The Fabulous Destination of Lesbian and Gay Key West
The islands of the Florida Keys salute diversity and the subtropical island of Key West is internationally known as a top gay and lesbian vacation spot, celebrating openness and pride.
In 1978 Gilbert Baker created the original rainbow flag that became the international symbol of the LGBTQ community. In 2003, a commemorative 1.25-mile rainbow flag was constructed in Key West that is believed to be the world's longest.
Long known as a gay mecca, the city of Key West proudly adopted “One Human Family” as its official philosophy in 2000 — a move soon followed by Monroe County, which encompasses the entire Florida Keys island chain.
Recognizing that all people are created equal, the entire destination is renowned for its welcoming and accepting attitude.
More than 300,000 LGBTQ visitors travel to this two-mile by four-mile island each year, and for good reason. Some of the best annual events include June's Key West Pride and September's Womenfest.
Hungry for a warm-weather vacation spot with great restaurants and a welcoming vibe? Satisfy your appetite in sunny, subtropical Key West.