Visit Gay Long Beach is a 501c3 non-profit LGBTQ+ travel resource dedicated to curating safe spaces, inclusive events and promoting LGBTQ+ & ally-owned businesses in Long Beach, CA.

Long Beach is one of the “Gayest Cities in America” according to The Advocate and the city earned a perfect score of 100 +11 bonus points on the 2018 Human Rights Campaign Municipal Equality Index!

Exceptional cuisine, small “gayborhoods” throughout the city, a relaxed atmosphere, beaches, museums, theaters and a vibrant art scene all conspire to make Long Beach, CA a surprisingly unique LGBTQ+ destination. And Long Beach Pride ranks in the top 5 in the nation.

Situated conveniently between Orange County/Anaheim and Los Angeles, we also offer a great value as a base for seeing the rest of Southern California! Our award-winning Long Beach Airport (LGB) was named the third easiest and most convenient airport in the country.

Long Beach is a great place for LGBTQ+ singles, couples and families! Our residents are diverse, friendly, laid-back and lead by Robert Garcia, the first openly gay person to be elected Mayor of Long Beach.

Who We Are

Michelle Windhausen

Michelle Windhausen


Ellie Perez

Ellie Perez

Executive Director

Angela Valley

Angela Valley

Web Developer & Multimedia Producer

Over the years, the LBGTQ community has been well represented by the City Council and strong allies,” Mayor Robert Garcia said. “That continues to be the case. As mayor, I continue to work to ensure that everyone in our city is treated equally.”

“Long Beach has been named, continues to be named, one of the most LBGTQ-friendly cities, really anywhere . . . we continuously rank in the top five of LGBTQ-friendly cities, when it comes to LBGTQ law and the LBGTQ community, and we’re really glad about that.”  Mayor Robert Garcia, 2016.

Learn more about Dr. Robert Garcia, the first openly gay person to be elected Mayor of Long Beach.

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