The Daily Show Takes On The Advocate’s Choice of Top Gay Cities

Author: , May 13th, 2011

Daily Show - MinneapolisMany were shocked when The Advocate’s tabulation concluded that San Francisco was not the gayest city in America, prompting Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones to investigate.

Jones ventured to San Francisco, trying to figure out why the iconic city did not crack the top 10 spots. After a trip to a local sex shop, a walk with local activist Tim Seelig, and a performance by the acclaimed San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, Jones was still unimpressed.

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Gay and Lesbian Travel Directory Has the Skinny on Gay Friendly Cities Worldwide

Author: , April 3rd, 2011

Gay and Lesbian Travel Industry Directory 2011The Boom Boom Room may be history, along with the Little Shrimp and Woody’s, but Laguna Beach is not giving up on attracting and serving gay and lesbian visitors. The Gay and Lesbian Travel Industry Directory 2011 has a two-page spread devoted to the city, extolling its beautiful beaches, secluded coves, absolutely fabulous restaurants, artists enclaves and hip nightspots.

The Laguna Beach Visitors and Conference Bureau placed the full-page ad and provided materials for an “editorial” page, a promotion that cost the bureau $3,000, according to Executive Director Judy Bijlani. Laguna Beach is listed in the 123-page directory along with quite a few other “gay-friendly” cities that might not spring immediately to mind: Cleveland, Winnipeg, Canada, Milwaukee, Wis., Raleigh, N.C., and Halifax, Nova Scotia, to name a few.

Others are on the “gaydar” of just about every gay or lesbian single or couple: Key West, Fla., West Hollywood, Palm Springs, Santa Fe, N.M., San Francisco, Copenhagen, Denmark. Barely mentioned is the East Coast gay enclave of Provincetown, Mass., but maybe the folks in P-town figured they didn’t need to spend money on a big, splashy ad. Sarah Palin, get ready for the gay/lesbian onslaught in your state: Anchorage is throwing out the welcome wagon, touting itself as the “Bright lights, OUT city!”

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