key west is very welcoming to the gay and lesbian tourist. flemming street is known for it's collection of gay and lesbian hotels but there are others scattered around the town. for the gay and lesbian tourist see the attached website on gay and lesbian tourism in key west. for those not comfortable with this life style besure to check your hotel's policy before you book.
downtown key west has a number of bars that cater to the gay and lesbian tourist. for the gay and lesbian tourist see the attached website. for those uncomfortable with this life style you may wish to avoid the following:
duval street: 801 bourbon, la ta da, aqua.
simonton street: the bottle cap lounge.
(pictured: everybody wants their picture with a couple of transvestites)
Key West is a very Liberal community, with a large Gay community. If you visit during Fantasy Fest, you'll even get to see a fair number of Cross Dressers.