Category Archives: Gay pride

By @ 08/20/15 in Auston Matta, Barcelona, Gay pride, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Travel
Jumping for MyGayPride with Two Bad Tourists in Barcelona, ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Jumping for MyGayPride

Our very own ManAboutWorld correspondents and gay blogger duo Two Bad Tourists want to send you to Barcelona as part of their MyGayPride promotion. This gay blogger pair is so excited about it they are jumping for joy in Barcelona (above). Read more about Auston Matta (above left who makes up one half of these two handsome, hard-working and informative blogger couple) here. Read below for information on participating in the MyGayPride promotion and start practicing your Catalan.

One lucky winner will receive a free trip to Barcelona including two round trip tickets on Norwegian, a $350 credit with misterbnb plus airport pickup and LGBT city tours provided by Rainbow Barcelona Tours. Barcelona welcomes 1.3 million LGBT visitors each year and travelers can enjoy the popular ‘Gay-xample’ neighborhood, beaches, famous monuments, unique architecture and feel comfortable in one of the most gay-friendly destinations in Europe.

The giveaway is part of Two Bad Tourists’ successful #mygaypride summer campaign where 17 LGBT and straight-allied bloggers visited 8 European cities during gay pride. Still going strong until the end of September, the campaign has already generated 30 million impressions on Twitter and 2,500 photos on Instagram. The campaign was created by David and Auston of Two Bad Tourists, two gay bloggers who left their lives in the US to travel the world. Inspired by the diversity of gay pride celebrations they’ve seen during their travels, they want others to share their pride using the hashtag and be part of the experience.

Handsome man on beach in Barcelona for MyGayPride with Two Bad Tourists, ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

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By @ 08/06/15 in Gay pride, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Tom Goss, Travel
Tom kicks it up at Gay Pride Winnipeg, ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Tom kicks it up at Winnipeg Pride

ManAboutWorld’s correspondent Tom Goss has a sporty visit to Gay Pride Winnipeg. He even busts out some skateboarding moves, without the skateboard.

Check out the ever fun, informative and talented Tom Goss exploring Gay Pride Winnipeg and more during his trip to Canada.

More ManAboutWorld, please! Download our very cool digital gay travel magazine for destinations around the globe. Find the ManAboutWorldApp on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. We support iPads, Android tablets, iPhones and Android phones. There are a few free publications in all of the apps, and you can click here to register for a FREE three-month subscription. Go on, what are you waiting for!

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By @ 07/27/15 in Gay pride, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Prague, Travel

Prague PrideThe fifth edition of the Prague Pride festival will be held Monday, August 10 until Sunday, August 16. Organizers announced this years slogan: “We all have a rainbow inside”, inviting everybody, straight and gay, to join the festival and support equality for all.

Austrian singer Conchita Wurst, winner of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, will be the main star of Conchitathe Prague Pride 2015 Opening Concert. The event will officially open the Pride Village on Strelecky island in the center of Prague on Monday, August 10.

Here’s the full program. Click here to see more of our Prague coverage.

Check out our unique digital gay travel magazine for savvy gay travelers by downloading the ManAboutWorldApp on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. We support iPads, Android tablets, iPhones and Android phones. There are a few free publications in all of the apps, and you can click here to register for a FREE three-month subscription. Go on, unleash your inner rainbow!

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By @ 07/16/15 in Baltimore, Gay pride, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Travel

Gay Baltimore in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazineOur friends in Gay Baltimore sent this update on the gay goings on coming to Charm City later this month. If you feel like you still need a little bump of Pride, Baltimore’s is really fun, homey and, like a lot of events here, queer in a good way.

Kicking off this July, Baltimore (July 25-26) will celebrate Pride for its 40th year.  This momentous anniversary will feature the best of Baltimore Pride including a garden dinner partyhigh heel racethe annual pride paradeblock party, and festival.  Baltimore will welcome travelers with LGBT events through September including performances at the renowned Chesapeake Shakespeare Company.

July 24-26 is packed with perks for travelers looking to experience a destination well-versed in LGBTQ

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entertainment.  Saturday’s Block Party performances will include the iconic voice from hit song “It’s Raining Men,” Martha Wash, Cazwell from the hilarious hip hop song sensation “No Selfie Control,” and youtube star TS Madison.  The celebration continues on Sunday in Druid Hill Park with a full day festival featuring country-crooner Steve Grand, regional and local performers, vendors, the Lady Lisa Memorial Drag Stage, and a Family Zone.

For more information on Baltimore’s LGBT events click here or visit http://baltimorepride.org/.

You can check out our unique digital-born gay travel magazine for savvy gay travelers by downloading the ManAboutWorldApp on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. We support iPads, Android tablets, iPhones and Android phones. There are a few free guides in all of the apps, and you can click here to register for a FREE three-month subscription. We’ve covered Baltimore in depth. Go on, what are you waiting for!

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By @ 07/06/15 in Gay pride, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Montreal, Travel

Gay Pride Montreal

Gay Pride Montreal (Fierté gai, à la française) unfurls its giant rainbow flag, fabulous (and talented) drag queens, hot hot go-go boys and a whole lot of amour August 10-16. It’s one of our favorite Prides on the continent and combines the je ne sais quoi we love about French-speaking Canada with a friendly and enthusiastic (not to mention well-organized) British/North American vibe. Pride includes a week of activities and culminates with a parade on the 16th — the city’s largest.

It’s a great reason to visit but not the only one. Montreal hosts a fantastic annual international fireworks competition which features pyrotechnics companies from around the world displaying their best and most explosive effects. If you don’t get enough of our own fireworks over the July 4th weekend, the Montreal events take place every Wednesday and Saturday from now through August 1.

Visit this site for more information about the event and to see the schedule, times and featured countries. Locals argue over the best viewing spots; in reality there are many. One of our readers swears the best is from the roof top of the Auberge Hotel in the old port though we prefer the Sky Club rooftop (below) since it’ll have the added benefit of being packed with gay boys.

Whether you come for the fireworks or to make your own during Montreal Gay Pride, take note of a few of our things not to miss:

Gay Pride Montreal1. Stay fabulous or stay gay: The contemporary Hotel Gault stands behind an 18th-century stone facade in the heart of Montréal’s historic district, our first-choice lodging recommendation in the city. If you prefer to stay gay, The 352-room Gouverneur Hotel Place Dupuis at the edge of the Gay Village is perfectly located for exploring the city and crawling home from the bars. Service is friendly, though the rooms and public areas are tired, and in need of renovation.

2. Take a selfie with Pink Balls: It’s art and it’s definitely kinda gay. Over 170,000 illuminated pink bulbs stretch along Ste-Catherine East (the heart of the gay village) and just beg to be included in your Instagram feed.

3. Party like a French rock star: This French-accented town knows how to party and entertain. You don’t even have to travel far with some of our favorites clustered in the Village: Code (great music and vibe); Sky(amazing terrace); and Black Eagle/Aigle Noir (for the leather and bear set and their admirers);

4. Catch a show. If you haven’t seen Mado and her talented troupe of performing cabaret queens, you haven’t really seen drag. Many of them actually sing, with great voices, and choreograph intricate dance routines. You can visit the club or find out where they’re performing during Montreal Gay Pride.

5. Video tour. If you can’t get there in person, check out gay-friendly Tourism Montreal’s web series, “Montreal Boy: Some Strings Attached” and enjoy a virtual French-Canadian romance à trois.

We published this in Towleroad and re-post it here for our readers who may have missed it. 

This weekly Towleroad travel column is brought to you by ManAboutWorld, an immersive digital gay travel magazine for iOS and Android devices from Billy KolberEd SalvatoKenny Porpora, and nearly 75 Global Correspondents.

Gay Pride Montreal as seen in Towleroad and ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

For even more insider recommendations in Canada and other destinations in the U.S and around the globe, download ManAboutWorld Magazine on iTunes (iOS) or Google Play (Android). 

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By @ 06/29/15 in Gay pride, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Travel

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What a week! After a favorable ruling by the Supreme Court allowing gay marriage and a weekend of coast-to-coast Gay Pride celebrations, the LGBT community now pivots to other important battles. But first let’s take a moment, enjoy the victory and do something we’ve always done: travel (with ManAboutWorld)!

ManAboutWorld with 10 issues per year provides travel inspiration along with practical travel planning information. We celebrate gay travel and you with a three-month free offer. We’re sure you’ll love our magazine and timely advice.

You can check out our unique digital-born gay travel magazine for savvy gay travelers by downloading the ManAboutWorldApp on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. We support iPads, Android tablets, iPhones and Android phones. There are a few free publications in all of the apps, and you can click here to register for a FREE three-month subscription. Go on, what are you waiting for!

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By @ 06/25/15 in Billy Kolber, Gay pride, Gay travel, LA/West Hollywood, London, ManAboutWorld, New York, Travel

16061907243_28142df2fd_zGay Pride is simply bursting around the world as you can see in these photos:

  • Rainbow-wrapped double-decker bus in London (above)
  •  Our very own publisher Billy Kolber on a rainbow bedecked Citi Bike (below top)
  • A gay crosswalk in West Hollywood (below middle)
  • The London Eye bathed in gay lights  (bottom)

And just imagine how much pride is really going to gush in the event of a favorable ruling on marriage equality in the U.S. by the Supreme Court expected tomorrow or Monday.

Gay pride rainbow wrapped Citi Bike in London as seen in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

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You can check out our unique digital-born gay travel magazine for savvy gay travelers by downloading the ManAboutWorldApp on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. We support iPads, Android tablets, iPhones and Android phones. There are a few free publications in all of the apps, and you can click here to register for a FREE three-month subscription. Go on, what are you waiting for!

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By @ 06/17/15 in Gay pride, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, New York, Travel
The LGBT Rainbow Flag

The LGBT Rainbow Flag

In time for gay pride, this timely news item came across our desk from MoMa, The Museum of Modern Art:

MoMA has acquired the iconic Rainbow Flag into its design collection, where it joins similarly universal symbols such as the @ sign, the Creative Commons logo, and the recycling symbol. The announcement was made today by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, and Michelle Millar Fisher, Curatorial Assistant, in the Department of Architecture and Design, in a blog post featuring an interview with Gilbert Baker, the artist who created the original flag in San Francisco in 1978. 

More MoMA

Photo: The Rainbow Flag waving in the wind at San Francisco’s Castro District. Photo: Benson Kua. Image used through Wikimedia Commons

 

http://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/2015/06/17/moma-acquires-the-rainbow-flag

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By @ 06/15/15 in Gay pride, Gay travel, Munich, Travel
Munich Pride

Munich Pride

This year’s Gay Pride Bubble Duck Party takes places at Kunsthalle München on July 11.  It’s a pride party that takes place in an exhibition space, which currently features a Keith Haring exhibit. The main post-pride party is at city hall, but tickets are all but impossible to get. This is a great alternative, and a unique venue, given the Haring exhibit.

Click or tap here for tickets. For more information about Pride, the party and other Munich Pride events, click or tap here. And here to subscribe to ManAboutWorld and download information about  Munich and 100 other destinations around the globe.

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By @ 06/14/15 in Gay pride, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Travel, Vancouver

14853144744_88a2cd3f7e_zWe haven’t covered gay Vancouver in a while (sorry!), and it’s the 10th anniversary of same-sex marriage equality in Canada. Congrats to the progressive people of Canada. And for now, here’s a listing of upcoming events of interest to LGBTQ locals and visitors. For more information visit GayVan.com. To enter a sweepstakes celebrating a decade of legal same-sex marriage, click here.

Vancouver Pride Parade & Festival (downtown Vancouver, July 25-August 2): Leading up to the famous Vancouver Pride Parade and Festival on August 2 are a series of events including a fun run, picnic and the Davie Street Dance Party.

East Side Pride Festival (Grandview Park, June 27): Located in Vancouver’s funky Commercial Drive neighbourhood this festival features local artisans and community groups doing important work in the LGBTQ+ community in Vancouver.

Surrey Pride Festival (Holland Park, June 28): Family event with live music, lots of vendors,  and great food.

New West Pride Week (New Westminster, August 8-15): Now nine days long, don’t miss the Columbia Street Party on August 15.

Photo: Robert Ashworth



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By @ 06/11/15 in Ashton Giese, Gay pride, Gay travel, Gayography LGBT news, ManAboutWorld, Travel
That's our Ashton in the center with Pride suspenders

That’s our Ashton in the center with Pride suspenders

This column is brought to you by Ashton Giese, ManAboutWorld correspondent and editor of the GAYography newsbrief.

Exciting week with the onset of Pride around the world! Plus, on Broadway a musical based on the life story of lesbian and her closeted gay father took home Best Musical at the Tony Awards. Meanwhile abroad elections in Turkey highlighted a new pro-LGBT party but trouble persisted against Pride in Moscow and Kiev, where police sustained injuries protecting the “March for Equality.”

Also, check out the story of a North Korean defector – and gay life in a dictatorship. See you at Pride in Brooklyn and EuroPride in Riga!

Click here here for this week’s GAYography brief.

A vital resource for LGBT travelers, focusing on news, vacation insights, advocacy and current events in major cities around the globe, the GAYography brief is published each Thursday. Subscribe here & like!



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By @ 06/05/15 in Event, Gay pride, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Montreal, Travel
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Montreal gay pride courtesy Tourisme Montreal

In our current issue, we cover Montreal Pride (along with a couple of other more offbeat Pride celebrations). Pride (or la Fierté as its known locally) takes place August 10-16. We provide everything you need to plan the perfect trip. Click here for a FREE three-month trial subscription to our magazine available on iPad, Android tablets, iPhones and now Android phones.

As you ponder that, take note of all the other LGBT festivals, activities and events that will take place in one of the most fun North American cities to visit in the summer courtesy of Tourisme Montréal.

The summer kicks off with Montréal drag legend Mado Lamotte’s 15th annual Drag Race (yes, it predates RuPaul’s Drag Race) at the Montreal Fringe Festival, whose 2015 edition runs from June 1 to 21. Several professional Montréal drag queens team up with their amateur counterparts for a side-splitting outdoor afternoon competition on June 20 in Parc des Amériques. Free admission.

The McCord Museum has two major summertime exhibitions of particular interest to the LGBT community:

The Camp Fires: the queer Baroque of Léopold L. Foulem, Paul Mathieu and Richard Milette show features 70 pieces by three renowned Canadian ceramists whose works have for over 30 years explored “’camp”’ themes and the gay male experience with an aesthetically powerful body of work rooted in the history of ceramics and contemporary culture. Runs from April 10 to August 16.

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By @ 06/04/15 in Ashton Giese, Gay pride, Gay travel, Gayography LGBT news, ManAboutWorld, Travel
Tel Aviv Pride as seen in  ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Tel Aviv Pride

This column is brought to you by Ashton Giese, ManAboutWorld correspondent and editor of the GAYography newsbrief.

Ready for Pride Month? Find out the best spots all over the country for Pride & parties — Tel Aviv Pride starts next week. There’s controversy in Pittsburgh where groups have pulled out of the parade to protest Iggy Azelea — she’s NOT too fancy lately. Abroad there’s trouble in Korea — where the Pride Parade has been cancelled for the first time — and Moscow (where it’s always cancelled).

If you’re feeling super proud, you might even venture to a nude beach — discover the world’s best “clothing optional” ones and read an account about taking on the challenge (tough for us prude Americans).

Click here for this week’s GAYography brief.

A vital resource for LGBT travelers, focusing on news, vacation insights, advocacy and current events in major cities around the globe, the GAYography brief is published each Thursday. Subscribe here & like!

Photo: Tel Aviv Pride by Atomische * Tom Giebel



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By @ 05/30/15 in Gay pride, Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, ManAboutWorld, Travel

The May 2015 issue is now available for download on more platforms than ever before, including iPads, Android tablets, iPhones and now Android phones. Our cover above, nimbly combines two of this month’s stories: a wine country road trip to Sonoma and Napa; and gay Pride.

In this issue we also cover:

  • Riga, Latvia for EuroPride;
  • An unexpectedly gay-friendly music festival in Nashville, Tennessee;
  • A dangerous and touching first-date story from our Kenya correspondent (involving man-eating crocodiles);
  • The perfect honeymoon hotel in gay-popular Tel Aviv, Israel;
  • Killer images of cemeteries by Jeffrey James Keyes (that’s Toto interred at Hollywood Forever Cemetery below); and much more!

Download the May issue now. If you’re not a subscriber, take advantage of our three-month FREE trial subscription and start planning your next gay holiday  now.

Toto, Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Toto, Hollywood Forever Cemetery

 

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By @ 05/19/15 in Berlin, Event, Gay pride, Gay travel, Travel
Credit: © Guenther Steffen

Credit: © Guenther Steffen

We recently covered Berlin Pride (Christopher Street Day) and Folsom (below) but there are a lot more gay reasons to put Berlin on your travel radar this summer from exhibitions and street festivals to a queer night at the zoo.

EXHIBITIONS
 “Homosexuality_ies” on History of Homosexuality
June 26 until December 1, 2015

In cooperation with Berlin’s Gay Museum (Schwules Museum), the German National History Museum is planning interdisciplinary exhibitions in both museums on gay history, politics, culture and art. The culture-historical exhibition aims to contribute to a social recognition which goes beyond tolerance. It will show what political contributions the homosexual emancipation movement has made toward the development of a democratic civil society in which everyone is accorded equal rights and equal opportunities. www.dhm.de/en/ausstellungen/preview/homosexuality-ies.html 

 Gay Museum: New Location and Changing Exhibitions
Reopening June 25

Since its founding in 1985, Berlin’s Schwules Museum (Gay Museum) has grown into one of the world’s  largest and most significant institutions for archiving, researching and communicating the history and culture of LGBTIQ communities. At its new location in a converted former printing house, the museum features four exhibition spaces and a café. Exhibition highlights in 2015 include a look at Berlin’s former – and openly gay – mayor, And that’s a good thing – 13 Years of Klaus Wowereit As Mayor Of Berlin (until  17 May 2015) and Homosexuality_ies, the double exhibition in cooperation with the German Historical Museum. (above and at www.schwulesmuseum.de/en/exhibitions/view/homosexuality-ies/), www.schwulesmuseum.de/.



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By @ 09/04/14 in Austin, Gay pride, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Travel

austinComing up on September 20, Gay Pride will take over the always weird city of Austin, Texas. The day of pride will feature the Festival at Fiesta Gardens from 11am-6pm and a parade through downtown Austin. Tickets can be bought here for $17 (or $20 at the door, cash only) and proceeds are donated back into the community through the Austin Pride Cares program.

We covered Austin in all of its weird glory back in March of 2013, which you can buy here to get the inside scoop on our favorite Texas city!

 

 

 

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By @ 08/14/14 in Gay pride, Gay travel, Gay-Friendly, ManAboutWorld, Travel

curacaoNot everywhere in the Caribbean is gay-friendly (we’re looking at you, Jamaica!) but Dutch-owned Curacao is among the gayest of all the islands, and next month they celebrate their 2nd annual Gay Pride. From September 24-28, the small island of charming European architecture, cute boys, and 35 beaches, celebrates the LGBT lifestyle in the region. Go for the fun, the UNESCO World heritage Sites, the boys and the colors and the turquoise water. This is one of the most unique and lively prides in the world.

The charming, adults-only Floris Suite Hotel is the host hotel for Curaçao Pride and centrally located to all the events.

 

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By @ 08/12/14 in Gay pride, Gay travel, Gay-Friendly, ManAboutWorld, Prague, Travel

pragueThe 4th annual Prague Pride kicked off yesterday and will be taking over the storybook city all week with more than 117 gay-themed events, concluding on Sunday, August 17th with the parade itself. The biggest side event of this year’s festival is the performance of Pet Shop Boys, on August 13th at Forum Karlin.The Prague Pride opening ceremony at Containall will be kicked off by the New York band Betty, best known from “The L Word.”



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By @ 08/07/14 in Ed Salvato, Gay pride, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Montreal, Travel

montrealprideWe love Montreal (and our Editor-in-Chief Ed Salvato just returned!). It’s the most European of all North American cities, the gay centerpiece of Canada, and a personal favorite of ours. In a few days, on August 11, gay pride kicks off featuring more than 80 events and parties. The events concludes on the 18th with one of the world’s best pride parades.

Visitors can expect sightings of the two international Grand Marshals, LGBT human rights activist Peter Tatchell, and Boban Stojanović, LGBT activist from Serbia and organizer of Belgrade Pride. Four hot “out” Olympic athletes from Sochi will also make guest appearances.
Montreal is a city of hidden treasures and secrets, and you can read all of our extensive coverage in our April 2013 issue by subscribing here!



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By @ 07/27/14 in Canada, Ed Salvato, Event, Gay pride, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Montreal, Travel

Screen Shot 2014-07-27 at 2.10.11 PMWe’re heading to Montreal next week for Divers/Cité, one of the two major gay celebrations that take place every summer. The other, Pride Montreal, takes place August 11-17. It’s a tad confusing for those of us in cities with one big Pride-oriented celebration but the net result is you get to spend twice as much time celebrating your queerness, dancing up a storm and soaking in a lot of amazing culture. Photo: david-romero

Divers/Cité (a clever play on words in two languages and described as a festival of music and arts) promises a jam-packed line up of parties as well as a highly curated selection of dance and music events. French-Canadians really know how to throw a fete. We’ll be there. Will you? Look for our posts on Instagram @ManAboutWorld, Twitter @MAWTravel and Facebook at ManAboutWorld.

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