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Illustration: Scott McPherson; Photo: Getty Images

Ah, Key West. There's been quite a furor in recent years over whether this tiny resort town dangling at the southern tip of Florida is really gay anymore. To all the haters out there, we say, "Get over yourselves."  For lovers of lush landscape, mango-hued sunsets, and the comfort of cuddling with a same-sex partner around a guesthouse pool, Key West is still tops for gay friendliness in the tropics. It's less about rainbow flag-waving and more about integration, less all-night clubbing and more lazy afternoons.

Our updated Key West guide has the inside scoop on gay sunset sails, women-only dolphin-watching charters, Sunday T-dances, and the queerest guesthouses on the island. We'll also steer you to the best ice cream on Duval Street, a popular créperie, and the home of the decadent Lobster Mango Tango -- because loving good food has nothing to do with orientation. We hope you'll be as inspired by Key West as gay playwright Tennessee Williams, who shaped A Streetcar Named Desire during one of his stays.

Key West: Introduction || Stay || Eat || Play/Meet || See/Do


Illustration: Scott McPherson; Photo: Getty Images

Ah, Key West. There's been quite a furor in recent years over whether this tiny resort town dangling at the southern tip of Florida is really gay anymore. To all the haters out there, we say, "Get over yourselves."  For lovers of lush landscape, mango-hued sunsets, and the comfort of cuddling with a same-sex partner around a guesthouse pool, Key West is still tops for gay friendliness in the tropics. It's less about rainbow flag-waving and more about integration, less all-night clubbing and more lazy afternoons.

Our updated Key West guide has the inside scoop on gay sunset sails, women-only dolphin-watching charters, Sunday T-dances, and the queerest guesthouses on the island. We'll also steer you to the best ice cream on Duval Street, a popular créperie, and the home of the decadent Lobster Mango Tango -- because loving good food has nothing to do with orientation. We hope you'll be as inspired by Key West as gay playwright Tennessee Williams, who shaped A Streetcar Named Desire during one of his stays.

Key West: IntroductionStayEatPlay/MeetSee/Do


Illustration: Scott McPherson; Photo: Getty Images

Ah, Key West. There's been quite a furor in recent years over whether this tiny resort town dangling at the southern tip of Florida is really gay anymore. To all the haters out there, we say, "Get over yourselves."  For lovers of lush landscape, mango-hued sunsets, and the comfort of cuddling with a same-sex partner around a guesthouse pool, Key West is still tops for gay friendliness in the tropics. It's less about rainbow flag-waving and more about integration, less all-night clubbing and more lazy afternoons.

Our updated Key West guide has the inside scoop on gay sunset sails, women-only dolphin-watching charters, Sunday T-dances, and the queerest guesthouses on the island. We'll also steer you to the best ice cream on Duval Street, a popular créperie, and the home of the decadent Lobster Mango Tango -- because loving good food has nothing to do with orientation. We hope you'll be as inspired by Key West as gay playwright Tennessee Williams, who shaped A Streetcar Named Desire during one of his stays.

Key West: IntroductionStayEatPlay/MeetSee/Do

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