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Boystown In Chicago Named World's Most 'Incomparable' Gay Neighborhood

CHICAGO - JUNE 26:  A gay couple strolls along a path of rainbow colored confetti in the city's gay district during the 36th
CHICAGO - JUNE 26: A gay couple strolls along a path of rainbow colored confetti in the city's gay district during the 36th annual Gay and Lesbian Pride Parade June 26, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois. Nearly one half million people were expected to line the parade route to watch this year's parade. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The people have spoken and the best gay neighborhood in the world, apparently, can be found right in the heart of the Midwest.

Chicago's Boystown neighborhood was voted the world's most "incomparable" gay neighborhood by the readers of Out Traveler, beating out runner-up The Mission in San Francisco.

The magazine notes that Boystown, technically East Lake View, was the nation's first officially-designated gayborhood and adds that it has "everything you could want: bars, clubs, restaurants, architecture, walkability, its own El stop" and, very shortly, marriage equality.

Other nominees Chicago topped in the category, according to DNAinfo Chicago, were Hollywood's Boystown, Madrid's Chueca and Barcelona's Eixample.

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