Carlos Melia – Postcards of San Miguel de Allende

Author: , September 18th, 2015

San Miguel de Allende - Carlos Melia

Here a few reasons why, you should visit UNESCO World Heritage San Miguel de Allende. An image speaks for a million words, and here over a dozen postcards photographed by me. Check also my posts on Where to Stay and Where to Eat when in San Miguel de Allende.

By Carlos melia – Full Story at the Carlos Melia Blog | Guanajuato Gay Travel Resources

San Miguel de Allende - Carlos Melia

San Miguel de Allende - Carlos Melia

Purple Roofs LGBT Travel Round-Up – July 5th

Author: , July 5th, 2015

In addition to our regular travel articles, we’re starting a regular travel round-up, for those stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. Enjoy!

Photos – Toronto Shows Off Its Pride (The Advocate)
As with many of the Pride parades this year, the rain only made Toronto’s parade more fun, cooler, and more photogenic.
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Toronto Pride in Photos

Photos – Thousands Flock to Cologne Pride (Pink News)
Huge crowds were drawn to Cologne today for the city’s annual Pride parade.
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Cologne Pride

Photos – The Guys In Frankfurt Are Absolutely Delicious (Queerty)
Delicious is a giant gay circuit party held three times a year by club promoter Ralf Bareuter. Hundreds of gay men pack into Gibson, a nightclub in Frankfurt for drinking, dancing and debauchery.
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Germany - Delicious

Police investigating alleged anti-Semitism at Pride in London (Pink News)
Police are investigating allegations of anti-Semitism made by a Jewish group at Pride in London.

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Photos – Best of Pride 2015 (The Advocate)
Sexy, silly, ferocious, outrageous — Pride this year was a place to be in your moment, whatever that moment was.
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Best of Pride 2015

Loo With a View (Keep Calm and Wander)
I never thought of writing this post, “Loo with a View,” until I skimmed through my photographs from my Arizona trip. I noticed that I had a couple of shots of bathrooms, overlooking the panoramic views of the Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon.
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The Sojourner

Photos – Pride for Days In San Francisco (The Advocate)
San Francisco is the city that knows how, and San Francisco Pride is defintely the social event of the year. Everyone is invited.
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SF Pride

Photos – St. Pete Pride Street Festival (Watermark)
The St. Pete Pride street festival took place the day after the nighttime parade June 28.
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St. Pete's

Houston’s Perfect Pride Parade (The Dallas Voice)
This could be nicest piece ever written about Houston by someone from Dallas.
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Purple Roofs LGBT Travel Round-Up – June 18th

Author: , June 18th, 2015

In addition to our regular travel articles, we’re starting a regular travel round-up, for those stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. Enjoy!

10 Major Differences Between River & Ocean Cruises (Shermans Travel)
River cruising has been the fastest growing segment of travel for several years — but is it the perfect fit for you? Before you board a river cruise to sail through Europe, Asia, or other destinations with smaller ports that are well-suited for river cruising, consider these ten differences between small ship and mega-ship sailing.
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Photo Tour: A Perfect Day in Suzhou, China (Shermans Travel)
Our CEO David Steward recently visited China on a 14-day adventure, journeying for the most part with Gate1 Travel to hotspots like Shanghai, the Yangtze River, Xi’an, and Beijing.
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Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Fest 2015 Award Winners (LGBT Weekly)
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Golden State Warriors President Named SF Pride Celebrity Grandf Marshall (Watermark)
Golden State Warriors President Rick Welts has been named the celebrity grand marshal of San Francisco’s gay pride parade.
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It Was Raining Nearly-Nude Men At Los Angeles Pride (Queerty)
Thousands of people turned out for the Pride parade and festival in West Hollywood last weekend, which included performances by headliners Wilson Phillips, Tinashe, Ke$ha, Ty Herndon, and Fifth Harmony.
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Los Angeles Pride photos - Larry Geller

Pink Party Returns to Castro (Gay Today)
Into every Pride Weekend a little PINK must fall! PINK PARTY returns to the Castro on Saturday, June 27th with a NEW TIME – 3PM to 8PM.
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Gay Days Engulfs Orlando As It Celebrates 25 Years Wearing Red (Watermark)
Gay Days 2015 brought thousands of travelers and locals to Orlando’s most well-known LGBT gathering, and one of the highest attended gay events in the world, with dozens of parties to suit every ones needs.
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Gay Days Orlando

New York On a Near-Zero Budget (Gay Star News)
From Brooklyn food markets to bike rides around Governor’s Island – the Big Apple offers plenty of free or affordable tourist options this summer.
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Photos – Capital Pride Celebrates 40 Years (Advocate)
Capital Pride in Washington, D.C., presented its 40th celebration of pride in the nation’s capital. More than 150,000 people attended, including grand marshal Wilson Cruz (who doesn’t look anywhere near 40). Photography by Dimitrios Manis.
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Capital Pride - Dimitrios Manis

Photos – Milwaukee Pridefest Turns Up the Volume (Advocate)
Milwaukee Pridefest, an extravaganza of music and entertainment, kept Wisconsin on its feet and dancing for three days with Ty Herndon, En Vogue, and Ani DiFranco, just to mention a few of the headliners. Thanks to Michail Takach and the photographers of Milwaukee Pridefest for the images here.
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Milwaukee Pride - Michail Takach

Evolve New Year’s Eve Party – The Photos

Author: , January 5th, 2015

Evolve Vegas 2014-15Is it just us, or does the festive period suddenly seem like a distant memory?

But if you are feeling the Monday morning, back-to-work blues, then never fear. We have a little something to soften the blow: seven pictures of fabulous, queer, sequin-filled excess at the Evolve Vegas NYE party. If it doesn’t get you thinking about next December 31, nothing will.

Full Story at Gay Star News | Las Vegas Gay Travel Resources | Other Gay Travel Events

Images via Evolve

Where to See the San Francisco Skyline

Author: , November 15th, 2014

San Francisco from the Golden Gate - Alain The Sojourer

I am fond of seeing the panorama or skyline of every city I’ve visited. Seeing San Francisco skyline in many different angles, is magical. It’s like getting to know the city from afar in many hills that made up the city, home to the world’s richest IT start-ups.

So, where do you go to see San Francisco skyline or panorama?

From Coit Tower

Challenge yourself by going up the hill on foot. It’s a long arduous climb and not for the socialite in heel-numbing stilletos. It’s only here in Coit Tower where you can see the 360-degree view of the city’s skyline.

By Alain – Full Story at The Sojourner | San Francisco Gay Travel Resources

Inside The All-Male “Akharas” Of India

Author: , September 5th, 2014

India“In general, sexual minorities are not well accepted by mainstream Indian society,” 35-year-old photographer Bishan Samaddar tells Queerty in an exclusive interview. “Here, there’s always tremendous pressure on men and women to marry each other and produce children.”

Samaddar was born in Ranchi in the Jharkhand state of India. He currently lives in Calcutta, where he photographs the daily lives of ordinary people and their surroundings. One of his series features photographs of men working out in a gym. The images offer a rare glimpse into the every day routines of Indian men.

Samaddar shared the story behind the photos, as well as his personal experiences of being an openly gay man in a country where the Supreme Court recently reinstated a colonial-era law making gay sex a crime.

See the link below for the photos.

By Graham Gremore – Full Story at Queerty | India Gay Travel Resources

Fifteen Hot Gay Cruise Photos From La Demence

Author: , August 9th, 2014

La DemenceWhat do you take to wear on a cruise when you have to pack for: A white party; a uniform party; a sportswear party; a ‘Where Are You From’ party; a Glow In The Dark party; a Drag party and a fetish night?

And that’s not even including the daytime poolside outfits and what to wear when you’re exploring the port cities. Personally, we’re in favor of whip cream canisters (complete with holsters) for any ensemble.

Whether you go for the minimalist approach (surely other cruisers would appreciate a ‘less is more’ motto) or brought a friend to carry your luggage, La Demence Cruise gives you dozens of chances to show off and take it off.

By Jean Paul Zapata – Full Story and Photos at SOURCE | Other Gay Travel Events

Image via La Demence

Photos From Toronto World Pride

Author: , July 16th, 2014

Toronto World Pride - Nick CardelloWatermark has some great photos from Toronto World Pride:

Watermark photographer Nick Cardello traveled to Toronto for World Pride 2014. The annual 10-day festival typically attracts more than 1 million visitors.

By Nick Cardello – More Photos at Watermark | Toronto Gay Travel Resources

Photo by Nick Cardello

Gay Pride Photos From Around the World

Author: , July 2nd, 2014

Pride season 2014 is quickly passing us by. Here are some gay pride photos from this last week from various places around the world.


Canada, Toronto: WorldPride Toronto: The Sojourner has video from Worldpride Toronto. full story

Canada, Toronto: WorldPride Toronto: The Sojourner also has pics of shirtless men at the event. full story

Canada, Toronto: WorldPride Toronto: And GayCities has a bunch of Toronto Pride photos. full story

Singapore: Pink Dot: Here’s a video from the annual Pink Dot celebration in this city-state. full story

Istanbul: Istanbul Pride: Joe.My.God has a photo and video from Istanbul Pride, where 100K turned out. full story

UK, England: London Pride: 75 photos from the cold and foggy (but still hot) London Pride Parade from Pink News. full story

USA, California: San Francisco Pride: Our own report back from the Pride Parade in The City – 54 photos for you to enjoy! full story

USA, Illinois: Chicago Pride: GoPride has 15 shots from Chicago Pride this last weekend. full story

USA, New York: New York City Pride: has a gorgeous shot of the Empire State Building lit up at night for Pride. full story

USA, New York: New York City Pride: The Advocate has photos from the rally that kicked off Pride Weekend in the Big Apple. full story

Gay Pride Photos From Around the World

Author: , June 24th, 2014

We’re in the thick of gay pride month, and there are photos galore from around the world.

Gay Pride Photo - Troy Shehan

Photo from Iowa City Pride – by Troy Shehan.

Germany: Christopher Street Day is held in Berlin every year in June. full story
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Europe: The Advocate has photos from gay pride celebrations all over Europe. full story

USA, Florida: Gays in Fprt Lauderdale celebrated pride in Wilton Manors last weekend. full story

USA, Iowa: Iowa City Pride was bigger this year than last. full story

USA, Rhode Island: Providence’s gay pride parade and its about 1,600 participants were cheered on this year by approximately 20,000 people full story

USA, Texas: Beaumont, Texas held its first gay pride parade this year. full story