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Gay Providence

Gay Providence

Providence was founded in 1636 by Roger Williams, who believed in tolerance, liberty and free will. That spirit is alive today in bustling, dynamic Providence. Home to seven colleges and universities, the city boasts an eclectic arts scenecritically acclaimed restaurants and a youthful energy.

There is no "gay-borhood" in Providence. Members of the gay and lesbian community can be found throughout the city's many neighborhoods. From Federal Hill — Providence's famed Little Italy — to the funky cool of the East Side, the city offers plenty to see and do.

Recent Accolades

“52 Places to Go in 2016” – The New York Times

One of the TOP FIVE CITIES FOR GAY TRAVEL – 2015 Travel + Leisure Survey

The Coolest City in America  GQ June 2015

"Up-and-Coming City"  Gay Cities (Best of 2015)

Top LGBT-Friendly Cities in the U.S. 2015

HALEY STAR   Providence Glambassador

Haley StarWith more than 2 million YouTube views worldwide, Haley Star is the ever-plucky, pretty princess of Providence. She totes herself around this creative city, and the world, spreading peace, love and cupcakes to all. Find her, know her, love her!


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