Tag Archives: gay tourism

Las Vegas Welcomes Straight People

In a new campaign for gay tourism to Las Vegas, the tagline reads: “Everyone’s welcome. Even straight people.” Copyranter reacts: “Oh GOD, those outfits. Whelp, turnabout is fair play? Interesting strategy for a campaign targeting gays. I’m assuming the ads wont be running in Field & Stream or Good Housekeeping. As a straight man living in New York City, I …

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Key West: Sushi Drops In Her Pump

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Fire Island Devastated By Sandy

Fire Island, which is arguably the most famous gay vacation destination in the world, was devastated by Hurricane Sandy. The damage is so severe that the spokesman for the National Seashore believes that at least one new permanent inlet between the bay and the ocean has been created, effectively dividing Fire Island into two separate islands. Steve Weinstein has the …

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This Is An Ad For Something

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Spartacus Guide Ranks Foreign Countries

The Spartacus Gay Guide has ranked (PDF) every country in the world based on the legal status of LGBT residents and the safety of gay tourists. Below are the best results. Embiggen for details and hit the link for the rest of the list.

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Canada Warns Against Travel To Russia

In light of the widening campaign to repress LGBT people across Russia, Canada’s Foreign Minister has warned gay citizens to be wary of travel there. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has told the House of Commons he is deeply concerned by the legislation, which he says runs counter to core Canadian values of freedom of speech, human rights and the …

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Gay Tourism Rises For Tel Aviv

Some website somewhere Gay Cities named Tel Aviv as “the best gay city in the world.” That may be the result of Israel’s recent campaign to promote LGBT tourism, something detractors say they are doing to dampen criticism about the treatment of Palestinians.

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Gay Tips On Visiting South Korea

Their blog is mostly about K-pop, with which I had a brief but intense fascination during the summer of 2010.

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Porno Pete: Israel Is Betraying God

“This is a very sad development because Judaism is responsible for our moral condemnation of homosexual and all deviant behaviors. And so for Israel now to be proclaiming itself friendly to homosexuality is a repudiation of Israel’s own heritage and the God of Israel. The moral truth never changes — but unfortunately, we live in decadent times in which governments …

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Israel Seeks Gay Envoys

Israel has posted a request for volunteer gay envoys to promote the nation’s diversity. The Israeli government is launching a program to recruit homosexuals to be unofficial envoys. In a bid to boost its international image, the country’s ministry of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs has established a cadre of diverse volunteers who speak about Israel around the world. In …

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NYC Tops For Gay Tourism

An avalanche of more stats.

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Lauderdale Wants Gay Honeymooners

Fort Lauderdale tourism officials are hoping that New Yorkers will consider South Florida when it comes to making honeymoon plans. Therefore, they’ve launched a contest. Just in time for New York’s first gay marriages set for Sunday, Greater Fort Lauderdale is launching a contest for gay newlyweds a chance to win honeymoon packages at The Royal Palms Resort & Spa …

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Rainbow Falls

In order to highlight what they predict will be booming gay marriage tourism, city officials in Niagara Falls say they are working to have the falls illuminated in the colors of the rainbow on the first days of legalized same-sex unions. Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster said “This event, which will highlight Niagara Falls on an international level as a …

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Morning View – Truman Adult Video

A rolling billboard for one of the local dirty bookstores.

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Afternoon View – Conch Republic Passports

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Afternoon View – Cranky Manx

This raspy-voiced fellow has been pacing on the railing outside my hotel room every morning.

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Morning View – Southernmost Point

I went whizzing all over the island on my little scooter this morning.

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Afternoon View – Conch Republic Cigars

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RECAP: Key West Pride, Day One

Yesterday Father Tony and I arrived in the mid-afternoon and were whisked to our Cypress House accommodations with instructions to quickly prepare for the Key West Pride kickoff party at Island House. After a few hours of poolside menz and frozen drinkies, we were hustled off to dinner at The Flaming Buoy (heh) where the co-owner related how a recent …

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Morning View – Cypress House

Father Tony and I are staying at the fabulous Cypress House, where we have adjoining apartments. I’ll post a slideshow recap of yesterday’s goings-on shortly.

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