Positively Cleveland and the Gay Games invited Autostraddle to take a look at their facilities for the games and experience some of food and fun Cleveland has to offer the impending influx of queermos.
I’m flying to Canada today so this seemed like a good opportunity to think about all the other times I’ve been to other parts of Canada!
It’s a difficult task to find a place that isn’t gay-friendly. It’s Vermont, you guys. You want to know where the gaybourhood is? Burlington is the gaybourhood.
You’ll grow to love the glow of the city when it’s sunny outside and also its poetic gloom on rainy days; you’ll learn that the outdoor tables, no matter how gritty, are the most privileged spots at bars and restaurants; you’ll be surprised with how culturally diverse this city is; and you’ll become addicted to the unstoppable activities day and night.
Halifax is a historic city with the Celtic charm expected of Nova Scotia, overflowing with arts, culture, music and bars, so many bars. As it’s the biggest city in the Maritimes region of Canada, lots of queers from across Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI make the pilgrimage to our seaside city.
Buenos Aires’ dark streets glistened with youth and possibility, and most of our nights revolved around an easy camaraderie between travelers.
Qwear’s Sonny and Champagne just got back from Ptown’s “Ladies” Weekend and have a pocketful of tips – fashion and otherwise – for your next queer weekend away.
Orlando is known mainly for Disney World but there are a lot of exciting happenings outside of the Magic Kingdom.
My girlfriend took me on her work trip to Oahu, where I ate and beached and learned and museumed and only suffered one major physical injury!
“Put in the effort, put yourself out there and you will be rewarded with a really, really good time!”
The South is notoriously friendly. It is also notoriously bigoted. In 2006, the year I moved to Nashville, an anti-marriage equality proposition passed. It felt like a slap in the face and a sign to leave. Six years later, I couldn’t be more happy that I stayed.
“I loved living in Georgia, but the people I met, particularly in my village, seemed so old-fashioned I was always too scared to come out and lose the love and affection I’d gained. “
“There’s this huge spoon with a cherry on it, pic op!”
Pensacola is a complicated place for queers. While we play host to tens of thousands of LGBT tourists on Memorial Day weekend, everyday life is not as out and proud. Yet the community here is fairly close-knit, and many friendships span a decade or more.
London can be brutal when the rent is due, but also incredibly exciting, creative, glittery and beautiful any day of the week.
An epic guide to San Francisco for locals and visitors and newbies written by two girls who have been here for a really really long time.
“Though it’s got its share of pros and cons, the memories you make in this gorgeous city will stick with you forever.”
“There are heaps of places to hang out and meet likeminded “Perthonalities.” Not to mention the beaches and forests here are goddamn beautiful.”
“Tampa is totally fun and fierce and fabulous.”
“This was the first city that I chose for myself, and I’ve never looked back. This is home, and for good reason.”