Top 10 Gay Travel Stories of 2010

Published Date Author: , December 19th, 2010

From the good and the bad, to the downright bizarre, here is our list of the top 10 LGBT travel news headlines of 2010.

Gay Miami10. Ultra-Gay Hotels: In November, Lords South Beach Hotel opened their doors in Miami. More than just a beautiful luxury property, the hotel is a sign of something much bigger. Lords is the first brand to cater exclusively to the LGBT community. Other hoteliers are taking notice and following suit. In early 2011, Fort Lauderdale Palms will reopen, re-branding itself as North America’s biggest “full-service” gay retreat. Out NYC, a massive “urban resort” is also set to open next year.

9. No Room at the Inn: A gay couple is suing the owners the Chymorvah Private Hotel in Cornwall, United Kingdom. Martin Hall and Steven Preddy claim they were denied a room with a double bed because they are same-sex partners. They are seeking 5,000 Pounds in damages. The owners of the hotel, Peter and Hazelmary Bull say they do not allow any unmarried couples to share a room, gay or straight. On their website, the Bulls state they will only let heterosexual married couples share rooms.

8. Ceremonial Dress in Iceland: Donning a floral-print dress, comedian turned Reykjavik mayor Jon Gnarr kicked-off the city’s pride parade. The event took place just months after Iceland’s government decided to legalize gay marriage. Known for eccentricity, Gnarr’s new Best Party won city council polls after a campaign that advocated free towels in city swimming pools and a polar bear for the zoo.

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