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Gay New York City

It's up to you

That's what New York City offers gay visitors. Rich with the history of Stonewall, a lively LGBT community and the fabulosity of being the city that never sleeps, New York is so full of options it can be overwhelming. Don't fret, it is not hard to plan the perfect queer-tinerary of the Big Apple. Seven days a week you can find what, and possibly who, you're after no matter where you hang out on the continuum. Gay culture has spread its wings throughout New York and the well-known gay...

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Catch the game on Super Bowl Sunday at these gay sports bars

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Catch the game on Super Bowl Sunday at these gay sports bars

Valentine's date ideas for partners, polycules, and pals

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Valentine's date ideas for partners, polycules, and pals

5 queer hangouts that welcome sober socializing

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5 queer hangouts that welcome sober socializing

Top 20 gayest parties for ringing in the New Year

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Top 20 gayest parties for ringing in the New Year

NewFest: How to make the most of this cinematic celebration in the heart of NYC

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NewFest: How to make the most of this cinematic celebration in the heart of NYC

5 queer-friendly fall travel destinations to elevate your weekend getaway

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5 queer-friendly fall travel destinations to elevate your weekend getaway

8 destination spas to spoil your senses

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8 destination spas to spoil your senses

These September events will keep the party going through Labor Day and beyond

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These September events will keep the party going through Labor Day and beyond

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Upcoming Events

Folsom Street East

New York's answer to San Francisco's Folsom Street Fair

Christopher St (between Washington & Weehawken St)

Tuesday, June 18

Flame Con

Queer nerds unite!

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

August 9 - 10

Mr. Eagle NYC

Annual leather contest

Eagle NYC,

October 3 - 6

NewFest

New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival

Manhattan

October 10 - 22

Gay Secrets of the Metropolitan Museum

by Oscar Wilde Tours

Metropolitan Museum of Art,

November 9, 2023 - November 7, 2024

Bars & Clubs

Eagle NYC

Classic leather bar
Chelsea

The Monster

A West Village institution
West Village

Boxers NYC

Chelsea sports bar
Chelsea

The Stonewall Inn

Where it all began
West Village

The Cock

Long-standing hole-in-the-wall gay bar
East Village

Gym Sportsbar

A genuine sports bar in the heart of Chelsea
Chelsea

Industry Bar

After-work delights
Hell's Kitchen

Club Cumming

Take a walk on the wild side
East Village
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Restaurants

Elmo

For the beautiful crowd on the prowl
Chelsea

Cafeteria

24/7 comfort food
Chelsea

44 & X Hell's Kitchen

Casual comfort food with a little luxury thrown in
Hell's Kitchen

Arriba Arriba

Where there's always a fiesta
Hell's Kitchen

Lips

26 years of drag heaven
East Side

5 Napkin Burger

Wipe that mouth, you're drooling
Hell's Kitchen

Cowgirl Hall of Fame

Rodeo in Manhanttan
West Village

Lasagna Restaurant

Empire of Lasagna
Chelsea
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Hotels

Chelsea Pines Inn

Friendliest place in town
Chelsea

Chelsea Mews Guesthouse

All-male, clothing-optional guesthouse
Chelsea

The Moore

Authentic and intimate boutique neighborhood hotel
Chelsea

New York Marriott Marquis

Business quality hotel
Times Square

Ink 48 Hotel

A Kimpton in Midtown? Fabulous.
Hell's Kitchen

The Time New York

Chic stay in Times Square
Times Square

Conrad New York Midtown

Sophistication in Midtown
Midtown

Ace Hotel

Swanky with alternative style
Midtown
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Beaches & Parks

Central Park

It's a must
Midtown

Gunnison Beach (Sandy Hook)

The nude beach, East Coast style
New York City

Fire Island Pines

Just a ferry ride away
New York City

Christopher Street Pier

Legendary Gay Historical Site
West Village

Jones Beach

Queer side of Jones Beach
Queens

Jacob Riis Park

Can summer last forever?
Queens

Tompkins Square Park

LBGTQ+ literary history
New York City
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is New York City LGBTQ friendly?

New York City has thriving LGBTQ communities, is rich in history, and remains one of the most welcoming places for LGBTQ visitors in the US. To many LGBTQ New York City residents, living in NYC means being at the epicenter of the most prominent queer scene in the world, joining a community that is both open-minded and dedicated to activism, and enjoying lively LGBTQ nightlife in the city that never sleeps. 

What is the gay neighborhood of New York City?

There are five main areas known to be popular in the LGBTQ community in New York City – Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea, West Village, and Brooklyn's Williamsburg and Park Slope. Each areas has its own unique vibe that will attract different residents and visitors. Hell's Kitchen, Chelsea, and the West Village boast a wealth of LGBTQ history and are traditionally recognized as New York City's iconic gay neighborhoods. Brooklyn's Williamsburg is the most popular neighborhood for visitors to Brooklyn and Park Slope has been known as lesbian haven since the 80's. 

When is Pride in New York City?

With well over one million people flocking to Manhattan for the weekend of NYC Pride, it continues to be one of the largest and greatest in the world. The Fest takes place on the same day of the Parade, always on the last Sunday of June. The famous NYC Pride March takes over Lower Manhattan, filling Greenwich Village and passing the historic Stonewall Monument. Pride Fest includes several entertainment stages and is held just a few blocks away from the Pride March. Learn More

When is Folsom Street East in New York City?

Folsom Street East is New York's answer to San Francisco's Folsom Street Fair and is THE fetish event on the east coast. The event is an annual celebration of the global fetish/kink culture and takes place in June in the West Village on Christopher Street. Learn More


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