“We’ve traveled the great wide countryside, but there’s nothing like coming home.”
Our journey continues through the Pacific Northwest with creepy doughnuts, surprise parties, and musical theatre!
The leaves were falling, the children were wandering the streets in search of candy and the dog was dressed like a bumblebee.
Oklahoma City, Denver, an Autostraddle Meet-up event and more poetry! Plus, Marine has some planning tips for your next great adventure!
After our little trip to the big easy, we were ready to relax, get back on budget, and try some real Texas barbeque!
Luckily, we were able to drown out our A-Camp sorrows over some retail therapy at the Mall of America, and a few drinks on Bourbon Street.
“After the cab ride home we put on our PJ’s, ordered pizza and danced around in the kitchen to the Spice Girls like a 7th grade slumber party.”
The girls are cute, the beers are cold and Andrea Gibson is in town. Need we say more?
“Of course, we abandoned the trail and set off in flip-flops, so our adventure was a little less Indiana Jones, and a little more Troop Beverley Hills.”
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.
“Tomorrow we’re getting on a plane at 6 am and flying from LA to Boston and not returning until Thanksgiving. It’s quite possibly the craziest thing we’ve ever done.”
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.
Orlando is known mainly for Disney World but there are a lot of exciting happenings outside of the Magic Kingdom.
“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.
“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.