The city isn’t very outwardly hostile, and once you find a pocket of queer friends to start connecting you to others (one thing this guide will hopefully help you do!), we think the ‘Nati can be downright grand.
“Gayest City”… not so much. But we’re cooler than you think!
Welcome to Durham, North Carolina. Come for graduate school; stay forever.
Get to know the Lowcountry!
Houston is an awesome tourist destination ripe with groundbreaking new restaurants, a happening bar and club scene, and a massive rainbow shining brightly over it all.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”