Attitudes toward same-sex couples are very tolerant in Manhattan and most other parts of the city. Hell's Kitchen, Chelsea, and (to a lesser degree) Greenwich Village are the most prominently gay neighborhoods, but gay men and lesbians feel at home almost everywhere. The world's oldest gay-pride parade takes place on 5th Avenue the last Sunday in June.


For listings of gay events and places, check out Next, which is online and also distributed in many gay bars throughout Manhattan. Local publications like The New York and Time Out New York magazines have a gay-friendly take on what's happening in the city.

Gay Publications

Gay City News. New York, New York,

Next. New York, New York,

Local Information

The Center. 208 W. 13th St., between 7th and 8th aves., Greenwich Village, New York, New York, 10011. 212/620–7310; Mon.–Sat. 9 am–10 pm, Sun. 9–9.