NW 39th Street Enclave
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The NW 39th Street Enclave, also known as "39th & Penn" or simply "39th Street", or "The Strip", is a prominent lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) district in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The area is located along NW 39th Street in the city's northwest quadrant, one block west of Pennsylvania Avenue.
Northwest 39th Street Enclave is home to many of Oklahoma's most popular gay and lesbian bars and nightclubs, in addition to a number of retail stores, eateries, and apartment complexes catering to Oklahoma City's LGBT community. While Oklahoma City's openly gay population is relatively average for a city of its size, the NW 39th Street Enclave is widely regarded as the largest gay and lesbian district in the Great Plains and central regions of the United States, and one of the largest in the Midwest.
The NW 39th Street district attracts large numbers of gay and lesbian tourists, particularly on weekends, from surrounding states of Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, and Texas. The neighborhood is also a popular stopping point for cross-country LGBT travelers, along with hunky "gay for pay" (AYOR) street hustlers stopping off to earn extra spending cash.
Most of the district's attractions are concentrated around or near the Habana Inn, a 246-room hotel billing itself as the largest gay resort in the southwest United States. This hotel boasts two dance clubs, two swimming pools, a restaurant, piano bar and gift shop, and plays host to several yearly LGBT events and gatherings.
- Gay OKC Web Portal
- Hard News Online newspaper[dead link]
- oUT iN Oklahoma City newspaper[dead link]
- PRIDE Oklahoma City
- 39Penn Enclave
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