North Carolina is Perfect in October

Author: , September 20th, 2014

North CarolinaNorth Carolina might just possibly be at its best as summer gives way to fall. In the mountains, the leaves turn brilliant colors, and the days are still warm enough for beachcombing at the coast. But that’s just the beginning. Here are four reasons why October just might be the best month to visit the Tar Heel State.

Hit the Highways

Leaf-peepers driving the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway get a two-fer in the autumn — not only are the hills ablaze with fall color, but the monarch butterflies begin their annual 2,000-mile migration to Mexico in mid-September, which lasts for several weeks.

Near Cashiers, in the southwestern part of the state, this is when the “Shadow of the Bear” emerges from hibernation. This bruin-shaped shadow, formed by the sun setting behind Whiteside Mountain, begins its gradual appearance about 5:30 every evening and lasts through early November.

By Deb Hopewell – Full Story at Shermans Travel | North Carolina Gay Travel Resources

Fort Worth’s Q Cinema Film Festival Announces Line-Up for Next Month

Author: , September 11th, 2013

Film FestivalFort Worth’s Q Cinema has a new month (October) and a new line-up.

The Dallas Voice reports:

For years, Q Cinema’s annual four-day festival of gay and lesbian films has taken place in June, but this year, the group moved its 15th festival to the autumn, to coincide with Tarrant County Pride, running Oct. 10-13. Here’s the line-up of major screenings and events: Opening night: Del Shores’ filmed stage version of his play Southern Baptist Sissies, with Shores and co-star/producer Emerson Collins, pictured, in attendance, opens the weekend. Friday, Oct. 11: Submerge, an Australian film that explores Gen Y lesbians; I’m a Stripper, Charlie David’s documentary of, well, you can figure it out; Birthday Cake, a follow-up to last year’s hit Groom’s Cake.

See the full line-up at the link above.

See the Full Story at the Dallas Voice

Click here for gay travel resources in Fort Worth.

Maui Pride Weekend is October 4th-6th

Author: , September 1st, 2013

Maui LuauIf summer was way too short, keep the pride going on Maui in early October and plan your trip now while tickets and rooms are still available.

Instead of competing with the big cities for Pride in June, the LGBT community on Maui opted to hold their Pride Event on the first weekend of October every year. It all happens on October 4-6, 2013.

This year the event looks like it will host just the right size crowd of 1500 kama’aiana and haole’s. Tickets are available at
Maui Pride Weekend Schedule


5:30-7:30 PM – VIP PARTY AT MAUI SUNSEEKER LGBT RESORT- for guests of the hotel and VIP Pride ticket holders only on the amazing rooftop deck of the hotel. Start the weekend right by sipping in the amazing sunset as she sinks into the Pacific. The Maui Sunseeker LGBT Resort is the official hotel of the Maui Pride Weekend with affordable rooms still available at

8:00 PM to Midnight – Get your groove on at the 80’s versus 90’s Pride Dance Party at Moose McGillycuddy’s in Kihei.


8:30 AM to 10:30 AM – Maui Pride Culture Hike is a free event for all. You’ll be joining the other community members to hike along the amazing Kahakuloa Ridge.

11 AM to 4:30 PM – The largest LGBT outdoor festival in the entire state with vendor booths, food and drinks, concerts and dancing all day long. Don’t miss this wonderful event held at the beautiful Maui Tropical Plantation.

6 PM to 7:30 PM – An evening dinner with Streisand, Summer and their closest friends. Enjoy the show as you feast on a fabulous Pride Dinner at the Maui Tropical Plantation.

7:30 PM to 10 PM – Rock out to the top 40’s, house and other dance hits from DJ Ron. The music starts spinning with the laser light show right after the dinner show and continues on through the night at the Maui Tropical Plantation

10:30 PM til Closing – Don’t stop….keep rockin at the Pride After-party at Ambrosia’s Martini Lounge


10 AM – Take care of that hangover at a Stella Blues Brunch and bid farewell to your newfound Ohana.

With so many events and exhibits planned you can’t miss the best Pride Event west of California!

Maui SunseekerThanks to the great guys at the gay-owned Maui Sunseeker for the information: Our Hawaiian resort is centrally located, just five minutes from some of the best activities Maui has to offer. 10 minute drive to Maui’s gay beach, Little Beach at Makena. Just 10 miles from the Kahului Airport, and nestled directly across from one of the world’s longest beaches. The perfect place for an island getaway, or an intimate Hawaiian honeymoon.