doesn't harass the people hanging
28 Post contains images Superfly : SJCRRPAX: I am not gay either.
29 LOT767-300ER : I dont wish anyone to live in that socialist craphole.
30 Springbok747 : In my experience: Sydney Melbourne San Francisco New York London Cape Town
31 Delta767300ER : Possibly. I dont know about Istanbul but I dated a girl who was half Turkish and she went to Istanbul once a year and she said it was great. Some of
32 767Lover : Hmmmm, I find the definition of tolerant to be a bit different to some of the posters here. I think of tolerance as accepting of a variety of viewpoin
33 Post contains images DeltaAVL : For a smaller city, Asheville's incredibly accepting. No matter what you do, think, or want, you can find your niche in Asheville.
34 ZBBYLW : I would put my word in for Vancouver...Go to Richmond you have Hong Kong Jr., go to Surrey you have Delhi Jr., White Rock you have multitude of people
35 QANTASforever : Sydney has to be up there. Just look at the annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. QFF
36 Flybyguy : I'm going to be job hunting in the next few weeks and was wondering if anyone had any first hand opinions (or second-hand) about the following cities:
37 Superfly : All suck! Sorry DLO21, Srbmod and 767Lover. As a mechanical engineer, there are many opportunities all over the USA and the world. My father is a mec
38 Kay : Vienna, I find, has a reputation that doesn't do her justice. It's amazing how nice people are once you scratch the surface. However, at the surface,
39 Post contains images 767Lover : I would say Asheville outranks any of the American cities above as far as tolerance. No. I think tolerance is about being inclusive of all. As an exa
40 SRforever : you've got to be kidding tolerant in some ways yes, but completey opposite in other ways[Edited 2007-04-28 12:30:59]
41 Superfly : Such as.....?
42 767Lover : It seems that you aren't too welcome if you are politically moderate or right, attend church regularly, are not active and fit, against abortion, and
43 BCNGRO : It's funny how the most tolerant/open-minded cities in every country/continent tend to be coastal cities. I guess there must some historical reason fo
44 Post contains images Superfly : 767Lover: What kind of people were you hanging out with? Have you seen by beer-belly? I am far from "fit" and no one has given me a hard time for it o
45 HUYguy : As far as Europe goes, I'd say London and Amsterdam are probably two of the most gay friendly. Smaller cities in Europe such as Manchester and Barcelo
46 JRadier : The Netherlands!
47 Paneuropean : Amsterdam !!
48 Post contains images Yellowstone : So essentially you guys are tolerant, except of people who can't spell or don't know geography?
49 Post contains images LHStarAlliance : The Worse I know is BCN ... A good one is Quito or Lima People there are really friendly , to all ...
50 SW733 : My home city of Windhoek, Namibia is very tolerant - that's why Namibia is the safest country in Africa. Most of the population is black, with a few w
51 Avianca : not only for sof drugs.... well Cologne is on the top of germany, followed by Berlin....
52 Yyz717 : I would not consider any city in India, or China (or Japan) to be tolerant until I see visible minorities welcomed. When India starts welcoming impov
53 Tommy767 : Of the cities that I've visited in North America. : Not in any particular order. 1. New York 2. Toronto 3. Los Angeles 4. San Francisco 5. Chicago 6.
54 Wdair310 : Amsterdam would get my vote. Not just the RLD either! There are charming places well outside Central that are open and wonderful places to visit. I ju
55 SCCutler : Can vouch for Houston- a great town, very (and I mean very) diverse, and a helluva lot of fun. When it comes to tolerance for a broad array of other
56 Post contains images JRadier : and people from North Africa, women drivers etc .
57 PSA53 : I have to go with SoCal and California in general. Like France,yes we've had our riots,but ours have been "justice system" related. We have a large re
58 Post contains links Mrniji : You would actually be surprised the number of Africans living especially in DEL and BOM. Apart from that, India has, IIRC, the most refugees world wi
59 Flybyguy : How does one work overseas as an American? Is it as difficult as foreign nationals working in the U.S. ?
60 JRadier : Step 1: you get a US passport Step 2: you get work outside the US
61 Post contains images Superfly : JRadier: The Netehrland, Holland, same damn thing! "Holland" is often misused in English and other languages to mean the whole of the Netherlands. Sor
62 Post contains images JRadier : right, and I'm supposed to believe that?...... Ok, I will . Was just messing with you, I often say Holland as well when people don't understand but t
63 SJCRRPAX : Superfly, where exactly is the Netehrland? Is it near Amsterdam?
64 PSA53 : Nope. It's twenty minutes south of Ontario,CA.Take the Ontario,Canada off-ramp Drive three days, 15 fwy heading north.Your there.
65 Post contains images Superfly : JRadier: I figured that was the case. Amsterdam Holland rolls off the tonge better than Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
66 BarfBag : There are several, both in Bombay and elsewhere: Parsis - ethnic Persians of Zoroastrian faith who fled Islamic persecution in Iran, e.g. the Tatas,
67 Post contains images Beaucaire : ..but Barcelona only if you speak Catalan...they are very intolerant against anything that is Castillian...
68 Post contains images BR076 : I wouldn't call Barcelona smaller than Amsterdam, it is in fact 4 times bigger
69 Post contains images Gkirk : Tehran Baghdad Basra Damascus
70 Post contains images StrasserB : I like your kind of humor. Welcome on my RU list.
71 Post contains images Cedars747 : RIO DE JANEIRO Alex!!!
72 Post contains images BR076 : This thread is about most tolerant cities in the world, not about most dangerous
73 BCNGRO : Certainly much more tolerant than Madrid is with anything that is Catalan.
74 Post contains images Cedars747 : I want to hear your opinion after your second Caiperinia Alex!!!
75 ORFflyer : What about Cape Cod MA. My wife and I went there many years ago on a day trip from her relatives' in North Attleboro. When we arrived, the place must
76 Post contains images Allstarflyer : Key word . . . Make sure you visit the Phleps family museum . Duh. You forgot about Caracas, Venezuela. -R
77 Arrow : You must be talking about Provincetown, right at the tip of Cape Cod. Great place, where the motto is "if you've got it, flaunt it." Great place to v
78 Post contains images Travelin man : San Francisco is a tolerant city.... unless you say you are from Los Angeles. Then the tolerance goes away and they become judgemental @ssholes. Just
79 Post contains images ORFflyer : I forgot that..... We stayed the whole day, and had a great time.
80 Post contains images Superfly : Half the people up here are from Los Angeles. We are very tolerant of those from Los Angeles, just as long as you don't act like you're from Los Ange
81 Jaysit : San Francisco without a doubt. Yes, there are cities all over the world like New York, Toronto, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Bangkok and Sydney that are
82 Post contains images Superfly : Damn right about that. Yet those right-wing fundies are nice once you give them some spare change. That's all they really want.
83 Zak : cologne wins that, 2000 years of tradition of being a good place for the people to live. the whole metropolian cities mentioned here are mostly not "t
84 Jaysit : Once again, more public displays of knowledge from the Princess of Tolerance, herself. Bombay is no San Francisco or Amsterdam, but it is incredibly
85 Post contains links 767Lover : Apparently not all San Franciscans feel it's a city of tolerance: http://www.beyondchron.org/news/index.php?itemid=1491 "This remains a city, despite
86 Post contains images Superfly : You can say that again! If you take a closer look at Gavin Newsom's anti-renter voting record while a board supervisor you'll see he ain't so liberal
87 Post contains images Kunoichi : HOLLAND is merely the province that Amsterdam is situated in- nothing more. The NETHERLANDS is the correct term for the country itself- it's called "
88 Post contains images Superfly : ...and that is why the Maho Beach photos are under 'The Netherlands' in the photo database search engine.
89 Paneuropean : Correct. However, of the 12 Dutch Provinces (which have the size of counties) you just mentioned, over five million people, out of sixteen million li
90 Post contains links SJCRRPAX : You know it must be a double-irony that you have choosen a newspaper that published an article entitled "Why I hate blacks" to prove that San francis
91 Post contains images Superfly : SJCRRPAX: 767Lover hates San Francisco and spends a good deal of time finding online outlets that depict a bleak picture of our city. That guy from As
92 767Lover : Did I say I hate it? What makes you say I "spend a good deal of time finding online outlets that depict a bleak picture?" I found those links in abou
93 767Lover : Did not see that article at the time.
94 Post contains images Superfly : 767Lover: Relax. San Francisco is no "paradise" but a hell of a lot better than many other places in terms of 'tolerance'. Geez! Also I have said nice
95 Derico : I think that honestly, Europe is not as tolerant as some may think and the USA is not as intolerant. I think in Europe while the governments do get cr
96 767Lover : I am/was relaxed. And no fan of the "Old Confederacy." I just made one statement. You were the defensive one sayin' "hate" and all that.
97 Travelin man : Not disagreeing with you sentiment, but I'm pretty sure Europe (however you would define it - EU, Continental Europe, etc) does not have 3x the US po
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