Providence, Rhode Island – The New Gay Wedding Capital?

Published Date Author: , May 3rd, 2013

Rhode Island MapIn my city, I can wear high heels from Little Italy to the Financial Plaza and then stop off at the First Baptist Church on my way to Brown, and nobody will bat an eyelash,” Danny of the Brown University Transgendered, Bisexual, Gay, and Lesbian Alumni organization says as he shows off his best Tyra walk around the river in downtown Providence. “In the summers you must sit out here on a date,” he says talking about the endlessly popular Waterfire Providence outdoor art installation.

While artist Barnaby Evans conceived it back in 1994 to inspire the city’s residents, each year he and his non-profit explore new creative ways to illuminate the city with 80 fire pits. A project like this is just one of the many reasons why Providence has been named The Creative Capital.

During 2012, a flurry of cultural events is attracting a record number of tourists to this fascinating New England city–including many LGBT visitors. Flickers: The GLBT Film Festival, The Rhode Island Horror Film Festival (www.film-festival.org), Rhode Island PrideFest (www.prideri.com), Providence Gay Men’s Chorus performances (www.provgmc.org), Waterplace Concert Series (www.pps.org), and Gallery Night (www.gallerynight.info) are just some of the events that make Providence a capital of culture.

Authored By Joseph Pedro- See the Full Story at Passport Magazine

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