Purple Roofs LGBT Travel Round-Up – June 18th

Published Date Author: , June 18th, 2015

In addition to our regular travel articles, we’re starting a regular travel round-up, for those stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. Enjoy!

GENERAL:
10 Major Differences Between River & Ocean Cruises (Shermans Travel)
River cruising has been the fastest growing segment of travel for several years — but is it the perfect fit for you? Before you board a river cruise to sail through Europe, Asia, or other destinations with smaller ports that are well-suited for river cruising, consider these ten differences between small ship and mega-ship sailing.
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CHINA:
Photo Tour: A Perfect Day in Suzhou, China (Shermans Travel)
Our CEO David Steward recently visited China on a 14-day adventure, journeying for the most part with Gate1 Travel to hotspots like Shanghai, the Yangtze River, Xi’an, and Beijing.
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ISRAEL:
Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Fest 2015 Award Winners (LGBT Weekly)
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USA, CALIFORNIA:
Golden State Warriors President Named SF Pride Celebrity Grandf Marshall (Watermark)
Golden State Warriors President Rick Welts has been named the celebrity grand marshal of San Francisco’s gay pride parade.
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USA, CALIFORNIA:
It Was Raining Nearly-Nude Men At Los Angeles Pride (Queerty)
Thousands of people turned out for the Pride parade and festival in West Hollywood last weekend, which included performances by headliners Wilson Phillips, Tinashe, Ke$ha, Ty Herndon, and Fifth Harmony.
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Los Angeles Pride photos - Larry Geller

USA, CALIFORNIA:
Pink Party Returns to Castro (Gay Today)
Into every Pride Weekend a little PINK must fall! PINK PARTY returns to the Castro on Saturday, June 27th with a NEW TIME – 3PM to 8PM.
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USA, FLORIDA:
Gay Days Engulfs Orlando As It Celebrates 25 Years Wearing Red (Watermark)
Gay Days 2015 brought thousands of travelers and locals to Orlando’s most well-known LGBT gathering, and one of the highest attended gay events in the world, with dozens of parties to suit every ones needs.
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Gay Days Orlando

USA, NEW YORK:
New York On a Near-Zero Budget (Gay Star News)
From Brooklyn food markets to bike rides around Governor’s Island – the Big Apple offers plenty of free or affordable tourist options this summer.
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USA, WASHINGTON DC:
Photos – Capital Pride Celebrates 40 Years (Advocate)
Capital Pride in Washington, D.C., presented its 40th celebration of pride in the nation’s capital. More than 150,000 people attended, including grand marshal Wilson Cruz (who doesn’t look anywhere near 40). Photography by Dimitrios Manis.
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Capital Pride - Dimitrios Manis

USA, WISCONSIN:
Photos – Milwaukee Pridefest Turns Up the Volume (Advocate)
Milwaukee Pridefest, an extravaganza of music and entertainment, kept Wisconsin on its feet and dancing for three days with Ty Herndon, En Vogue, and Ani DiFranco, just to mention a few of the headliners. Thanks to Michail Takach and the photographers of Milwaukee Pridefest for the images here.
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Milwaukee Pride - Michail Takach

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