Purple Roofs LGBT Travel Round-Up – June 21st

Published Date Author: , June 21st, 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:
That Trip Around the World (Travels of Adam)
For a 15-month period in 2010-2011, I backpacked my way around the world. At the time, it felt like the most important thing in my life. Even today, already five years later, it still feels strangely important. And yet, I’m not so sure it was. Sure, that trip changed my life. There’s no question about that. It forced me to make a lot of decisions about who I was and who I wanted to be.
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INTERNATIONAL:
Photos – The World’s Best Nude Beaches, 2015 Edition (GayCities)
When we gave you The World’s 10 Best Gay Beaches it became clear you wanted to skip the tan lines and feel the heat. If you’re looking for clothing optional options that include sun, sand and surf get thee to a nude beach!
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Nude Beach

INTERNATIONAL:
Five Amazing Off The Beaten Path Prides To Check Out (Queerty)
With so much focus on the world’s major pride celebrations this month, it’s easy to see why everyone’s getting so excited. Los Angeles Pride went off without a hitch (and even an impromptu dance from Channing Tatum and Matt Bomer), and San Francisco and New York Pride are both just a stone’s throw away.
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Sitges Gay Pride

USA, FLORIDA:
Pride Night at Tropicana Field Sets Attendance Record (Watermark)
Pride Night at the Trop held on June 12 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg set a new attendance record for the event with over 700 tickets sold, three times the number that the event has attracted in the past.
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USA, NEW MEXICO:
Photos: High-Altitude Pride in Albuquerque (The Advocate)
Thousands of people lined Central Avenue for the 39th annual Pride Parade. Starting with 25 people in 1976, it’s now the second-largest parade held in New Mexico.
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Albuquerque Pride

USA, NEW YORK:
Five Things We Love About New York Pride (GayCities)
In the early morning of June 28, 1969, the Stonewall Inn was raided by police. A melee ensued, and history would never be the same. One year later the Christopher Street Liberation Day Committee launched the first Gay Pride March, commemorating the riots and the possibility of liberation it set off. The country (and world) took note as battles were won and the march grew year after year.
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NY Pride

USA, PENNSYLVANIA:
Photos: Philly Pride Celebrates Freedom and Liberty (The Advocate)
housands celebrated at the Philly Pride Parade and Festival at Penn’s Landing this year and Gov. Tom Wolf was among the guests. Thanks to the awesome Tara Lessard at Freedom G Photography for covering this amazing event.
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Philadelphia Pride

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