Place:Cherry Grove, Suffolk, New York, United States


NameCherry Grove
Alt namesFire Islandsource: Wikipedia
Coordinates40.653°N 73.126°W
Located inSuffolk, New York, United States
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Cherry Grove (often referred to locally as The Grove) is a hamlet in the Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, New York, United States. It is located on Fire Island, a barrier island separated from the southern side of Long Island by the Great South Bay. The hamlet has approximately 300 houses on , a summer seasonal population of 2,000 and a year-round population of 15.[1]

Cherry Grove, along with nearby Fire Island Pines, is considered one of the most popular lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)-accepting resort communities in the United States. The New York Times quoted one homeowner at Cherry Grove that, "this [is a] wonderful environment where you could be gay and open and hold hands and enjoy life...."[1]

The Grove is reputedly the nation's first and oldest LGBT community. While no longer entirely gay, it remains predominantly populated and visited by LGBT persons; one straight couple affirmed, "We like that the Grove is a gay community, and that it's a creative community...."[1]

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