As a Black queer traveler, there are a whole host of reasons why finding other Black queer communities can be difficult. Black Queer Travel Guide spoke to six Black queer people about their experiences of trying to find Black queer family wherever they go.
Recently I got to adventure with five other queers on on behalf of the Florida Keys & Key West! If you’ve never been to The Keys, the little islands off the coast of Miami, you’re missing out on some very colorful places and a truly wild time. On the outside, The Keys are a laid back stretch of beachy towns with predictable tourist traps and seaside souvenir shops, but there is a rich history of queerness just beneath the surface, as well as incredible experiences like snorkeling off Molasses Reef or watching the sunset from a catamaran.
I spent five days in Miami and Miami Beach, and it was not nearly enough! Here are some things I checked out and would recommend.
In and around Jamestown you can see 2000-year-old trees, llamas, an allegedly haunted B&B, and a lot of stuff that’s generally cute as fuck — it’s a great place to do the lesbian thing of taking a weekend trip with someone you’ve been dating for five days!
Hey, we may be small – but that doesn’t mean we’re small-minded!
It’s a little city full of odds and ends (and some queers) planted in the mountains.
Although Baltimore is not known as a tourist destination or a LGBTQ vacation spot, the city has an abundance of culture and beauty to offer its visitors and residents.
If you live in or are moving to or visiting any of the cities that we have Queer Girl City Guides to, you’ve probably noticed that they’re pretty gosh dang out of date. But not for long!
Bellingham is often described as a little version of Portland, Oregon. It’s the best city I’ve ever lived in, and I’m proud to call it home.
Today, Baton Rouge is as much a travel destination in Louisiana as New Orleans. The city has seen a revival the way many mid-sized cities across the U.S. have in recent years. Here you’ll find a highly curated list of activities, sights to see, and places to be seen in Baton Rouge from a resident queer.
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.
The best part of the show is watching Kristen gush over food. Seriously, I will tune in just to hear her talk about food. Also, to gaze upon her hair.
Ptown, as it’s lovingly known, is a fun-filled beach town packed to the brim with pool parties, a great nightlife and even a booze cruise!
“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!
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.
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!