List of gay villages

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This is a list of gay villages, urban areas that unofficially form a social center for LGBT people.[1]

Argentina[edit]

Name of village City
Barrio Norte Buenos Aires
Lanús Buenos Aires
San Telmo Buenos Aires[2]

Australia[edit]

Name of village City
New South Wales
Darlinghurst Sydney
Newtown Sydney
Surry Hills Sydney
Waterloo Sydney
Marrickville Sydney
Paddington Sydney
Petersham Sydney
Victoria
Prahran Melbourne
South Yarra Melbourne
Collingwood Melbourne
Fitzroy Melbourne
Windsor Melbourne
Daylesford Daylesford
Queensland
Fortitude Valley Brisbane
New Farm Brisbane
Teneriffe Brisbane
Western Australia
Northbridge Perth

Brazil[edit]

Name of village City
Farme de Amoedo Street Rio de Janeiro[3]
Frei Caneca Street (Shopping center, many bars, saunas, etc.) São Paulo[4]
Jardins (mainly in the area of Alameda Itu, and Al. Franca, bars and gay-friendly restaurants) São Paulo

Canada[edit]

Name of village City
Jasper Avenue Edmonton[5][6]
Le Village gai Montreal[7][8][9]
Osborne Village Winnipeg[10]
The Village/Le village (Bank Street between Nepean and James Streets) Ottawa[11][12][13]
Church and Wellesley Toronto[14][15]
Queen Street West/Parkdale "Queer West Village" Toronto[16]
Davie Village Vancouver[17][18][19]
Commercial Drive Vancouver[19]

Colombia[edit]

Name of village City
Chapinero Bogotá

Cuba[edit]

Name of village City
"La Rampa", Vedado Havana

Czech Republic[edit]

Name of village City
Vinohrady Prague


France[edit]

Name of village City
Le Marais Paris
SALLELES D'AUDE Narbonne
Beaubourg/Les Halles Paris
Saint Pierre Bordeaux
Le Vieux-Lille Lille
quartier Boisnet Angers
La Croisette Cannes
Vieux Port, the Plaine and the Cours Julien Marseille
Saint-Cyprien, Jeanne d'Arc. Toulouse
Place du Marché-aux-Fleurs, Promenade du Peyrou Montpellier
Grosso Quarter Nice
Rue Royale, Opéra, Hôtel de Ville Lyons
Place du Marché, Place Hoche Versailles

Germany[edit]

Name of village City
Nollendorfplatz / Motzstraße / Eisenacher Straße / Fuggerstraße Berlin
Mehringdamm Berlin
Schönhauser Allee Berlin
Lange Reihe, St. Georg, Hamburg Hamburg
Hohe Pforte Cologne
Nordend Frankfurt
Glockenbachviertel Munich

Greece[edit]

Name of village City
Gazi (Gay Bars & Clubs.) Athens
Saint Eirini's Square, and part of Aiolou Street (Gay and gay-friendly cafés) Athens
Mykonos Mykonos

Italy[edit]

Name of village City
Torre del Lago Viareggio (Tuscany)
Porta Venezia Milan

Japan[edit]

see also Gay villages of Japan

Name of village City
Shinjuku ni-chōme Tokyo
Doyama Osaka
Ueno (Mainly Nana-chome, Higashi-Ueno) Tokyo
Fukuoka (Mainly Sumiyoshi & Haruyoshi) Fukuoka
Sakae (Mainly Yon-chome) & Fushimi Nagoya
Asakusa (Mainly Ni-chome,San-chome) Tokyo
Shinbashi (Mainly San-chome, Yon-chome) Tokyo
Namba (Mainly Yon-chome, Nambanaka It-chome) Osaka
Noge (Sakuragichō Station) Yokohama
Susukino (Mainly Southwestern area) Hokkaidō
Nagarekawa Hiroshima
Ikebukuro Tokyo
Sakurazaka Okinawa
Shinsekai Osaka

Mexico[edit]

Name of village City
Zona Rosa Mexico City
Zona Romantica Puerto Vallarta
Prisciliano Sanchez St. & Chapultepec (Zona Rosa) Guadalajara

New Zealand[edit]

Name of village City
Karangahape Road Auckland
Ponsonby Auckland
Grey Lynn (Lesbian) Auckland

The Philippines[edit]

Name of village City
Malate Manila
Timog Quezon City

Portugal[edit]

Name of village City
Bairro Alto Lisbon
Chiado Lisbon[20]
Príncipe Real Lisbon[21]

South Africa[edit]

Name of village City
Rosebank Johannesburg
Parkhurst Johannesburg
Melville Johannesburg
Green Point Cape Town
Camps Bay Cape Town
De Waterkant Cape Town
Sea Point Cape Town
Clifton Cape Town
Gardens Cape Town

South Korea[edit]

Name of village City
Jongro Seoul
Itaewon Seoul

Spain[edit]

Name of village City
Chueca Madrid
Lavapiés Madrid
Malasaña Madrid
La Latina Madrid
Gaixample Barcelona
Sitges Sitges (Province of Barcelona)
Barrio del Carmen Valencia
Ruzafa Valencia
Alameda Sevilla
Barrio del Arenal Sevilla
Alfalfa Sevilla
Plaza Nueva Alicante
Plaza de San Andrés Badajoz
Old Town Benidorm
Muelle de la Marzana Bilbao
Elvira Granada
Calle de la Virgen Ibiza
Plaza de Ferray Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Playa del Inglés Maspalomas (Gran Canaria)
Barrio de La Merced Málaga
Barrio de Santa Eulalia Murcia
Gomila[disambiguation needed] Palma de Mallorca
Avenida del Generalísimo Puerto de la Cruz (Tenerife)
Old town north east - Entremuros Santiago de Compostela
Salto del Caballo Toledo
La Nogalera Torremolinos (Málaga)
Areal Vigo
Puerta del Carmen Zaragoza

United Kingdom[edit]

Name of village City Reference
England
North Shore[dubious ][citation needed] Blackpool
Hurst Street Birmingham [22][23]
Kemptown Brighton [24][25][26][27]
Old Market Bristol [28]
Lower Briggate/The Calls Leeds [29]
Liverpool gay quarter Liverpool Berkmoes (2001, p. 575)
Old Compton Street/Soho London [30] Masters, Fallon & Maric (2008, p. 332)
Vauxhall London Masters, Fallon & Maric (2008, p. 336)
Earl's Court London Masters, Fallon & Maric (2008, p. 174)
Canal Street Manchester [31][32][33][34]
Pink Triangle Newcastle upon Tyne [35][36][37]
Park Lane[dubious ][citation needed] Sunderland
Northern Ireland
Cathedral Quarter Belfast [38]
Scotland
Broughton Street Edinburgh [39]
Merchant City Glasgow [40][41][42][43][44]
Wales
Charles Street and Churchill Way Cardiff [45]

Sources[edit]

United States[edit]

Name of village City or County
Arkansas
Eureka Springs Carroll County
California
Tower District Fresno
Guerneville Sonoma County
The Broadway Corridor Long Beach
Laguna Beach Orange County[46]
Adams Point Oakland
Laurel Oakland
Silver Lake Los Angeles
West Hollywood Los Angeles County[47]
Bungalow Heaven Pasadena
Lavender Heights Sacramento
Hillcrest San Diego
The Castro San Francisco
SoMa San Francisco
Polk Gulch San Francisco
Hayes Street San Francisco
The Alameda San José
Palm Springs Riverside County[48]
La Habra, California Orange County
Colorado
Capitol Hill Denver
Delaware
Rehoboth Beach Sussex County
District of Columbia
Dupont Circle Washington
Logan Circle Washington
Florida
Key West Monroe County
South Beach Miami Beach
Upper East Side Miami
Wilton Manors Broward County
GaYbor Tampa
Seminole Heights Tampa
Grand Central St. Petersburg
Riverside and Avondale Jacksonville
Springfield Jacksonville
Thorton Park Orlando
ViMi District Orlando
Georgia
East Atlanta Village Atlanta
Grant Park Atlanta
Kirkwood Atlanta
Midtown, Cheshire Bridge Road and Ansley Mall area Atlanta
Illinois
Edgewater (esp. Andersonville ) Chicago
Lakeview (esp. East Lakeview, a.k.a. Boystown) Chicago
Rogers Park (esp. the Glenwood Arts District) Chicago
Indiana
Chatham Arch Indianapolis
Herron-Morton Place Indianapolis
Kentucky
Berea Madison County
The Highlands Louisville
Lexington Fayette County[49]
Louisiana
Faubourg Marigny New Orleans
French Quarter New Orleans
P-Town, also called Pigeon Town / Pension Town New Orleans
Cotton Street Shreveport
Maine
Ogunquit York County
Hollowell Kennebec County
Maryland
Mount Vernon[citation needed] Baltimore
Bolton Hill[citation needed] Baltimore
Massachusetts
Jamaica Plain Boston
South End Boston
Central Square Cambridge
Davis Square Somerville
Northampton Hampshire County
Provincetown Barnstable County
Michigan
Kerrytown Ann Arbor
Ferndale Detroit
Saugatuck
Heritage Hill Grand Rapids
Minnesota
Loring Park Minneapolis
Powderhorn Park Minneapolis
Missouri
The Grove St. Louis
Central West End St. Louis
Soulard St. Louis
South Grand, Tower Grove Park St. Louis
Nevada
Fruit Loop Las Vegas[50]
New Jersey
Asbury Park Monmouth County
Atlantic City Atlantic County
Cape May Cape May County
Collingswood Camden County
Highland Park Middlesex County
Hoboken Hudson County
Jersey City Hudson County
Kingston Middlesex County
Lambertville Hunterdon County
Maplewood Essex County
Mill Hill (Trenton) Mercer County
Montclair Essex County
New Brunswick Middlesex County
Ocean Grove Monmouth County
Plainfield Union County
Rahway Union County
South Orange Essex County
New York
Chelsea New York City
8th Avenue New York City
Christopher Street/West Village New York City
Greenwich Village New York City
Hell's Kitchen New York City
Inwood/Washington Heights New York City
Williamsburg New York City
Park Slope New York City
Jackson Heights New York City
Nyack Rockland County
Cherry Grove Suffolk County
Fire Island Pines Suffolk County
Hudson Columbia County
Ithaca Tompkins County
Allentown Buffalo
Park Avenue Rochester
Hawley-Green Historic District Syracuse
Lark Street Area Albany
North Carolina
Carrboro Orange County
NoDa Arts District Charlotte[51]
Plaza-Midwood Charlotte
South End Charlotte
Historic District Wilmington
Ohio
Highland Square Akron
Northside Cincinnati
Detroit-Shoreway Cleveland
Lakewood Suburb of Cleveland
Tremont Cleveland
Clintonville Columbus
The Short North Columbus
Olde Towne East Columbus
Victorian Village Columbus
Italian Village Columbus
German Village Columbus
Oklahoma
N.W. 39th Street Oklahoma City
Brady Arts District Tulsa
Oregon
Old Town Portland, Oregon
Burnside Triangle Portland, Oregon
Pennsylvania
Capitol District Harrisburg
East Passyunk Crossing Philadelphia[52][53][54]
Midtown Harrisburg
New Hope Bucks County
Shadyside Pittsburgh
Mexican War Streets Pittsburgh
Washington Square West (a.k.a. The Gayborhood) Philadelphia
West Mount Airy[55] Philadelphia
United States Territory of Puerto Rico
Condado San Juan
South Carolina
Peninsula Charleston
Tennessee
Midtown Memphis
Texas
Oak Lawn Dallas
Bishop Arts District Dallas
Neartown Houston
Montrose Houston
Westbury Houston
Uptown Houston Houston
Midtown San Antonio[56]
Travis Heights Austin
Warehouse District Austin
Galveston Galveston County[57][58]
Denton Denton County
Utah
The Avenues Salt Lake City
Virginia
Ghent Norfolk
Washington
Capitol Hill Seattle
West Virginia
East End Charleston
Wisconsin
Walker's Point Milwaukee

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