Group Marches in Bangladesh New Year’s Parade for “Diversity”

Author: , April 20th, 2014
Diversity March - Bangladesh

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It was not a gay pride parade as reported by online media outlets, organizers of the rainbow contingent told Gay Star News today.

Several reports reported this week that Bangladesh’s LGBT community members had marched in Dhaka’s New Year festivities, ‘wearing the colors of the rainbow as an act of defiance and an appeal for the Muslim-majority country to change its law that considers same-sex relations as “unnatural” and a crime.’

The 100-strong human rainbow was held to ‘celebrate diversity and friendship,’ a spokesperson from Roopbaan, the country’s first LGBT magazine, told GSN. On Monday (April 14), the contingent walked from Dhaka University’s Faculty of Fine Art building to Ruposhi Bangla Hotel following the main trail of the Mongol Shobha Jatra procession which marks the first day of the Bengali New Year.

By Sylvia Tan – Gay Star News | Bangladesh Gay Travel Resources

Evolve Returns to Vegas for New Year’s Eve

Author: , April 20th, 2014

Evolve 2015 Las VegasEvolve 2015, a unique gay New Year’s Eve celebration, is more than just a party – it’s a 3-day experience attracting men from more than 30 countries to Las Vegas

The event takes place December 30 to January 2, 2015 in the Favorite American City to Visit by gay travelers.

There are so many things that set Evolve apart from any other gay New Year’s Eve event, starting with the location. For first-time Vegas visitors, there’s always the very pleasant surprise of finding so much more than slot machines and gaming tables. Las Vegas is home to some of the finest dining in the world, including restaurants by Joel Robuchon, Guy Savoy, Mario Batali, Nobu Matsuhisa and Michael Mina. There are also amazing stage shows for all tastes, such as Cirque du Soleil, Celine Dion and Elton John.

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WTF is Hogmanay?!

Author: , January 11th, 2014

Edinburgh - Adam GroffmanWhen I was invited to celebrate New Year’s in Edinburgh, Scotland last month, I was more than a little nervous. Scotland in the winter? An outdoor street party for NYE? In the winter? In Scotland? They must be crazy.

Well yes. Turns out they are indeed crazy. And that’s just how I like my New Year’s Eve celebrations.

I’ve spent NYE in a few different foreign cities, but this year’s NYE in Edinburgh was the first time I purposefully traveled to a different destination for the annual holiday. Scotland famously uses the Scots word “Hogmanay” for New Year’s Eve (just as in Germany, the day is called “Silvester”). No one really knows where the word comes from, but it’s survived throughout the ages. Either way, Hogmanay in Edinburgh has become a big deal over the past years. Scotland has historically put on a good party for Hogmanay, and in recent years Edinburgh has upped their game with a massive outdoors street party: live music, festival foods, traditional Gaelic ceilidh dancing and a massive fireworks display.

Authored by Adam Groffman. See the Full Story at Travels of Adam here.

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Berlin New Year’s Survival Guide

Author: , November 9th, 2013

Carlos MeliaWe have decided to spend our New Years Eve with friends from around the world in Berlin this year, and I have been doing some research on the NYE Survival List for our time there. This is not my first time there, but it has been a year since my last visit, so I have used the expert help and recommendations of friend and colleague Henrik Tidefjaerd with Berlinagenten.

We will be staying at the stunning Hotel de Rome by Rocco Forte Hotels, where I have stayed before and loved it. Anyhow, I will be doing a quick trip to Berlin next week, invited by Air Berlin to try and review their brand new Business Class. A Press Trip to Germany for 5 days which will include Berlin, Dresden and culminates in Dusseldorf for the unveiling of their special holiday livery aircraft.

The trip is all about holiday traditions Germany and will visit where nut crackers are manufactured, learn how to prepare a holiday meal and some other exciting events. But back to the main purpose of this post, find below the NYE Survival List to Berlin.

Authored By Carlos Melia – See the Full Story at the Carlos Melia Blog

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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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Visiting Chicago for the Holidays

Author: , December 22nd, 2011

Chicago for the HolidaysOne of the best goings-on in Chicago is the CTA Holiday Train. Thousands of lights twinkle inside and out as Santa rides the ‘L along with his elves, who will be passing out candy canes. Click here for a detailed schedule.

If singing is more your style, head on over to the Cloud Gate (colloquially known as the Bean) in Millennium Park. Friday nights feature choral groups from all over the city, including the Wicker Park Choral Singers on December 16.

Also in Millennium Park, ice-skating will keep you warm even on the most frigid Chicago night.

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Gay Travel’s Top 10 New Year’s Destinations

Author: , December 21st, 2011

Gay New Year's Eve Hot SpotsFrom North America to Europe, forget old acquaintances and make new ones in one of these amazing cities this New Year’s.

10. Puerto Vallarta: Sunshine, speedos and bronzed Gods … is there anything more to say? From Club Manana, PV’s most popular gay venue to La Noche Martini Lounge, there’s a party for every taste and comfort level. So why wait? Head south and get ready to celebrate.

9. Dallas: Oh yes, everything is bigger in Texas, including the NYE’s celebration. From Round-Up Saloon to Station 4, Oaklawn is the place to be and there’s no shortage of great gay parties and celebrations to enjoy. So saddle up and enjoy some true good ol’ boy hospitality.

8. Miami: Palm trees, sand and miles of hotties, yes, Miami belongs on the list of the top NYE gay destinations! From Twist and Score in South Beach to Club Boi in South Miami, where will you be when the countdown begins?

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Gay Bahamas Cruise Planned for New Years

Author: , November 14th, 2010

Caribbean Gay CruiseA classic American song asks, “What are you doing New Year’s, New Year’s Eve?” If you are looking for plans the Norwegian Cruise Line ship the Sky, and Under the Rainbow Umbrella are hosting a cruise to benefit the Poverello Center. Travel Pride, the premiere agent handling tours for the LGBT community is managing the event.

The Sky disembarks on New Year’s Eve at 6 p.m., from Port of Miami for a four day, three-night cruise to benefit the Poverello Center.

“Norwegian Cruise Line is looking very forward to hosting the gay community on board the ship,” said Dale Madison of the Poverello Center and Under the Rainbow Umbrella. On board guests will enjoy special amenities such as a daily happy hour, with hors d’oeuvres, and swimwear fashion shows!

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