The Garden Loft – Bristol, Rhode Island

Author: , March 25th, 2017

The Garden Loft

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The Garden Loft is a lovely studio which offers privacy and comfort.

Located in the downtown Historic District overlooking the garden, The Garden Loft is within walking distance of restaurants, shops and the waterfront.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: William’s Grant Inn, Bristol, Rhode Island

Author: , May 29th, 2014

William's Grant Inn, Bristol, Rhode IslandPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Colonial Sea Captain’s Home: Federal Colonial five room bed and breakfast inn located in a quaint New England seaside town. In the historic district. Furnished with antiques in an eclectic style. Koi pond in the back garden. Competitive pricing. Near Roger Williams, Brown, RI School of Design, Johnson and Wales Universities. Near Newport and Providence, RI.

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Upcoming Gay Travel Events: Prague, Sardinia, Bristol, Chicago, Shanghai

Author: , May 16th, 2013

Gay Pride Flag San FranciscoWe’ve got news on a bunch of upcoming gay travel events for you:


First off, the Mr. Gay Europe contest runs fron 7/26-7/31 in the Czech Republic. Rainbow Tourism reports:

This old, historical capital has long been known for its friendly and attractive people, but never more soon then when representatives from several European countries gay communities flock here to vie for the title of Mr. Gay Europe. Spread out over 6 days, this event will see the candidates widdled down to a narrow group in an intense competition to see who will take the reigns and represent Europe’s gay community.

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Over in the UK, Bristol is set to host the gay Union Cup between May 23rd and 26th. Gay Star News reports:

This year 550 gay rugby players from teams including Stockholm, Berlin, Lisbon, Amsterdam, Edinburgh and Dublin will travel to Bristol to compete, bringing an estimated #25,000 to the city’s local economy. Tournament director David Arid said: ‘The idea of a gay and gay-friendly rugby club is to provide an accepting environment in which players can develop their sporting potential without fear of prejudice.

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The world-famous leather-fest IML begins on May 24th. GoPride reports:

This year marks the 35th annual International Mister Leather conference and competition, more commonly known by its acronym IML. Not limited to leather only, IML welcomes rubbermen, sports gear enthusiasts, pups and their handlers and a whole host of other fetish folk for a long weekend of conferences, competitions and parties celebrating a shared sexual deviance.

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The island of Sardinia in Italy will celebrate its second annual Pride Parade on June 29th, with a series of events leading up to it. Gay Star News reports:

The announcement of the event’s details comes after the first pride, last year, was attacked by right-wing politicians who declared the Mediterranean island doesn’t need the event. The ‘Queeresima’ – 40 days of events – will culminate in the final parade on the beach on 29 June. But there’s more to the festival than music and drag queens.

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And in Shanghai, China, the city will celebrate its fifth Gay Pride on June 14th. LGBT Weekly reports:

June 14 the LGBT community in Shanghai will come together to celebrate its fifth anniversary. The eight-day event will be host to the usual assorted revelry, shirtlessness and tight Lycra short shorts. But amid the festivities, a note of seriousness will underscore what many see as an accomplishment in and of itself. “A week-long string of events has been planned to boost the LGBT’s community position in China and raise awareness around LGBT themes including marriage equality, sexual health and societal acceptance,” note event organizers.

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Bristol Pride Returning July 13th at Castle Park

Author: , April 17th, 2013

The festival of comedy, dance, theatre, film and performance from 6 July will culminate in a festival on 13 July at the Castle Park – within easy reach of the train and bus stations and close to the city’s main shopping center.

Bristol Pride was forced to move from Castle Park to the smaller College Green in 2012 as the English Defence League were protesting against Islamic extremism – but this year marks a ‘triumphal return’, organizers say.

Pride day will also offer a mix of local and national acts, a family play area, community zone, food and market stalls, cabaret stage and a special performance tent.

Authored By Tris Reid-Smith – See the Full Story at Gay Star News

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Crystal Palace, Bristol, VT

Author: , April 28th, 2011

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Crystal Palace - Bristol, VTCome visit us in Bristol, Vermont, where the love story of William Lawrence and Minnie Peet began. Our Vermont Bed & Breakfast is a beautifully maintained century–old Queen Anne-style Victorian, beautifully built with hardwood floors throughout, eleven lovely stained glass windows and a grand staircase. At the Crystal Palace, you’ll enjoy elegance, great food and a wonderful vacation experience.

The Crystal Palace Bed & Breakfast is in Addison County, and is registered with the Vermont State Register of Historic Places. This beautiful, historic mansion, now owned by Stacie and Stephen, has been restored to its original splendor: white and red cherry, butternut, ash, and quarter oak, finished to a grand sheen by the owners. The house is just two blocks from Bristol’s village green. The home includes a lovely piazza which wraps around the side of the house, and is furnished with wicker furniture, and we;comes guests to come and relax at this very special place.

The first floor entrance hall contains a unique quarter-sawn oak, cut to look like wood blocks or brick, an unusual decorative effect. The entrance leads to the two parlors on the first floor, one for guests, and one for the hosts. The guest parlor is a grand, romantic room with curved wall and windows, rich oriental carpet and period antiques.

The house is creatively decorated by Stacie with antiques the couple have collected together, many lovingly restored by Stephen. Stephen also loves plants, and they add life throughout this historic home.

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