Boston is the capital city of the first state to legalise same sex marriage, and as such it prides itself on being accessible and welcoming. This city is home to one of the largest LGBTQ+ population on the East Coast, drawn by the generally inclusive culture of even the areas that aren't exclusively queer. There are pride flags in windows across Boston, and large annual events such as Pride and the LGBT Film Festival that are dedicated to the community. Visitors also flock to follow the Freedom Trail for a taste of historical queer spaces across the city.
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Boston Gay Scene
Boston caters to its large LGBTQ+ population with a variety of queer venues focused on the South End and Jamaica Plain areas, from classic neighbourhood pubs to clubs to more relaxed lounges. These are spaces for the queer community to gather but they draw a mixed crowd of allies as well, such is the widely accepting nature of the Boston community. Many of the mainstream nightlife venues host LGBTQ+ friendly and themed nights, so you'll be welcome and find your crowd absolutely anywhere you choose to spend your night.
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