Vote For The 2014 Best Of GayCities, Win A Free Trip For Two

Author: , December 17th, 2014

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Don’t miss your chance to win a trip for two to any destination within the continental U.S. by voting for the 2014 Best of GayCities, courtesy of our friends at Hyatt.

Does San Francisco boast the best Singles Scene?

Does Austin host best Pride in a place lacking marriage equality?
Does Puerto Vallarta have the best Beach?

Which destination take the top honor: City of the Year?

Voting is easy. Just sign into your GayCities account and make your selections. You’ll automatically be entered into the prize sweepstakes.

Polls close January 5. You must be a US resident to win the prize.

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Europe’s Five Best Gay Scenes

Author: , October 7th, 2013

Europe mapIt’s totally fabulous to explore different gay scenes when traveling. You can dance the night away to some truly camp-tastic tunes, or cruise the darkrooms for Mr Right Now. Perhaps you want to enjoy feathers and frills at a drag queen cabaret show? We’ve looked at some of the best gay hotspots in Europe to suit everyone’s needs.

Benidorm, Spain

The Benidorm gay village can be found in the Old Town area of this popular Spanish holiday resort. The gay part of Benidorm’s Levante beach sits in front of the Don Cesar cafe, and is a great place to tan before a night out with your best pals. 7th Heaven has been a popular gay bar for years and has an excellent reputation for making tourists and locals feel welcome.

This is a fab bar for an early drink, and the relaxed atmosphere is ideal for meeting new people. Cabaret lovers will enjoy a night at Mardi Gras, with top performances from Miss Stella Artois, plus an excellent Cher tribute act. Younger LGBT crowds can be found at the Mercury nightclub, which is famous for its pumping dance music and buzzing atmosphere. This club is for real party animals only, as the doors don’t even open until after midnight.

Authored By Matthew Payne – See the Full Story at GayWebSource

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Win Four Passes to Dallas’s Purple Party

Author: , April 12th, 2013

Dallas Purple PartyWant to win for weekend passes to Dallas’s purple party? Gay Cities Has the sweepstakes for you:

The balloons may have already deflated after the White Party in Palm Springs and the Black Party in New York City, but the circuit celebrations are really just getting started! Dallas is gearing up for it’s own color-themed fest, Purple Party starting April 26 and GayCities’ got four passes to giveaway. That’s right: you can win four weekend passes to the Dallas Purple Party, which means bringing your three best friends (or three of your latest flings for one epic Battle Royale of a weekend). Together you can soak up the Texan sun and dance until the cowboys come home.

To enter the contest, use the link above – the party starts on April 26th.

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GayCities’s List of 14 Great Gay Events and Parties for 2013

Author: , January 29th, 2013

Whistler Winter PrideIt’s freezing out there, but the 2013 party season is just heating up. We’ve pored through our listings and found some of the most fab beach parties, ski weekends and circuit parties. Let’s live it up in 2013!

Whistler WinterPRIDE (February 3-10)

Looking for a new Valentine? There is plenty of eye candy at Whistler WinterPRIDE! There will be an official pink takeover as gays from around the world ascend up the mountain for a gay old time. Make eyes with a handsome Canuck while snowboarding on Blackcomb Mountain and check out his boots and spurs at the Tuesday night Cowboy & Cowgirl Party.

Take in the sprawling views of Cougar, Whistler, and Rainbow Mountains and the Soo Valley before heading to see RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Star winner Chad Michaels at the Mr. Gay Canada Competition at the Whistler Conference Center. The ladies will purr front and center on Friday night at Purrlesque, a night of erotic dance at the foot of Whistler Mountain. Lola Frost & April O’Peel will make sure all the ladies feel the heat and stay out late. Everyone will get together after a week or snowy fun with DJ Nick Bertossi at GayWhistler’s SnowBall 21.

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Gay Cities Names Top Gay Dream Travel Destinations for 2013

Author: , January 16th, 2013

ParisDespite the recent demonstration against gay marriage in Paris, the City of Light is still luring gay travelers around the globe.

Today GayCities concluded another annual Best of GayCities campaign by revealing the top travel destinations. The interactive campaign had thousands of GayCities members and readers creating “ultimate dream” travel itineraries by mapping their favorite cities.

Paris was the most selected city overall, and also the top city in two categories: “Romance City” and “Food & Wine City.” New York City came in strong second, nabbing the title of “City That Never Sleeps.”

Authored By Oscar Raymundo – See the Full Story at Queerty

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Gay Cities, JetBlue and Kimpton Hotels Team Up for Gay Pride Photo Contest

Author: , June 14th, 2012

Gay Pride Photo ContestPride season is in full swing–and that means its time for GayCities Pride Photo Challenge!

We want you to send us pictures from your hometown Pride celebration: One lucky shutterbug will win a free trip for two anywhere in the U.S., courtesy of our friends at JetBlue and Kimpton Hotels, plus a two-night hotel stay and a $100 dinner certificate. One runner-up will get a two-night stay at any Kimpton Hotel.

It doesn’t matter if you’re from Los Angeles, Sao Paulo or Columbus, Ohio–we want to see you celebrating the LGBT community!

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Best Gay Travel Destinations: Grindr vs. Gay Cities

Author: , April 16th, 2012

You might think guys on Grindr don’t look up to see where they are very often, but the makers of the mandatory app released the winners of the inaugural member-voted Grindr Gay Travel Awards.

Our sister site, GayCities, announced its Best Of winners back in January, so we though we’d see how the two lists stack up. For the full list of Best of GayCities destinations, check out our leaderboard. And for more of Grindr’s picks, visit the company’s blog.

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Gay Cities Poll Names Tel Aviv Top Gay City of 2011

Author: , January 13th, 2012

Congrats! Mazel tov! Félicitations! The election results in the Best of GayCities 2011 poll are in—and we have the winners!

Over the past several weeks, our sister site asked members and visitors to vote for the ideal locations in eight different categories—plus the overall best city in the world. You pulled your levers (well, clicked your mouses) and the people have spoken.

Let’s look at the boards:

*When it came to the crème de la crème, the big winner in the Best City of GayCities 2011, in a somewhat surprising turn of events, was…

Tel Aviv!

It received the most votes by GayCities readers in the “City of the Year” category. And it wasn’t a close call: The Mediterranean metropolis took the category with a whopping 43% of the vote, barreling over its nearest competitor, New York City, which only scored 14%. Hmm, did residents of Tel Aviv pool their online resources to push the Israeli oasis over the top? We may never know.

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Gay Cities’ Hottest Gay New Year’s Eve Destinations

Author: , December 23rd, 2011

New Year's 2011-12 PartiesNew Year’s Eve is one of the most hectic times of year to go out. All the big gay clubs are busting out the glitter and champagne, not to mention all the concerts, cruises, bar parties, dinners and private events.

But should old acquaintance be forgot, GayCities has got your back! To help you navigate the end-of-year festivities, we’ve put together a roundup of some of the hottest gay New Year’s Eve bashes from around the world.

Want more? Check out the entire GayCities New Year’s Eve events calendar and start figuring out who you’re gonna kiss at midnight!

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Gay Cities’ Guide to Chicago Theater for the Holidays

Author: , December 17th, 2011

Chicago TheaterAttention theatre geeks: there’s a plethora of options in Chicago to feed your holiday drama fix.

First off, everyone’s favorite Christmas movie that we’ve all seen a million times (thanks TBS) – “A Christmas Story” – comes to us as a musical this year. Come hear Ralphie sing about his desperate quest for a Red Rider bb gun. Performances take place at the Chicago Theater.

If you’re in the mood for something classic, there is always “A Christmas Carol,” which boasts a run of 34 years at the Goodman Theatre. Also classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life” is playing at the Victory Gardens theatre at the Biograph.

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