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Best Gay Beaches in the Northeast

Best Gay Beaches in the Northeast | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Request a couple Fridays and Mondays off, splurge on that new bathing suit and get beaching. Here's the Fagabond guide to the gay-friendliest (read: gayest) sand-and-sun locales in the Northeast, where we truly savor this warm-weather season.
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PHOTOS: New Jersey's Hottest Gay Beach Party

PHOTOS: New Jersey's Hottest Gay Beach Party | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
When you see pictures of the Sand Blast Weekends party, you'll understand why Jersey's Asbury Park deserves to be a gay destination.
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Gay tourism highlighted in Vancouver’s new Tourism Plan

Gay tourism highlighted in Vancouver’s new Tourism Plan | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
But more must be done to attract gay visitors, Stevenson says (Gay tourism highlighted in new Tourism Plan. Reinvest gay tourist $ in gay mkt enhancement?
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GIRL TALK: A Not-Too-Porny Interview with Porn King Michael Lucas

GIRL TALK: A Not-Too-Porny Interview with Porn King Michael Lucas | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

I decided to show the world that it's an amazing vacation spot and that it's gay heaven.

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Will You Be at the Gay Hamptons Event of the Summer?

Will You Be at the Gay Hamptons Event of the Summer? | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
The Hamptons Tea Dance is the largest LGBT fundraiser in the Hamptons. (Will You Be at the Gay Hamptons Event of the Summer?
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The 2013 Wilde Award Nominations

The 2013 Wilde Award Nominations | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Professional theaters from across Michigan will share the spotlight Aug. 19 when The 2013 Wilde Awards are presented at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts in the Detroit suburb of West Bloomfield. Presented by EncoreMichigan.com, the most comprehensive resource for news and information about the state's professional theater industry, The Wilde Awards were established by Pride Source Media Group in 2002 to honor the excellent work produced by Michigan's professional theaters.

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Rainbow Halifax - Ideal Gay Travel Destination in Nova Scotia

Rainbow Halifax - Ideal Gay Travel Destination in Nova Scotia | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
LGBT visitors will find an ideal gay travel destination in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia. Experience Halifax Pride festival and our vibrant LGBT Halifax Community.
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Big Gay Ice-Creaming in the Village

Big Gay Ice-Creaming in the Village | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Ice cream is the key to keeping cool in this humid heat, and Big Gay Ice Cream Shop is a delicious choice. With a location in the East Village and West Village, the lines at these two shops can take anywhere up to 40 minutes; but once you reach the counter, your taste buds will be delighted!

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Sitges: A Gay Ol' Time

Sitges: A Gay Ol' Time | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
I've been back from my summer holiday in Sitges for nearly a week now and after some reflection I think it's time to give the destination a bit of a 'review'. Sitges is a seaside town in the Catala...
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NY gay community gains historic recognition - Cherry Grove & Fire Island

NY gay community gains historic recognition - Cherry Grove & Fire Island | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Lesbians and gay men were living freely and openly in a place called Cherry Grove, decades before the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City helped...

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Gay travel emerges as an out and out success

Gay travel emerges as an out and out success | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Hotels can no longer afford to simply hang a rainbow flag if they want to attract the pink dollar. It's a market now counted in the billions.

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Gay Traveler's curator insight, July 4, 2013 7:16 AM

A perspective on the LGBT market in Australia.

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Palm Springs Rebounds

Palm Springs Rebounds | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Palm Springs is very much a year-round destination, and if you can travel now during the slower summer season, you can benefit with much lower hotel prices.

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Op-ed: LGBT People Won't Visit Countries That Hate Them

Op-ed: LGBT People Won't Visit Countries That Hate Them | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Nations and corporations around the world increasingly understand LGBT people like to travel, but are choosy about where they go.
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The Jersey Shore Is About to Get...GAY

The Jersey Shore Is About to Get...GAY | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
The Jersey Shore is opening its arms and calling all gays to come and check it out. Ok, it's not the entire shore, but it's a pretty sweet piece of it called Asbury Park.
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Sand Blast Weekend, Asbury Park July 19-21, 2013

Three Hot Days & Nights on the famed Jersey Shore. One Incredible Weekend With Great Friends. 4,000 of the Happiest Guys & Girls on their Summer Beach Weeken...
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Destination: The Gay Bar

Destination: The Gay Bar | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The Gay Bar has quickly become one of Oxford Street's hottest night time destinations, offering food and beverages, a diverse entertainment program and a...

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ITALY: Some of our favourite "foodie" things and the places we had them ~ VAGAYBOND

ITALY: Some of our favourite "foodie" things and the places we had them ~ VAGAYBOND | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Get real jealous! See what gay guys really enjoy! Live live to the fullest! #gay #travel #LGBT http://t.co/q94NhGnC3S #gaycruise #gaytravel
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Key West - #GayKeyWest: Gay and Lesbian Influencers Network - Key West, FL (Gay2Day.com)

Key West - #GayKeyWest: Gay and Lesbian Influencers Network - Key West, FL (Gay2Day.com) | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Key West, FL: featuring Alexander Guesthouse, the South Florida Symphony, Ocean Wellness Spa, Three Fine Cooks, Venus Charters and more...
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Marketers are right to promote New Orleans as a gay destination

Marketers are right to promote New Orleans as a gay destination | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Tourism is one of our city's economic engines. New Orleans' economy would take a severe hit without the nearly 10 million tourists a year that visit our city.
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Annual LGBT pride festival takes place in Cologne

Annual LGBT pride festival takes place in Cologne | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Tens of thousands took to the streets of Cologne at the weekend as part of Germany's annual LGBT Pride celebrations.
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Fort Lauderdale Spices Up Its Appeal for Vacationers, Meetings

Fort Lauderdale Spices Up Its Appeal for Vacationers, Meetings | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB is continuing its campaign to attract LGBT business following its 1996 launch of an LGBT marketing initiative. The bureau recently hired Richard Gray as its LGBT managing director, a designated LGBT-only representative to attract leisure and meetings business.

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New Orleans hopes to benefit from same-sex wedding industry

New Orleans hopes to benefit from same-sex wedding industry | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

We just think that, particularly now in this day and age, that it's important that we also let the LGBT market know that New Orleans is a welcoming city and...

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LGBT Market Trends & Destination Marketing

LGBT Market Trends & Destination Marketing | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

"As the global visibility of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community increases, there has a steady increase in interest in this community as a consumer group, a trend which is particularly evident in the travel industry.

Several destinations have just launched dedicated tourism campaigns targeting the LGBT market. Here is a selection of the latest initiatives"


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Keagan Kristoff's curator insight, December 4, 2013 11:24 PM

Equal rights for lesbian, gay, bi, and transgender (LGBT) population is hot topic in news today. With the recent gay marriage law passing in Illinois which legalizes gay marriage, I found this article about travel and its' affect on the LGBT community fitting to recent news stories. 

 According to the World Tourism Organization and International Gay and Lesibian Travel Association, men associated with the LGBT population take an average of 3.9 trips per year where a woman takes 3.3 trips per year. Research also shows that the LGBT community spends higher than the average person while traveling and that they are highly influenced by social media, technology and word of mouth. This proves that the tourism industry must think of creative ways to market to the LGBT community. This article provided examples of two campaigns in marketing toward their target publics. First, New Zealand launched its'  "Make history" campaign which promotes a competition that offers free travel, wedding, and a honeymoon to the first same-sex couple to wed in New Zealand. This competition provides free coverage to promote New Zealand as a same-sex friendly wedding and travel desitination. The logo used to promote the competition is even same-sex oriented by having bold white letters for "Choose to Make," and rainbow letters for "history." The second campaign is created by the state of New York. New York created their own campaign geared toward LGBT travelers. The governor of New York launched a LGBT tourism website that featured a calendar of LGBT events and popular destinations. In addition, the website dedicated part of the website to information about the history of New York's LGBT community. Also, the campaign logo takes the original red heart in the slogan,  " I love NY" and replaces it with a rainbow heart. Finally, a promotional video was released that showed same-sex couples enjoying themselves at destinations across the state of New York. Public opinion affects public relations. The change of marriage laws opened up a new population for wedding and travel destinations. Without this change, marketers would have never been able to target their campaigns toward the LGBT community. "Public opinion is a public's expressed attitudes on a particular topic at a particular moment in time (Guth & Marsh 268)."  It is no secret that gay rights is a top topic of discussion nowadays. With more states and countries passing laws legalizing gay marriage it makes since to gear travel destinations toward this population. Unfortunately, trying to gain the LGBT population's attention may turn off other conservative markets. However, the benefits outweigh the cost because not only are marketers gaining a new population to target but, also the support and respect from LGBT supporters. A pat on the back is deserved to these destinations that are choosing to ethically include all types of travelers in their campaigns.
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2 gay bars in Dallas make Out Magazine's best-of list

2 gay bars in Dallas make Out Magazine's best-of list | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Friday, Out Magazine released its picks for 200 of the Greatest Gay Bars in the World. Both The Round-Up Saloon and The Tin Room made the list.

The two Dallas gay bars stand out for different reasons. The Round-Up Saloon is recognized for line dancing and hot cowboys. The Tin Room is noted for the “go-go boys and their poles.”

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Pride 2013 around the world

Pride 2013 around the world | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
San Francisco, New York, Chicago, London, Paris, Dublin, Barcelona, Olso and Singapore are among many of the world's biggest capital cities which attracted massive crowds to its multi-rainbowed Pride events in recent days.
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