Gay Key West

It's no wonder why over 200,000 gay and lesbian visitors travel to Key West each year for sun, sand, relaxation and amazing activities. With some of the best LGBTA events and a cool, laid-back culture that celebrates diversity, Key West is well-known across the world as a premier gay and lesbian travel destination that salutes openness, equality and pride.

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Pride Month Glisten Package

To celebrate Pride Month in June, Parrot Key Resort is offering the Glisten Pride Package, where 10% of your room rate will be donated to GLSEN on your behalf. GLSEN (pronounced glisten), is the leading education organization creating safe and affirming schools for LGBTQ youth. As part of this package, which will be available for stays throughout June, guests will receive a complimentary welcome drink upon arrival and a $30 breakfast each day of their stay, along with a room upgrade as available. 


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Parrot Key Resort is a 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.

Fun Key West Facts

  • ONE HUMAN FAMILY: In 2000, Key West was proud to adopt "One Human Family" as its official philosophy to recognize that all people are created equal regardless of their race, gender and sexuality. It is this accepting and welcoming attitude that makes Key West a popular vacation destination for visitors of all cultural backgrounds.

  • WORLD'S LONGEST RAINBOW FLAG: In 1978 Gilbert Baker created the original rainbow flag that is Key West's international symbol of the LGBT community. In 2003, a commemorative 1.25-mile rainbow flag was constructed in Key West which is believed to be the world’s longest. READ MORE

  • TENNESSEE WILLIAMS: One of the greatest 20th century American playwrights, Tennessee Williams, was Key West's most notable gay resident who lived on the island from 1941 until his death in 1983. READ MORE

  • MEET THE LOCALS: It is estimated that one quarter of Key West's 32,000 population, is gay.

Massive rainbow flag stretching down at entire road during the Pride celebration in Key West.

Image by Andy Newman 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

View the 2017 Gay Key West Map and Directory

Book your stay at Parrot Key Resort

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