So, 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any of the cities that we have Queer Girl City Guides to, you’ve probably noticed that they’re pretty gosh dang out of date.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!
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.
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.
“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.