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LGBT Rights in USA

Homosexual activityLegal Since 2003
Same-sex marriageLegal Since 2015
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts Since 2020
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Central location.

Kimpton Ink48

Central location. Great for sightseeing, shopping and gay nightlife.

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In Times Square.

Night Hotel – Theater District

In Times Square. Stylish rooms. Near shops, restaurants, gay nightlife.

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New York : 4-star

Near Central Park.

Hudson Hotel

Near Central Park. Great value. Easy access to gay bars in Hell's Kitchen.

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Gay guesthouse.

Chelsea Mews Guest House

Gay guesthouse. All-male, clothing-optional. In Chelsea.

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Kimpton Muse New York
In Midtown New York.

Kimpton Muse Hotel

In Midtown New York. Recently renovated. Popular with gay guests.

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Very central.

The James New York – SoHo

Very central. Near the best shops, Greenwich Village gay scene.

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Hip neighborhood across the river

Greenwich Village
historical gay district of New York

Hell's Kitchen
Near the new gay nightlife and close to Central Park

Times Square / Broadway
Iconic New York location and near all the theaters of Broadway

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New York City

Gay New York City - City Guide

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New York City has long been a magnet for LGBT+ people in America. It was and is the place to be. Since at least the end of WW2, New York is the city that embodies cultural dynamism. It’s a city full of happenings. It’s all about being there and being part of it. The sheer critical mass of people makes it a city of endless possibilities and excitement.

Living costs have skyrocketed in New York, making it an unviable option for many financially. The gentrification process has cleared out the crime but pushed up the rent. New York is now more suburbanized but it’s still the most exciting city in America and arguably the world.

New York has a huge gay scene. These days, most of the gay bars and clubs are centered around Hell’s Kitchen. You’ll also find gay scenes in Chelsea, Greenwich Village and Brooklyn.

Gay Parties & Events in New York City Today

Drag Bingo hosted by Inita D & Special Guest

 | Fresco’s Cantina

Gear Thursday

 | The Eagle NYC

Drag Evening

 | Therapy

Queen - Weekly Drag Revue

 | Industry

Shequida - Drag/DJs, 11pm


Spunk - 30+ male dancers

 | The Manhattan Monster

Karaoke Thursday


The Fat Lady Sings

 | The Duplex

Dirty Thursdays

 | POSH Bar

Thrust - Drag Night

 | Rise Bar

Known Associates

 | The Phoenix

Danielle Presents Anything Goes

 | The Stonewall Inn

Live Jazz Happy Hour

 | REBAR Chelsea

Dinner With The Divas

 | Lips

Activities in New York City

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The Stonewall Inn

World Famous Gay Bar In Greenwich Village

The Eagle NYC

Popular Gay Fetish Bar In Chelsea



Busy gay club in the heart of Hell's Kitchen, New York.

Flaming Saddles NYC

Flaming Saddles NYC

Wild West style saloon with cowboy dancing bartenders

Marie's Crisis

Marie’s Crisis

Showtune sing-a-long piano bar in Greenwich Village

Club Cumming

Gay-popular bar & entertainment venue, Club Cumming, owned by actor Alan Cumming, features a...

Barracuda Bar

Barracuda Lounge

A much loved gay bar in New York since 1995. Back then, Barracuda was known as a den of Bohemia...

The Duplex

The Duplex

The Duplex is a historic theatre and piano bar in the heart of Greenwich Village. Long a...

Leslie-Lohman Museum

Leslie-Lohman Museum

Located in SoHo, New York, the Leslie-Lohman Museum is dedicated to presenting art by or...

Museum Of Sex

Museum Of Sex

The Museum Of Sex opened on Fifth Avenue in 2002. It was the first dedicated sex museum in the...

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