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Gay Taipei -a quickie guide to bars, cafes, and nightlife

Gay Taipei -a quickie guide to bars, cafes, and nightlife | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Several months ago, a United Airlines agent gave me some trouble checking in because she thought that Taipei was in the Middle East.  It’s a shame that many Americans have no idea what contemporary Taiwan is like, or even what region of the world it’s located in.  For gay men especially, Taiwan should be a priority destination.  When I asked my retired French professor at the National Taiwan University why he moved to Taipei, he told me that in the 1970s he moved here because “Taipei was more gay friendly than Paris.”  Taiwan is at the forefront of the LGBT movement in Asia.  The island hosted our first gay pride parade and officially recognized the first LGBT organization in east-Asia.  Just recently a Buddhist monastery sanctioned the island’s first same-sex wedding.

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About the Gay & Lesbian WilMa Neighborhood, Mark's List | Mark's List

About the Gay & Lesbian WilMa Neighborhood, Mark's List | Mark's List | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
In the past decade downtown Wilton Manors has evolved into a nearly one mile long corridor of Gay and Lesbian owned, shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs.

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Mark's List's curator insight, August 7, 2013 9:49 AM

Wilton Manors (affectionately referred to as WilMa) is a city within the larger city of Fort Lauderdale. Wilton Manors is home to one of America's largest year-round populations of Gay and Lesbian residents. Wilton Manors was the second city in the country (after West Hollywood, California) to elect a Gay-majority city council.

In the past decade downtown Wilton Manors has evolved into a nearly one mile long corridor of Gay and Lesbian owned, shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. The main street, Wilton Drive, is closed several times a year for LGBT festivals and events that are sponsored by Mark's List. The larger of the events are Stonewall Street Festival in June and Wicked Manors, a Halloween event that attracts tens of thousands of costumed revelers from all over the world.

Broward County is home to over 4,100 restaurants and over 120 nightclubs (1/3 of them are Gay or Lesbian oriented). Several of the nightclubs are located in downtown Fort Lauderdale's Arts & Entertainment district, but most LGBT establishments are located in Wilton Manors, the "Gayborhood of South Florida."