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Gay village

A city's gay village is a district known for having a large Queer residential population and/or a concentration of businesses, nightlife, and services for Queer populations.

The term derives from New York City's Greenwich Village, one of the best known and the scene of the Stonewall riots.

Here is a listing of some gay and lesbian villages:

Furthermore, several towns, particularly resorts, are known as primarily gay areas, for example Key West, Florida; Provincetown, Massachusetts; Fire Island, New York; Mykonos[?], Greece; and Sitges, Catalonia, Spain. Many such resorts welcome their gay tourists and have many facilities for them, but not all of them (for example, Lesbos) appreciate the attention.

See also The Village People.

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