LGBTQ+ Spaces

Hudson County is home to great local LGBT bars and restaurants that are a fantastic way to spend an evening and feel a sense of camaraderie with other patrons. Club Six 26 is the perfect place to go for drinks and dancing, and they host a phenomenal drag brunch every weekend, so be sure to get your reservations early! On the other side of the coin is local hot spot Pint! A Jersey City staple since 1911, they have dozens of craft beers on tap and host bingo and trivia nights every week.

While Hudson County hosts Pride Events during June every year with the rest of the country, they also do something special.  They host a Hudson County specific pride month in August with lots of local events and appearances from LGBT entertainers. This special pride month let’s members of the community celebrate twice.  For visitors wanting to attend either pride month in Hudson County, or events in NYC during June, there are tons of affordable hotels nearby to the action. For more information on hotels click here.

Hudson County is considered by many to be one of the most diverse places in the county, and for good reason. Here that diversity is celebrated, and the LGBT community is certainly a part of that celebration. Hudson County was one of the first counties to raise the rainbow flag for pride month! With events being hosted all year by organizations like Hudson Pride, and multiple great spots to relax and unwind, it’s clear that Pride really isn’t just for June, it’s 365 days a year.

  • Six 26
    Paying homage to the day the Marriage Equality Act was passed in the United States, June 26, 2015, the name Six26 was born.  On this day, the United States Supreme Court struck down all state bans on same-sex marriage…Read More
  • The Ashford
    The Ashford embodies the social dining experience by encouraging guests to come early and stay late. This premier restaurant, bar, lounge, and rooftop showing all your favorite sports. The Ashford is situated on the pedestrian plaza in…Read More
  • Vale Todo NightsRead More
  • Pint
    Opened in 1911, Pint has served Jersey City for more than 110 years! The bar had different owners and names over the years. It was a speakeasy during Prohibition owned by infamous Jersey City Frank Hague. We even have a resident ghost…Read More
  • Uncle Milton’s Cafe
    An LGBTQ-friendly spot was essential to Milton, as this is a pillar of his new business. He wanted to create a space where absolutely everyone would be welcome. His vision was to bring a small café to Hoboken as a way of fostering community, particularly for LGBTQ diners…Read More

 

Resources

Hudson County has worked hard to make itself a welcoming presence for the LGBT community, and it has succeeded. According to the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipality Equality Index, which measures how inclusive a city’s municipal laws, policies and services are of the LGBT people who live and work there, both Jersey City and Hoboken got perfect scores, 100 out of a possible 100 points.

In an effort to help support and lift up the members of the LGBT community, listed below are resources for anyone who may be struggling with physical or mental health issues as a result of their sexual or gender identity. It is our sincere wish that these resources will help people connect with other members of the community in their area, as well as allow people to learn about pride events being held locally in Hudson County.

  • Hudson Pride
    Hudson Pride Center is a home and voice for the diverse LGBTQ community and our allies that advocates for our physical, mental, social, and political well­-being. We create safe and vibrant spaces to gather and celebrate our lives…Read More
  • Jersey City Pride
    The LGBTQ+ Pride Festival is recognized not only as a premier LGBTQ+ event in Hudson County, but also one of the largest pride festivals in the Northeast. The events of Pride season exemplify the strength and growth of our LGBTQ+ and allied community…Read More
  • Hoboken Rainbow Family
    While our hearts pump with a passion for Great Britain, our blood flows with a fervor that only New Jersey can muster. Every day, our hometown is making a mark, and the world is tipping its cap in admiration. We meticulously craft small-batch, ultra-premium spirits that are suited…Read More

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