Gay Providence – Instinct Magazine

Author: , November 21st, 2017

Gay Providence

Maybe I’m a bit biased, because I went to college there, Providence is quite the fun city if you allow it to be. Located in the smallest state of Rhode Island, Providence is proof that size really doesn’t matter when it comes to having fun and enjoying yourself. It’s a great gay alternative for people living in Boston and New York City, for it only takes about 3 hours from NYC and just one from Bean Town to get to, experience some fabulous gay nightlife along with some great shopping, eating, and so much more.

Let’s start with the nightlife. Because downtown Providence is such a college town, it not only has a younger quality and feel to it, but the city also balances itself out with some sophisticated clubs and bars where any crowd can truly fit in.

There are so many bars in Providence that it’s hard to choose just one to enjoy for its own merits.  If dancing the night away is your thing, then Mirabar, Alley Cat, and EGO Providenceare three fantastic choices that play some amazing music throughout the night with super hot go-go boys who are there for the delicious eye candy and whatnot.  For my fellow bear aficionados, you can’t go wrong with a classic like The Eagle.  And for those who enjoy a lovely cocktail bar after work, then The Stable will work for you (rated #1 in Providence for gay bars).

By Ryan Shea – Full Story at Instinct

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Gay Providence, Rhode Island – Gay Star News

Author: , September 9th, 2017

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When I told UK friends I was heading off to gay Providence, the reaction was the same.

‘Oh,’ followed by the look people inadvertently display when they search their mind for any knowledge of a destination and come up blank. ‘Er… nice.’

‘Is it for Bear Week?’ asked a couple of pals.

‘Um, no. That’s Provincetown. This is Providence, Rhode Island.’

In short, for many in the UK, Providence has a branding problem. Until now, visitors to this corner of New England were more likely to travel to Boston (an hour north-east by train), or Provincetown (a 90-minute ferry ride from Boston or 2.5 hour drive from Providence).

I say ‘until now’ because that is set to change. In June, Norwegian airlines began the first, direct services to Providence from the United Kingdom. It operates flights from Scotland and Ireland.

By David Hudson – Full Story at Gay Star News

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Six Smaller Gay Friendly US Cities

Author: , June 28th, 2014

Las Vegas AerialLast week Lauren Conrad blew up her social media over a flap with a restaurant in Cabo San Lucas. Apparently they wouldn’t let same-sex couples to participate in some bar games that were going on. So Lauren took her bachelorette party and left. This got us in the office thinking about outside of the usual Miami, NY, and San Francisco, what are some of the best smaller cities to visit for the LGBT community? So here ya go:

Las Vegas, NV

You would probably expect the come-one-come all city to welcome the LGBT crowd with open arms, and you would be right. Nowadays, all of the resorts consider themselves gay-friendly and a few years back Rumor even opened as almost gay preferred, but they pull in a great mixed crowd. If you bring Fido, don’t miss their Yappy Hour event. Wynn and Encore now offer a Pride Concierge and same-sex couples massages at resorts are not even given a second thought. There is a decent smattering of gay bars, including the “Fruit Loop” – a gay section of town off of Paradise Rd with clubs and shops. If you are hanging down on Paradise head a little further down to Firefly* (ed. note – don’t go looking for the footnote; the asterisk is part of the name) for the best value on Tapas you will find in Vegas.

Providence, RI

Although there is no gayborhood in Providence, the LGBT community is found thoughout the community. Voted into Travel and Leisure’s Top Five Gay Cities as well as many other top lists of gay-friendly destinations, the eclectic art scene, great restaurants and a youthful downtown keep Providence moving. If you are going to do one thing in the summer, make it Waterfire, an “award-winning fire sculpture installation on the three rivers in downtown Providence.”

By Tom Bastek – Full Story at Travel Pulse | LOCATION Gay Travel Resources

Get Away to Providence, Rhode Island

Author: , July 11th, 2013

Rhode Island MapWith same-sex marriage now legal in Rhode Island, it’s the perfect destination for your summer getaway. The small, friendly city of Providence, Rhode Island is full of history and culture, and a great place to tie the knot, escape the hustle and bustle of the city, or just to experience a new vibe.

Be prepared to enjoy the picturesque views, breathtaking scenery, and friendly ambiance with family, friends, or your partner.

Providence, RI offers several activities until the end of the summer:\0x2028\0x2028 It’s Water Fire\0x2028 Saturdays from now through October\0x2028, with a salute to veterans on November 9. An up-to-date schedule can be viewed a

Authored By Trudy Knockless – See the Full Story at Passport

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Providence, Rhode Island – The New Gay Wedding Capital?

Author: , May 3rd, 2013

Rhode Island MapIn my city, I can wear high heels from Little Italy to the Financial Plaza and then stop off at the First Baptist Church on my way to Brown, and nobody will bat an eyelash,” Danny of the Brown University Transgendered, Bisexual, Gay, and Lesbian Alumni organization says as he shows off his best Tyra walk around the river in downtown Providence. “In the summers you must sit out here on a date,” he says talking about the endlessly popular Waterfire Providence outdoor art installation.

While artist Barnaby Evans conceived it back in 1994 to inspire the city’s residents, each year he and his non-profit explore new creative ways to illuminate the city with 80 fire pits. A project like this is just one of the many reasons why Providence has been named The Creative Capital.

During 2012, a flurry of cultural events is attracting a record number of tourists to this fascinating New England city–including many LGBT visitors. Flickers: The GLBT Film Festival, The Rhode Island Horror Film Festival (, Rhode Island PrideFest (, Providence Gay Men’s Chorus performances (, Waterplace Concert Series (, and Gallery Night ( are just some of the events that make Providence a capital of culture.

Authored By Joseph Pedro- See the Full Story at Passport Magazine

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Gay Travel: Staycation in Providence, Rhode Island

Author: , June 17th, 2011

Providence, Rhode IslandWhile we look to faraway and exotic locations for our vacation adventures, it’s easy to forget about the many wonderful attractions in our own backyard. I’m a Rhode Islander–and it turns out that our capital, Providence, is a rich destination in and of itself. If a Providence “staycation” is in order, here are my top 8 must-sees:

1. WaterFire: A visit to Providence is not complete without experiencing the city’s signature cultural event. During WaterFire, some 80 bonfires are lit along Providence’s three rivers. Ecclectic music is played, performers fill the streets and gondolas are even available for hire. It’s a mesmerizing experience that isn’t to be missed.

2. RISD Museum of Art: The Rhode Island School of Design is one of the nation’s premier art institutions–and its museum does not disappoint. My favorite exhibit includes a nearly 10-foot tall carved wooden Buddha from the 12th century. Tickets are cheap and the museum is rarely busy; I think it’s one of Providence’s hidden gems.

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