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LGBTQ Louisville


Louisville is touted across the globe for being a welcoming, inclusive and compassionate destination. In fact, Travel + Leisure calls Louisville “One of the Friendliest Cities in America.” adds: “Even beyond the bourbon, the Kentucky Derby and their famous baseball bats, Louisville is not a bad place to put your feet up at the end of the day. This city is certifiably Southern when it comes to food, drink and hospitality, but Louisville is also inclusive and friendly to LGBTQ residents and visitors… In other words, Louisville is more than just your stereotypical Southern city — it’s a cool, thriving and welcoming place to all (which is why they ranked at No. 28 on Livability’s Top 100 Best Places to Live list in 2019).”

Louisville is home to two Pride Festivals – The Kentuckiana Pride Festival, held annually in June downtown on the Waterfront, and the Louisville Pride Festival, a street fest in September in the heart of the city’s Highlands neighborhood. The city also boasts several popular LGBTQ nightlife hot spots like Play Louisville, Big Bar, Chill Bar and Nowhere Bar.

Louisville has received a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index for four years in a row (2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018), one of the only cities in the South to receive a perfect score.

Come see the place Orbitz named “One of the 10 Hottest Gay Destinations." It’ll be easy to get here but hard to leave.

Louisville is home to six Travel Advocacy Group (TAG) Approved hotels:

*A national program that designates hotels, resorts and B&Bs as being LGBTQ friendly based on a variety of criteria.

21c Museum Hotel

Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport

Embassy Suites Louisville Downtown

The Galt House Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn at St. Matthews Mall

Hyatt Regency Lousiville

Louisville's LGBTQ Friendly Accolades

One of the 10 Hottest Gay DestinationsOrbitz

One of 6 Surprising Cities Great for LGBTQ Families - Family Traveller

Louisville named One of Six Underrated
Cities for LGBT Travelers
Conde Nast Traveler

Nine Perfect Places for Your LGBT Destination WeddingTravel + Leisure

Louisville receives a perfect score of 100 in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Municipal Equality Index – 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018

America’s 10 Gayest CitiesGallup Poll

7 US Pride Festivals off the Beaten Track that
will Blow You Away
- Kentuckiana Pride Festival - GayStarNews

12 Fabulous Worldwide Events Taking Place
During Pride Season
- Kentuckiana Pride Festival - Instinct

One of 25 LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges - University of Louisville - College Consensus

Best of the Best LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges - University of Louisville - Campus Pride