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June 27, 2011

Palm Springs No. 1 in California in Gay couple Cohabitation

by Accidental Bear

Rancho Mirage, Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs rank the highest for gay couples in search of the perfect utopia to spend their golden years. Perhaps it’s because cold weather makes their joints achey but statistics show the gay couple are heading to the desert. -AB

Palm Springs has the highest concentration of same-sex couples living together in California, new findings from the 2010 Census show.

With about 115 same-sex couples for every 1,000 households, Palm Springs ranks ahead of other notably gay-friendly cities like San Francisco and West Hollywood, according to an analysis of census data by the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law, based at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Several other Coachella Valley cities ranked at the top of the list, including Rancho Mirage at No. 4, Cathedral City at No. 5 and Desert Hot Springs at No. 10.

Cathedral City Mayor Kathy DeRosa said gay residents have become an important part of her city. READ MORE

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