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Queer Girl City Guide: San Francisco

Queer Girl City Guide: San Francisco | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
An epic guide to San Francisco for locals and visitors and newbies written by two girls who have been here for a really really long time.
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Out of Town: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Out of Town: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
The unofficial gay and lesbian summer beach resort of the Mid-Atlantic states, charming Rehoboth Beach is situated along a sweeping, sandy stretch of the Delaware shore that’s within a three-hour drive of Washington, Baltimore, and Philadelphia.
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New Provincetown Restaurants for 2013

New Provincetown Restaurants for 2013 | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Provincetown has several new restaurants opening for the 2013 season, many of them focusing on the fresh fish and seafood so readily available here on Cape Cod.

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Inside New York City's first gay resort hotel

Inside New York City's first gay resort hotel | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Photos: #Gay #Travel in #NYC. THE OUT NYC Gay Hotel New York http://t.co/Uwui9diL3n
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Love Under and Over the Rainbow – Same Sex Destination Weddings on the Rise

Love Under and Over the Rainbow – Same Sex Destination Weddings on the Rise | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

ASK ME Reports 75% Increase in LGBT Destination Weddings
Destination weddings of same-sex couples is on the rise, according to ASK ME, a hotel sales and marketing company. From taking the plunge with an underwater wedding to saying "I Do" at a beach-front all-inclusive resort, destination wedding packages start at $1,299.

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London is calling

London is calling | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
London is calling - Being on the TOP 5 of my favorite cities in the world, I never say no to my beloved London, specially when being hosted at the Chambers Build
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Gay and Lesbian Travel Sector Growing

Gay and Lesbian Travel Sector Growing | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

We know better than most that gays and lesbians are constantly out globe trotting; though, it is nice to have yet another study to back up just how large the...

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Portland, Ore., is magnet for gay couples wanting babies

Portland, Ore., is magnet for gay couples wanting babies | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Portland, Ore., famous for its coffeehouses, indie music, microbreweries and bookstores, is now gaining recognition -- particularly among gay couples -- for a lesser-known attraction: reproductive medicine.

Gays and lesbians who want babies are flocking from as far away as France and Israel to conceive their dream of becoming parents using donor eggs, donor sperm and surrogates — something not allowed in their home countries.

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Brighton rocks: Britain’s gay seaside capital

Brighton rocks: Britain’s gay seaside capital | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
We check into Brighton gay hotel Legends and check out the shopping, sights, sea and scene highlights

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Britain has done a pretty good job of driving LGBT tourists to spots outside London. First Manchester, and most lately Brighton has been in the spotlight.

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Hotels and cities with “LGBT-friendly” reputations poised for growth

Hotels and cities with “LGBT-friendly” reputations poised for growth | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
A special welcome sign in the window isn’t necessary; hotels and businesses that show respect and serve all clients without bias will see a boost in profits and visitors regardless of where they're located.
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Out Destination - Knoxville

Out Destination - Knoxville | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The city's gay bars and clubs are spread out, making bar-hopping a bit difficult and definitely unsafe if you choose to enjoy a few adult beverages.

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Sinful San Francisco a perfect place to let your sexy flag fly

Sinful San Francisco a perfect place to let your sexy flag fly | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

After all, San Francisco is home to the first U.S. lesbian-rights organization and Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected to U.S.

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Falling for You: Niagara Falls Courts the LGBT Wedding Market

Falling for You: Niagara Falls Courts the LGBT Wedding Market | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Back in the day, if you had any taste whatsoever, a summertime stay in Niagara Falls was just what you did. It would be so still if it weren’t for the air conditioning.

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LGBT pride parades - 80,000 participants in Brussels - Chisinau's first gay march.

LGBT pride parades - 80,000 participants in Brussels -  Chisinau's first gay march. | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Brussels, Belgium 80,000 people participated in the Belgian Pride Parade in Brussels, Belgium yesterday. This year's theme was "Pride4Every1. 2013 Rainbow Families." Belgium celebrated the 10th ann...

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TRAVEL GUIDE: Valencia

TRAVEL GUIDE: Valencia | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The sun poured down upon me as I stepped off the jet for my 36 hours non-stop whirlwind tour of Valencia. Now this is the kind of article I like to write. Sun, sea and Spain. I was in Valencia, Spain’s third largest city, for the launch of Ford’s brand new Kuga, but why not kill two birds with one stone, look at the car and marvel at its wondrousness and secondly get some quality time in Spain and write about one of the most gay friendly cities in Spain.


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Gay Traveler's curator insight, May 17, 2013 6:48 AM

I like these kind of first hand accounts of destinations.

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Kimpton to Build Stunning New Palm Springs Hotel

Kimpton to Build Stunning New Palm Springs Hotel | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Check out the sexy new renderings of the Hotel Palomar, scheduled to open in downtown Palm Springs in 2015. (NEW DESTINATION HOTEL: Kimpton Hotels plans to build a stunning new Palm Springs hotel. Check out the plans.
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San Francisco named America's best city for gay travel

San Francisco named America's best city for gay travel | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Travel + Leisure has named San Francisco America's best city for gay travel. (San Francisco named America's best city for #gay travel http://t.co/KlCJ0wNsaE via @GoPride #Chicago ranks 12th.
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Your Guide to London Gay Pride 2013

Your Guide to London Gay Pride 2013 | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
London Gay Pride 2013 is just one long party - complete with fancy dress, parades, music, dancing and drinking. Here's the lowdown on how to party in England's capital to celebrate freedom and love...
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10 Cities That Have Been Getting More and More Gay

10 Cities That Have Been Getting More and More Gay | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Two themes came up again and again: Proximity to another big LGBT-friendly city, and a cheaper housing market than in the big LGBT-friendly city.

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History of LGBT travel presentation featured at IGLTA convention

History of LGBT travel presentation featured at IGLTA convention | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

To meet the needs of LGBT travelers, Hans Ebensten (called "The Father of Gay Travel") launched the first gay tour company in 1973, Kolber explained.

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Gay-Friendly Vacation Spots

Gay-Friendly Vacation Spots | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Among the suggestions from John Tanzella, a travel adviser, is to check whether a company respects the rights of its own gay employees.
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Great Q&A with John Tanzella of IGLTA

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Gay Events - Tropical Heat, Key West

Gay Events - Tropical Heat, Key West | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Tropical Heat is Key West’s hottest event for men. What can you do during four days of all-male themed parties and adult-oriented entertainment? Find out on this tropical island that exudes tropical heat.
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Romance in Rhode Island

Romance in Rhode Island | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
As the smallest state in the nation passes marriage equality, it becomes one of the biggest destinations for LGBT travelers.

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Desiree Sousa's curator insight, May 3, 2013 10:45 AM

Congratulations to my home state, Rhode Island, for leagalizing gay & lesbian marriage! 

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This July, Goa will be a gay haven

This July, Goa will be a gay haven | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

This July, Goa will be a gay haven Firstpost IndjapInk, which claims to be the country's first and only gay boutique travel agency, has organised a “Life is a Beach” package that not only promises a “sexy group tour” to Goa but also...

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