City of the Year


GayCities honors the city & community of Orlando for its compassion and resiliency in the wake of the horrific Pulse Nightclub massacre of 2016. We salute your bravery and spirit in the face of unspeakable cruelty and adversity, an example to us all, making the city the ideal recipient of the first-ever city award.

When planning your vacations, please consider spending some of your dollars in Orlando as it rebuilds its community. Not only are you paying homage to the place, but it’s an often overlooked vacation paradise, with amazing events from June’s Gay Days Orlando to September’s Orlando Pride, which this year drew 150,000 revelers. And don’t forget the simple pleasures of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World. Next »