Where to Go for Your Gay Honeymoon – Pink News

Author: , December 4th, 2018

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A travel agency has compiled a ranking of best countries for couples on their gay honeymoon. The Latin America Travel Company evaluated global destinations according to six LGBT-focused criteria, each graded out of five points, to determine a country’s LGBT Honeymoon Ranking.

No country scored the top mark of 30 points, but two came very close. Canada and New Zealand top the ranking, each of them scoring top marks for the criteria honeymoon popularity, LGBT travel friendly, marriage equality, forward thinking and romantic setting.

The ranking only included countries that have decriminalised homosexuality, which remains illegal in more than 70 countries or territories around the world.

No Asian country was included in the ranking, despite the recent decriminalisation of homosexuality in India, and only one country in the African continent, South Africa, made the list of best countries for gay couples on honeymoon.

Argentina topped the list for destinations in South America. “We were thrilled to see Argentina rank in the top 20,” commented the travel agency responsible for the ranking, which specialises in travels to Latin America.

By Sofia Lotto Persio – Full Story at Pink News

New Map of New York City’s Historic Queer Sites

Author: , May 26th, 2017

New York City Queer History

The NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project has produced an interactive map featuring their work to exhaustively identify and document sites in New York City pivotal to LGBT history. The project’s founders, Andrew Dolkart, Ken Lustbader, and Jay Shockley, have spent 25 years in research and advocacy and sought to contextualize events and places that had an impact on LGBT lives and progress.

Including sites such as Christine Jorgensen‘s childhood home to Julio Rivera Corner to pre-Stonewall activist gathering spaces, the Project officially began in August 2015 and actively seeks input from members of the community for suggestions and feedback. They described their mission to local NYC site DNAInfo:

Of the 92,000 sites on the National Register of Historic Places, about a dozen are listed for their association with LGBT history.

The historic sites project hopes to change that.

Full Story at Towleroad.com

October LGBT Film Festivals

Author: , October 4th, 2013

Film FestivalIf you’re looking for an LGBT film festival this month, you’re in luck – Seasons of Pride has a great list, including:

Lesbisch-Schwule Filmtage Karlsruhe
Karlsruhe, Germany Oct 1-6, 2013
Contact: Enrique Baez, Nelly Boehm, Mario Daszenies, Michael Endepols, Petra Matzke, Sabrina Muttarrusso
Postal Address: c/o Kinemathek Karlsruhe e.V. Karlstrasse 21, 76133 Karlsruhe, GERMANY
Phone: +49-721-937-4714/Fax: 0721 937 4715
Website

Out on Film
Atlanta, GA Oct 3-10, 2013
456 Kensington Parc Drive
Avondale Estates, Georgia 30002
Website

Portland Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Portland, OR October 4-12, 2013
Postal Address: c/o Film Action Oregon 4144 NE Sandy Blvd. Portland, OR 97212
Website

See these and many more at the link above.

GayCities Releases List of Top Gay Travel Destinations for 2013; San Francisco Tops

Author: , January 25th, 2013

San FranciscoBreathe a sigh of relief San Franciscans. After being snubbed by the Advocate’s “Gayest Cities in America” awards, our city is reclaiming its title.

Travel site GayCities released its list of the best gay hotspots of 2012, and San Francisco nabbed the top spot in both the “most scenic” and “most pride” categories. It earned runner-up status in several others.

“It’s kind of considered a gay mecca,” GayCities Co-founder and editorial director Chris Bull told The Huffington Post. “Everything from the Harvey Milk Memorial to the Castro theater. Even for a kid growing up in Santiago, those things have widespread appeal.”

See the Full Story at The Huffington Post

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