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LGBTQ Louisville

YOU’RE ONE STEP CLOSER TO BUILDING A CUSTOM LGBTQ EXPERIENCE FILLED WITH DISCOUNTED ADMISSIONS TO ATTRACTIONS AND MORE.

 

We’re touted across the globe for being welcoming, inclusive and compassionate. In fact, Travel + Leisure calls Louisville “One of the Friendliest Cities in America.”

From the Vu Guesthouse (an LGBTQ boutique hotel that opened in 2016 in the city’s Smoketown neighborhood) to nightlife hot spots like Play Louisville, Big Bar, Chill Bar and Nowhere Bar, you can kick back and be yourself in Louisville.

Louisville is also 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 under way in September in the heart of the city’s Highlands neighborhood.

Louisville also scored a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index for three years in a row (2015, 2016 and 2017). In fact, we're the only city in Kentucky and 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 for 2016." It’ll be easy to get here but hard to leave.

Several local partners have participated in bi-annual LGBTQ Diversity & Sensitivity Workshops. For a complete list, click here.

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.

Louisville's LGBTQ Friendly Accolades

  1. One of "6 Surprising Cities Great for LGBTQ Families" - Family Traveller 2018
  2. 7 US Pride festivals off the beaten track that will blow you away - #4 Kentuckiana Pride - GayStarNews 2018
  3. One of the 10 Hottest Gay Destinations for 2016 – Orbitz
  4. Louisville named One of Six Underrated Cities for LGBT Travelers – Conde Nast Traveler
  5. Nine Perfect Places for Your LGBT Destination Wedding – Travel + Leisure
  6. Louisville receives a perfect score of 100 in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Municipal Equality Index – 2015, 2016 and 2017
  7. University of Louisville ranked most LGBT-conscious campus in South
  8. America’s 10 Gayest Cities – Gallup Poll
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