Visit Gay Long Beach is a 501c3 non-profit LGBTQ+ travel resource dedicated to curating safe spaces, and promoting LGBTQ+ & ally-owned businesses in Long Beach, CA.

Long Beach is one of the “Gayest Cities in America” according to The Advocate and the city earned a perfect score of 100 +11 bonus points on the 2021 Human Rights Campaign Municipal Equality Index!

Exceptional cuisine, small “gayborhoods” throughout the city, a relaxed atmosphere, beaches, museums, theaters and a vibrant art scene all conspire to make Long Beach, CA a surprisingly unique LGBTQ+ destination. And Long Beach Pride ranks in the top 5 in the nation.

Situated conveniently between Orange County/Anaheim and Los Angeles, we also offer a great value as a base for seeing the rest of Southern California! Our award-winning Long Beach Airport (LGB) was named the third easiest and most convenient airport in the country.

Long Beach is a great place for LGBTQ+ singles, couples and families! Our residents are diverse, friendly.

Who We Are

Michelle Windhausen

Michelle Windhausen

Founder & Executive Director

Angela Valley

Angela Valley

Web Developer & Multimedia Producer

Ellie Perez

Ellie Perez


Rex Richardson, Long Beach Mayor "You Are Welcome Here" photo

“Our LGBTQ+ community deserves to know that they are welcome, safe, and valued in our city.

That’s why I’m taking the Safe Spaces Alliance pledge. To learn more, visit to get your decal and show our LGBTQ+ neighbors that your business or organization is a safe place for them.”

– Long Beach Mayor Rex Richardson

Why We Started The Safe Spaces Alliance

Our mission is to curate safe, inclusive spaces in Long Beach, California, through our “You Are Welcome Here” Safe Spaces Alliance city-wide initiative. Businesses and organizations can take our pledge and receive a FREE decal to display by visiting and registering. Our goal is to provide visitors to our city with a comprehensive guide to LGBTQ and ally-owned businesses, so our community and visitors know where they are welcome.

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