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About Gay Key West

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 HeatWomenfestBone 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.

Gay Key West Events

Gay Spring Break | Spring

Are you ready to relax on one of the quirkiest tropical islands in the world? Do you want to soak up the sun and explore an island with an international reputation for its laid-back attitude? Do you want to explore the coral reefs, watch breathtaking sunsets, swim with the dolphins then party through the night at clubs that know how to heat up the night? Then you’re ready for Spring Break in Gay Key West. This is the kind of spring break that you can remember with a grin and wish you had never left. This is a place where you can be yourself and feel welcome safe and free to let loose. 

 

Key West Pride | June

Street Fair, Pride Parade, Pool Parties, Dance Parties, Sunset Sails, Comedy, Film and so much more! All set on a tropical island that is legendary for its laid back style and its open and accepting atmosphere. Whether you’re looking to party with friends, travel with family, or get lost in the magic of our tropical island, rediscover Key West and discover how one island’s One Human Family philosophy has created one of the most integrated and unique communities in the world!

 

Bone Island Bare It All Weekend | July
Key West has been historically known as "Bone Island" for over two centuries, and Bone Island Bare It All gives that name a whole new meaning. Two weekends each year, hundreds of gay naturists and guys who like to get naked fill up Key West's clothing-optional gay guesthouses and gay friendly hotels. Featured events include dance parties, foam parties, pool parties, naked shopping, and now, the playful 'Happy Ending ' parties for when you do not want the party to end. Check your clothing and inhibitions at the doors of Key West's famous gay day and night life.

 

Tropical Heat | August
Tropical Heat is Key West’s hottest event for men. What can you do during four days of all-male themed parties and adult-oriented entertainment? Find out on this tropical island that exudes tropical heat. 

 

Womenfest | September
What an amazing Womenfest 2014!  Fabulous sold out parties, record number of women,  great new and old friends.  For over twenty-five years Key West has welcomed women from aqcross the globe to Womenfest Key West, the southernmost party for lesbians and their friends. Womenfest offers a wide range of activities guaranteed to appeal to a broad range of interests on a tropical island that is close to perfect and far from normal!  Make plans to join us next year!

 

Bone Island Bare It All Weekend | December
Key West has been historically known as "Bone Island" for over two centuries, and Bone Island Bare It All gives that name a whole new meaning. Two weekends each year, hundreds of gay naturists and guys who like to get naked fill up Key West's clothing-optional gay guesthouses and gay friendly hotels. Featured events include dance parties, foam parties, pool parties, naked shopping, and now, the playful 'Happy Ending ' parties for when you do not want the party to end. Check your clothing and inhibitions at the doors of Key West's famous gay day and night life.