Village people: should you really visit these towns just because they have gay mayors?
Town: Nyack, N.Y.
Why Bother? Rosie O'Donnell lives here in a 22-room mansion called Pretty Penny.
Gay Mayor: Willie Marshall
Town: Big Water, Utah
Why Bother? Ten percent of its of 423 people are polygamists (another 10% gay?).
Gay Mayor: Klaus Wowereit
Why Bother? The world's first gay rights group started here in 1897.
Gay Mayor: John Duran
Town: West Hollywood, Calif.
Why Bother? Carved out of greater Los Angeles in 1984, this gayest of gay cities just turned 20.
Gay Mayor: Ron Oden
Town: Palm Springs, Calif.
Why Bother? Nexus of circuit parties, senior citizens, over 30,000 swimming pools, and Tammy Faye.
Gay Mayor: Dan Stewart
Town: Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Why Bother? Go fish! The largest freshwater beach in the United States is on Lake Champlain.
Gay Mayor: Bertrand Delanoe
Why Bother? Mayor Delanoe dumps tons of sand on banks of the Seine every summer, creating the Paris Beach.
Gay Mayor: Rosario Crocetta
Town: Gela, Sicily, Italy
Why Bother? Though the mafia oredered a hit on Crocetta in 2004, this land of ancient temples, Toscanini, and tiramisu is still a hit.
Gay Mayor: David Cicilline
Town: Providence, R.I.
Why Bother? Miss Kitty Litter rules the cool at Dark Lady, Providence's swankiest gay club.
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|Publication:||The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Mar 1, 2005|
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