(CBS Seattle) — Seattle, traditionally known for being one of the country’s most gay-friendly cities, finished third in The Advocate’s annual list of “Gayest Cities In America.”

The publication said of the Emerald City, “Seattle is the home of our nation’s lust for lattes, our lust for lust, and our lost for cool, lo-fi boutique hotels.” Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood was deemed the city’s “gay headquarters” for having lots of venues for “guys and gals, wine bars, live music, and locavore cuisine.”

Finishing first for the 2014 edition was Washington, D.C. followed by Pasadena, California.

The Advocate says this year’s criteria was designed to uncover hidden factors that give a city its “queer cred.” Cities got points if it had a LGBT elected official — Seattle, of course, elected its first openly-gay mayor in Ed Murray this past November. Cities were also given points for the percentage of lesbian-coupled households.

To see the details on the scoring for the top 15 cities in the rankings, click here.

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