Situated at the extreme southern tip of Florida, this small island is far-flung, but not at all forgotten by tourists. With its palm trees, blue skies, bright sun, turquoise sea, and a strong cultural and historical heritage, Key West is an island with style! Full of charm, Key West bears the mark of great American writers, and seduces travelers with its distinctive architectural style: a mix of Cuban, South American and New England cultures. Wooden houses in pastel colors are nestled in lush vegetation lining narrow streets, and have charming verandas that invite visitors to lounge in a rocking chair and relax in paradise.
Key West is a little piece of bliss where LGBTQ travelers can find relaxation and a party. Between hot nights in the clubs, excursions on luxury liners, jet-ski tours at sea, or romantic sunsets by the sea, the choice of activities is wide. LGBTQ people have long been welcome on this island where visitors are sure to experience some unforgettable moments. And it makes perfect sense! 2020 represents the 20th anniversary that Key West has adopted the motto "One Human Family" which perfectly represents that attitude of Key West: a destination that is welcoming and accepting of all, irrespective of race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.
Key West has long been a haven for LGBTQ travelers, and its open history has only reinforced this over time. In 1983, Key West elected the first openly gay mayor in the United States, setting a solid precedence for LGBTQ rights to follow suit. In 2015, four street crossings in the heart of Key West's gay area were painted in rainbow, to further show support and acceptance of the LGBTQ community. So if you are looking for an island paradise in the sun that radiantly welcomes and accepts all members of the LGBTQ community, add Key West to your next travel itinerary.