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Gay Buffalo: The Queen City


You know you can't go wrong with a place nicknamed "The Queen City." Buffalo is known for a casual, laid-back style that is all its own. Located in Western New York, Buffalo has been home to a thriving gay community since the early 80's. Ani DiFranco calls Buffalo home and her Righteous Babe Record label has made it a mecca for lesbians and feminists. The scene is pretty evenly split between gays and lesbians, and while there are bars that cater to specific crowds, most bars are welcoming to both men and women. Most of the gay community can be found in AllenTown, and that's where the bar circuit takes place. Buffalo's nightlife tends to be the late night variety--bars are open until 4am--and things rarely get kicking before 11pm.