Gay Key West
Key West for LGBTA Visitors- Welcome to Parrot Key Resort
It's no wonder why over 200,000 gay and lesbian visitors travel to Key West each year. With some of the best events and a laid-back culture that celebrates diversity, this popular island is well-known across the globe as a top quality gay and lesbian destination which salutes openness and pride.
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Key West Business Guild Member
Parrot Key Resort welcomes all visitors and we're even a proud member of the Key West Business Guild (KWBG or the Guild). The Guild is a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting Key West to LGBTA travelers by providing comprehensive information about Gay Key West.
This work helps to attract LGBTA travelers here each year, earning Key West the well-deserved reputation as one of the most appealing gay-friendly destinations in the world.
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One Human Family
In 2000, Key West was proud to adopt "One Human Family" as its official philosophy which recognizes that all people are created equal regardless of their race, gender and sexuality. It is this welcoming and accepting attitude that makes Key West a vacation hot-spot for visitors of all cultural backgrounds.
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GayKeyWestFL.com- Things to Do
Not only does the subtropical island of Key West enjoy year-round sunshine, it also boasts a fantastic shopping and nightlife offer, and is home to a wide variety of restaurants all serving up the best Florida Keys' cuisine. For ideas on where to eat, where to party and where to indulge in some retail therapy, visit www.gaykeywestfl.com.
Gay West West Events
The annual line-up of events for LGBTA visitors include:
Gay Spring Break: March – April
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 international reputation for it laid-back attitude? Do you want to explore reefs, shop at unique stores, enjoy great eateries, watch breathtaking sunsets, 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, feel welcomed and free to let loose. Visit: gayspringbreakkeywest.com for more information
Kamp Key West: May
Remember the days of summer camp? Kamp Key West is summer camp for adults. Come and get in touch with your inner-child. Kamp Key West is full of fun on the water and on the island in the sun. Kamp Key West offers lots of games for adults to enjoy for a Kamp experience you will never forget. Visit: Kampkeywest.org for more information.
Key West Pride: June
Celebrate PRIDE 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. Our welcoming island invites you to join us at Key West Pride! Visit: keywestpride.org for more information.
Key West Tropical Heat: August
Tropical Heat is Key West’s “HOTTEST” event for men! The all-male theme parties, pool parties, and adult-oriented entertainment promises to be hot! Four days of hot guys and fun, the best way to experience Key West. Visit: tropicalheatkw.com for more information.
Womenfest Key West: September
Key West welcomes women from across the globe to an annual celebration that has become one of the largest gatherings of lesbians and friends in North America—Womenfest! Each year thousands of ladies come together over the Labor Day weekend and stay for a wide range of activities and events during four days of revelry and fun. Key West boasts restaurants that offer remarkable cuisine year round, watering holes that offer authentic, tropical libations and shops that can’t be found anywhere else. Of course the most popular activity during Womenfest usually involves a chaise lounge, a good book, sunscreen and a killer margarita. Come join us on our little island that is close to perfect but far from normal for this fabulous event that gets bigger and better every year! Visit: womenfest.com for more information.
Headdress Ball: October
Get out your feathers, glue guns and ribbons, because it’s time for the Key West Business Guild’s annual fundraising extravaganza, the Annual Headdress Ball. The famous elaborate headdress competition with “over the top” entertainment. Cash prizes for categories, held rain or shine. Visit: headdressballkeywest.com for more information.
Hot Pink Holidays: December
Key West puts the “Ho Ho Ho” in the holidays this year with four days of festivities in the Tropics. Shoppers looking for amazing bargains and discounts will love dozens of island retailers offering serious deals for the savvy consumer. Celebrate with “Sandy Claws” at happy hour or join in the traditional Hometown Holiday Parade that the whole island turns out for or jump on the Conch Train Christmas Lights Tour or go caroling with the bubbas at the Historic Bight or get your late night groove on at a local watering hole. There really is no better way to get into the holiday spirit than to come down for some island shoppin’ and relaxin’. So don your “gay apparel” and book your trip now for Hot Pink Holidays! Visit: hotpinkholidays.org for more information.
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