LGBT Special Events
New York State is home to the Stonewall Inn, Fire Island, and many other iconic monuments and locations central to LGBT culture. And we welcome LGBT visitors all year long.
New York has numerous LGBT-friendly destinations throughout the state, from the funky neighborhoods of Buffalo (including Ani DiFranco’s Babeville), Cherry Grove and the Pines on Fire Island, and the sculptures of Storm King. A more extensive vacation gets you hiking in the Adirondacks, sipping wine in the Finger Lakes, and riding the country’s highest and longest zip line in the Catskills!
In New York State, LGBT special events mean Pride—from Pride on the Beach on Long Island to annual celebrations across the state—and a whole lot more. From LGBT film festivals in Rochester and Long Island to the Fire Island Dance Festival, and from the annual LGBT Expo at New York City's Javits Center to an Oz-Stravaganza in the Wizard of Oz author's hometown of Chittenango, there is always an excuse to have a gay old time all year long.