New York city being the where the gay movement started with the Stonewall riots in the late 60s in Greenwhich Village. The city still remains nowadays a symbol for the gay community around the world. New York’s gay life is still very vibrant in the Village where it all started, but gay nightlife has spread around in different neighborhoods. In the past years it has increasingly moved towards Hell’s Kitchen, with many gay clubs and gay bars opening in this area.
You will also find many gay venues in other parts of Manhattan, in Chelsea and East Village, the latest one being more popular among an alternative gay crowd favoring some more underground dive bars and cruise bars. But gay popular districts also extend outside Manhattan with Williamsburg & Bushwick, on the East River in Brooklyn becoming increasingly popular. They even host an annual Brooklyn Pride, different from the New York pride, and it has become one of the biggest gay event in New York. New York gay pride itself is held every year in June, attracting people from all over the world. But New York is not just a city trip destination, with gay beaches possibilities close by with Riis Beach in Rockaway, Queens, and Fire Island, the latest one hosting even some wonderful gay nude beaches. Explore the map to discover all gay places in New York, and don’t hesitate to add new ones or comment and rate the existing ones.