Scroll To Top


Founded in 1636 and steeped in history, gay Providence is the largest city in Rhode Island, with the important distinction of being the first city in the United States to industrialize. Today, it is a mecca of higher learning, with institutions like the Rhode Island School of Design leading a renaissance of arts and culture, including the annual WaterFire installation and festival. Gay Providence boasts many diverse neighborhoods like Federal Hill, West End, and Fox Point, and has one of the largest LGBT populations in the U.S. Don’t miss it’s thriving nightlife led by staples MiraBar and Dark Lady.

John Waters, Lea DeLaria & and Other Queer Celebs on P-town's Charms

Provincetown's LGBTQ+ creatives on what makes the seaside town so special. Portraits by photographer Ron Amato. 

Haunted Hotels, Spooky Spots, Creepy Creeks

Haunted locales to visit for Halloween

WATCH: Gay Pol Features Husband in Campaign Ad

Brett Smiley, a gay mayoral candidate in Providence, R.I., may have released the most adorable campaign ad yet.

Romance in Rhode Island

As the smallest state in the nation passes marriage equality, it becomes one of the biggest destinations for LGBT travelers.

Three Gay Days: Providence, RI

Here's your must-have road map to 72 hours in one of the world's gayest destinations. Where to stay, eat, play and meet in artsy and creative Providence.

Three gay days: Providence, RI, Part Two

Three days in Rhode Island's capital city.