Everyone who wants to be is welcomed in Durham. People who live here do so by definitive and deliberate choice and are staunch defenders of the place they adopt as their own. Durham is a place where new things are always happening, and it's also where people can be who they are with gusto. We're looking forward to you coming to check it out.
In 2012, Durham, NC was named the "Most Tolerant City in the US" by The Daily Beast/Newsweek. Durham is home to both the 10-day-long North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and the NC Pride Parade. Establishments in Durham describe themselves in a variety of ways, including "queer positive," and they have stickers on the door declaring them as "straight friendly." It's an open and friendly place with a large gay community that is fully integrated.
Each summer, the North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival takes place in Durham to celebrate and recognize gay and lesbian life through film. Read our interview to learn more about the festival from one of the people who coordinates it each year. Read More
Don't miss the annual NC Pride Parade which takes place in Durham every September. Our list of tips, sourced from community members, will help ensure you make the most of your time. Read More