trends lifestyle data JUNE 26, 2024

Data reveals top LGBTQ+ Friendly states for roommates in 2024

As Pride events draw to an end,, the premier online platform for finding the perfect roommate, has released a study highlighting the acceptance of LGBTQ+ individuals as roommates across the United States. This groundbreaking study provides valuable insights into which states show the greatest openness to LGBTQ+ community members, both for those offering rooms for rent and those seeking shared living spaces. analyzed internal data from thousands of user-profiles and preferences to determine the level of acceptance for LGBTQ+ individuals.

Here are the top ten highest-ranking states: 

  1. California 

California ranks first as a beacon of inclusivity with the highest number of users who identify as LGBTQ+ or indicate they are open to having a roommate who is. This significant number reinforces California’s reputation as a progressive state where diversity and inclusion are welcomed and celebrated. Recently, California has shown its strong support for LGBTQ+ rights by passing new laws that ensure LGBTQ+ individuals have safer and more welcoming places to live. These new protections reinforce California's position as a leading state for LGBTQ+-friendly housing. 


  1. Florida 

Florida ranks second in LGBTQ+-friendly listings and roommates. This data highlights Florida’s growing acceptance and support for LGBTQ+ individuals. Cities such as Miami and Orlando demonstrate a strong supply of LGBTQ+-friendly housing. Known for their vibrant LGBTQ+ scenes, these cities play a crucial role in fostering an inclusive environment for all residents.


  1. Texas 

Coming in third, Texas showcases the evolving landscape of LGBTQ+ acceptance in traditionally conservative regions. Despite recent controversies and legal challenges regarding LGBTQ+ rights in Texas, as highlighted by a recent United Nations complaint and the involvement of organizations like the ACLU and GLAAD, major urban centers like Austin, Houston, and Dallas continue to be welcoming havens. These cities are becoming more inclusive, providing safer and more welcoming spaces for LGBTQ+ individuals seeking roommates. 


  1. Arizona 

Arizona is ranked fourth in our data. Despite facing legislative challenges, with multiple anti-LGBTQ+ bills introduced in 2024 aimed at restricting the rights of the LGBTQ+ community, the state demonstrates a remarkable level of support and openness. Cities like Phoenix, which have many members who identify as LGBTQ+, prove that there is no shortage of supply and are at the forefront of this positive change, offering supportive environments for those searching for compatible living arrangements. 


  1. Georgia 

Georgia rounds out the top five. This data indicates a promising trend towards greater acceptance in the Deep South. Atlanta, in particular, has a well-established LGBTQ+ community and is a key driver of this progress, fostering a sense of belonging and acceptance. 

“We are thrilled to see such a positive trend in accepting LGBTQ+ individuals looking for roommates,” said Tom E., spokesperson for  “Our platform is dedicated to fostering inclusive communities where everyone can find a safe and welcoming place to live. This data reflects the progress we are making toward that goal.” 

This data is crucial as it highlights areas where LGBTQ+ individuals can find supportive living arrangements, which is especially important given the ongoing challenges faced by the community in securing safe housing. By identifying these states, aims to provide valuable information to LGBTQ+ individuals and support their search for compatible roommates. 


About is the premier online service for matching people with roommates. Since its inception, the platform has been committed to providing a safe, user-friendly, and inclusive environment for people to find compatible living arrangements. With millions of users across the United States, continues to lead the way in roommate matching services. 


Sources: user data, 2024