Marriage Equality in Rhode Island
Rhode Island's history is rooted in freedom and equality. This heritage continues now that Rhode Island has become the latest state to legalize same-sex marriage.
Providence was voted:
One of the TOP TEN 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 2013What They're Saying
"(L)et's say you had to move somewhere--anywhere--else. Where aside from NYC could you exist in America and be just as comfy and complacent? I could only perhaps haul my gay ass to Philadelphia or Providence because they have some culture and besides, you can get around those places on a bike." - Michael Musto, The Village Voice
"So many cute restaurants and gay bars (thanks to the kids from Brown and RISD) to say nothing of the blocks of amazing Georgian architecture."
"This city is a jewel. Johnson & Wales Culinary University is there which helps explain the cavalcade of scrumptious cuisine." - Mickey Boardman, Paper
"Providence's relatively small size might lead you to think it doesn't have much gay life, but the city has over two dozen gay bars, clubs, and other venues and a sizable lesbian scene; its pride festival in June dominates the entire downtown."
"Many gays in New England choose to reside in Providence because of its inexpensive prices, friendliness, and gay tolerance." - Matthew Link, Out Traveler