Has the World Changed for Queer Travelers?

Author: , October 14th, 2017

aul J. Heney and partner in Rio de Janeiro

Over the last few years, the acceptance of LGBTQ people has improved a great deal in most of the Western world—including the legalization of same sex marriage across the United States. But there are always pockets of greater and lesser acceptance in different regions, countries and cities.

We asked some frequent travelers what their experiences have been.

Keenan McGarvey, a 25-year old teacher from Seattle, believes the world has changed in regard to the LGBTQ community, and his experiences have been positive.
“In my experience that [positivity] is reflected more in the other travelers I meet than in the places I go to visit,” he said. “As a gay man, I already have the tendency to choose travel destinations where I am not going to be scrutinized too closely for busting out a pair of short-shorts. But I also feel that in general as a tourist, most places do not investigate your sexuality during your visit. What I have noticed is that I feel much more comfortable being myself and dropping pronouns about my exes in conversation with other travelers I meet than I maybe would have five years ago.”

Valerie and Jessi are married travelers who describe themselves as nomads. They have visited a new city or state every 2-4 weeks for the past 9 months. They see “immense” changes, at least in the U.S. “As a lesbian couple traveling from our safe harbor of San Francisco, not once did we face the discrimination we once faced when coming out 10 years ago,” they explained. “With that said, we are also white, cis-gendered, and have feminine energies that often present ‘straight.’ Our perspective is limited to our experience, but we came out to a lot of people all over the USA and never once had a mean remark, snarky look, nor a negative response. Did we get lucky? Probably. But we were surprised how warm and accepting people were.”

By Paul Heney – Full Story at Travel Pulse

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Xaviera’s Happy House – Amsterdam

Author: , March 16th, 2017

Xaviera's Happy House

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

Xaviera Hollander’s Happy House Bed&Breakfast is a perfect “lovers hideaway”, in other words “A home away from home”… where you are most welcome.

Your hostess is Xaviera Hollander, the well known author of the Happy Hooker and she and her darling husband Philip, who is a terrific chef, will gladly cook you and your friends a delicious meal. Xaviera will even, on request do a workshop on “How to Become a better Lover!”

Xaviera’s Happy House is the ideal bohemian place to stay at in Amsterdam for a few days, no matter why you come here: for a naughty romantic weekend, a congress at the Rai or simply as a tourist with wife and or kids. When looking for the perfect hostess, nobody compares to Xaviera.

This is your opportunity to spend some time at a real diva’s house…one with flair for hospitality. It is located on the South side (gold coast) of Amsterdam, close to Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum, colorful street markets and elegant Beethovenstraat with dozens of great shops and trendy restaurants and … what’s more it is also just around the corner from the famous RAI Congress Center.

In the rooms there is wifi, TV, coffee and tea maker, hairdryer and in Goliath a fridge as well. It is a majestic house with quiet rooms even though we are not that far from the hustle and bustle of the city. A charming host and hostess Xaviera and Philip also offer private meals cooked by Philip who used to be a professional cook. The two of them speak each 5 languages and are most entertaining story tellers.

See the Xaviera’s Happy House Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in the Netherlands

Planning a Safe Trip as a Queer Traveler

Author: , February 28th, 2017

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Andy Hicks, owner of HIX Inc., a small health care technology consulting business in Denver, travels frequently. And as a gay man, he said, he’s enjoyed acceptance in many destinations — even in Cuba, where he traveled this year with his partner. “We didn’t know what to expect,” Mr. Hicks said. “We had zero problems.”

The travel industry offers gay travelers everything from special cruises and tours to gay-friendly hotels. But there are still many places in the world, including many countries in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific, as well as Russia, where laws or social customs create an unwelcoming and unsafe environment for travelers who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. More than 75 countries consider consensual same-sex sexual relations a crime, and in about 10 countries a person could be put to death for being gay, according to the United States State Department.

“Today, it is important for a L.G.B.T. person to understand the laws and how they are enforced and the culture of the countries and even cities where they visit,” said Bruce McIndoe, chief executive of iJet International, a travel risk management company. In an environment of religious extremism, he said, “individuals are more likely to lash out or take unilateral action against assumed members of the L.G.B.T. community.” IJet, he said, has seen increased requests from clients to help prepare and protect their gay and transgender travelers after the mass shooting at an Orlando, Fla., nightclub last June and other episodes.

By Tanya Mohn – Full Story at The New York Times

Nude At The Bottom of the Grand Canyon – Nude Raft Trips

Author: , December 19th, 2016

Nude At The Bottom of the Grand Canyon – Nude Raft Trips

By Beverly B. Price for GayTravelersMagazine

Grand – and magnificent, splendid, glorious, superb, impressive, awe-inspiring, majestic.   It is impossible to be in the depths of the Grand Canyon and believe that the word “grand” says it all. 

I have traveled with other nude passengers all 280 miles of Colorado River from Lee’s Ferry to Lake Mead.  I have been in the majority of the stunning (and all different) side canyons.  I have also made shorter trips to be hauled out by chopper at Whitmore Wash.  Each trip is unique.

The rafts splash through numerous rapids.  The water is cold and deep and swift.  Or they float along in serenely where only the descending call of the canyon wren can be heard.  Or they pull up to a campsite for the night next to the warm water of a side stream.

The canyon bighorn sheep are unafraid of the rafts. The stars are endless.  It is a spiritual experience and one that should not be adulterated.

Teddy Roosevelt perhaps said it best on January 11, 1908, when he stated, “Let this great wonder of nature remain as it now is. You cannot improve on it. But what you can do is keep it for your children, your children’s children, and all who come after you, as the one great sight which every American should see.”

If you would like to experience the great wonder of nature – and do so naturally – there are nude raft trips planned.  Simply send a message to bbprice@aol.com  and ask for information.  Please put “Grand Canyon Raft Trip” in the subject line.

More information:

We have visited multiple AANR member locations including Cypress Cove Nudist Resort, and Lake Como Family Nudist Resort and Community and we have enjoyed Florida’s Haulover Beach for years. As a gay, married couple, we have always felt accepted. There truly is something liberating, tranquil and very social about nudism and naturism.

To search for American Association for Nude Recreation clubs, visit http://www.aanr.com/places-to-go/aanr-clubs

To learn more about the American Association for Nude Recreation clubs, visit http://www.aanr.com/
 
Beverly B. Price is the President of the American Association for Nude Recreation.


Article and photos provided by Beverly B. Price for Gay Travelers Magazine
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Bisexual at Home, Lesbian Overseas

Author: , August 5th, 2016

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As my plane touched down in Budapest and taxied into the gate, I stood up to stretch my legs and opened Tinder on my iPhone. My eyes were burning from lack of sleep and Kindle fatigue. I had bags to wrangle. But this was important. I opened the settings and changed my search criteria from “women and men” to just “women.”

As I waited for my overstuffed backpack to shoot out of the luggage turnstile, I hopped on the spotty WiFi to assess my options. I swiped right on a Raquel Welch look-alike and on a resident physician whose mischievous grin intrigued me.

At home in California’s Bay Area, I date women and men. However, when I travel overseas, I stick to women. I love men, but they can be a liability — one I’m not willing to risk when I’m on my own in a foreign place where I don’t know the subtle cultural cues, where I can’t call my best friend to come pick me up if things go awry.

I know men who are incredibly trustworthy, with whom I feel safe and that my boundaries are respected. But unfortunately, there a lot of men who don’t have that same reverence for a woman’s “no.” This can happen with female partners, too. But with men, I have had my boundaries crossed or feared violence on many more occasions.

By Breena Kerr – Full Story at The Washington Post

Purple Roofs LGBT Travel Newsletter 11/8/14

Author: , November 8th, 2014

Scott & MarkWelcome to the Purple Roofs LGBT travel newsletter.

We’ve got lots of other great stuff for you this time, too – including some great feature articles: Italian Cooking Class; Sorrento, Italy; Phuket Pride; and Hermann, Missouri. And our articles section has four parts – local news, general interest, travel event news, and sweepstakes and contests.

Check out our new Facebook Travel Clubs – discussion groups where you can ask questions and meet other travelers. Everyone’s welcome in each group, but the discussions should be related to the group topic:

Gay Travelers: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gaytravelclub
Lesbian Travelers: https://www.facebook.com/groups/womenstravelclub
Trans Travelers: https://www.facebook.com/groups/transtravelclub
Bisexual Travelers: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bitravelclub

And check out our Gay Travel Events section – more than 500 pride events, film festivals, circuit parties, and much more, now with photos, descriptions, and links to lodging for your stay.

You’ll also find some great accommodation specials and discounts, tons of upcoming gay travel events, and much more.


Villa DeCary

Villa DeCary – Costa Rica

Hotel Villa Decary Bed & Breakfast overlooks the beautiful, pristine Lake Arenal and Costa Rica’s Tilaran mountains. Costa Rica’s Lake Arenal region is a remote, uncrowded area of Costa Rica – at 1,800 feet in elevation, the area boasts a unique temperate climate, with cool nights and warm days.

The property is surrounded by a middle-elevation tropical rainforest, including lush plant life, a rainbow of butterflies, over two hundred and fifty bird species. You’ll also find troupes of shy howler monkies.

Visit the Villa DeCary Website

Email Villa DeCary

Our Featured Articles This Month:


Allerton Gardens, KauaiUSA, HAWAII: Gay Kauai: Introduction
by Scott & Mark, Purple Roofs
We returned to the Island of Kauai last month for the first time since 2008. We lived in Princeville for a year from 2000-2001, and returned again for a visit in 2006. Some things have changed. There are some new houses and condos, for instance. Most of the restaurants we knew and loved are gone. The small but beautiful garden with a water feature and bridge was ripped out of the Safeway center in Waipouli in favor of a few more parking spots. The island now has four or five Starbucks, a Costco, and a Home Depot, and a second Safeway is on the way. And Sears is gone, replaced by Ross. But other than that, surprisingly it was much like we remembered it, still beautiful and lush and open.
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Just John Bar - St. LouisUSA, MISSOURI: TRAVELING IN OUR FABULOUS GAY WORLD: Revisiting St. Louis
by Don & Ray
Whenever we revisit a city we always enjoy visiting the same restaurants, antiques shops, bars and businesses that we visited previously. Sadly, businesses close for whatever reason and friends move or? Whenever we think of St. Louis the first thing that comes to mind is ARCHITECTURE! Of all the cities in the country we love the architecture in St. Louis more than anyplace, including New Orleans. They have the most beautiful stately estates there. And there are hundreds of them with luscious lawns, gargoyles and statuary. Hundreds of historic buildings and churches are everywhere. St. Louis is celebrating their 250th Anniversary this year. The one thing that is always there for us is where we stay and that is the BREWER’S HOUSE Bed and Breakfast. They are located at 1829 Lami Street, which is just a few blocks from downtown and close to the shopping and fine museums that the city has to offer. Brewer’s House is a Civil War vintage home nestled amongst several breweries.
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We also scour the web to bring you all the gay travel news we can find. You can see these posts on a daily basis at http://www.purpleroofs.com/gay-travel-blog, or sign up for our RSS feed. Here are some of our favorites from the last month.

Local Stories:

BAHAMAS: Lesbian Travel: Cable Beach, The Bahamas
Enjoy the service of local venders as they weave between sun-blocked sunbathers to sell their wares and listen closely to soft calypso music being carried by the Caribbean breeze.
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CANADA, BRITISH COLUMBIA: Vancouver Selfie Spots for Gay Tourists
Gay photographer Randall Shirley set out to capture several of Vancouver’s gay-interest spots. A selfie at any of them could be a great way to say: look where I am!
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CANADA, ONTARIO: Visiting Gay Toronto
I’ve just arrived in Toronto, my first time visiting the much-hyped Canadian city, and I begin walking from my hotel to the University of Toronto where a Human Rights Conference is about to kickoff as part of this year’s World Pride festivities.
Full Story

EGYPT: Tips for Gay and Lesbian Travelers in Egypt
EGYPTIANS have a somewhat schizophrenic attitude toward homosexuality.
Full Story

FRANCE: Paris on Instagram
Last month I visited Paris for the first time in seven years. What I found was a city as picture-perfect as it always was. I don’t think there’s ever been a city so picturesque!
Full Story

ISRAEL: Visiting Israel in the Wake of War
Following the war with Hamas this past summer, I felt a tremendous sense of urgency to travel to Israel. I needed to demonstrate my solidarity with the Jewish state.
Full Story

ITALY: Food and Culture in Perugia, Italy
So I’m back. I kind of figured out what I need to do and it felt good to put them all in writing. What I needed to do is to continue telling my story through this blog.
Full Story

SOUTH AFRICA: Johannesburg Turns It Out
Jo’burg is South Africa’s largest city population-wise, and that’s not even counting the 6 million trees.
Full Story

THAILAND: Rubber Sex Toy in Sacred Cave Offends Thai Village
Villagers in Krabi, Thailand, a small town on the west coast of southern Thailand at the mouth of the Krabi River, are in an uproar after someone left a large, factory-made dildo in their sacred cave.
Full Story

TURKEY: Lesbian Travel – Istanbul
Turkey has long been a destination popular with gays and lesbians due to its sunshine, history, picturesque ruins and architecture, gorgeous coastline and delicious food.
Full Story

TURKS & CAICOS
I’ve recently returned from Providenciales, a tropical paradise in the Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI), where I spent 9 days soaking up the sun, fun and culture.
Full Story

USA: Doing The Grand Circle
The Grand Circle – originally a loop to the Grand Canyon, Zion, and Bryce Canyon national parks — covers much of northern Arizona and southern Utah as well as portions of Colorado, New Mexico, and a sliver of Nevada.
Full Story

USA, CALIFORNIA: At the Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier is alive with rides and other things your children would enjoy. For adults, the beach is always the choice. It’s crowded on hot days and therefore you shall not expect privacy. LOL…
Full Story

USA, CALIFORNIA: The Last Lesbian Bar in San Francisco is Closing
The only bar dedicated to serving lesbians in San Francisco, the Lexington Club, announced that it is closing after 18 years.
Full Story

USA, MARYLAND: Columbia Gets Its First Drag Show
For a number of years, drag shows have been one of the popular entertainment features at PW’s Sports Bar in North Laurel–Howard County’s only gay bar. Many of these shows are held in conjunction with charitable events and causes in which PW’s participates.
Full Story

USA, MISSOURI: Kansas City is Pretty Darn Gay
Batter up, boys, it’s World Series season here in America, in case you didn’t know. This is the 110th World Series, with the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals fighting for the title.
Full Story

USA, NEVADA: Las Vegas Throws Open the Chapel Doors
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit overturned same-sex marriage bans in Nevada last month, paving the way for gay marriage in Las Vegas.
Full Story

paUSA, NEW YORK: Fabulous Trips: New York City
It is very easy to make expensive travel mistakes–so don’t do it.
Full Story

USA, NORTH CAROLINA: Asheville Soars as a Gay Travel Destination
If you’ve been keeping up with the country’s most buzzed-about hipster destinations of late, you’ve probably heard of places like Austin, Brooklyn and Portland, Ore.
Full Story

USA, OREGON/WASHINGTON: The Cuisine of the Pacific Northwest
It’s a good thing the Pacific Northwest’s cities are so bike-friendly–what better way to work off all the calories from the endless array of amazing restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and food trucks that await?
Full Story

USA, WASHINGTON DC
Every year, the Washington Blade polls readers to choose its Best of Gay DC.
Full Story


General Interest Stories:

The Twink on the Plane
Flying is tedious. Cramped quarters, stale air and crying babies are just some of the annoying-at-best obstacles that greet passengers on a daily basis.
Full Story

Ten Freebies in Ten Expensive Cities
As tourism destinations, many major cities across the globe — New York and Paris, Stockholm and Sydney — are certainly monumental or historical or beautiful or all of the above.
Full Story

Do I Belong Here?
Do you ever have those days where you question everything?
Full Story

Flying Surrounded By Sky
Vague, over-wing cloud photos are a staple of vacation albums across the Internet, but a British technology incubator wants to do away with them completely.
Full Story

The World’s Top Ten Nude Beaches
ARE you a fan of getting an all-over tan? Then you need to put these best nude beaches from around the world on your bucket list.
Full Story

Gay Travel Capitals of the World
There is not one travel agent or destination-marketing company that has not acknowledged — even if ruefully — the financial punch wielded by the LGBTQ travel industry.
Full Story


Past Events:

BELGIUM: Brussels Gets Sweaty and Gay for Le Demance 25
Friday morning and it was busy in the Eurostar departure lounge of London’s St Pancras station, but this is an incredibly easy way to travel – security and passport control is a breeze and there’s minimal hanging around before you’re boarding the comfortable train.
Full Story

USA, LOUISIANA: Towleroad Has Pics from Halloween in New Orleans
Last weekend, Towleroad hit The Big Easy for Halloween New Orleans!
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Upcoming Event News:

AUSTRALIA, NSW: Got New Year’s Plans Yet? How About Tropical Fruits?
(Dec 21-Jan 1) If the glitz and glamour of Sydney are all just a bit too much for you on New Year’s Eve, look no further than the beautiful Northern Rivers region of New South Wales!
Full Story

BURMA: Country Launches First LGBT Film Festival
(Nov 12-14) Burma’s first LGBTI film festival will be held next month in Rangoon to celebrate the sexual and gender diversity of the region.
Full Story

CANADA, ONTARIO: Toronto WorldPride Chooses Vancouver Artist’s Work
Jun 22-Nov 15) Vancouver’s Pablo Munoz is one of six Canadians whose work will be shown at the Art Gallery of Ontario during a special exhibition marking WorldPride 2014 in Toronto.
Full Story

CARIBBEAN: Transgender Cruise Planned for December
(Dec 14-21) Travel agent Jeff Land blocked cabins on a Royal Caribbean sailing in December for what he believes is the first trans cruise. “This has been a dream of mine for so long,” Land said, “because it feels safe being with other trans people.”
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COSTA RICA: Gay Surf Week in November
(Nov 8-15) We’re not going to ask what you like to ride, but if it includes waves, consider Gay Surf Week 2014, which promises to offer a week of sun, fun and waves for gay and lesbian surfers and beach lovers in Tamarindo, Costa Rica.
Full Story

USA, CALIFORNIA: Palm Springs Celebrates Gay Pride in November
(Nov 7-9) “I am Pride: Stonewall” is the theme for the 2014 Palm Springs Pride Celebration scheduled for November 7-9, ending with the parade.
Full Story

USA, FLORIDA: New: Gay Days Fort Lauderdale
(Nov 25-Dec 1) According to Gay Days president Chris Alexander-Manley, the event is expanding into Fort Lauderdale.Full Story

USA, NEVADA: Evolve Returns to Vegas for New Year’s Eve
(Dec 31) Evolve 2015, a unique gay New Year’s Eve celebration, is more than just a party – it’s a 3-day experience attracting men from more than 30 countries to Las Vegas.Full Story


Contests and Sweepstakes:


CANADA, BRITISH COLUMBIA: Win A Two Night Stay in Vancouver
(End Date Unknown) Explore everything Vancouver has to offer from its vibrant West End, just steps away from the world-famous Stanley Park and English Bay beaches.
Full Story

COSTA RICA: Win a Trip to Costa Rica
(Enter By Dec 4) GAY TRAVEL INFORMATION IS GIVING AWAY AN AMAZING PRIZE! That’s right, and all you have to do is enter!
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CURACAO: Win Five Nights in the Caribbean at the Floris Suite Hotel
(Enter by 4/1) We have some exciting news for the next sweepstakes – PurpleRoofs.com is teaming up with Gaycation Magazine to bring you our first contest prize from Curacao in the Caribbean, at the Floris Suite Hotel.Full Story

GERMANY: On Traveling
(Nov 30) I’ve partnered with airberlin and Visit Berlin to give one person (and his/her friend, mom, boss…) a trip to Berlin from the United States.
Full Story

USA, FLORIDA: Win a Trip to Fort Lauderdale Gay Days
(Enter by Nov 15) If you don’t have Thanksgiving plans yet, we thought of something more fun than a turkey dinner. Go soak up the sun in Fort Lauderdale during Gay Days courtesy of IGLTA!
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Gay Travel Events – The List:


Check out our brand new events list, where we list gay events around the world – http://www.purpleroofs.com/gay-travel-events.html.

Sign Up for Our Gay Travel Sweepstakes


Caribbean Sweepstakes: We’re teaming up with Gaycation Magazone and the beautiful Floris Suite Hotel in Curacao (http://www.florissuitehotel.com/default-en.html) to give away 5 nights in Curacao.
http://www.purpleroofs.com/contest.html

Check Out Our Special Offer Section


Our innkeepers and travel agents offer exclusive specials to travelers who find them on Purple Roofs. This month, we have 99 Accommodation/Tour offers listed in 15 countries and regions around the world! No membership required.
http://www.purpleroofs.com/lateavailability.html

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Gayapolis: Personals, daily news, and a great gay and lesbian directory.
http://www.gayapolis.com

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http://www.gayrealtynetwork.com

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http://www.purpleunions.com

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That’s it for this issue – enjoy the newsletter!

Mark & Scott

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A BFB, that’s what we are! That’s Bike Friendly Business

Author: , March 15th, 2014

Oregon is becoming a top destination for cyclists, both off road and road biking, touring or simply day trippers.

Travel Oregon, the states leader in tourism, had created a program, Bike Friendly Business, to go along with the State’s Ride Oregon campaign.  When cycling through and around Oregon Bike Friendly Businesses are committed to welcoming cyclists, offer amenities riders may need and have officially been recognized by the state.

Travel-Oregon-Bike-Friendly-graphic-no-iconsBike the Columbia River Gorge, the Mt. Hood Scenic Byway, the Willamette Valley and have a comfy bed and and hearty breakfast at an bed and breakfast along the way.  A Bed and Breakfast offers so much more than a hotel.  Oregon innkeepers know the best back roads, the best places to eat, the scenic attractions you won’t want to miss.  You determine how far you want to go in one day.  The whole adventure is about 200 miles and you’ll discover why those arriving in Oregon on the Oregon Trail called this place “paradise” and our inn the Old Parkdale Inn would be the halfway point for this tour.  Don’t necessarily want to tour?  No problem.  We invite you to explore the many backroads of the Hood River Valley.

As a participating business we need to adhere to program requirements and recommendations.
~ as a lodging partner we must provide a secure area to store bikes
~ serve up a hearty hi-carb breakfast with larger than life servings of fruits and vegetables
~ be able to share local knowledge about where visitors can find bike shops, bike maps, good places to ride, and where to pick up a bike rental
~ our guest rooms have oulets and power strips to plug in and re-charge phone and laptops safely and we have free WiFi connection in the house and out in the garden ~ provide laundry service ~ assist in shipping home any treasures you might find while touring the Hood River Valley on the Fruit Loop

Purple Roofs Guest Blogger:  Mary Pellegrini, owner/innkeeper at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast in the Upper Hood River Valley, Oregon.  We are about an hour and a half east of Portland, Oregon, a scenic drive through the Columbia River Gorge and the Hood River Valley to our B&B at the base of Oregon’s tallest mountain, majestic Mt Hood.

Bisexual Pride Begins in DC on September 23rd

Author: , September 12th, 2013

Bisexual PrideOrganizers of the first Bisexual Pride Day in the District of Columbia have scheduled a single event on Monday, Sept. 23 to commemorate the occasion — a community forum at a downtown hotel to discuss issues of interest to the bi community.

Organizers, including longtime D.C. LGBT rights advocates A. Billy Jones-Hennin and Loraine Hutchins, are encouraging members of the bi community and their supporters to hold their own Bi Pride events such as pool parties, potluck dinners, and panel discussions.

The forum, entitled “Bisexual at Any Age,” is scheduled to take place from 6:30-8 p.m. on Sept. 23 at the Residence at Thomas Circle Hotel, 1330 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., in the first floor conference room.

Authored By Lou Chibbaro Jr. – See the Full Story at The Washington Blade

Click here for gay travel resources in Washington, DC.