LGBT Destinations

By Matt Skallerud | Selected articles highlighting some of the best in LGBT destinations worldwide

Competition for Airbnb as other home-sharing sites target niche audiences

The Irish site Homestay, OneFineStay and Mister B&B all chasing a share of the market

Yes, there’s a gay ski week happening next door in @tignesofficiel, but we found the gayest thing in the French Alps

Yes, there’s a gay ski week happening next door in @tignesofficiel, but we found the gayest thing in the French Alps. We love you, #FolieDeuce! #valdisere #france #frenchalps #ski #skiing #snowboard #snowboarding #gay #lgbt #skibums (at La Folie Douce Val d'Isère)

#GayTravel Analysis for 2017, in preparation for #IGLTA2017

In preparation for the upcoming IGLTA Convention in St. Petersburg, Florida coming up May 4-6, we wanted to do an up-to-date analysis of the top hashtag used for LGBT travel, which is still #GayTravel. - 2017 Bearibbean Cruise

Join in as your hosts the Bears of Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco, and Dallas present a fund raiser for their community work. Every stateroom sold, Cruise Planners-All Out Vacations will donate a portion of the proceeds back to these Bear chapters of the west coast. Not just BEARS are invited. We had many different people and all are welcomed and embraced by this group. Special Activities planned for 2017 Bears Caribbean cruise.

Tourism authority commissions studies to attract LGBT travelers to Hawaii

The Hawaii Tourism Authority commissioned four research studies to better understand and attract LGBT travelers from the U.S. Mainland, Canada, China and Australia.

New Orleans Fashion Week: Where the Gays Shop

It’s the Gulf South’s biggest event in fashion. And in honor of this 5-day event, I’ve put together a list of where New Orleans’ gays get their shop on.

The Life of Her London Parties, Now Out to Save Them All

Amy Lamé, a longtime impresario and the mayor’s appointed Night Czar, is working to promote a declining club scene, even as “Brexit” threatens to send more people packing.

Jeffrey Sanker’s WHITE PARTY PALM SPRINGS May 5-8, 2017

Join tens of thousands of the hottest men from all over the world as they once again take over the entire city for the world’s premier gay dance festival – with three days of unforgettable parties and with our new title sponsors: Almar Resort and Mantamar Beach Club (Puerto Vallarta).

The best gay bars in London

Discover the best gay, lesbian and LGBT-friendly bars and pubs in central, north, south, west and east London, from G-A-Y to Yard Bar

Sydney's Mardi Gras | More than Glitter and Joy

In depth reporting from Mardi Gras 2017. I will take you into the two weeks of events and parties that make Sydney’s Mardi Gras parade one of the best!

One Less Clothing-Optional Resort in the Nude Capitol of the World

When you enter the Warm Sands area of Palm Springs you see a lot of high walls and hedges. The reason? This area is known for its clothing optional, gay resorts. But the owner, known as Mo, of Warm Sands Villas tells us guests now have to keep their clothes on and you don’t have to be gay to stay there. He did not want to appear on camera but says he made the change for financial reasons.

Las Vegas Welcomes Fabulous LGBT Events and Visitors in 2017

Las Vegas bolsters its reputation as the premier LGBT travel destination with a variety of thrilling special events, conferences, parties and more throughout the year. Recently awarded destination of the year by, Las Vegas is extremely welcoming of the LGBT community, offering every visitor an experience they won’t soon forget.

The Year's LGBTQ Pride Parade In Los Angeles Is Going To Be Less Party, More Protest

As our banner year for protests rolls on, it looks like the latest addition to the rally roster is showing up in an unexpected — and yet completely logical — place: The annual Los Angeles LGBTQ pride parade.<p><i>The Advocate</i> reports that the usual celebratory pride festivities will be replaced by a …

Los Angeles

'Gifts from Greece' Initiative at ITB to Woo LGBT Travelers

A new project named “Gifts from Greece” has kicked off and involves a series of international promotional activities to draw in the LGBT crowd to Greece.

Visit Britain Aims To Attract LGBTQ Tourists

The “Love is GREAT” campaign will incorporate native content stories, videos, cross-platform banners and promotional units, as well as social syndication.

Mapping Montrose’s Gay History

Researcher explores how Montrose came to be the center of gay social and political life in Houston.

IGLTA Foundation Announces 2017 Conference Scholarship Recipients

The IGLTA Foundation recently selected the recipients for its fifth annual Building Bridges Scholarships, who will receive an all-expenses-paid trip and conference registration for the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s Annual Global Convention in St. Petersburg, Florida, 4-6 May.

Tourism campaign touts Toronto’s diversity

Just released on Monday morning, the ad spot features ballet dancers riding the TTC, a kid flipping his bat like José Bautista, the vibrant energy of Chinatown, a Raptors game, a Drake concert and Pride weekend — all crammed in to just over a minute.

A Night Out in L.A.'s Newest "Gayborhood," Downtown Los Angeles

Luckily for people like me, a new “gayborhood” has emerged in downtown Los Angeles. While divey Mexican gay bar the New Jalisco has been around for years, three new gay establishments all opened their doors in 2015: Bar Mattachine, Redline and Precinct. I went with some friends to check out the burgeoning downtown LGBTQ scene and explore how a night out in DTLA compares to Silver Lake and West Hollywood.

Vada guide to Hawaii - part 2 - where to eat, drink and party

Vada’s three-part LGBT travel guide to Hawaii, in this second part we look at where to eat, drink and party on the islands of Oahu and on Maui.

Explore the arts in St. Pete! #IGLTA2017

The evening networking begins at The Dali Museum, the largest collection of the surrealist painter’s works outside of his native Spain. Attendees will have a chance to view the collection and enjoy cocktails and light hors d'oeuvres before moving to the neighboring Mahaffey Theater, the city’s waterfront performing arts venue, for more food and drinks plus live music.<p>Attendees of this year’s fundraising event to benefit the IGLTA Foundation are in for a special treat. Join us for cocktails and …

The top 27 nightclubs in Toronto's history

Toronto’s nightclub scene is forever in flux. Spaces come and go, but some leave a longstanding impact. Dance party collective It’s Not U It’s Me recently organized a panel of experts to reflect on the city’s dance history, which is what inspired this list.

Beyond Proud, LGBT Toronto

My early ventures were of the in-out variety, and not the pleasurable kind, but as a “executive” somewhat at sea in the role. There were no real touches, just taxis, windowless meeting rooms, corporate hotels, and lobby bars, which did little to disprove Toronto’s then prevailing reputation as an Americanized, corporatized yawn. Or, as the late-actor Peter Ustinov once remarked, “Toronto is a kind of New York operated by the Swiss.”

This Unusual Mardi Gras Parade Welcomes People of All Backgrounds to New Orleans

New Orleans says it’s always open in its latest campaign.

A drag queen’s guide to New York

Glace Chase is New York’s first drag queen tour guide. On Sunday afternoons she can be seen strolling through Greenwich Village in stilettos with a big-eyed bunch of both tourists and locals in tow.

See a Mardi Gras Parade March Backwards for LGBTQ Rights

People marching in a recent Mardi Gras parade showed their support for the LGBTQ community by literally marching backwards.<p>Topped off with …

Mardi Gras

Our Top 10 Things to Do in Gay Friendly Barcelona

Barcelona boasts a cosmopolitan & welcoming vibe for all types of travelers from every corner of the globe. Check out our favorite things to do in this cool

We watched activists ad-hack London to commemorate LGBT history

Blue plaques commemorate important sites in London, but they’re the reserve of the white, straight and male. We watched queer activists add their own.

A historical look at the lesbian bars of San Francisco

One avenue to get to know the history of lesbians is to understand the culture of lesbian bars, especially those in San Francisco.