Shop Your City

LGBTQ+ Owned/Friendly Businesses

Find options to help you Shop Your City on the lists below.

Exterior of The Stonewall Inn in the West Village, Manhattan, at night
Photo: Elizabeth Bick

New York City is the world’s most welcoming LGBTQ+ destination. Here, Pride is a way of life — we delight in our differences; we seek out individuality; we thrive on self-expression.

This vibrant community is woven into the fabric of the City through historic landmarks, art exhibitions, electrifying nightlife, and the performing arts.

The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce New York (nglccNY) is the New York Metro headquarters of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) – the business voice of the LGBT community and the largest global not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people.

Pride Month is a triumphant time in New York City, home of the original gay liberation movement and the first LGBTQ+ Pride March.

Thrillist compiled a list of businesses, organizations, events, and performers to turn your attention toward this Pride Month (and every day) in order to make the biggest impact in NYC.

The Infatuation highlights everything from neighborhood hangs and bars that are great on weeknights to spots for the best local drag in the world and clubs for a big night out.

New York City – the most populous city in the USA, is home to some of the hottest gay bars and nightclubs in the world (according to Travel Gay).

These days, most of the gay bars and clubs are centered around Hell’s Kitchen, but you’ll also find gay scenes in Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Brooklyn, and Queens.

Gay culture has spread its wings throughout New York and the well-known gay areas such as Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen, and the Village are no longer your only option.

Venture over to the Upper West Side or Queens or Park Slope, Brooklyn and expand your possibilities even further using this map of bars/clubs, restaurants, shops, gyms, and more from Gay Cities.