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.” See a list of some of the LGBTQ accolades we’re proud to have accumulated over the years, here.
Marketwatch.com 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 is 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 multiple Pride Festivals including the Kentuckiana Pride Festival, held annually each June at Louisville Waterfront Park, and the Louisville Pride Festival, a street fest every September in the heart of the city’s eclectic Highlands neighborhood.
Looking to patron or support local business? Here’s a list of some of Louisville’s LGBTQ owned shops, restaurants and services. (more to come)
If you’re looking for a night out on the town you can try Highland neighborhood favorites like Big Bar, Chill Bar and Nowhere Bar or catch a nightly drag show at PLAY in Butchertown.