Big Top Circus Extravaganza – Dec 28th

Author: , December 21st, 2013

Wunderle presents his Big Top Circus Extravaganza flying-monkeyhttp://www.glynnhouse.com/calendar/#december__2013, which his fans know is in the style of the Cirque du Soleil.  Multiple performers collaborate in an hour-long circus show of a grand scale. The professional artists come from Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Circus Smirkus, L’École Nationale de Cirque, Bindelstiff, and Seven Fingers.   Wunderle’s Circus Extravaganza provides quality entertainment chocked full of dazzling feats, daring stunts and comic buffoonery. The show features beautiful partner acts, graceful aerial displays, astounding ground routines, death defying maneuvers and sidesplitting comedy. Guaranteed to entertain both the young and the young at heart.

Use the romantic Glynn House Inn as your New Hampshire getaway base. Experience elegant surroundings, delicious food, uncompromising service and genuine hospitality. A full gluten free breakfast menu is always available. Bring your favorite four-footed canine pal and reserve one of five pet friendly rooms. View the Glynn House www.glynnhouse.com/ website for other special offers plus additional information about the Inn and local activities.

 

Nick Dipaolo – Dec 27th

Author: , December 20th, 2013

Nick DiPaolo’s http://www.glynnhouse.com/calendar/#december__2013 career took off after he appeared on flying-monkey“HBO’s Young Comedian Special”. He has since written and performed four standup specials and four CDs. The most recent standup effort being a one hour Showtime special entitled “Raw Nerve”. He was a regular for the whole two year run of “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn” and became a staple on the Comedy Central roasts. Other notable television and film credits include “Louie”, “Lucky Louie”, Artie Lange’s “Beer League” a guest starring role on “The Sopranos” and “The Chris Rock Show”, where he was a writer for two seasons as well. Writing credits also include the 77th Annual Academy Awards and the MTV Music Video Awards. For years he has been a favorite guest on radio shows including “The Howard Stern Show”, “The Opie and Anthony Show” and “The Dennis Miller Show” to name a few. He also hosted “The Nick DiPaolo Show” in New York City in 2007 and “The Nick and Artie Show” from 2011-2012. Watch the video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeiiUVq12C0&feature=c4-overview&list=UUghHWRYUpbsUdcsG7PrTgzQ

Use the romantic Glynn House Inn as your New Hampshire getaway base. Experience elegant surroundings, delicious food, uncompromising service and genuine hospitality. A full gluten free breakfast menu is always available. Bring your favorite four-footed canine pal and reserve one of five pet friendly rooms. View the Glynn House www.glynnhouse.com/ website for other special offers plus additional information about the Inn and local activities.

Women at Whistler

Author: , December 19th, 2013

Whistler Winter PrideDuring Canada’s giant Gay Ski Week, there will be women guiding women on the slopes, women specific apres ski parties, and the signature weekend women’s parties.

Purrlesque, a night of erotic dance at the foot of Whistler Mountain, is the big womens event on 1 February 2014. The club is hosted by the Vancouver Dyke March Festival Society.

See the Full Story at Rainbow Tourism

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Upcoming LGBT Film Festivals

Author: , December 19th, 2013

Film FestivalWe’ve got a batch of upcoming LGBT film tests for you:

Canada, Ontario: Kingston (Jan 30-Feb 8) Kingstonians and residents from the surrounding area are treated to the best and brightest LGBT cinema from around the world. full story

Spain: Bilbao (Jan 20-26) There will be a lot of good films, world, European and national premieres, new guest and old friends. full story

USA, Arizona: Paradise Valley (Jan 18-26): The Desperado LGBT Film Festival at Paradise Valley Community College showcases the best in LGBT film and fosters diversity and multiculturalism throughout the state of Arizona. full story

USA, Indiana: Bloomington (Jan 23-25): PRIDE programs a variety of live performance, lecture, public participation events and films that express a wide range of viewpoints and feature many different personality types and situations, advocating community-wide attitudes of awareness, acceptance and appreciation of diversity. full story

Gay Travelers Still Planning Trips to India Despite Gay Sex Ban

Author: , December 19th, 2013

IndiaThe Supreme Court which turned the clock back with a gay sex ban didn’t send out a welcoming message, but American gay tourists are not letting it put a wrinkle in their vacation plans.

US companies which cater to gay tourists say their clients see India as a fascinating travel destination well stocked with palaces, tombs, Hindu temples, beaches and ordinary village life. Joel Cabrera, co-owner of Zoom Vacations which caters to gay tourists.

“None of our guests have called to cancel their trip to India,” Joel Cabrera, chief travel officer and co-owner of Chicago-based Zoom Vacations, which caters to gays, lesbians and their family and friends, told Firstpost.

Authored By Uttara Choudhury- See the Full Story at Firstpost

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Iceland: Icily Spectacular

Author: , December 19th, 2013

Reykjavik, IcelandIt’s a short hike under a milky sky and the view at the top, as is often the way in this part of the world, is icily spectacular. The island’s northern peaks – huge jagged planes of rock and snow – stretch away into the distance. Fairy tale mountains. All around us the land is white and cold and solid. And, come to think of it, very unliquidy. “Hmm, where’s this lake then?” we ask our guide. He points to a stretch of land beneath us. “There,” he says. “Lake Myvatn.” In one corner of the white emptiness there’s a tiny melted glimpse of dark water, suggesting that there is possibly a lake down there, underneath the thick, thick ice and snow. How thick is it? “The locals ride their horses on it.” I guess this far north and at this time of the year Iceland lives up to the name on the box.

This is proper north by the way. Even by Icelandic standards. We are just over an hour’s drive from Akureyri, Iceland’s second largest town and home to the most northerly 18-hole golf course in the world. That’s if we’re still on the world. Iceland looks like the moon in a snow storm. Between the mountains huge volcanic calderas rear up, giant circles on the landscape, the kind of craters Neil Armstrong might once have bounced across. But look closer and it’s clear that this place is not just dead rock. Steam vents send plumes of sulphur into the air; mud bubbles and pops around them. At one point we stand on land that exists between tectonic plates, spewed up in the tension of their coming together. This is new land. The newest on the planet, geologically speaking.

Iceland is a land of waterfalls and volcanic rock formations, of geysers and steam vents and sulphur, a (hopefully) recovering financial system, a liberal outlook, a lesbian prime minister (who’s married to her partner) and drunken Charlize Theron lookalikes out on their Reykjavik hen nights. It looks like nowhere else on Earth (apart from maybe New Zealand). And if you’re lucky it’s where you will see the northern lights.

Authored By Teddy Jamieson – See the Full Story at the Herald Scotland

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Delta Says They Don’t H8Gays

Author: , December 18th, 2013

Delta H8GAYS ticketAn airline is being forced to apologize after a passenger received a code number on his boarding pass reading ‘H8GAYS’.

Jeff White, a student, purchased a flight from Florida to New York, via Atlanta, with Delta Air Lines earlier this month.

When he discovered the offensive confirmation code after checking in, he was left ‘extremely uncomfortable. At first I didn’t think I read it right,’ White told the Washington Post. ‘I was worried that another customer might think I somehow picked that code.

Authored By Joe Morgan – See the Full Story at Gay Star News

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Lesbian Weekend Planned for Barcelona in the Summer of 2014

Author: , December 18th, 2013

olagirls-poster-300x158Can you imagine one of the most beautiful towns in the Mediterranean just for lesbians? Well, your wish is granted for a weekend, 6-7-8 June 2014.

OLAGIRLS is an exciting cocktail of sun, sea, and beach in Sitges, Barcelona. More than 2000 women experiencing the Mediterranean culture; enjoying life in the street with many activities to meet and interact with other women from our community. Three days of endless parties, concerts, beach activities, fun games, surprises, great tapas & wine – and more.

See the Full Story at Lesbian Travel Net

Click here for gay travel resources in Catalunya, Spain.

West Hollywood’s Design District

Author: , December 18th, 2013

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For anyone with four walls, or a walled estate, ready to be decorated, redecorated, or simply face-lifted, West Hollywood is the promised land. The Design District will roll out the red carpet, or a room-size faux zebra for that matter, and you can take it from there.

The shops, studios, and ateliers listed here are all near the Pacific Design Center, home to another 130 interior-design showrooms. In some cases, the floor samples are available with a swipe of your credit card. Usually the welcome mat is out for anyone, but if “to the trade” is store policy, there will be an introduction to a top-tier professional designer to help guide your choices.

Going from the sublime to the more sublime, some of West Hollywood’s finest home furnishing havens are in this roundup. The District, officially organized in 1996, is a premier Los Angeles shopping destination within a walkable area. The radius of Melrose Avenue and Beverly and Robertson Boulevards is home to countless interior-design muses, so this is necessarily a partial inventory. Have fun exploring today, and, with any luck, you will find all those one-of-a-kind pieces you were looking for, and they will arrive at your place within a few weeks. Let the decorating begin!

Authored By Marlene Fanta Shyer – See the Full Story at Passport Magazine

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Gay Ski Week News for Winter 2013-14

Author: , December 18th, 2013

SkiingLots of gay ski week news this week as the season arrives. Here’s a sampling of what’s going on around the world:

CANADA, BC: Whistler Jan 26-Mar 5
GayWhistler’s WinterPRIDE Gay Ski Week is celebrating its 22nd year Jan. 26-Feb. 2nd, 2014 and you are invited to be part of this exciting festival. WinterPRIDE is one of the world’s leading mountain festivals that celebrates diversity and has been named one of the top Gay Ski Weeks by editors, travel writers and guests from around the planet. Situated just 120KM (75 miles) North of Vancouver, BC it is easy to get to this Olympic World Class Mountain resort with over 8,171 acres of pure skiing/riding bliss.
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Switzerland: Arosa Jan 12-19
To stay here is to experience winter at its most beautiful. Guests encounter genuine, charming hospitality everywhere in Arosa. The impressive backdrop is the proud mountain landscape of Graubünden. Alpine and cross-country skiing, curling and figure skating are all on offer here, not forgetting long rambles on 40 kilometers of popular winter paths for folks who do not have the compulsion to rush downhill on skis or snowboards.
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USA, CO: Aspen Jan 12-19
Aspen Gay Ski Week is a week-long LGBTQ winter event held in January each year. Aspen is located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains just hours from Denver by car and 30 minutes by plane into Aspen Airport.
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USA, VT: Stowe Jan 22-26
Join hundreds of GLBTQ enthusiasts from across the country and beyond for 5 days of Skiing, Snow boarding, Cross Country, Snow Shoeing, Dance Parties, Entertainment, Giant Pool Party. Shopping, Spas, Hot Tubs and more.
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