The Scene

Understanding the LGBTQ scene in any city is crucial to having amazing and memorable experiences. So here's the breakdown of the LGBTQ scene in New Orleans.

New Orleans is one of the most welcoming cities in the United States. Overall the city boasts a laissez le bon temps rouler mind-set, roughly translates to let the good times roll. This perspective has allowed the LGBTQ community to flourish and permeate the New Orleans culture.

The gay bars and nightlife are centrally located in the French Quarter and Marigny neighborhoods. The close proximity of these neighborhoods makes it easily walkable. The nightlife is also 24/7, so whether your coming for a conference and want to go out afterwards or you’re here to let loose and party, time doesn’t matter here.

With New Orleans being such a travel destination, finding a gay or gay-friendly hotel, guest house, or bed and breakfast is easy. Although its rare to find an unfriendly lodging host, there are some places that are more familiar and accommodating of the unique needs of the LGBTQ community. We at gayNOLA help you find the right one.