Mots people would recognise Brighton as being possibly the gay capital of England. (And like Provincetown, MA,  it combines this with being a family friendly resort.) 

The Brighton Museum has an exhibition on until August 31st called ‘On the Pull’ has a number of references to the town’s development as a place where gay people felt at home.

If you’re in the area, I’d recommend a visit – the museum is entirely free to enter and has a number of excellent permanent and changing displays.