Six Sexy Gay Events for 2015

Author: , January 1st, 2015

antwerp_leatherpride-728x1024You may be staring at your diary for 2015 and looking for a bit of inspiration. Which countries around the world haven’t you been to? Which cities haven’t you ticked off yet? Which parties are attracting your attention?

Here at Gay Star Travel we love all sorts of holidays and all sorts of travel adventures. What’s clear is that different holidays suit different people, and also that you need to ensure a bit of variety when planning your travels for the year. Beach resort holidays are lovely, but if that’s the only type of holiday that you do it could start to feel a bit repetitive. City breaks are fun, but low-cost flights and airport delays eventually start to take their toll. You need to mix it up a bit, give yourself some variety in how you experience the world.

Whatever your schedule for 2015, you are probably going to want to throw at least one amazing gay party in there. The kind of trip where you get to show off all of your hard work in the gym, or test out the new leather harness that you’ve invested in. The kind of parties where things get a bit sexy and a lot of fun.

Let’s take a look at some of events around the world that we’re warming up for in the year ahead…

Hard On: Antwerp – 15th February 2015

London’s leading fetish night Hard On heads to Antwerp to host the official closing party for Antwerp Leather Pride. This is going to be a big event – with over 3,000 fetish-lovers descending on Antwerp for the weekend, the closing party is going to be busy. If you’ve never been to Antwerp you’ll be surprised at what a beautiful and liveable city this is – definitely worth exploring. A strict dress code will be enforced for the closing party so start buffing your leather now.

By Gareth Johnson – Full Story at Gay Star News | Other Gay Travel Events

International Mr. Leather Debuts Tonight

Author: , May 23rd, 2014

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Get ready Chicago! The 36th annual International Mister Leather (IML) competition is returning to the Windy City full of parties, celebrations and weekend events. IML, one of the biggest leather and fetish events in the world, brings thousand of leathermen to town.

In addition, two well-known DJs will be headlining IML festivities this year. Eddie Martinez spins the Victory Party, which celebrates the announcement of the new International Mr. Leather 2014, on Sunday, May 25 at the House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn, and David Picard takes over the turntables for the Black & Blue Ball on Monday, May 26 at Castle Chicago, 632 N. Dearborn.

Martinez, who was born and raised in NYC, has a passion to making listeners dance.

“I have been DJing for about nine years and working as a DJ for the past five years,” he told ChicagoPride.com. “My passion came from my love for music. Ever since I was a little boy, I would always dance around to pretty much anything and everything and I still do.”

By Denny Patterson – Go Pride | Illinois Gay Travel Resources | Other Gay Travel Events

The Return of Folsom Street East

Author: , April 28th, 2014

Folsom Street Eact NYCFolsom Street East didn’t happen last year due to the massive apartment building that is nearing completion on West 28th Street. The event returns this year, one block away. Via press release:

Folsom Street East (FSE) today announced that it will hold its 16th annual Street Fair on Sunday, June 22nd. In anticipation of final approval from the City of New York’s Street Activity Permit Office, FSE also announced that this year’s Street Fair will take place on 27th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues, one block south of its previous venue.

“We’re thrilled to bring Folsom Street East back to the streets of New York City,” said FSE Board President and Street Fair coordinator Gary Martin. “We believe that 27th Street will be a great new venue for our event and are confident that our final permit will be approved in light of Community Board 4’s unanimous recommendation to SAPO earlier this month that it go forward.”

via Joe.My.God | NYC Gay Travel Resources | Other Gay Travel Events

Bears Come Out to London

Author: , April 14th, 2014

London BearfestThe first London Bearfest, a week-long festival celebrating the ever growing international bear scene. Taking place across the capital between 18 – 26 May, it will bring together bears, cubs, otters & admirers from all over the world to enjoy a week of furry and chunky fun in this cosmopolitan city. Throughout the week we will be raising vital funds and awareness for our chosen charity The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation.

As well as major events, club nights & parties there will also be more intimate events, including restaurant outings, cabaret shows, sing a-longs and the ‘Big bear Bar Crawl’.

Kurt Hoffman, Artistic Director of London Bearfest 2014 comments: “I’m extremely excited and really proud to bring together the bear community with the very first London Bearfest being held in one of the greatest cities in the world.”

Authored By Kelly Riker – See the Full Story at Seasons of Pride

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Folsom Street East in NYC Cancelled for 2013

Author: , April 24th, 2013

Gay Travel: Folsom Street Fair 2012 in PhotosThe producers of the Folsom Street East event blame ongoing construction. Queerty reports:

It is with sadness that the Producers and Board of Directors of Folsom Street East have to announce that the 17th annual Folsom Street East Street Festival this June is going to be cancelled. Though we continue to receive support for this community-building and fundraising event from Community Board 4 and our neighbors on the block (including our producing partner The Eagle NYC), the ever-growing construction on the north side of 28th street has made it impossible for us to successfully and safely hold our annual street festival. Thank you for the years of support from our attendees, sponsors, partners, exhibitors, vendors, performers and volunteers; we are sad that we will not be able to celebrate Pride with you at our fetish-friendly event this year.

Hopefully the fetish event will return in 2014!

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