R5 Gay in Westchester

Produced by Robert Schork

If you accept the traditional estimate that roughly 10 percent of the population is homosexual, this translates into nearly a hundred thousand gays and lesbians living, working, playing—loving—in Westchester. From spirited teens and lively seniors to dutiful parents and legally-wed couples—including heterosexually-married individuals living a double life in the closet(!)—our county is home to a diverse gay-lesbian-bisexual-transgender community, though one that is neither centralized nor overt. On the following pages we present various snapshots of Westchester’s mostly invisible minority.

Vibrant & Invisible

Gay life in Westchester is thriving…mostly under the gaydar.                                       

Counting Us In

Westchester Magazine partnered with The LOFT for an all-encompassing survey. Here, the LGBT community speaks for itself.

Out & About

Young, old, single, raising a family—what it’s really like to be LGBTQ in Westchester County.

The Westchester Closet

Still alive and well, and full—of married “straight” people


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