Living the Gay Fantasy at Burning Man

Author: , August 25th, 2014

Burning ManLabor Day fast approaches, which means only one thing in San Francisco (and an ever expanding radius): Burning Man is nigh. August 25th-September 1st to be exact.

The annual festival of freedom, expression, drugs and sunburns is like Mecca to those who regularly attend, and among the 60,000 odd revelers are (unsurprisingly) tons of gays. Here are five gay themed groups who’ll put the camp in camping on the playa this year and where to find them. Also noted are some queer events to look out for and when they’ll be happening. You can say you’ll keep to a schedule this year, but why bother lying to yourself?

Comfort and Joy @ 7:30 and Frankincense

Comfort and Joy is a queer community center for Black Rock City, hosting dozens of daily educational workshops, a variety of colorful performances, extensive blacklight kinetic art installations & several regional camps (from Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Diego, Oakland and San Francisco) as part of the Comfort & Joy village.
Events and workshops including yoga, makeup and painting workshops, live theater, spoken word events, cabaret performances, and annual themed parties like Honey Soundsystem’s Friday night Honey Dusted party.

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The Gay Guide to Burning Man

Author: , August 20th, 2014

Burning ManElaborate art floats, costumes, leather, neon, minimal clothing, and body paint may sound a lot like your local Pride. But what’s coming up around the corner is a festival in Black Rock Desert, Nevada.

Burning Man is famous on the outside for its art, extravagance, drugs, and penchant for all things weird. But for Burners, it’s much more than that–it’s a culture. In its mission statement, the event declares, “Burning Man is radically inclusive,” and that its “intention is to generate society that connects each individual…to participation in community, to the larger realm of civic life.”

Burning Man is a creative outpost that people around the world flock to come see, and therefore it come as no surprise that it offers many LGBT groups and events. Although it’s futile to claim to be comprehensive guide for such a freewheeling event, here is a rundown of some of the LGBT offerings to be had on the Playa.

By Rebecca Ann Schuetz – Full Story at Dot429 | Nevada Gay Travel Resources | Other Gay Travel Events

Gay Adventures at Burning Man 2011

Author: , September 22nd, 2011

Here’s the best Burning Man video we’ve seen this year so far, maybe ever, featuring videographer Vincent Rommelaere and his “Glam Cocks” Zac Rich and Tim Duggan.

He writes: “Watch what happens as three Burning Man virgins travel halfway around the world to take on the world’s most epic festival.”

Welcome Home – A Burning Man Adventure 2011 from Wallaby Way on Vimeo.

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