Gay in Westchester
Our gay community has been vibrant but "invisible”—until now. We profile members of the community, find out what it’s like in the county closet, and administer a survey with The LOFT to explore gay life throughout Westchester.
By Diana Scholl
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.
Gay life in Westchester is thriving...mostly under the gaydar.
Westchester Magazine partnered with The LOFT for an all-encompassing survey. Here, the LGBT community speaks for itself.
Young, old, single, raising a family—what it’s really like to be LGBTQ in Westchester County.
Still alive and well, and full—of married “straight” people