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Sand Blast draws thousands to Asbury Park

Sand Blast draws thousands to Asbury Park | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

“Our entire point from the very beginning was not to throw a gay party, but to promote the town of Asbury Park,” Hurtado said. ...

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Vermont: A Four-Season LGBT Destination

Vermont: A Four-Season LGBT Destination | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Known for its warm welcome and LGBT progressiveness, Vermont continues to be an advocate of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) culture; sponsoring LGBT events and promoting Vermont as a four-season LGBT destination.

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Britain and New Zealand aim for gay destination weddings after legalization

Britain and New Zealand aim for gay destination weddings after legalization | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Recent decisions in Britain and New Zealand to legalize same-sex marriages have given gay American couples seeking a destination wedding some high-profile options. Same-sex weddings will be legal in New Zealand starting August 19. Among the first to be married under the amended marriage law will be a gay couple from Australia who won a contest hosted by Tourism New Zealand. Air New Zealand, meanwhile, is looking for a Kiwi couple to wed onboard one of its jets while in flight.

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My big fat gay Greek romantic holiday

My big fat gay Greek romantic holiday | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Mykonos is not the only LGBT travel destination in Greece. Santorini is hot on its heels as the new romantic honeymoon destination for gay and lesbian couples

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Gay Traveler's curator insight, July 20, 2013 5:59 AM

A pretty ordinary run down on Santorini - and alternative to Mykonos.

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Travel Agent for Gay/Lesbian Travel: David Rubin

Travel Agent for Gay/Lesbian Travel: David Rubin | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Looking to ensure a comfortable time in a place that’s challenging for same-sex couples (think Egypt)?
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2013 Navigaytour Gay Travel Guide - Washington, DC

2013 Navigaytour Gay Travel Guide - Washington, DC | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Where to eat, drink, shop and stay... 300 best gay & lesbian destinations.... an exclusive with the city's hottest artist, Brian Petro... plus, a DC living resource guide.

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Check out this years guide!!

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MISTER App Re-launches with Enhanced Technology, Commits to Improving Gay Life

MISTER App Re-launches with Enhanced Technology, Commits to Improving Gay Life | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Company Introduces "I Am MISTER" Movement Along with Redesigned App Focused on Getting Users to Spend Less Energy Online and More Time Meeting People

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Four Seasons Baltimore to target gay couples in wedding brochure

Four Seasons Baltimore to target gay couples in wedding brochure | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore has hosted two same-sex weddings since they became legal in Maryland. And the luxury hotel would like to host a lot more of them.

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Exploring Arizona with a Red Rock Road Trip

Exploring Arizona with a Red Rock Road Trip | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
GoGirlfriend ~ describes the stops on the western leg of our 400 mile road trip through Sedona’s Red Rock and desert … in a Ford Mustang convertible!
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The Gay Travel Guru Discovers Key West

The Gay Travel Guru Discovers Key West | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

With a tropical storm blowing through, I was ecstatic I caught the last flight into Key West! Nothing was going to stop me from getting to Key West for pride weekend. Whether by car, plane, or even bike (ok, maybe not this time), I was going to find my way to the Southern most point of the United States for some sun, gay pride, and hopefully a little relaxation!

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The welcome mat is out - Philadelphia

The welcome mat is out - Philadelphia | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
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That message is resonating with gay groups, which are choosing to gather here, said James Delmar of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, hired in 2012 to focus on the LGBT market.
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Car-Free LGBT Tour Schools Angelenos In LA's Gay History

Car-Free LGBT Tour Schools Angelenos In LA's Gay History | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

With the striking down of a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and the repeal of Proposition 8, California once again finds itself at the forefront of the gay rights movement. Given these recent developments, it is high time for Angelenos to brush up on their LGBT history. Fortunately, the good people at Out and About Tours, L.A.'s premier LGBT tour company, have put together an exciting and comprehensive car-free and guide-less tour that takes you through L.A.'s fascinating gay history.

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An app launches for Provincetown travelers

An app launches for Provincetown travelers | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

And it isn't an ordinary travel app – 'Useful Information' depicts Ernestine, the Lily Tomlin's telephone operator who made "one, ringy, dingy" a classic skit.

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Discover Gay Florida :: Palm Beach Count

Discover Gay Florida :: Palm Beach Count | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Palm Beach County is the most relaxed county in south Florida, and it is growing into an LGBT tourist destination of its own, while still close and very accessible to the bigger scenes further...

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Destination LA

Destination LA | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

When you live in a city with endless possibilities for fun, who needs to travel? But Angelenos run the gamut as far as taste and personality, and everyone approaches the year's warmest season at his or her own speed.

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Antwerp – Outgames

Antwerp – Outgames | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
For Antwerp visitors between 31 July - 11 August Gay Travel Advice recommends: World Outgames via
Outgames 2013

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Spreading the word about the State Department's services and work overseas

Spreading the word about the State Department's services and work overseas | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Although just 27 years old and at the State Department for only 10 months, Monty McGee has played a part in the safety of traveling Americans by disseminating information from the Bureau of Consular Affairs on issues and happenings in regions around the world.

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Gay and lesbian life in Hamburg

Gay and lesbian life in Hamburg | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The quarter around Lange Reihe in St. Georg has developed into Hamburg’s Gay Village. Here there are numerous cafés and bars, so the street has increasingly grown to become the pulsing heart of gay and lesbian Hamburg.

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Eat, Drink … and Be Married!

Eat, Drink … and Be Married! | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

By now most of the world knows the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. This blogger doesn’t discuss political positions — but on a personal note, I’m pleased to share that my husband Paul and I celebrated our ninth wedding anniversary this past month. 

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Seattle LGBT Visitors Center Opens Friday

Seattle LGBT Visitors Center Opens Friday | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

City’s LGBT community opens its arms to leisure travelers, newlyweds and convention groups, underscoring Seattle’s reputation as a premier LGBT destination

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What's New In... Gay Las Vegas

What's New In... Gay Las Vegas | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

How does one choose exactly what to do or see when planning a visit, especially if you’re gay? Well, after experiencing a summer excursion in Vegas, I not only got to immerse myself in the LGBT culture, but I also got a taste of some of the many new offerings throughout the city.

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Key West, Gay Events, Florida Keys, Attractions, Expeditions

Key West, Gay Events, Florida Keys, Attractions, Expeditions | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

There is a lot more on offer in the tropical island paradise than just snorkeling in Key West. Key West is known as the Mecca of gay-resorts with so many gay-friendly inns, hotels, and activities. This has made the island a favorite among the LGBT community for years now. So matter what your sexual disposition, you are bound to find something on offer in the diverse, multicultural Key West. Here are the island’s six most fun gay events to check out.

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Fort Lauderdale Pins Its Success on Travel Agents

Fort Lauderdale Pins Its Success on Travel Agents | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

How important is the LGBT market?
Harb: We’re in the top five destinations in the U.S. for LGBT visitors. They’re travelers with high disposable income. We hosted the ILGTA a couple of years ago and have a city [in Greater Fort Lauderdale], Wilton Manors, that’s been designated a gay city.

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Beach Classic - September 14, 2013 - Dockweiler State Beach

Beach Classic - September 14, 2013 - Dockweiler State Beach | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Date: September 14, 2013 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Venue: Dockweiler State Beach

Experience an event unlike any other LGBT event in the country, uniting hundreds of men and women of all ages for a fun day of sport and activity at one of SoCal's most beautiful beaches! Swim, run or join the beach volleyball tournament to support your favorite Center program. Or indulge in a variety of beach activities to win prizes and more.

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Local gay and lesbian center offers arts and culture series

Local gay and lesbian center offers arts and culture series | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

In the documentary “TRANS,” director Chris Arnold set out to tell the world the truth about transsexuals. “It’s not a lifestyle. It’s not a choice. In fact, it’s a very, very hard road to travel,” Arnold says. “I call (transsexuality) the last frontier in civil rights.” Arnold’s film, which depicts the stories of six transsexual people at different points in their lives, will be screened Saturday at The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, 401 S. Maryland Parkway. He will also be on hand for a question-and-answer session.

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