Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Marshall Slocum Guest House, Newport, Rhode Island

Author: , January 22nd, 2014

Marshall Slocum Guest House - Newport, Rhode IslandPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Historic Inn with Five Star Service: We are located within walking distance to all of Newport’s attractions. Enjoy our gourmet breakfasts daily and relax around our 1 acre of grounds after a day of touring.

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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 www.waterfire.org.

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 (www.film-festival.org), Rhode Island PrideFest (www.prideri.com), Providence Gay Men’s Chorus performances (www.provgmc.org), Waterplace Concert Series (www.pps.org), and Gallery Night (www.gallerynight.info) 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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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Francis Malbone House, Newport, Rhode Island

Author: , November 5th, 2011

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Gay Friendly Rhode Island Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Francis Malbone House, Newport, Rhode IslandWe invite you to experience the most luxurious bed and breakfast in Newport, Rhode Island, the Francis Malbone House. Located along Newport’s downtown harborfront, the Francis Malbone House is downtown Newport’s only Five Star Diamond award-winning bed and breakfast.

We have twenty luxurious rooms ranging from elegant queen and king rooms with working fireplaces, to spacious master suites and even our separate colonial home, the Benjamin Mason House. Private garden patios, double jacuzzis and gas fireplaces are just a few of the amenities that grace our rooms. Returning guests often ask for ‘their’ room by name. You will too!

Queen Anne style furnishings are featured in each room along with beautiful oriental rugs and custom window coverings, rare paintings and antique prints.

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RI: Skydiving in Newport

Author: , September 11th, 2011

If you’re not growing, you’re dying. And when you jump out of a plane at 10,000 feet, you risk doing both.

Truth be told, I’ve never wanted to go skydiving. What I want to do is get trapped in an elevator with Taylor Lautner and Marky Mark (circa 1991). But bounding out of a perfectly good airplane and falling towards the Earth at 120 miles per hour isn’t high on my list.

Nonetheless, when my good friend and drag queen extraordinaire, Haley Star, invited me to jump with her, I knew that I had to do it.

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RI: Block Island, One of the Last Great Places

Author: , August 11th, 2011

Ever notice those white oval decals stuck to the rear windows or bumpers of cars and SUVs? They often advertise the owner’s favorite vacation spot or beach town–usually with abbreviations like LBI (Long Beach Island), MTK (Montauk) or OBX (somehow, the Outer Banks of North Carolina).

In New England, you might notice a more peculiar abbreviation: BI. When I first started noticing the “BI” decals, I assumed the drivers were showcasing their sexual orientation. Though I was impressed with their openness, I came to realize that abbreviation actually referred to Block Island, a tiny plot of land just 13 miles off the south coast of Rhode Island.

The island is accessible only by sea and a handful of small aircraft–and so yesterday, I hopped on the ferry ($20 roundtrip) for a visit to what the Nature Conservancy considers one of the twelve “Last Great Places” in the Western Hemisphere. And indeed, Block Island lives up to the accolade with some 20% of the island set aside for conservation.

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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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