Gay Guide

West Virginia
Pink Star Rating

6

Capital

Charleston

Other Main Cities/Resorts

Huntington, Parkersburg, Wheeling

Gay Age of Consent

18?

Lesbian Age of Consent

18?

Straight Age of Consent

16

Legal Notes

Sodomy laws were repealed in West Virginia through legislative action in 1976.

Population

1.81 million

Climate

West Virginia experiences four distinct seasons, none of which are extreme. Temperatures in the highlands of the Allegheny Mountains are somewhat more severe than the rest of the state. Generally temperatures during the winter months range from -9c tto 4c. with lots of snow. From March to May temperatures are mild (7c-21c) Summers are normally hot with high humidity, especially at lower elevations with temperatures from 21c at night to 35c in August. Autumn is cooler again with temperatures from 2c, at night, to 21c during the day. Autum and Spring are the most pleasant times to visit.