Landmark Events in Palm Springs

Landmark Events in Palm Springs


Throw on your favorite superhero costume or rub elbows with A-list celebrities
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White Party - With Palm Springs’ solid reputation as a gay-friendly destination (not to mention more than half the locals identify as LGBT), it’s no surprise reputable gay event promoter Jeffrey Sanker throws the annual, LGBT-themed White Party in Palm Springs. The wild circuit party takes over the oasis for a weekend in August, where gay visitors mingle and party hardy at various unique events, pool parties and late-night soirees. Pack your swimsuit for one of the most buzzing LGBT events in the country!

Five Questions: Exclusive Interview with Richard Gray, Fort Lauderdale’s pied piper for LGBT travelers

Five Questions: Exclusive Interview with Richard Gray, Fort Lauderdale’s pied piper for LGBT travelers


When Richard Gray, managing director of Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, presented at the 17th Annual Community Marketing LGBT Tourism

The Bearracuda Heretic Cruise – Feb 19th – Feb 26th, 2017

The Bearracuda Heretic Cruise – Feb 19th – Feb 26th, 2017


Top LGBT Tourism & Hospitality Conferences for 2017

Top LGBT Tourism & Hospitality Conferences for 2017


Every year, the number of hotels, destinations, tour operators and other folks in the travel & hospitality field who attend LGBT tourism conferences around the world continues to grow

Announcing LGBTQTampaBay.com

Announcing LGBTQTampaBay.com


LGBTQTampaBay.com - Tampa Bay's premier online portal uniting LGBTQ and LGBTQ friendly business, events, education, awareness, activism, travel, housing (rentals, sales, shares), sports, transportation, health care, entertainment, DATING and so much MORE.? Serving the community since December 2016.

Do Travel Bans Really Advance LGBT Equality?

Do Travel Bans Really Advance LGBT Equality?


When states like California ban non-essential state-funded travel to states that have passed anti-LGBT legislation, the impact may be beneficial, rather than dramatic.

6 reasons to take gay vacations in Malta

6 reasons to take gay vacations in Malta


Malta’s main industry is tourism and with good reason. It has forever been drawing all kinds of visitors, who are after any of its many attractions. It has only recently made it to the gay travel destinations map, yet it certainly deserves to be up there, somewhere at the top of the list. Find out why Malta is ideal for gay vacations.

6 LGBTQ events worth traveling for in 2017

6 LGBTQ events worth traveling for in 2017


From Miami to Sydney, there's no shortage of travel-worthy LGBTQ events to choose from in 2017.

Matt Skallerud's insight:

Madrid's already phenomenal annual Pride event—attended by a million and half people in 2016—kicks things up exponentially for 2017 as it becomes both the fifth-ever World Pride and the 24th continent-wide EuroPride.

San Francisco in 24 Hours - an Instagram Travel Diary for a Day

San Francisco in 24 Hours - an Instagram Travel Diary for a Day


Photos from a day trip to San Francisco - a practical timeline on how to spend 24 hours in SF with burritos in Mission, LGBT history in Castro & more

Matt Skallerud's insight:

A few weeks ago I was surprised with a last-minute trip to San Francisco. With just a single night in the city and all-total about 24 hours to explore, I didn’t waste my time. I packed nothing more than a backpack with a change of clothes, my toothbrush, my iPhone and an extra battery pack. Armed with my phone and a handful of recommendations I picked up on Twitter and Instagram, I was ready for a quick 24-hour trip to San Francisco.

VIDEO: Day That We Will Miss | Hawaii Vlog Day 42 | Gay Family Daily Fun

VIDEO: Day That We Will Miss | Hawaii Vlog Day 42 | Gay Family Daily Fun


Join our gay family on our 47 days Hawaiian vacation! Follow us as we enjoy beach time, explore and enjoy various activities, events and great food Hawaii has to offer :-)

Dallas: Trekking Across Texas, Part 1

Dallas: Trekking Across Texas, Part 1


When I set out to discover Texas with partner-in-crime, YouTube personality Davey Wavey, I discovered the Lone Star State more diverse than I had reckoned.

The top five spots for weekend breaks for LGBTQ travellers

The top five spots for weekend breaks for LGBTQ travellers


The two guys from the Two Bad Tourists website pick their top five spots for weekend breaks for LGBTQ travellers to visit

Carnival Pro Tip: Attend a Fabulous Gay Ball

Carnival Pro Tip: Attend a Fabulous Gay Ball


Learn the fascinating history behind the Mardi Gras gay ball, plus all the details on how to attend.

Come Out To Amador - March 24-26, 2017

Come Out To Amador - March 24-26, 2017


What better cure for a holiday hangover than a country escape? Warm up your winter with an intimate weekend for the LGBT community, among friends, historic towns, and rolling vineyards. Hike, sip, cook, and eat your way through Amador County alongside our favorite chefs, artisans, and wine makers in their kitchens, vineyards, and barrel rooms. We're keeping the weekend close-knit with just 75 people so you get the chance to connect. If you've never enjoyed Amador, know you'll be well taken care of, well fed, and leaving with more friends than you came in with. 

Meet the Man Who Flies Around the World for Free

Meet the Man Who Flies Around the World for Free


Last year, Ben Schlappig walked into the Seattle airport and took the next flight to anywhere — and he hasn't come down since
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"We were like brothers," says Pourazari, who now lives in Seattle. "It was more like we were best friends than anything. Then we both realized that we were gay. And we grew up together."