This golden city gets a bad rap for being crunchy and superficial, but the queer scene is a lax, diverse, arts-driven, and ambitious crowd. With a bustling creative scene, some of the best and brightest in drag and nightlife, a diverse trans and non-binary community, and an endless supply of queer-friendly bars, restaurants, and hotspots, you won’t want to leave this homo-safe haven. We’ve curated the best of local queer to-dos so you can make the most out of your Pride season.
Denver is so queer-friendly, locals say you don’t even need to find the queer bars in order to go out and feel comfortable. With a rich lesbian scene, a friendly atmosphere, and a hippie-dippie community to boot, Denver is an incredible place to spend Pride, and get your two-step on while you’re at it. We’ve curated this local neighborhood guide so you can experience the best of the best during your Pride season.
El Paso is a hidden queer gem of the Southwest, with a vibrant drag scene and a rich history of queer communities of color. The city council has reaffirmed its support of the queer community over and over. Get some Mexican food, see a show, and meet a cowboy or two. We’ve curated the best of local queer to-dos so you can make the most out of your Pride season.
Kansas City has, for a long time, be a central point for adventure-seekers. Mayor Vital James has been a longtime advocate for the queer community, and the city follows suit in its lively bar culture, down-to-earth feel, and air of possibility. We’ve curated the best of local queer to-dos so you can experience the city authentically and make the most out of your Pride season.
Savannah’s progressive atmosphere bodes well with the raucous and innovative queer community here. With the Civil Rights Museum, the very visible activist initiatives, and the university atmosphere, Savannah is the place to get your jush on in an activating way. We’ve curated the best of local queer to-dos so you can make the most out of your Pride season in this city.
They say Walt Disney originally wanted the first Magic Kingdom in New Orleans, and you feel that when you step into the magic of the queer community here. This diverse, quirky, music-loving town will give you some of the best food you’ve ever had to eat. Plus, the queer things to do are inexhaustible. We’ve curated this local neighborhood guide so you can experience the best of your Pride season.
Nashville has been deemed one of the brightest, most budding arts scenes of the south, and that community-driven approach trickles into their queer population as well. Gay bars are just a percent of queer things to do in Nashville, and this city is an incredible place to celebrate Pride for its finger-on-the-pulse of food and music. Dig in! We’ve curated this list of queer to-dos in the neighborhood so you can experience the best of your Pride season.
People always say Atlanta is a “happening” city, as if it hasn’t always been happening. The queer community here knows itself so well, with a rich background in the civil rights movement and one of the largest LGBTQ populations in the country. Queer spaces are in no short supply, and even the non-queer spaces are a little queer too. We’ve curated the best of local queer to-dos so you can experience Pride the Atlanta way.
Pride parades are a new thing in Traverse City, starting in 2014 when a local group of advocates pulled the event together which has now been blown into a huge tradition each year. The progressive little town with great dining, culture, nature, and kind people will leave you feeling positively charmed. We’ve curated the best of local queer to-dos so you can experience Pride the Traverse City way.
This flourishing queer population is diverse and glowing, with many trans members of the scene and an eccentric cultural flair that takes after its history with John Waters and Miss Divine. It’s not a touristy destination, and that’s the best thing about it. When you’re here, you’re here with the community. We’ve curated the best of local queer to-dos so you can make the most out of your Pride season.