9. Jackson Heights hosts the city’s largest concentration of Latino LGBTQ+ bars and nightclubs

Secrets of Jackson Heights LGBTQ+
Pride flags line Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights during Pride Month.

Latino bars called taxi dance halls sit on Roosevelt Avenue in addition to an array of Latino LGBTQ+ bars. These venues in Jackson Heights, including Hombres Lounge and Friends Tavern, make up the largest concentration of Latino LGBTQ+ bars in New York City.

With so many places to socialize in Jackson Heights, members of the LGBTQ+ community have moved to the neighborhood. Jackson Heights now has one of the largest concentrations of LGBTQ+ people in the city. Every year during pride month, residents participate in the Jackson Heights Pride Parade, the second largest Pride parade in the city.