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 scene, critically 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.
Rhode Island's history is rooted in equality and freedom. These ideals still hold true in the present day with Rhode Island's legalization of same-sex marriage in 2013.
PROVIDENCE WAS VOTED:
One of the TOP FIVE CITIES FOR GAY TRAVEL, Travel + Leisure survey
One of AMERICA'S GAYEST CITIES, The Advocate, March 2013
One of the TOP TEN DESTINATIONS FOR GAY TRAVELERS, TravelNerd, June 2013
HALEY STAR Providence Glambassador
With more than 1 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!
GayTravel.com recently sent their Gay Travel Guru to Providence: