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14 New York City Spots To Hit Up If You Love Queer Culture

Visit gay bars, galleries, shops, and more on a queer tour of NYC.

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New York City is, arguably, the gayest city. It’s the birthplace of the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement, it’s headquarters to hoards of gay bars, and it's also believed to be home to the highest number of LGBTQ people in the world. A haven for queer people to live and visit, New York’s boroughs are full of gay landmarks, cultural institutions, and spaces to just totally unwind and be yourself.

1. Cubbyhole

2. Lesbian Herstory Archives

3. Bluestockings Bookstore

4. MeMe’s Diner

5. The Center

6. Jacob Riis Park

7. The Phluid Project

8. Leslie-Lohman Museum

9. No Bar

10. The New York City AIDS Memorial

11. Big Gay Ice Cream

12. Christopher Street Piers

13. Metropolitan Bar

14. The Stonewall Inn