Discover LGBTQ+ destinations and events across Arizona

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, a month widely celebrated in commemoration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQ+) pride. Check out this guide to help you navigate the Grand Canyon State's many LGBTQ-friendly locations, destinations and businesses.

Discover LGBTQ+ destinations and events across Arizona
Downtown Phoenix, Credit: Visit Phoenix/An Pham


Arizona's capital is a colorful and welcoming city with an abundance of LGBTQ-owned businesses. Consecutively rated with the highest score possible on the Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index Scorecard, Phoenix is a destination known for its inclusivity.

The Melrose District, a popular 1-mile stretch of Seventh Avenue between Indian School and Camelback roads lined with pride flags, is home to dozens of LGBTQ bars, clubs and businesses. While you're there, snap a photo at the rainbow crosswalk at Seventh and Glenrosa avenues.

Stop by the LGBTQ-owned Barrio Café for award-winning Mexican cuisine, or at The Coronado for some savory vegan eats.

Don't miss the annual Phoenix Pride Festival and Phoenix Pride Parade in October and the Rainbows Festival in April. Check out Visit Phoenix, Tempe Tourism or Phoenix Pride to learn more.

Northern Arizona

In the cool high-country mountains of northern Arizona, you'll find Flagstaff. This historic city is not only home to Northern Arizona University but also a diverse mix of people to meet and places to enjoy. For nearly 30 years, Flagstaff has celebrated Pride in the Pines every June.

In 2023, Flagstaff Pride held its inaugural "Together We March" Parade. Go to a drag brunch at The McMillan Bar & Kitchen or an LGBT event at Yucca North or the Orpheum Theater.

Visit the funky former mining town of Jerome, or make your way to picturesque Sedona, the #2 Most Welcoming City in the US. Check out Flagstaff Pride or Visit Sedona for more information.

Discover LGBTQ+ destinations and events across Arizona
Flagstaff, Arizona
Discover LGBTQ+ destinations and events across Arizona
Tucson, Arizona


Recognized as one of the country’s most gay-friendly places to live or visit, Tucson is home to a thriving LGBTQ+ community.

Stop at IBT's Bar + Food, Tucson's #1 Gay Bar, for a drink, a bite, dancing, trivia or a drag show, or catch a LGBTQ+ comedy open mic hosted by Lady Haha at Hotel Congress.

Southeast of Tucson is Bisbee, a once-booming mining town turned hippie haven. This fun-loving eclectic community is known for its welcoming, inclusive attitude.

Be sure to check out the Tucson Pride Festival annually in September and the Bisbee Pride Festival in June. Go to Visit Tucson, Tucson Pride, Discover Bisbee or Bisbee Pride to learn more.

These aren't the only LGBTQ-friendly places and events to enjoy in Arizona! Looking for even more places and activities around the state? Check out Pride Guide Arizona or our LGBTQ page.

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