Chicago named world’s top travel destination for closeted men

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Chicago is the top travel destination for men who are in the closet, a survey has found.

Dating website MissTravel polled 5,184 male members who were seeking male travelling companions, in order to find out if they were in the closet.

The 41% of members who said they were in the closet were then polled on their favourite tourist destinations, with Chicago, Illinois coming out on top.

A close second was Sydney (Australia), followed by Maui (Hawaii), Puerta Vallarta (Mexico) and Vancouver (Canada).

The top 10 is rounded out by Las Vegas (Nevada), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Orlando (Florida), Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Minneapolis (Minnesota).

MissTravel CEO Brandon Wade said: “With gay marriage recently being recognized by the state of Illinois, it is not surprising that many closeted men are flocking to The Windy City.

“Chicago offers a wide variety of gay­-friendly attractions that complement the midwestern values the city was founded on.”

The Chicago White Sox baseball team recently held a special ‘Pride night’ game in order to encourage their LGBT fans to attend.

The founder of the Chicago Gay Games also recently announced plans to run for Mayor of Chicago in 2015.