There's a reason why Key West ranks as Florida's top gay-friendly travel destination: with its official city motto of “One Human Family” and famous live-and-let-live attitude, gay and lesbian visitors can be themselves in an environment that's fun, relaxing and welcoming.
Key West features several great options for gay and lesbian lodging, nightlife, and activities like all-male or all-female snorkeling and sunset sails.
Key West was voted the Top Gay Resort Town in The Out Traveller Readers' Choice Awards, and was named the second most gay friendly destination in the United States in a recent Harris Poll. The City of Key West and Monroe County are proud to have led the nation in passing ordinances banning discrimination based upon sexual orientation. The Key West Innkeepers Association's Code of Ethics requires that all guests be treated equally regardless of sexual orientation.
Key West's restaurants are critically-acclaimed. Its nightlife is notorious. Gay and lesbian visitors to Key West go out on the reef during the day, and out on the town at night. The island is also known for some of the nation's premier gay and lesbian events, including Tropical Heat, Womenfest, Bone Island Weekend,Gay Spring Break and Pridefest.
As an island of the arts, Key West features world-class music, theater, galleries, and entertainment. Our cabarets have shows featuring celebrity drag queens, and we have our own symphony, pops orchestra, ballet theater, and literary seminar. Dancers from professional ballet companies return every year to perform in Nutcracker Key West. The Tropic Cinema features the best of independent, art, and gay and lesbian film. Galleries featuring renown artists are found on every street, and Key West has its own arts colony.