Corporate Partners - The primary mission of the Key West Business Guild is to attract LGBTQ visitors to the island every year, all year long. The Guild could not do its work and produce the variety of events each year without the help and support of its key Corporate Partners. We are deeply grateful to them, and we encourage all of our members and event participants to patronize their businesses.
Events - The Key West Business Guild plans and produces seven “legacy” events here on the island every year. Some of these events are decades old while others are relatively new. All of them are designed to attract members of the LGBTQ community from around the globe.
Photo Gallery - Pictures are indeed worth a thousand words. Take a look at how much fun we really do have down here on this special little island in the stream. And come make some fun memories of your own! Add your favorite Gay Key West photos by using #gaykeywestfl!
Please, girlfriend. We’re still here. We’re still queer. Now come visit us! Seriously. Just like Provincetown, Palm Springs, Ft. Lauderdale and West Hollywood we’ve all heard the same question: “Where did the gays go?” Back when gay life existed in a parallel universe separate from jobs, birth families and a harshly intolerant mainstream the LGBT community opted to vacation in out-of-the-way destinations. And Key West was one of the few truly accepting, come-as-you-are places where LGBT visitors could express their creativity, their freedom, their love. Key West has ignored stereotypes and refused to see boundaries for centuries. Today that acceptance is still celebrated and happily offered here on our quirky, fun, authentic little island. “One Human Family” is our official city and county motto, and we proudly acknowledge that as a community we are “Close to Perfect and Far from Normal!”
Is Key West still “gay?”