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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 discover a strong LGBTQ+ community that's integrated throughout the area's businesses, spaces, events and entertainment.
For the eighth consecutive year, Phoenix earned a score of 100 — the highest score possible — on the Human Rights Campaign's 2020 Municipal Equality Index Scorecard.
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 Charlie’s and Stacy's @ Melrose — both of which landed on our list of must-see drag shows.