Gay State Rank: 1/50
For all you Queens and Maries out there, there’s one iconic landmark you must explore. The Queen Mary is an Old-time Ocean Liner that is permanently berthed across from the Shoreline Village and Downtown Long Beach. When you step onto the ship it’s like stepping back into time. The views on and around the ship are awesome, so bring your camera. There’s also a bar, gift shop and plenty of other attractions on-board. There are great events to check out whenever you visit the city. Long Beach offers a terrific Jazz Festival, popular Gay Pride Celebration in June and an AIDS Walk. The Pink Party in May is a unique LGBT event that supports the Center Long Beach’s Mentoring Youth Through Empowerment Program.