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Gay Washington DC

The nation’s capital is home to a vibrant and dynamic LGBTQ+ community, supporting an all-round cross section of the community with people of all identities, interests, and backgrounds. DC is an international crossroad of culture as well a familiar home to many diverse people, with historically important sites scattered across the city and LGBTQ+ events that attract people from across the country. The annual Capital Pride Parade is nationally renowned, but there are also popular events and festivals hosted here throughout the year, and plenty of queer bars and clubs open every night of the week.

Recommended gay friendly hotels in Washington DC

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Washington DC Gay Scene

DC boasts a great selection of LGBTQ+ bars and clubs that keep the party going all week. The queer community here is growing in its diversity, and that is reflected in the variety of nightlife and an ever-changing scene. Big gay nights out are popping up across the city as the community is welcomed into more traditional pubs and sports, but the safe spaces of the queer neighbourhoods like Dupont Circle are still there if you need them. Whether you want a simple gay friendly pub or a night out on DC’s infamous drag scene, you’ll find your crowd here.

Tours & Experiences in Washington DC

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