Gay & Lesbian Travel Sitemap - Page 5 2014-04-17

Cesme Gay Travel - Antarctica Gay Tours - Mumbai Gay Resources - Mumbai Gay Scene - Gay-Friendly Cesme - Shanghai Gay Tours - Leipzig Gay Nightlife
Sizing up Cesme, Antarctica, Leipzig, Los Angeles, Shanghai, and Mumbai among the New York Times 31 Places to Go, in terms of how gay-friendly they are. Page 2.

Minorca Gay Travel - Minorca Gay Resources - Gay Marrakesh - Marrakesh Gay Travel - Bahia Gay Scene - Salvador Gay Nightlife - Gay Istanbul Vacations
Sizing up Minorca, Costa Rica, Marrakesh, Las Vegas, Bahia, and Istanbul among the New York Times 31 Places to Go, in terms of how gay-friendly they are. Page 3.

Shenzhen Gay Travel - Shenzhen Gay Resources - Gay-Friendly Macedonia - Cape Town Gay Scene - Montenegro Gay Travel - Salt Spring Island Gay Scene
Sizing up Breckenridge, Shenzhen, Macedonia, South Africa, Montenegro, and Vancouver Island among the New York Times 31 Places to Go, in terms of how gay-friendly they are. Page 4.

OUT Adventures Tours - Gay Tour Operators - Gay Travel Tours - Gay Package Deals - Gay Indonesia Tours - Gay Italy Trips - Peru Gay-Friendly Tours
An article about the acclaimed gay tour operator, OUT Adventures, a GLBT-owned company based in Toronto, Canada, and specializing in intimate (usually up to 14 guests) journeys throughout the world, from Antarctica to Zambia, and focusing on a variety of styles: urban adventures, upscale style, GLBT family trips, comfort, active, and more. Both gay/lesbian and women-only trips are offered.

Nepal Gay Tours - Gay Costa Rica Adventures - Gay Egypt Tours - Las Vegas Gay Trips - Gay Cambodia Tours - Vietnam Gay Trips - Gay Crete Greek Islands
An article about the acclaimed gay tour operator, Out Adventures, a GLBT-owned company based in Toronto, Canada, and specializing in intimate (usually up to 14 guests) journeys throughout the world, from Antarctica to Zambia, and focusing on a variety of styles: urban adventures, upscale style, GLBT family trips, comfort, active, and more. Both gay/lesbian and women-only trips are offered. Page 2.

French Escapade Tours - Women's Tours - Lesbian Tour Operators - Women's Tours France - Women's Tours Belgium - Women's Tours California - Escape
An article about the tour company, French Escapade, a lesbian-owned operator specializing primarily in small, escorted women's, co-ed, and LGBT cultural-immersion tours to France, Belgium, Africa, and California.

Moab Yoga on the Rocks - Moab Backpacking Retreats - Camping Canyonlands National Park - Gay-Friendly Yoga Retreats - Moab Gay Travel - Gay Hiking
An story about the gay-friendly tour company, Moab Yoga on the Rocks, which offers intimate yoga-centered backpacking retreats at Canyonlands National Park, in Moab Utah; and a short interview with owner Elisabeth Lilja.

Out in Alaska Tours - Alaska Gay-Friendly Travel - Gay Travel Tours Alaska - Gay Adventure Tour Operators - Out in Alaska Camping Expeditions
An article about the gay-owned, custom tour operator Out in Alaska, which is based in Fairbanks and offers personal, upscale expeditions throughout Alaska to a mostly GLBT clientele, and with a focus on adventure, the outdoors, wildlife viewing, and gaining a personal sense of what's often dubbed America's Last Frontier.

Out in Alaska Tours - Gay-Friendly Denali Tours - Gay-Friendly Alaska Cruises - Gay-Friendly Juneau Trips - Gay Camping Alaska - Alaska Kayaking
An article about the gay-owned, custom tour operator Out in Alaska, which is based in Fairbanks and offers personal, upscale expeditions throughout Alaska to a mostly GLBT clientele, and with a focus on adventure, the outdoors, wildlife viewing, and gaining a personal sense of what's often dubbed America's Last Frontier. Page 2.

Philadelphia Celebrates the Holidays with Plenty of GLBT Festivities
Philadelphia--always a fun destination throughout the month of December thanks to its many parties, holiday pop-up shops, and festive light shows--has a few

Lime Lounge San Francisco - Lime Lounge closed
Lime Lounge has closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 71.

Trigger San Francisco - Trigger Gay Bar closed
Trigger has closed - the space now holds the gay bar Beaux. Page 81.

Churchill San Francisco - SF Churchill Bar - Churchill Cocktail Lounge
The trendy Churchill bar, which opened in 2011 and is known for its superb cocktails. Page 19.

Bar on Castro closed
Bar on Castro has closed - it was in the space now occupied by Q Bar. Page 42.

Lime Lounge Gay Bar - Lime Lounge Closed
Lime Lounge has closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 27.

Bagdad Cafe San Francisco - Bagdad Cafe Closed
The long-running Bagdad Cafe closed in 2011. Page 39.

San Francisco Gay Guide - Castro Gay Guide - Mission Gay Guide -
A Gay Guide and Photo Gallery to San Francisco, including the Castro and Mission neighborhoods.

San Francisco Gay Guide - Castro Gay Guide - Mission Gay Guide -
A Gay Guide and Photo Gallery to San Francisco, including the Castro and Mission neighborhoods.

Trigger San Francisco - Trigger Gay Bar closed
Trigger has closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 38.

San Francisco Gay Guide - Castro Gay Guide - Mission Gay Guide -
A Gay Guide and Photo Gallery to San Francisco, including the Castro and Mission neighborhoods.

San Francisco Gay Guide - Castro Gay Guide - Mission Gay Guide -
A Gay Guide and Photo Gallery to San Francisco, including the Castro and Mission neighborhoods.

Cajun Cheer: Bar-Hopping in Baton Rouge and Lafayette
One of my ongoing efforts on this site has been to beef up coverage on gay-friendly nightlife and dining in less-obvious GLBT destinations, including good-size

Ace Hotels' new Properties in London, Los Angeles, and Panama City
Having in significant ways reshaped the lodging landscape in cities like Seattle, Portland, Palm Springs, and Manhattan, the distinctly hip, provocatively

What Are America's Cruisiest Gay Cities?
What Are America's Cruisiest Gay Cities?

South Carolina is so Gay...Not!
Tourism officials in South Carolina are red-faced over their apparently inadvertent - or at least ill-considered - participation in a London ad campaign that

Kimpton Hotels Expands to Savannah, Palm Springs, and Milwaukee
I mentioned in a post earlier this year that the gay-popular hip-hotel brand Kimpton (read a profile of the company here) had announced plans to open a

Checking out the Nightlife in Phoenix
I just spent a few days in Phoenix and Scottsdale, a region with dozens of gay bars and clubs, and also a wonderful place for a trip in winter, when

Woody's Bar in Philadelphia Changes Hands
Few gay bars in America have remained as popular for as long as Woody's, which opened in the heart of Philadelphia's way-gay City Center (aka the Gayborhood)

Neighborhood Noshing in New York City
I was walking through Greenwich Village, in Manhattan, with a friend one nippy evening last month, when I stumbled upon the quintessential downtown neighborhood

Southwest Airlines: It's Budget-Friendly, But is the Company Gay-Friendly?
According to the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2007 Buying For Equality guide, the Dallas-based discount airline serving more than 60 U.S. cities has

A Gay Stroll Along San Francisco's Church Street
Gay visitors to San Francisco usually spend plenty of time in the Castro and Mission neighborhoods, but I'm surprised how often they overlook lovely Church

Mexico's Gay Playground: Puerto Vallarta
All right, as much as I like to encourage travelers to visit freezing-cold cities in winter to save money and enjoy the relative lack of crowds and mayhem, I

What's Your Approach to Exploring Gay Las Vegas?
Choosing the right hotel in Las Vegas depends, as you might guess, on what you're looking for. Other than very occasionally dropping $10 or $20 in slot

Clubbing in the Castro...and Elsewhere in San Francisco
Is it possible for a city to have too many gay nightlife options? San Francisco may just have this problem, which plenty of cities would enjoy having. There

Gay-Popular Kimpton Hotels Has Come to Scottsdale
The highly gay-friendly Kimpton Hotel Group, which pioneered the boutique-hotel concept in its hometown of San Francisco but has since spread to dozens of

Lady Chablis to Perform in Savannah Over St. Patrick's Day Weekend
Didn't get a chance to attend Mardi Gras in New Orleans this year? Well, there's still time to plan a last-minute trip to attend Savannah's much-heralded St.

Gay Atlanta: A City of Hip, Vibrant Neighborhoods
I've just returned from a short visit to Atlanta, a city I resided in briefly in the early 1990s. It's changed tremendously in recent years, and just about

Sizing up Ireland as a Gay Travel Destination
If you haven't had a chance to explore some of the many other travel pages on About.com, I encourage you to take a look. In particular, keep in mind that many

As China Opens up to the West, So Too Opens the Country's Gay Scene
My friend Alison and I are in the middle of a somewhat hastily planned 15-day trip to Hong Kong, Beijing, Nanjing, and Shanghai. And while I've been amazed by

Clubbing at One of the Nation's Best Lesbian Bars, Wall Street
You may not believe that Columbus, Ohio has a bigger, wilder, and more successful full-time lesbian nightclub than any you'll find in Los Angeles, San

Gear Up for New Hope Gay Pride 2008
One of loveliest (and queerest) little towns in Pennsylvania, New Hope has quietly developed a highly popular and quite vibrant GLBT Pride Festival over the

Gay Providence: Strolling Along Funky Wickenden Street
Even if it has been a relatively mild winter in New England this year, there's still a buzz in the air as temperatures warm a bit (albeit gradually, as of early

The Nation's Capital Continues to Court Gay Travelers
Log on to the homepage of the Washington, D.C. Convention and Tourism Corporation, and prominently displayed on the left side of the site you'll see a

Denver to Welcome Major Gay Sports Groups over Memorial Day Weekend
The Mile High City, long known for its vibrant and visible GLBT community, is about to become a gay sports mecca, at least during Memorial Day weekend in late

Charleston's Gay Nightlife Scene, and the Promise of Another Stellar Spoleto Festival
Charleston, South Carolina, has steadily developed into one of the South's most appealing gay destinations, albeit drawing more of a coupled, romance-seeking

ExpressJet Airlines Launches, Serving a Number of Popular Gay Travel Destinations
If you live in or travel regularly to one of the many city's in the country that qualify in the airline industry as mid-size markets, you've no doubt gotten

As Puerto Vallarta's Season Winds Down, Plan Your Trip There For Next Fall or Winter
Admittedly, I don't always follow my own advice about planning trips early. It's hard to think about a summer trip to Provincetown when there's snow on the

Palm Springs, San Diego, and West Hollywood Unite to Form a Pink Triangle
In yet another great move on the part of mainstream tourist offices to reach out and serve the GLBT market, the convention and visitors bureaus of Palm Springs,

Exploring the Scene in Gay Sacramento
With spring turning California ever greener, it's a great time to plan a trip to one of the many gay-friendly destinations within a three-hour drive of San

Nearly 2 Years Following Katrina, New Orleans Continues to Welcome Back Gay Visitors
Since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans at the end of August 2005, I've been back to the city on five different occasions updating my guidebook on the

Gay Austin Heats up with Splash Weekend at Hippie Hollow
I've just returned from a weekend in one of my favorite cities, Austin, whose gay community gathers over Memorial Day Weekend at Hippie Hollow Park for Splash

When is it a Good Idea to Phone Expedia?
It goes without saying that cellphones and Wi-Fi have completely revolutionized the way we travel. But I continue to find new ways to take advantage of

Pridefest Just Over a Month Away in Pittsburgh
Andy Warhol grew up in this culturally rich city that now has a museum dedicated to his art and life. The U.S. version of TV's Queer as Folk was set here (even

Questions About Gay Travel? Please Send me an E-mail!
If you've attempted to e-mail me with questions or requesting advice on where to travel this summer and come up with a broken link, I apologize. I discovered

Gay Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard...Beyond Provincetown
Don't get me wrong - I have always and will always be a huge fan of Provincetown, which is truly one of the world's most enchanting little towns, and also an

Time to Grab Your Chaps - The Calgary Gay Rodeo Comes to Alberta June 29-July 1
Gay rodeos have become popular events in cities throughout North America in recent years, from Albuquerque to Kansas City to San Francisco. But to attend the

A New Hotel, A Latin Party at Club Papi - Houston Gay Pride Kicks Into Gear
With hot new restaurants and shops opening left and right, and a vibrant gay district in the hip Montrose neighborhood, Houston continues to develop increasing

Philadephia and Los Angeles Present Two of the World's Top Gay Film Festivals in July
Only a couple of decades ago, gay and lesbian film festivals were but a curious and relatively unheralded phenomenom - the events drew small crowds, limited

Erasure, Gloria Trevi to Headline San Diego Gay Pride
British syntho-pop icons Erasure (made up of openly gay musician Andy Bell and former Depeche Mode founding member Vince Clarke) headline San Diego Gay Pride

Exploring the Gay Side of Brooklyn and Queens
Although Manhattan is truly one of the world's great centers of gay culture and nightlife, it's just one of New York City's five boroughs, and many LGBT

Albuquerque to Host 5th Annual Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
In just five short years, the Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival has grown into one of the nation's most popular and respected such events. Albuquerque and

Gay Adventures in the O.C., Including Gay Days at Disneyland, Oct. 5-7
For all the attention Orange County has received the past few years in the form of engrossing, if somewhat puerile, reality-TV shows and teen dramas, it's still

Partying in Gay Prague
One of the many wonderful things about Prague, and specifically its gay scene, is that the part of the city that's becoming the most interesting - the Vinohrady

What Are the World's Best Gay Beach Destinations?
With winter fast approaching, a lot of you may be thinking about great places to plan tropical beach vacations in the coming months. There are, of course,

Getting to Know Gay Las Vegas
Las Vegas enjoys its busiest and most enjoyable season from now through May, as the weather is moderate if even a bit cool, and vacationers flock here in droves

Chelsea: New York City's Gay Epicenter in Pictures
Late fall right through early January is my favorite time to be in New York City - the weather is cool and crisp, the shopping comes alive for the holidays, and

Gay Travels in the Muslim World
One part of the world I've always wanted to explore but haven't yet is the Middle East, although several nations there are high on my list. Haworth Press has

Nashville: Is it the South's New Emerging Gay Destination?
I've just returned from a weeklong trip to Tennessee, with a couple of days in Memphis, and five in Nashville. It had been about eight years since I'd ventured

Great Deals at the Omni Royal Orleans and Advice on Where to Stay in Gay New Orleans
December is one of the loveliest times to visit the Gay Capital of the Deep South, New Orleans. Businesses throughout the city hang holiday decorations, as they

Girlports.com Providing Great Info on Lesbian Travel Around the World
I recently received an e-mail from Tanya Churchmuch, a Montreal-based travel journalist, about a new travel website she's created to help lesbians and bisexual

Gearing Up for Gay Ski Weeks in Aspen and Telluride
With January upon us, it's that time of year when more than a dozen top ski towns around the world, most of them in North America, host gay ski weeks. Colorado

Gay Tasmania - Australia's Emerging GLBT Destination
It wasn't long ago that the Australian island of Tasmania, which lies about 150 miles south of the mainland and is roughly the size of West Virginia, ranked

Hot Hotel Deals For Valentine's Day in Denver
Several gay-friendly hotels in the Mile High City have unveiled enticing romance packages for Valentine's Day, and at other times in February. The GLBT hub of

San Francisco and Southwest Airlines Work Together to Promote Gay Tourism
The San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau, already a beacon of gay-friendly tourism, recently announced a gay marketing initiative with one of the

Are Gay Online Social Networking Sites Replacing Gay Bars?
I sometimes wonder, as I travel from city to city and drop by gay bars and clubs to research what's going on (and enjoy a cocktail or two, of course), whether

Evaluating the Hotel Indigo Brand - A New, Hip, and Moderately Priced Lodging Option
I've never much given much thought to the InterContinental hotel chain, which encompasses the reliable if unremarkable Holiday Inn family and the luxurious but,

New Reviews of Four Gay-Friendly Hotels - From Luxe London to Affordable Atlanta
I spend about 10 to 15 days of every month living in hotel rooms, and to this end, I've had the chance to experience a spectacularly (and disturbingly) wide

Where to Stay and Play in Las Vegas
Spring is the perfect time to visit Las Vegas - not too hot, not too cold, and not quite as many conventions as in winter and summer. I recently spent a few

Fort Lauderdale vs. Palm Springs and West Hollywood: Where to Plan a Gay Spring Fling
They're arguably America's premier gay-resort getaways: Fort Lauderdale and Palm Springs. So what are the key differences between these two havens of cruisy,

Beach-Bound: Where the Boys (and Girls) Are in San Diego, Cannon Beach, and Puerto Vallarta
For as many of us who can't sit still at the beach for more than 15 minutes and instead occupy our time jogging, hiking, kayaking, exploring, and checking out

The Wyndham Orange County Celebrates California Same-Sex Marriage Ruling With Gay Wedding Packages
Hotels and local tourism offices all around California are responding quickly and happily to the historic state supreme court ruling on May 15, 2008, that has

Toronto's Queer West Fest: A Fringe-y Alternative to the Usual Gay Pride Festivals
Looking for a little edge to your Gay Pride celebrations? Traditional, official Pride events come in all shapes and sizes, and hundreds of them are held all

Great Chicago Neighborhoods: A Photo Gallery of Lakeview and Andersonville
There aren't many cities anywhere, much less in the United States, with such an astounding variety of dynaimc, mixed-use neighborhoods than Chicago. For the

Post Your Questions, Comments, Reviews, and Ideas on the Gay Travel Forum
Okay, it only took me 18 months to get the forum for my site up and going, but it's finally up...and going. I've posted a few initial threads, just to get the

Columbus, Ohio, Continues to Shine
I used to date a guy in Columbus and spent many happy weeks there throughout the late '90s. In terms of food, arts and culture, the gay scene, and

Portland Hits its Stride in Summer
It's been almost a year since I moved from New Mexico to Portland, Oregon, and it occurs to me that I sometimes forget to blog on here about my new hometown,

Mendocino's gay-owned Stevenswood Spa Resort Plans Group Wedding Ceremony
Situated along a spectacularly jagged and picturesque stretch of the Northern California coastline, tiny Mendocino is a land of big experiences: bold local

Images of the Mile High City: What to See and Do in Denver
Coldplay, appropriately, headlined the coldest (and wettest) concert I've ever attended - it took place at Denver's dramatic Red Rocks Amphitheater. I and my

Celebrating Fire Island's Black Out Party
This weekend (August 8 through August 10) marks the sixth annual Fire Island Black Out Party. The barrier island of the coast of Long Island - about 50 miles

Back to School: Vacationing in Gay College Towns
I recently spent a day in one of America's most idyllic college towns, Bloomington, Indiana, which also happens to be one of the most gay-friendly communities

Discovering the Emerging Gay Scene in Indianapolis
I recently returned from a short trip to Indianapolis, and the nearby college town (or small city, really), Bloomington, which is less than an hour's drive

Dallas's Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade Among September's Top Gay Pride Events
The majority of America's leading Gay Pride festivals and parades take place in the summer, especially in June, but several cities around the country have

It's Election Season: Time For a Gay Travel Perspective on Washington, DC
I've always taken a strong interest in politics, and so it's only natural that I get a little giddy whenever I visit our nation's capital. As an eight-year-old

Touring New England During Fall Foliage Season
Autumn, as many travelers know, is a classic time to explore New England, which has emerged as arguably the most gay-friendly region of the country over the

Beguiling Buenos Aires - South America's Gay Mecca
As much as I love October in New England, the Rockies, Oregon...pretty much anywhere cool and brisk in the United States, I couldn't be happier right now with

Kansas City's Gay Scene Comes Into Its Own
I just made a relatively short but enjoyable trip to Kansas City, a metropolis I've long ranked among the country's most underrated, especially in terms of its

San Francisco Gay Halloween Party To Raise Money for Queer South Asian Support Group, Trikone
There are plenty of fun things going on in gay communities around the country for Halloween this year, from New York City's always-fabulous Halloween Parade in

Colorado Looks Forward to Brisk Winter Business, Including Three Gay Ski Weeks
Following the November elections, the already welcoming and outdoorsy state of Colorado is looking even more progressive these days. Voters in the eastern part

Copperfield's Books Takes the Place of Plaza Farms Market in Healdsburg
One of my favorite little restaurants in Healdsburg, Calif., the epicenter of Sonoma County's sophisticated winetasting culture, is Bovolo Restaurant. The

Miami Beach's Retro-Fabulous Fontainebleau Resort Reopens
Following a nearly three-year, $1 billion overhaul, that favorite retro-hip address of Rat Pack glitterati and old money Miami - the Fontainebleau Resort -

Palm Springs Gay Resorts Offering Some Great Pre-Holidays Bargains
High season for those playful clothing-optional gay resorts in Palm Springs is pretty much now, but there's a bit of a shoudler season from now until Christmas,

Boycott or No, Utah Prepares for Gay Ski Week
Although some activists have called for boycotting travel to Utah this year in the fallout of California's Proposition 8 passage, which the state's LDS church

New Reviews of Gay Bars in Baltimore, Minneapolis, Prague, and Costa Rica
Purely in the name of research (sort of), I've been visiting plenty of cool bars in my travels lately - just last night I was out checking out some fun spots in

Puerto Rico's Gran Melia Resort Welcome Gay Wedding and Commitment Ceremonies
LGBT travelers thinking of having a same-sex wedding or commitment ceremony in the Caribbean should check out the promotion offered by the Gran Melia, a

Checking out Wilmington and Cape Fear, in coastal North Carolina
North Carolina has become steadily more popular with gay and lesbian travelers in recent years, especially as the state itself continues to become a bit more

Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach Ready for ArtExplosion '09, With Lea DeLaria and Lily Tomlin
From February 7 through February 21, one of the world's largest GLBT arts festivals, ArtExplosion, comes to sunny Fort Lauderdale, bringing in a slew of

Jacksonville is Steadily Becoming More Popular with GLBT Visitors
I spent a few days in Florida's largest city (surprise, that would be Jacksonville) just after New Year's. Compared with some of the gay-popular hubs in the

The White Party in Palm Springs Celebrates its 20th Anniversary in 2009
Jeffrey Sanker's famed circuit party was started in Palm Springs in 1989, and ever since, the White Party has become one of the most talked-about gatherings

Atlanta Gay Pride Announces Late October Dates, Return to Piedmont Park
If you've been keeping up with one of the world's most exuberant and best-attended Pride events, Atlanta Gay Pride, over the past couple of years, you've been

A New Website, www.gayblacktravel.com, Aims to Serve African-American and Latino Market
It's amazing how many excellent sites have emerged over the past two years on GLBT travel. Recently, www.gayblacktravel.com launched with the mission of

Exploring Fort Lauderdale's Gay Scene Through Pictures
I've been adding new photo galleries to the site recently, with one of my latest being Fort Lauderdale (along with the adjacent community of Wilton Manors, with

Savannah's Gay-Friendly Azalea Inn Makes a Perfect Spring Romance Getaway
Close to leafy Forsyth Park and situated on one of Savannah's most charming, historic blocks, the Azalea Inn is one of the city's most alluring city inns - an

Checking Out the Gay Scene in Miami Beach
If Key West represents the old-school Florida gay resort scene, and Fort Lauderdale has assumed the reputation as one of the world's hottest gay vacation spots

Erasure's Andy Bell Headlining Saturday Wyndham Fete during Palm Springs White Party
Andy Bell, from the fabulous synthpop band Erasure and a talented solo performer in his own right, will perform live on Saturday, April 11, at the Palm Springs

London's Flemings Mayfair Hotel Offers GLBT-Themed Oscar Wilde Package
The swish Flemings Mayfair Hotel, which is close to hip and gay-trendy Soho as well as the terrific theater scene in London's West End has put together a very

Four Seasons Maui Extends Special Deal to About.com Readers
Last week, I was sent word from the Four Seasons Maui, by many reports the top resort in Hawaii and one of the most beloved in the world, that readers of my

Gay Foodies Alert: About.com's Culinary Travel Site Has Launched
I don't normally dedicate a whole blog to another About.com travel site (although, of course, I love them all and encourage you to check out the Travel Channel

New York City Kicks Off "Rainbow Pilgrimage Campaign" for 40th Anniversary of Stonewall
New York City's official tourism organization, NYC & Company, has rolled out an ambitious plan to encourage gay and lesbian visitors to visit throughout 2009,

Amsterdam's Homomonument Foundation Promotes GLBT Visibility with "Outside" Photo Exhibit
Since 1987, Amsterdam's Homomonument - a pink-granite, triangle-shaped platform overlooking the Keizersgracht Canal - has brought attention to the issues of

Miami, Pensacola, and Washington DC have Big GLBT Events Planned for Memorial Day Weekend
June may very well be the busiest season for Gay Pride events, but late May's Memorial Day Weekend also offers both revelers and Pride celebrants plenty of

Seattle Readies for Gay Pride, and Hotel 1000 Offers Special Pride Package
Seattle is one of several major cities that hold Gay Pride celebrations, complete with a parade and festival, at the end of June - a date that commemorates the

Hotels in Los Angeles and Zurich Unveil Enticing Gay Pride Packages
June is the big season for Gay Pride events - more than 50 cities around the world hold Pride rallies, parades, and festivals during this busy month in which

Up for a Paso Robles Wine Country Getaway in June? Check out Hotel Cheval's Pride Package
The fast-growing city of Paso Robles, in northern San Luis Obispo County, has been gaining in popularity among foodies, wine connoisseurs, and nature lovers in

Seattle's Hip Hotel Max Presents its Cheeky and Quite Sexy "Gaycation" Package
The last time I stayed at Hotel Max in downtown Seattle, my room came with a pair of pink fuzzy handcuffs, along with a few other intriguing amenities - it was

Manhattan Hotels Offering Plenty of Deals for New York City Gay Pride Week
With the New York Gay Pride Week beginning in just a couple of weeks, it's worth taking a look at some of the deals and packages out there hotels have developed

Santa Fe's Exciting Summer Season - from Gay Pride to the Opera
I first visited Santa Fe in spring 1994 and knew instantly I'd want to live there someday. Six years later, I moved to town, and I enjoyed several very happy

NYC, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, and Other Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Stonewall
This weekend is the Mother of all Gay Pride Weekends, as numerous cities around the world are holding Gay Pride Fesivals and Parades in commemoration of the

Traxx Is Back: Essence For Ladies Comes to New Orleans Over July 4
Atlanta-based Traxx Girls, a company that creates events for women who love women, is throwing a giant party in New Orleans over July 4th weekend (July 3

Dallas Promoting GLBT Tourism with Chance to Win Trip to Gay Pride
With the increasingly popular Dallas Gay Pride celebration set for the weekend of September 18-21 in 2009, the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is

Attention New Yorkers: Get Your Big Gay Ice Cream!
My esteemed and similarly food-obsessed colleague Alison Wellner has tested one of Gotham's most intriguing summer-snack options, the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck -

L-Word's Leisha Hailey and Singer Meg Christian to Appear on Olivia Cruise
The venerable lesbian vacation and cruise company Olivia, which has trips offered throughout the year to a wide variety of locales, is celebrating its 20th

There's Still Time for Summer Fun in San Diego
I make an effort to visit most of the country's major gay destinations at least once every two years, but San Diego is one city I try to visit annually.

India Held Gay Pride Marches and Decriminalized Homosexuality in 2009
India less-than-welcoming attitudes toward gays and lesbians have enjoyed a considerable turnaround in 2009. In late June, three cities - Dehli, Kolkata, and

Two Palm Springs Gay Resorts Offering True Spa Vacations
Several years ago, the still-outstanding East Canyon property added a new element to the usual Palm Springs gay resort formula by offering not only swanky

Gay Nightlife in Long Beach, Grand Junction, Cologne, Brussels and more
It seems only appropriate that in my fatigue from having researched gay nightlife in Guadalajara, Mexico late into the past two evenings, I'm just finding

Bargains in Las Vegas
The lackluster economy has torpedoed hotel rates in Las Vegas, where high-end properties that sold for $300 or $400 a night a year ago now sometimes offer deals

Many of the Nation's Leading AIDS Walks and Bike Rides Take Place in September and October
Just as June tends to be the powerhouse month for Gay Pride Festivals and Parades, the months of September and October - especially the period from late

Is Gay Nightlife Fading, or Are Mixed Gay/Straight Hangouts on the Up?
People occasionally ask me if gay nightlife is on the decline. Or, more commonly, I hear locals lament the number of gay bars in their respective cities. My

Laguna Beach - Southern California's Coastal Bohemia
It finally happened last May. For the first time in roughly 10 visits to Laguna Beach, I did not stop at Taco Loco for a plate of blackened mahimahi or

Pride Guides to Arizona and Southern California Make Handy Trip-Planning Tools
If you live in or have traveled much to big cities around the U.S., you've no doubt scooped up one of the many directories that have been created over the years

Warming up in Puerto Vallarta and Costa Rica
December is here, and it's officially chilly in much of North America. So, just a little re-introduction to a pair of the most beautiful, and gay-welcoming,

Gay Pride Celebrations Come to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and Whistler
I've just returned from a week of pre-Olympics research in Vancouver and Whistler, where I enjoyed a solid week of cool, sunny weather - I even got a day of

Winter Weekends in New England, Including Stowe Winter Rendezvous
Having grown up in New England and become actually quite partial to snowy winter weather, I easily warm to the idea of making two- to three-day December and

From Charleston to Mobile - Gay-Friendly Getaways near Atlanta
I'm on my annual post-Christmas tour of the Southeast, a ritual I developed a few years ago when my parents moved to just outside Atlanta. I'm again

Exploring Australia's Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley, and Sydney
I've just returned from a short trip to New South Wales, the Australian state that's home not only to beautiful Sydney but also some of the country's most

Saving $$ in 2010: North America's Best Bargain Towns and Cities
Even if you haven't felt compelled to cut back on spending of late, it might interest you to know that traveling somewhere engaging, progressive, and welcoming

Vail Emerging as a Top Gay-Friendly Ski Destination
I had the pleasure earlier this week to spend a few days exploring Vail, one of the world's most impressive ski destinations - as much for its sheer variety of

How Gay-Friendly Are the NYT's "31 Places to Go in 2010"?
The New York Times Travel Section published its always intriguing best places to go in 2010 round-up this week - 31 destinations, to be specific, from Sri

Warming Up at Five Sunny Winter Resorts
I really don't mind winter snow (or, for those of us who live in the Pacific Northwest, rain), but it's right around this time that I start to crave a few

Often A Sight for Sore Eyes: Gay Bars in Unexpected Places
I'm in Las Vegas tonight, with plenty of gay nightlife options to choose from. I've just finished a short road-trip throughout northwestern Arizona and the

Sonoma County's Gay Scene - There's Much More Than the Russian River
Sonoma County will probably always be on my short list of places I'd consider living. So, it was with almost no hesitation, that I accepted an invitation to

Maui's Makena Beach & Golf Resort Rolls Out New "Pride Romance Package"
The former Maui Prince Hotel reopened in September as the 310-room Makena Beach and Golf Resort, and the new management team is jumping right in and courting

Happy Fat Tuesday at New Orleans Mardi Gras!
It's one of the most eccentric, free-spirited, and unabashedly wild days you'll find in any American city: Fat Tuesday, during New Orleans Mardi Gras. Even if

Arizona in the Springtime
March and April are two of the best months for visiting Arizona, especially the desert cities of Phoenix and Tucson, which enjoy sunny skies and daytime

How to Find Gay-Friendly Inns by Using PurpleRoofs.com
Of the many excellent websites out there providing advice and research tools related to gay travel, one that I've been using reliably for many years is

Savannah, St. Patrick's Day, and Some of the South's Coolest Gay Bars
It's not uncommon for people to declare that if they could live anywhere in the South, they'd choose Savannah - in fact, the choice is often between Savannah

Cambodia, Nepal open up to Gay Travelers
Until recently, outside of certain parts of Thailand, few Asian destinations had put much effort into courting gay and lesbians vacationers. Attitudes and

Mobile, Miami, Phoenix, and Vegas - a Look Ahead at April Gay Pride
As dozens of communities around the world plan their Gay Pride celebrations for June, July, and August - which is when the greatest number of these celebrations

Touring the Twin Cities - the Minneapolis and St. Paul Gay Scenes
Collectively, the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul make up one of the nation's largest metropolitan areas. Taken separately, the longtime rival cities

It's Mid-April - Time to Book Your Summer Beach Rental
In truth, my theme for this week's blog is as much intended to remind myself to set aside some time this week to book my annual summer vacation-house rental (in

Getting to Know Atlanta
If you polled the GLBT community and asked them to name the Top 5 U.S. cities in terms of popularity with both gay travelers and residents, there's little doubt

Reflections on Miami and South Beach
I've just returned from a 10-day tour of south and central Florida. I spent the second half of the trip revisiting the gay scenes in Orlando, Tampa, St.

The Biggest Gay Pride Event You've Never Heard of
If you live in Southern California, you probably know about the huge Pride festival held in the city of Long Beach in mid-May - it takes place the weekend of

Cologne's Big July: Gay Pride, Followed by the Gay Games VIII
Attractive, compact, and culturally rich Cologne is Germany's fourth-largest city - it's also one of the country's leading destinations for gays and lesbians,

Out in Alaska Welcomes LGBT Travelers to America's "Last Frontier"
I recently had a conversation with Tim Stallard, the lead guide with the Fairbanks-based tour operator Out in Alaska. If you've ever had a wish to visit this

Summer in New Mexico - Opera, Nightlife, and the Great Outdoors
I've just returned from 11 days in New Mexico, where I divided my time among Santa Fe, Taos, and Albuquerque (plus a few side trips elsewhere). Summer is one of

As the G20 Summit Departs, Toronto Gears up For Gay Pride
Toronto has traditionally held its Gay Pride celebration, which happens to be one of the largest such gatherings in the world, the fourth weekend in June - the

Look Beyond Lingle - Hawaii Remains a Friend to GLBT Visitors
This week's disheartening veto of HB 444, Hawaii's Civil Union Bill, comes at a time when the state's tourism industry is already suffering from the effects of

A Perfect Time to Visit Vancouver
Whether or not you made it to western Canada's largest city, the stunning metropolis of Vancouver, during the Winter Olympics this year, late July and early

Sydney's Stunning Weekend Getaway: The Blue Mountains
Few places in the world as naturally beautiful and relaxing as Australia's Blue Mountains lie in such close proximity to a world-class city, in this case

Celebrating Pride in one of America's Coolest Small Cities: Madison, Wisconsin
With a population of slightly more than 200,000 and an enormous year-round student presence on the leafy lakeside campus of the University of Wisconsin, the

Cruising Alaska's Inside Passage
I've just returned from a nearly two-week trip to Alaska, and as much time as I spend on the road, and as many amazing places as I visit, this one ranked among

Gay Nightlife in California's Smaller Cities
I made a few trips to California during the past year, and much of my travel took me through some of the state's most scenic and inviting smaller cities -

Discovering the GLBT-Friendly Spirit of Philadelphia
Few cities in America or more synonymous with justice, individual liberty, and personal freedom than Philadelphia, the nation's hub during the Colonial era and

Autumn Gay Pride Festivals - the Numbers are Growing
June may always be the busiest month of the year when it comes to Gay Pride celebrations, but increasing numbers of destinations - especially those in warmer

Is Santa Barbara Underrated as a Gay Vacation Spot?
The answer to this question depends greatly on your criteria for what constitutes an ideal destination for gay travelers. If it's plenty of gay bars and

Odds and Ends: Olympic National Park Deals, Mohegan SunDayz, Indie Erotic Film Festival
Summer may be on its way out, but Washington state's unbelievably verdant Olympic National Park is working hard to attract visitors well into the fall. Through

Saying Goodbye to the Liberace Museum...
I guess I could have bought a few more - or even one - Liberace collector spoons. Sadly, due to falling revenue, the crazily, wonderfully kitschy Liberace

Gay Pride Previews: Atlanta, Memphis, Orlando, Sarasota & Tucson
It makes perfect sense that the relatively few cities around the country that hold their Gay Pride festivals in October happen to be in warmer climates - think

Ian Schrager, Marriott Team Up to Create New Hotel Brand with Waikiki Debut
Good news if you're a fan of the chic, design-drive hotels of Ian Schrager (such as the Hudson and Royalton in NYC, and the Clift in San Francisco) and of

Sandpoint: A Gay-Friendly Getaway in Conservative Idaho
I'm in the middle of a cross-country road trip, which I'm undertaking in 10- to 15-day segments (rotating these with 10- to 15-day spells back home in Portland,

Milwaukee's Cool Continues to Rise
Among a slew of U.S. cities that declined steadily following World War II and have experienced varying degrees of revitalization over the past 10 to 15

San Francisco's Gay Nightlife Scene Enjoys a Renaissance
It's seems odd, given San Francisco's reputation over the years as a bona fide magnet for GLBT tourism, but the one complaint I've always heard about the city

A Look Ahead at 2011 Gay Ski Weeks
Ski season is already off to a great start in North America, with several Colorado resorts already up and running as of the last week of October. The organizers

Seeing Red in Gay-Friendly Sedona
Not every popular gay resort destination out there has a pulsing nightlife and a wide selection of gay-exclusive guest houses. Sedona, Arizona - about two hours

The National Portrait Gallery's "Hide/Seek" Considers the GLBT Experience
Running through February 13, 2011, the esteemed National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC - a major component of the Smithsonian Museum complex - has recently

Crested Butte, Colorado to Host Inaugural Matthew Shepard Foundation Gay Ski Week
The beautifully situated resort community of Crested Butte joins Aspen, Telluride, and Vail this winter to host one of Colorado's increasingly popular gay ski

Watching St. Petersburg Blossom into the Gulf's Leading Gay Resort
I spent a couple of weeks this spring touring around southern and central Florida, from Miami and Fort Lauderdale up to Orlando and Tampa Bay. Of all the cities

Where to Play and Stay in Palm Springs
With two-thirds of America blanketed by far-below-normal temperatures this week, it seems like a perfect time to talk about Palm Springs. One of the world's

Booking Early for New Orleans Mardi Gras
As life in New Orleans has improved steadily since Hurricane Katrina more than four years ago, tourism numbers continue to climb, especially during the winter

Looking Forward to 2011 Travels...and Articles
As the year comes to a close, I'm taking stock of all the places I visited in 2010 and already planning a number of trips for the coming year. (This week I

Nashville Looking Terrific, Following Last Year's Disasterous Floods
The tragic flooding that devastated Nashville in May 2010, resulting in 10 deaths in surrounding Davidson County and severely damaging hundreds of buildings,

Get me to the Sea: The World's Best Beach Cities for Gay Travelers
With much of the northern hemisphere in the throes of an unusually brutal winter, I though it might be a nice time to discuss some of the better vacation spots

The Lords Hotel Brings the Gay Resort Experience to Miami Beach
With numerous gay resorts in Fort Lauderdale and Key West, the southern tip of Florida has long been one of the world's tried-and-true GLBT vacation hubs,

Marriott Develops Stylish New Autograph Collection Luxury Brand
Marriott International, the ubiquitous hotel company that scores a perfect 100 in Human Rights Campaign's 2011 Buying For Workplace Equality guide on

Kansas City's Big Year for Arts and Culture
I've always enjoyed my visits to Kansas City, in my view one of the more underrated metropolises in the country. It's affordable, has a sizable and very visible

Gay Spring Break - What Are This Year's Top Destinations?
Spring break kicks into serious gear the last week of February and first week in March, with the season lasting well into early April, as different colleges and

Bar-Hopping in the Sunshine State: A Gallery of Florida Gay Nightlife
It's fairly easy to spot me in a bar. I'm the guy who walks in quickly, takes a full look around the place, maybe tries discreetly to shoot a few long-exposure

A Travel Tribute to States with Gay Marriage
In honor of the Obama administration's recent move to cease legally defending the constitutionality of DOMA (the ignominious Defense of Marriage Act), and with

The Gay Pride Season Heats up with Several Big Events in April and May
A number of cities hold their Gay Pride festivals and parades in spring, and the majority of these destinations have already announced dates and other details

Santa Monica and Venice: A Tour of L.A.'s Gay Beach Scene
If you're searching for the heart of the gay scene in Los Angeles, you'll likely - and understandably - be directed to the small city of West Hollywood, which

Albuquerque Continues to Grow as a Top Southwest Gay Destination
The 2010 census has revealed tremendous growth for one of the Southwest's top urban hubs, Albuquerque, New Mexico, which has also seen a steady development of

Choice Hotels ups its Image with Stylish New Cambria Suites Brand
I've spent the better part of the past seven months road-tripping around the country, staying in everything from sketchy dive motels to grand palaces. When it

Touring North Carolina: from the Outer Banks to the Great Smoky Mountains
Perhaps no state in the Southeast offers a greater variety of natural scenery than North Carolina, one of the fastest-growing states in the eastern half of the

Kimpton Hotels Leaves Atlanta But Plans New Phoenix, Philadelphia Properties
Arguably the first hotel brand that comes to mind when travelers think of stylish, gay-friendly lodgings, the Kimpton Hotel Group recently ceased management of

Motoring up the Marin Coast to Nick's Cove
I had the remarkable good fortune to enjoy dinner and spend a night yesterday at one of the most treasured hideaways in the San Francisco Bay Area, Nick's Cove

Hot New York Hotel Deals During Gay Pride Month
The legendary New York City Gay Pride celebration is less than two months away (June 18 to June 26), and plenty of hotels in the city as well as elsewhere in

Hotels Celebrate Gay Pride Month with Deals and Discounts
Recently I wrote about several hotels in Manhattan and upstate New York offering enviable deals and packages to attract GLBT visitors during June's busy Pride

New York's Metropolitan Museum Celebrates Alexander McQueen
During a visit to Manhattan last week, I spent a Saturday afternoon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art checking out the iconic Upper East Side institution's most

Vancouver set to Host North America Outgames in Late July
Summer is a perfect time to visit one of North America's most spectacularly situated cities, Vancouver - think cool, sunny days that are perfect for soaking up

Houston's New Gay Bars, Emerging Restaurants
With one of the biggest LGBT celebrations in Texas - Houston Gay Pride - just about one month away (June 25), I thought I'd share a few impressions of this

Macy's Hosts Gay Pride In-Store Events with Olympian Johnny Weir
Macy's Hosts Gay Pride In-Store Events with Olympian Johnny Weir

Eating Your Way Through Portland, Oregon
Eating Your Way Through Portland, Oregon

Giants, Cubs, Red Sox, and Mariners Join "It Gets Better" Campaign
Giants, Cubs, Red Sox, and Mariners Join It Gets Better Campaign

Top Gay Pride Festivals Set for Late June
Top Gay Pride Festivals Set for Late June

New Orleans Southern Decadence set for Labor Day Weekend
New Orleans Southern Decadence set for Labor Day Weekend

Vermont Resort Sued for Refusing to Allow Gay Wedding Reception
Vermont Resort Sued for Refusing to Allow Gay Wedding Reception

Austin Gay Pride Moves to Early September
Austin Gay Pride Moves to Early September

Richmond Rolls Out LGBT Travel Campaign, Hosts Virgina Pridefest
Richmond Rolls Out LGBT Travel Campaign, Hosts Virgina Pridefest

Exploring Canada's National Capital: Ottawa
Exploring Canada's National Capital: Ottawa

Pura Vida Becomes Palm Springs' Latest Gay Resort
Pura Vida Becomes Palm Springs' Latest Gay Resort

Get Your Fetish On in San Francisco and Berlin
Get Your Fetish On in San Francisco and Berlin

XL Nightclub, Part of Forthcoming Out NYC Hotel, Opens Soon in Manhattan
XL Nightclub, Part of Forthcoming Out NYC Hotel, Opens Soon in Manhattan

Vermont, Connecticut, and Quebec Ready for Fall GLBT Celebrations
Vermont, Connecticut, and Quebec Ready for Fall GLBT Celebrations

Planning Your Colorado Ski Vacation: From Aspen to Pagosa Springs
Planning Your Colorado Ski Vacation: From Aspen to Pagosa Springs

Rendezvous Royale: High-End Fashion and Western Art in Cody, WY
Rendezvous Royale: High-End Fashion and Western Art in Cody, WY

Getting to Know Durham, Chapel Hill & Raleigh in Time for NC Pride
Getting to Know Durham, Chapel Hill & Raleigh in Time for NC Pride

Miami's Famous White Party Celebrates its 27th Year
Miami's Famous White Party Celebrates its 27th Year

Touring Lake Placid and the Adirondacks
Touring Lake Placid and the Adirondacks

Sidewinders Nightclub Reopens in Albuquerque
Sidewinders Nightclub Reopens in Albuquerque

Santa Barbara's Sophisticated Allure
Santa Barbara's Sophisticated Allure

Switzerland to Host one of the Season's Earliest Gay Ski Weeks
Switzerland to Host one of the Season's Earliest Gay Ski Weeks

New York's Finger Lakes: Emerging as a Gay Wedding & Romance Destination
New York's Finger Lakes: Emerging as a Gay Wedding & Romance Destination

Frenchie Davis, CeCe Peniston Among Headliners at Palm Springs Pride
Frenchie Davis, CeCe Peniston Among Headliners at Palm Springs Pride

Revolver, Debauchery Come to West Hollywood
Revolver, Debauchery Come to West Hollywood

Kimpton Adds Second Hotel to Miami Portfolio
Kimpton Adds Second Hotel to Miami Portfolio

Dining at Drinking at West Hollywood's "Riot House" - the Andaz Hotel
Dining at Drinking at West Hollywood's Riot House - the Andaz Hotel

Gay-Owned Travel Agencies Becoming Popular in India
Gay-Owned Travel Agencies Becoming Popular in India

This Looks Cool: Casa Alebrijes, a New GLBT Boutique Hotel in Guadalajara
This Looks Cool: Casa Alebrijes, a New GLBT Boutique Hotel in Guadalajara

Remembering Pearl Harbor: Honolulu's Outstanding new Visitor Center
Remembering Pearl Harbor: Honolulu's Outstanding new Visitor Center

Warming up to Miami's Winter Party Festival
Warming up to Miami's Winter Party Festival

Extraordinary Journeys Plans Safari in Honor of Cape Town Pride Festival
Extraordinary Journeys Plans Safari in Honor of Cape Town Pride Festival

Ushering in the New Year at Atlanta's Hip W Midtown
Ushering in the New Year at Atlanta's Hip W Midtown

Stowe's Topnotch Resort Offers Same-Sex Elopement Package
Stowe's Topnotch Resort Offers Same-Sex Elopement Package

Broadway's Idina Menzel to Appear on Upcoming Atlantis Caribbean Cruise
Broadway's Idina Menzel to Appear on Upcoming Atlantis Caribbean Cruise

Happy New Year from St. Petersburg, Florida (With Notes from Athens, Savannah)
Happy New Year from St. Petersburg, Florida (With Notes from Athens, Savannah)

New GLBT Tour Operator Brand G Announces 2012 Danube, Ireland & Mexico City Trips
New GLBT Tour Operator Brand G Announces 2012 Danube, Ireland & Mexico City Trips

A San Francisco Icon Turns 75 - Golden Gate Celebration Set for Late May
A San Francisco Icon Turns 75 - Golden Gate Celebration Set for Late May

Bravo's Tabatha Takes Over Club Ripples in Long Beach
Bravo's Tabatha Takes Over Club Ripples in Long Beach

Oklahoma City Moves Gay Pride to May, Teams With Gay Rodeo
Oklahoma City Moves Gay Pride to May, Teams With Gay Rodeo

Best Meals of 2011
Best Meals of 2011

Girl Bar Dinah Shore 2012 Moves From Palm Springs to Las Vegas
Girl Bar Dinah Shore 2012 Moves From Palm Springs to Las Vegas

Memphis on my Mind - A new Gay Guide to the Blues Capital of the World
Memphis on my Mind - A new Gay Guide to the Blues Capital of the World

Weekend in Eugene - a Good Time to try Oregon's Newest Boutique Hotel
Weekend in Eugene - a Good Time to try Oregon's Newest Boutique Hotel

Shanghai's Trendy Geisha Restaurant-Club Begins Weekly Gay Night
Shanghai's Trendy Geisha Restaurant-Club Begins Weekly Gay Night

New GLBT Bed-and-Breakfast Opens in Metro Atlanta
New GLBT Bed-and-Breakfast Opens in Metro Atlanta

A Guide to San Diego Gay Bars and Clubs
A Guide to San Diego Gay Bars and Clubs

Trendy Kimpton Hotels Opens new Portland and Santa Barbara Properties
Trendy Kimpton Hotels Opens new Portland and Santa Barbara Properties

Berlin's new Brandenburg Airport to open in time for Gay Pride
Berlin's new Brandenburg Airport to open in time for Gay Pride

Grindr Presents its 2012 Travel Awards
Grindr Presents its 2012 Travel Awards

Keeping it Queer at Portland's Jupiter Hotel
Keeping it Queer at Portland's Jupiter Hotel

Just in time for Pride, a Guide to Boston Gay Bars
Just in time for Pride, a Guide to Boston Gay Bars

May Gay Pride Festivals set for Brussels, NoHo, Long Beach, OKC, New Hope
May Gay Pride Festivals set for Brussels, NoHo, Long Beach, OKC, New Hope

Pride Events Abound During First Weekend of June
Pride Events Abound During First Weekend of June

Aqua Girl Party Lands in South Beach in early May
Aqua Girl Party Lands in South Beach in early May

Learn to Write GLBT Comedy at Chicago's Iconic Second City
Learn to Write GLBT Comedy at Chicago's Iconic Second City

Denver Art Museum Presenting Yves Saint Laurent Retrospective thru July 8
Denver Art Museum Presenting Yves Saint Laurent Retrospective thru July 8

Just in Time for Pride: Washington DC's Gay Nightlife Guide
Just in Time for Pride: Washington DC's Gay Nightlife Guide

Several Gay Pride Events set for NY Hudson Valley from Late May thru Mid-June
Several Gay Pride Events set for NY Hudson Valley from Late May thru Mid-June

Start Planning a Vacation to...North Carolina?
Start Planning a Vacation to...North Carolina?

New OUT ESCAPES Site Brings Limited-Time Travel Deals to LGBT Market
New OUT ESCAPES Site Brings Limited-Time Travel Deals to LGBT Market

Introducing OutAloha, the new GLBT Travel Magazine on Hawaii
Introducing OutAloha, the new GLBT Travel Magazine on Hawaii

A New Guide to Portland Gay Nightlife
A New Guide to Portland Gay Nightlife

Joie de Vivre Hotels Continues to Expand Outside California
Joie de Vivre Hotels Continues to Expand Outside California

OutCity Magazine Provides GLBT Window into the Pacific Northwest
OutCity Magazine Provides GLBT Window into the Pacific Northwest

San Diego Names Street in Harvey Milk's Honor
San Diego Names Street in Harvey Milk's Honor

Where can you Watch Canada's Fourth Largest Gay Pride Parade?
Where can you Watch Canada's Fourth Largest Gay Pride Parade?

A few Spots are Available on the Ski Bums Feb. 2013 Trip to Niseko, Japan
A few Spots are Available on the Ski Bums Feb. 2013 Trip to Niseko, Japan

Doubletree Orlando Already Offering Deals for Disney Gay Days 2013
Doubletree Orlando Already Offering Deals for Disney Gay Days 2013

Partying in Providence: A Guide to Rhode Island's Best Gay Bars
Partying in Providence: A Guide to Rhode Island's Best Gay Bars

Allegiant Introduces Nonstop Hawaii Flights to four new Mainland Cities
Allegiant Introduces Nonstop Hawaii Flights to four new Mainland Cities

Orange County AIDS Fundraiser set For Disney California Adventure Park
Orange County AIDS Fundraiser set For Disney California Adventure Park

Art-Driven 21c Museum Hotels Expands to Cincinnati, Bentonville, Durham
Art-Driven 21c Museum Hotels Expands to Cincinnati, Bentonville, Durham

Rainbow Days Comes to Six Flags Over Georgia on Aug. 10, 2013
Note: this post originally ran in August 2012. Rainbow Days at Six Flags Over Georgia will take place August 10, 2013, and the blog post below has been amended

Fall Touring in New Hampshire: Hanover, Lake Sunapee & Lake Winnipesaukee
Fall Touring in New Hampshire: Hanover, Lake Sunapee & Lake Winnipesaukee

New Year's in Key West
New Year's in Key West

Gay & Lesbian Cruises in 2013 Planned for Caribbean, Europe, Australia
Gay & Lesbian Cruises in 2013 Planned for Caribbean, Europe, Australia

Hurricane Isaac Curfew Lifted, New Orleans Southern Decadence is on
Hurricane Isaac Curfew Lifted, New Orleans Southern Decadence is on

Exploring Peru's Incan Backroads with Knowmad Adventures
Exploring Peru's Incan Backroads with Knowmad Adventures

GlobalGayz.com Produces new Profiles of GLBT Attitudes in the Caribbean
GlobalGayz.com Produces new Profiles of GLBT Attitudes in the Caribbean

San Francisco's Folsom Street Fair Takes Place a week Early this year
San Francisco's Folsom Street Fair Takes Place a week Early this year

Andy Bell, Rita Ora, Amy Ray Headline Atlanta Gay Pride in mid-October
Andy Bell, Rita Ora, Amy Ray Headline Atlanta Gay Pride in mid-October

Vermont Gay Pride and Northern Decadence Join Forces for Sept. 22 Festival
Vermont Gay Pride and Northern Decadence Join Forces for Sept. 22 Festival

Win a Free Two-Night Stay during GLBT Rainbow Over Richmond Celebration
Win a Free Two-Night Stay during GLBT Rainbow Over Richmond Celebration

Discovering the Gay Scene in New England's Second Largest City
A guide to Worcester gay and gay-friendly bars and restaurants

Eating and Drinking Your Way Through Lesbianville USA
Eating and Drinking Your Way Through Lesbianville USA

First Latin American Gay Men's Chorus Forms in Puerto Vallarta
First Latin American Gay Men's Chorus Forms in Puerto Vallarta

Pool Parties set for Camp Palm Springs During Nov. 3-4 Pride Weekend
Pool Parties set for Camp Palm Springs During Nov. 3-4 Pride Weekend

Stylish, GLBT-Supportive Room & Board Furniture Store Opens in Seattle
Stylish, GLBT-Supportive Room & Board Furniture Store Opens in Seattle

Discovering the Gay Nightlife Scene in Southwest Florida
Discovering the Gay Nightlife Scene in Southwest Florida

Weekending at Connecticut's Casinos and the Mystic Shore
Weekending at Connecticut's Casinos and the Mystic Shore

Gay Nightlife in the Sunshine State: Gainesville and Panama City
Gay Nightlife in the Sunshine State: Gainesville and Panama City

Clubbing in Connecticut: Gay Nightlife in Hartford and New Haven
Clubbing in Connecticut: Gay Nightlife in Hartford and New Haven

Honolulu's Famed Hula's Bar Unveils Fab Food Menu
Honolulu's Famed Hula's Bar Unveils Fab Food Menu

La Dolce Vita Resort in Palm Springs Launches Anti-Bullying Campaign
La Dolce Vita Resort in Palm Springs Launches Anti-Bullying Campaign

The Mexico Tour Continues to Charming Cuernavaca
The Mexico Tour Continues to Charming Cuernavaca

Previewing Whistler WinterPRIDE in Early February 2013
Previewing Whistler WinterPRIDE in Early February 2013

Santa Fe Museum Launches Yearlong "New World Cuisine" Exhibit
Santa Fe Museum Launches Yearlong New World Cuisine Exhibit

Discovering Frida Kahlo's Mexico City
Discovering Frida Kahlo's Mexico City

Introducing a New Comprehensive Gay Guide to Columbus, Ohio
Introducing a New Comprehensive Gay Guide to Columbus, Ohio

Vermont Ski Weeks Set for Stowe and Killington
Vermont Ski Weeks Set for Stowe and Killington

2013 EuroPride headed to Marseille this July
Following celebrations in London, Rome, Warsaw, and Zurich over the past few years, the massive GLBT celebration known as EuroPride will venture toward the

Denver's Quirky Curtis Hotel Unveils "Ellen & Portia" Valentine's Deal
Denver's Quirky Curtis Hotel Unveils Ellen & Portia Valentine's Deal

Where to Laissez le bon Temps Rouler during New Orleans Mardi Gras
Where to Laissez le bon Temps Rouler during New Orleans Mardi Gras

The new Hotel Palomar at CityScape Welcomes Phoenix Gay Pride in April
The new Hotel Palomar at CityScape Welcomes Phoenix Gay Pride in April

Karmin, Frenchie Davis Headline Fort Lauderdale's PrideFest March 9-10
Karmin, Frenchie Davis Headline Fort Lauderdale's PrideFest March 9-10

"Pink Pillow" LGBT Hotel Collection Launches in Berlin
Tourism offices, especially in major world cities, have been ramping up their efforts to reach gay and lesbian travelers for years - it's now the rare prominent

Four Corners Adventures: Grand Canyon to Monument Valley
One thing that continues to surprise me each time I travel through the nation's Four Corners region - that rather remote and sparsely populated area where the

Savannah's First Ever Tybee Gay Days Will Take Place May 3-5
Charming, historic Savannah, which has steadily developed into one of the Atlantic seaboard's favorite GLBT vacation destinations, is the site of a new

Pride of the Plains: Is Iowa City the Region's Gayest Community?
I try very hard on this site to include LGBT coverage of all 50 states, but one part of the country does prove more challenging than any other. Interestingly,

Puerto Vallarta Holds its First Gay Pride May 24-26
As it's rapidly evolved into one of North America's premier GLBT resort destinations, the Mexican Riviera city of Puerto Vallarta has been developing more and

Win a Civil Union Celebration at Denver's Hotel Monaco and Panzano Restaurant
Civil union are now legal in Colorado - the very LGBT-supportive Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the act into law on March 21, just over 20 years after the state

Q Doc, America's only LGBT Documentary Film Festival, Set for Mid-May
Actress Mink Stole, of John Waters film fame, and sex educator and doyenne of erotica Annie Sprinkle will be on-hand to discuss films in which they appear at

Meet John Waters, and win Trip to Baltimore to Attend 2014 Maryland Film Festival
Friendly, historic, and increasingly hip Baltimore, the city long celebrated in the riotously irreverent films of local son John Waters, has announced a fun

Congrats Minnesota, Rhode Island, Delaware, the Latest States to Legalize Gay Marriage
As a resident of Oregon, I've been watching efforts here to overturn the state's same-sex marriage ban with great interest. If all goes as is hoped, Oregon

Ready for Gay Summer Camp? Two Georgia Weekends Planned for Mid-August
Whether you actually attended sleep-away summer camp as a kid, or you never enjoyed the opportunity to do so, a women's and men's weeks planned in August by

Mondrian West Hollywood Offers LA Pride Package
With June's big season of Gay Pride celebrations kicking into full swing, a number of hotels around the country have begun offering special deals welcoming

Where to Party in Paris During Gay Pride (Marche des Fiertes LGBT)
Over at About.com's excellent Paris Travel site, you'll find a great article on LGBT (and friendly) bars and clubs around Paris - I thought I'd discuss this

First Albuquerque Film & Media Experience set for June 3-9 in Nob Hill
June is already a big month for gay and lesbian visitors to New Mexico, with Albuquerque Gay Pride (headlined this year by Kat Deluna and Joey Diamond) set for

A New Guide to Gay Guesthouses and Hotels in Rehoboth Beach
The popular seaside resort town of Rehoboth - a favorite of LGBT vacationers in Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and elsewhere in the Mid-Atlantic region -

Get Wet in the Wild at Southern Oregon's Paddles & Pride Weekend
Oregon is one of the country's top destinations for boating on rivers, whether you're into kayaking on relatively calm stretches of the Willamette and Deschutes

Brunches, Pool Parties, Women's Dances and more Planned for NYC Pride
One of the most world's foremost GLBT celebrations, New York City's Gay Pride Celebration takes place throughout the final weekend of June, with official events

Suze Orman Headlines Olivia's Buenos Aires to Rio Cruise in January
World-famous personal-finance guru Suze Orman will join a slate of celebrity guests and entertainers that includes comedians Vickie Shaw and Karen Williams, and

Seattle's Alexis Hotel Creates Gay Marriage Package, Offers Pride Discount
Already one of Seattle's best hideouts for romantic getaways, Kimpton's elegant Alexis Hotel has launched a couple of fun promotions with the GLBT community in

Lots of California Pride Fests Still Ahead this Summer
With gay marriages having resumed throughout California following last week's SCOTUS rulings, San Francisco was among the state's cities to experience an