Gay York

YorkMansionHouseRainbowFlagWhether you live in or around York or are visiting this beautiful city we aim to keep you up to date about everything from the best nights out, where to stay in York, where to eat in York and what to do while you are in the beautiful city of York.

York is a very traditional city which, unlike Leeds, Manchester & London,  is not renowned for its gay scene. However in recent years attitudes have started to change and York’s Gay community is now thriving. York has an estimated population of 202,400 (2010). With such a large population it is to be expected that a thriving Gay community would develop.

York is very much a tourist city with visitors coming from far and wide to take in the tourist attractions especially the Minster, and even climb to the top to see the city from above.

As a world-famous historic city, York attracts over 7.1 million visitors a year who spend over £443 million. This has created nearly 23,000 jobs in the local economy.

York city centre also hosts the Grand Opera House & The Theatre Royal; each showcasing well known faces in a variety of roles.

Gay Venues, Gay Bars & Gay Clubs in York
is the LGBT night organised by York Pride, which is normally held on the last Saturday of each month. Proud offers a laid back, chilled and safe location to meet with friends for a natter or dance the night away into the small hours! With great drink offers available to those with York Pride wristbands it really is the best LGBT night out around! Plus all the door money raised funds York Pride.

Thomas’s Bar is the home of Proud and although not officially marketed as an LGBT venue TOY is very friendly and welcoming to all. Serving great homecooked food throughout the year TOY is located in the city centre and idea for a pit stop to drink and refuel. Thomas’s Bar is very quirky and you’ll notice something new each time you visit!

Have we missed something? We’ve put together our ‘Gay York Pages’ as a guide for gay visitors, students and those who aren’t familiar with the city to find their way around. If you feel we’ve missed something or you’d like to exchange a place on our links page with a place on your site, please email