Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

Monroe County Tourist Development Council

From Key West to Pensacola, Florida’s LGBT attitudes differ

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

Florida’s Key West is one of the most gay-friendly places in the country. The Florida Panhandle – many locals call it the Redneck Riviera – is a different story. The massacre of 49 people in a gay nightclub happened between these extremes, forcing many Floridians to reconsider their assumptions about the state’s evolving culture. Key West has a gay police chief, a lesbian county mayor and was the nation’s first city to elect an openly gay mayor. It attracts 450,000…

Keep Reading

Go to Top