Greater Phoenix’s fusion of natural splendor and metropolitan verve sets it apart from a lot of big cities—and everyone is invited to experience it. As you explore the city's urban core, you'll find a strong LGBTQ+ community integrated throughout the area in gay-friendly businesses, events and entertainment.
Phoenix earned a score of 100—the highest score possible—on the Human Rights Campaign's 2018 Municipal Equality Index Scorecard.
You can plan your trip around some of Phoenix's nationally-recognized annual LGBTQ+ events, including the Phoenix Pride Festival (Spring 2020 dates TBD) and the Rainbows Festival (November 2-3).
At night, the city comes alive with vibrant LGBTQ+ nightlife. The Melrose District on Seventh Avenue is a hub for LGBTQ+ businesses and clubs such as the popular Charlie’s. Check out this LGBTQ+ nightlife guide from Echo Magazine to find more of the best places to dance and drink.