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LGBTQ+ North America, USA, California, San Francisco

Don't be complacent about rights affecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (or Queer) (LGBTQ) people. Rights vary greatly by country or legal jurisdiction – encompassing everything from the legal recognition of same-sex marriage to the death penalty for homosexuality. According to Wikipedia as of July 2020, the penal codes of nine United Nations-recognised countries, Afghanistan, Brunei, Iran, Iraq, Mauritania, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, and Yemen, impose the death penalty for homosexuality.

We have a total of 3,278 venues in 77 countries.
Usa The Land of the Free has some of the largest and best gay friendly destinations in the world even though the laws on homosexuality are mixed across the country. In a handful of states anti-gay sex laws remain though are rarely enforced. While there was always a gay underground, it was only in the late sixties that gay rights started to be promoted seriously following the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York and the election of Harvey Milk in San Francisco as America’s first out gay city politician.

Even if a few states still ban homosexuality in theory, almost everywhere across this huge country you will find gay oases and expressions of Pride – yes even in the more conservative states. Often it has been the courts who have taken a lead rather than politicians. It took the US Supreme Court rather than Congress to legalise same sex marriage US-wide. But the great coastal cities that we have all heard of - San Francisco, New York, Miami, Los Angeles - all in their unique way offer the European gay traveller a stunning scene and memorable holiday. Whether it’s a men only hotel in Key West or a trendy guest house in San Fran you’ll have every type of accommodation. We list over one hundred Prides across the US and these are not just the usual coastal cities. Prides and community are flourishing in the heartlands too from Little Rock, Arkansas to Cincinnati, Ohio to Chicago - see our list. This huge country has something for every LGBT traveller. Just enjoy it, but watch your waste line, the food servings are huge, too!

We have 459 LGBTQ+ Prides/Events/Festivals listing in 2024 in Usa.

 

County/States

We have 51 Regions in Usa.
California (17 towns) | Colorado (5 towns)  | Connecticut (4 towns)  |
 

Towns

We have 17 Towns/Cities in California.

Countries


Africa

Cabo VerdeCabo Verde [1] | SeychellesSeychelles [3] | South AfricaSouth Africa [12] | UgandaUganda [1] |

Asia

CambodiaCambodia [7] | ChinaChina [1] | Hong KongHong Kong [5] | IndiaIndia [3] | IndonesiaIndonesia [1] | IsraelIsrael [3] | JapanJapan [10] | MalaysiaMalaysia [1] | NepalNepal [1] | PhilippinesPhilippines [4] | SingaporeSingapore [5] | South KoreaSouth Korea [2] | TaiwanTaiwan [4] | ThailandThailand [21] | TurkeyTurkey [12] | VietnamVietnam [2] |

Australia

AustraliaAustralia [46] | GuamGuam [1] | New ZealandNew Zealand [24] |

Europe

AustriaAustria [29] | BelgiumBelgium [19] | CroatiaCroatia [5] | CyprusCyprus [9] | Czech RepublicCzech Republic [25] | DenmarkDenmark [15] | EstoniaEstonia [4] | FinlandFinland [7] | FranceFrance [58] | GermanyGermany [88] | GibraltarGibraltar [2] | GreeceGreece [53] | HungaryHungary [6] | IcelandIceland [1] | IrelandIreland [19] | ItalyItaly [56] | LatviaLatvia [2] | LithuaniaLithuania [5] | LuxembourgLuxembourg [1] | MaltaMalta [17] | NetherlandsNetherlands [53] | NorwayNorway [4] | PolandPoland [14] | PortugalPortugal [37] | RomaniaRomania [2] | RussiaRussia [5] | SerbiaSerbia [2] | SlovakiaSlovakia [5] | SloveniaSlovenia [11] | SpainSpain [189] | SwedenSweden [21] | SwitzerlandSwitzerland [22] | UKUK [1473] | UkraineUkraine [1] |

North America

BahamasBahamas [1] | BermudaBermuda [1] | CanadaCanada [34] | Costa RicaCosta Rica [14] | CuracaoCuracao [4] | Dominican RepublicDominican Republic [1] | GuatemalaGuatemala [3] | MexicoMexico [30] | USAUSA [701] |

South America

ArgentinaArgentina [10] | BrazilBrazil [11] | ChileChile [9] | ColombiaColombia [16] | CubaCuba [1] | EcuadorEcuador [2] | PeruPeru [3] | Puerto RicoPuerto Rico [2] | UruguayUruguay [5] |

Next LGBTQ+ prides/events

lazy bear week 2024
Lazy Bear Week 2024
29 July 2024 at Rainbow Cattle Company, 16220 Main Street

silicon valley pride 2024
Silicon Valley Pride 2024
24 August 2024 at Plaza de César Chávez Park

pacific pride festival 2024
Pacific Pride Festival 2024
24 August 2024 at Chase Palm Park

oakland pride 2024
Oakland Pride 2024
07 September 2024 at Oakland

gay days anaheim 2024
Gay Days Anaheim 2024
13 September 2024 at Disneyland

the dinah 2024
The Dinah 2024
25 September 2024 at Margaritaville Resort

pride under the pines pride festival 2024
Pride Under the Pines Pride Festival 2024
05 October 2024 at The Rustic Theatre - 54290 N Circle Drrive

oc pride 2024
OC Pride 2024
05 October 2024 at Downtown Santa Ana

visalia pride 2024
Visalia Pride 2024
12 October 2024 at 300 North Giddings Street

bearrison street fair 2024
Bearrison Street Fair 2024
19 October 2024 at San Francisco

palm springs leather pride 2024
Palm Springs Leather Pride 2024
24 October 2024 at Air Museum

palm springs pride 2024
Palm Springs Pride 2024
31 October 2024 at Downtown Palm Springs

international bear convergence 2025
International Bear Convergence 2025
20 February 2025 at Palm Springs

santa cruz pride 2025
Santa Cruz Pride 2025
31 May 2025 at Santa Cruz


LGBTQ+ Venues in San Francisco

440 castro san francisco
gay venue 440 Castro
LGBTQ+ Bar
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Updated: 28 Jul 2023
440 Castro Street, San Francisco, California
440 Castro, your neighbourhood gay bar. Located in the heart of the Castro, 440 is a great place to meet up with friends and make new ones. The bar is often busy at the weekends, with men of all [...]
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adelaide hostel san francisco
mixed venue Adelaide Hostel
Mixed Hostel
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Updated: 05 Oct 2022
5 Isadora Duncan Ln, San Francisco, California
Adelaide Hostel is a pleasant surprise awaits when you turn the corner of Isadora Duncan Lane, 2 blocks from the bustling centre of Union Square in downtown San Francisco. Tucked at the end of the [...]
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beaux san francisco
gay venue Beaux
LGBTQ+ Bar
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Updated: 25 Jan 2023
2344 Market St., San Francisco, California
BEAUX, the French word for “boyfriends,” is one of the Castro's newer venues. Open seven days and nights a week with a daily 2-for-1 Happy Hour and a party every night. Beaux transforms from a [...]
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eros san francisco
gay venue EROS
LGBTQ+ Sauna
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Updated: 20 Apr 2023
2051 Market St, San Francisco, California
EROS has routinely chosen the Best Sex Club. By the way, we are a gay sex club, gay owned bath house, and a San Francisco Legacy Business.
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gingers san francisco
gay venue Gingers
LGBTQ+ Bar
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Updated: 27 Jan 2023
86 Hardie Pl., San Francisco, California
Our cocktail list, each named in homage of gays bars of San Francisco history, will certainly take you on a trip down memory lane; or if you're new to the city, a drinker next to you at our bar will [...]
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green tortoise hostel san francisco
mixed venue Green Tortoise Hostel
Mixed Hostel
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Updated: 12 Nov 2022
494 Broadway, San Francisco, California
Green Tortoise Hostel is centrally located between Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf, and all the public transit you need. The Green Tortoise Hostel is a safe place to call home in San Francisco. Eat [...]
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hi san francisco downtown hostel san francisco
mixed venue HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel
Mixed Hostel
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Updated: 28 Jul 2023
312 Mason St, San Francisco, California
HI-San Francisco Downtown is housed in a renovated hotel in the heart of San Francisco's tourist district, in a vibrant neighbourhood filled with clubs, restaurants, bars and theatres. It’s just one [...]
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hi san francisco fisherman's wharf hostel san francisco
mixed venue HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Hostel
Mixed Hostel
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Updated: 28 Jul 2023
240 Fort Mason, San Francisco, California
HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Hostel overlooking Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, and beautiful Fort Mason park, HI San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf hostel offers a relaxing retreat within the [...]
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hi tops san francisco
gay venue Hi Tops
LGBTQ+ Bar, Restaurant
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Updated: 29 Jan 2023
2247 Market St., San Francisco, California
Gay bar supplying top-shelf fast food & drinks plus TVs tuned to sports in a setting with gym decor.
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hotel zelos san francisco
gay friendly venue Hotel Zelos
LGBTQ+ Friendly Hotel
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Updated: 07 Jun 2023
12 4th Street, San Francisco, California
Hotel Zelos a Fashion-Forward Downtown San Francisco Hotel Located in the historic Pacific Building in San Francisco’s SoMa District, Hotel Zelos is more than its prominent address — it’s where [...]
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music city hotel/hostel san francisco
mixed venue Music City Hotel/Hostel
Mixed Hostel
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Updated: 28 Jul 2023
1353 Bush Street, San Francisco, California
Music City Hotel/Hostel where you could avail of cosy dorms that have bunk beds which could accommodate four to eight people. Sinks and shared bathrooms are also available on each of the rooms. If [...]
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oasis san francisco
gay venue Oasis
LGBTQ+ Night club
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Updated: 20 Nov 2022
298 Eleventh Street @Folsom, San Francisco, California
San Francisco Drag legends Heklina and D’Arcy Drollinger opened the internationally acclaimed nightclub, OASIS, New Years Day 2015 in the heart of San Francisco’s SOMA district. OASIS offers an [...]
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orange village hostel san francisco
mixed venue Orange Village Hostel
Mixed Hostel
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Updated: 28 Jul 2023
411 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, California
Orange Village Hostel provides Dorm Rooms and Private Rooms, with a choice of private bathroom (ensuite) or shared bathroom. All bedrooms have sink, closet and hardwood floors, with clean and [...]
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parker guest house san francisco
gay venue Parker Guest House
LGBTQ+ B&B
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Updated: 01 Jun 2023
520 Church St, San Francisco, California
Parker Guest House is a unique boutique bed and breakfast in San Francisco, located near the vibrant Castro, Mission and Noe Valley neighbourhoods. Our unique little hideaway offers 21 rooms, all [...]
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power exchange san francisco
gay venue Power Exchange
LGBTQ+ Sauna
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Updated: 14 Apr 2023
220 Jones Street, San Francisco, California
Power Exchange is a safe, and clean, adult night club for the sexually adventurous to express themselves! We provide the space, and what you do is up to you! Unlike the “other” clubs out there, we [...]
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the cafe san francisco
gay venue The Cafe
LGBTQ+ Night club
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Updated: 31 May 2024
2369 Market Street, San Francisco, California
The Café has been a staple in the LGBTQ+ Castro community for almost 30 years, and we are thrilled for our amazing patrons to experience our brand new, state-of-the-art bar & nightclub. Located [...]
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the stud san francisco
gay venue The Stud
LGBTQ+ Bar
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Updated: 07 Jul 2022
399 9th St., San Francisco, California
The Stud, announced that it will be closing down its current location after 54 years in business and 33 years at the corner of 9th and Harrison. The country's first, cooperatively owned, LGBT venue [...]
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the willows inn san francisco
gay venue The Willows Inn
LGBTQ+ B&B
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Updated: 20 Feb 2024
710 14th Street, San Francisco, California
The Willows Inn is a charming Bed and Breakfast in San Francisco’s Castro gay Neighbourhood The Willows Inn are a charming Bed and Breakfast in the heart of San Francisco’s vibrant Castro [...]
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toad hall san francisco
gay venue Toad Hall
LGBTQ+ Bar
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Updated: 01 May 2024
4146 18th Street, San Francisco, California
Stop in 7 days a week and enjoy live DJ's, music videos, dancing, a full bar of great cocktails, beer, and always great prices! We offer a large dance floor inside with a full bar, seating and booths [...]
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