Visit Gulfport: An LGBTQ-Friendly Community

Gulfport is an LGBTQ-friendly destination in Florida. Discover this thriving gay community and exciting Pride events!

A girl walking a rottweiler in front of a store with an LGBTQ flag and a pink flamingo

Walkable streets and dog-friendly spots are a big part of the Gulfport lifestyle.

Gulfport is small town near St. Pete, tucked away from the high rises and populated by friendly, quirky people – including a large, active LGBTQ community. In fact, a third of the Gulfport population identifies as LGBTQ. This small town is artsy and bohemian, with plenty of local businesses and events catering to its diverse population.

One-third of Gulfport's population identifies as LGBTQ+.

If you’re looking for an LGBTQ-friendly vacation destination that isn’t as touristy as other gay neighborhoods in Florida, Gulfport should be at the top of your list. Keep reading to learn more about the history of the LGBTQ community in Gulfport, its two Pride events, and local queer-friendly businesses and landmarks that you have to check out.