List of gay villages

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This is a list of gay villages, urban areas with generally recognized boundaries that unofficially form a social center for LGBT people.[1] They tend to contain a number of gay lodgings, B&Bs, bars, clubs and pubs, restaurants, cafés and other similar businesses. Some may be gay getaways, such as Provincetown or Guerneville.


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


Name of village City Reference
New South Wales
Darlinghurst Sydney
Newtown Sydney
Potts Point Sydney
Elizabeth Bay Sydney
Surry Hills Sydney
Waterloo Sydney
Marrickville Sydney
Paddington Sydney
Redfern Sydney
Petersham Sydney
Elwood Melbourne
Richmond Melbourne
St Kilda Melbourne
South Yarra Melbourne
Prahran Melbourne
St Kilda East Melbourne
Collingwood Melbourne
Brunswick Melbourne
Fitzroy Melbourne
Windsor Melbourne
Daylesford Daylesford
Fortitude Valley Brisbane
New Farm Brisbane
Teneriffe Brisbane
Western Australia
Northbridge Perth


Name of village City Reference
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
Huáscar de Figueiredo Street Manaus


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


Name of village City Reference
Huaihai Gayborhood (Changning and Xuhui) Shanghai [19]


Name of village City Reference
Chapinero Bogotá


Name of village City Reference
"La Rampa", Vedado Havana


Name of village City Reference
Strædet Copenhagen
Skolegade Aarhus


Name of village City Reference
Le Marais Paris
Sallèles-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 Lyon
Place du Marché, Place Hoche Versailles


Name of village City Reference
"Nollendorfkiez"; Nollendorfplatz / Motzstraße / Eisenacher Straße / Fuggerstraße /Viktoria-Luise-Platz in the west of Schöneberg Berlin
The area around Helmholtzplatz in Prenzlauer Berg Berlin
Lange Reihe in St. Georg, Hamburg Hamburg
Schaafenstraße in Innenstadt, Cologne Cologne
Nordend Frankfurt
Glockenbachviertel Munich


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


Name of village City Reference
Torre del Lago Viareggio, Tuscany
Porta Venezia Milan
San Giovanni in Laterano street Rome
Parco del Ninfeo (Eur Rome


see also Gay villages of Japan

Name of village City Reference
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


Name of village City Reference
Zona Rosa Mexico City
Zona Romantica Puerto Vallarta
Prisciliano Sanchez St. & Chapultepec (Zona Rosa) Guadalajara
Zona Rosa, Tijuana. "Santa Cecilia Plaza" Tijuana, Baja California Norte, Mexico

New Zealand[edit]

Name of village City Reference
Karangahape Road Auckland
Ponsonby Auckland [20]

The Philippines[edit]

Name of village City Reference
Malate Manila
Timog Quezon City


Name of village City Reference
Bairro Alto Lisbon
Chiado Lisbon [21]
Príncipe Real Lisbon [22]

South Africa[edit]

Name of village City Reference
Rosebank Johannesburg
Parkhurst Johannesburg
Melville Johannesburg
Green Point Cape Town
De Waterkant Cape Town
Sea Point Cape Town

South Korea[edit]

Name of village City Reference
Jongro Seoul
Itaewon Seoul
Sinchon Seoul


Name of village City Reference
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
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 Palma, Majorca
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


Name of village City Reference
Mariatorget Stockholm


Name of Village City or County Reference
Ximending Taipei [23]
Zhongshan Taipei [23]

United Kingdom[edit]

Name of village City Reference
Hurst Street Birmingham [24][25]
Kemptown Brighton [26][27][28][29]
Old Market Bristol [30]
Lower Briggate/The Calls Leeds [31]
Liverpool gay quarter Liverpool Berkmoes (2001, p. 575)
Old Compton Street/Soho London [32] 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 [33][34][35][36]
Pink Triangle Newcastle upon Tyne [37][38][39]
Northern Ireland
Cathedral Quarter Belfast [40]
Broughton Street Edinburgh [41]
Merchant City Glasgow [42][43][44][45][46]
Charles Street and Churchill Way Cardiff [47]


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  • Masters, Tom; Fallon, Steve; Maric, Vesna (2008), London: city guide (6 ed.), Lonely Planet, ISBN 978-1-74104-712-7

United States[edit]

Name of village City or County Reference
Eureka Springs Carroll County
Tower District Fresno
Guerneville Sonoma County
The Broadway Corridor Long Beach
Laguna Beach Orange County [48]
Adams Point Oakland
Laurel Oakland
Silver Lake Los Angeles
West Hollywood Los Angeles County [49]
Palm Springs (centered on Indian Canyon Avenue and Arenas Drive) Riverside County [50]
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
Capitol Hill Denver
Rehoboth Beach Sussex County
District of Columbia
Dupont Circle Washington
Logan Circle Washington
Key West Monroe County
South Beach Miami Beach
Upper Eastside Miami
Wilton Manors Broward County
Oakland Park Broward County
Lake Worth Palm Beach County [51]
GaYbor Tampa
Seminole Heights Tampa
Grand Central St. Petersburg
Riverside and Avondale Jacksonville
Springfield Jacksonville
Thorton Park Orlando
ViMi District Orlando
Panama City Beach Panama City [52]
East Atlanta Village Atlanta
Grant Park Atlanta
Kirkwood Atlanta
Midtown, Cheshire Bridge Road, and Ansley Mall area Atlanta
Andersonville Chicago
Edgewater (esp. Hollywood Beach, a.k.a. Osterman Beach) Chicago
Uptown (a.k.a. Hauteville) Chicago
Lake View East (esp. North Halsted Street, a.k.a. Boystown) Chicago
East Rogers Park (esp. the Glenwood Arts District) Chicago
Wicker Park Chicago
Chatham Arch Indianapolis
Mass Ave Indianapolis
Stonegate New Castle
Berea Madison County
The Highlands Louisville
Lexington Fayette County [53]
Faubourg Marigny New Orleans
French Quarter New Orleans
P-Town, also called Pigeon Town / Pension Town New Orleans
Cotton Street Shreveport
Ogunquit York County
Hallowell Kennebec County
Mount Vernon[citation needed] Baltimore
Bolton Hill[citation needed] Baltimore
Jamaica Plain Boston
South End Boston
Central Square Cambridge
Davis Square Somerville
Northampton Hampshire County
Provincetown Barnstable County
Kerrytown Ann Arbor
Ferndale Oakland County
Saugatuck Saugatuck
Heritage Hill Grand Rapids
Palmer Park Detroit
Downtown Duluth Duluth [54]
Loring Park Minneapolis [55]
Nordeast Arts District Minneapolis [56][57]
North Loop Minneapolis [58]
Pine City Pine County [59][60][61]
Powderhorn Park Minneapolis [62]
Uptown Minneapolis [63]
The Grove St. Louis
Central West End St. Louis
Soulard St. Louis
South Grand, Tower Grove Park St. Louis
Old Market Omaha [65]
McNeil Estates Las Vegas
Fruit Loop Las Vegas [66]
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 (Manhattan)
Christopher Street, West Village/Greenwich Village New York City (Manhattan)
Hell's Kitchen New York City (Manhattan)
Washington Heights New York City (Manhattan)
Park Slope New York City (Brooklyn) [[Hudson Heights (Manhattan) New York City (Manhattan)
Jackson Heights New York City (Queens)
Nyack Rockland County
Cherry Grove Suffolk County
Fire Island Pines Suffolk County
Hudson Columbia County
Ithaca Tompkins County
Allentown Buffalo
Park Avenue Rochester
South Wedge Rochester
Hawley-Green Historic District Syracuse
Lark Street Albany
North Carolina
Asheville Buncombe County
Carrboro Orange County
NoDa Arts District Charlotte [67]
Plaza-Midwood Charlotte
South End Charlotte
Historic District Wilmington
Highland Square Akron
Northside Cincinnati
Detroit-Shoreway Cleveland
Lakewood Suburb of Cleveland
Ohio City Cleveland
Tremont Cleveland
Clintonville Columbus
The Short North Columbus
Olde Towne East Columbus
Victorian Village Columbus
Italian Village Columbus
German Village Columbus
N.W. 39th Street Oklahoma City
Brady Arts District Tulsa
Old Town Portland, Oregon
Burnside Triangle Portland, Oregon
Capitol District Harrisburg
East Passyunk Crossing Philadelphia [68][69][70]
Midtown Harrisburg
New Hope Bucks County
Shadyside Pittsburgh
Mexican War Streets Pittsburgh
Washington Square West (a.k.a. The Gayborhood) Philadelphia
West Mount Airy[71] Philadelphia
United States Territory of Puerto Rico
Condado San Juan
South Carolina
Peninsula Charleston
Midtown Memphis
Oak Lawn Dallas
Bishop Arts District Dallas
Neartown Houston
Montrose Houston
Westbury Houston
Uptown Houston Houston
Midtown San Antonio [72]
Travis Heights Austin
Warehouse District Austin
Galveston Galveston County [73][74]
Denton Denton County
The Avenues Salt Lake City
Burlington, Vermont [75]
Ghent Norfolk
23rd St (Aurora Highlands) Arlington
Capitol Hill Seattle
West Virginia
East End Charleston
Walker's Point Milwaukee


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