Purple Roofs LGBT Travel Round-Up – June 20th

Published Date Author: , June 20th, 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!

POP CULTURE:
Here’s Who’s Been Celebrating Pride On Social Media (MEDIA)
Pride Month is an opportunity for the LGBT community to remember its rebellious roots and remind the world that LGBT people are everywhere and refuse to be ashamed of who they are. Recognizing that they have LGBT customers and constituents, many businesses and organizations join in the Pride celebration through clever special edition products and social media campaigns — i.e. lots of rainbows.
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US Department of the Interior

POP CULTURE:
These Unlikely Couples Pucker Up For Pride (Queerty)
We’ve asked online comedian, voice actor and chest hair model Sam Kalidi to create a new meme each week for Queerty readers. This week he celebrates national Pride month with the work of gay Mexican artist José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros, who shows that love can happen between even the most unlikely couples.
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Disney Pride

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC:
Increased Tourism “Good” for LGBT Dominicans (Washington Blade)
A cross-dressing Dominican activist this week said increased LGBT tourism to his country will benefit him and other community members. – See more at: http://www.washingtonblade.com/2015/06/20/increased-tourism-good-for-lgbt-dominicans/#sthash.DJziT3Kv.dpuf
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LATIVA:
EuroPride Riga Draws 5,000, Protestors Burn Rainbow Flag (Gay Star News)
EuroPride took place in Riga, Latvia today – with 5000 people flying in from around the world to take part.
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Euro Pride Riga

UK:
Photos – KiKi Club Throws Alice in Wonderland Themed Bash (Queerty)
Located in the heart of Manchester‘s gay village is KiKi’s, a popular nightclub for the under 30 crowd that hosts weekly parties, theme nights, and special events. The club recently threw an Alice in Wonderland-themed weekend bash that included a sexy Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, and others, along with big beats, drink specials, and games that lasted well into the wee hours of the morn.
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USA, CALIFORNIA:
“Sex and the City” Reborn in San Francisco as Hit Drag Performance (Dot 429)
Three men sit at a bar in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood talking about work, relationships and sex, when a fourth returns from the bathroom, looking nervous and embarrassed. When the group asks what’s wrong, it’s the usual: his diaphragm is stuck and he either needs one of the guys help getting it out, or he’s going to have to ruin the day by taking an emergency trip to the gynecologist.
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Oasis Sex And The City June 2015 New Bridge

USA, NEVADA:
10 Hot Places to Eat, Drink and Play in Fabulous Las Vegas (Towleroad)
as Vegas is known not only for its spectacular hotels and one-of-a-kind weddings, but also for its world class dining and unparalleled nightlife. Both on and off the Strip, renowned chefs and restaurateurs are constantly bringing new concepts to life, making this one of the best places to explore fresh and innovative dining.
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Vegas Eats

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