Austin: Texas' gay capitol city
Austin prides itself on being the place to go for live music and the annual SXSW (South by Southwest) festival draws creative types from all around. Gay Austin doesn't have a "gay ghetto" as such, as gay people and bars are well integrated throughout this tolerant and pretty city. The downtown warehouse district is the home to a number of gay bars and a few gay bars and clubs are sprinkled around town. The numerous universities (UT, ACC, St. Edwards, and Texas State University) and the city's strong tech industry (Apple, Dell and Intel have offices here) make for a young vibrant crowd and it seems like there are people from everywhere here.