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Gay Las Vegas Clubs To Visit This Summer + Where To Cool Off

Gay Las Vegas Clubs To Visit This Summer + Where To Cool Off | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
There are some hot new happenings and changes down in Las Vegas for this summer, and even though the golden rule is 'what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas', we're here to spill! The juiciest, and pe...
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Mark Zuckerberg Leads 700 Facebook Employees in SF Gay Pride

Mark Zuckerberg Leads 700 Facebook Employees in SF Gay Pride | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Facebook's bolstered presence at this year's Pride events in San Francisco reflects a larger push by some in Silicon Valley to champion gay rights in hiring practices, and even in their products.
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Northalsted Market Days – Things to See & Do – Events Calendar - Choose Chicago

Northalsted Market Days – Things to See & Do – Events Calendar - Choose Chicago | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Read more about 32nd annual Northalsted Market Days in Boystown Aug. 10-11, 2013. (RT @ChooseChicago: Another #LGBT event returning to #Chicago in Aug: Market Days!
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It gets better for the 'Queer as Folk' city with a vibrant cultural and gay life

It gets better for the 'Queer as Folk' city with a vibrant cultural and gay life | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Once one of the country’s pre-eminent industrial powerhouses, with a population of nearly 700,000, Pittsburgh (visitpittsburgh.com) has, like many similar American cities, changed considerably over the past few decades. Although now less than half its size compared to its heyday, this hilly and historic metropolis in the Ohio Valley is enjoying a dramatic renaissance, with a number of formerly downcast neighborhoods now abuzz with hip restaurants, indie shops and rehabbed factory buildings, apartments and row houses.

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Orlando still amiss for gay and lesbian travel market, says expert

Orlando still amiss for gay and lesbian travel market, says expert | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Orlando is considered the top tourist destination in the world, but there’s still...
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Miss Firecracker and Sparkling Skies Light Up Key West

Miss Firecracker and Sparkling Skies Light Up Key West | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Summer is here, and with it comes a glorious splash of fiery orange from the Royal Poinciana trees. I recently climbed to the top of the Key
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Hey! We're Gay! We're Married! Let's Move to...Virginia? - Village Voice (blog)

Hey! We're Gay! We're Married! Let's Move to...Virginia? - Village Voice (blog) | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

...now that DOMA is history, married gay and lesbian couples now have access to one of marriage's most coveted perks--those fast little breaks in income and housing taxation. With full marriage rights, gay couples can start making bigger and better decisions about how they want to spend their money and where they want to settle down.

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West Hollywood Reacts to SCOTUS Gay Marriage Decision

West Hollywood Reacts to SCOTUS Gay Marriage Decision | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Gay marriage supporters gathered outside West Hollywood's city hall June 26, 2013, to celebrate the day's Supreme Court decision repealing the Defense of Marriage Act and upholding a...

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A Walk Through Seattle's LGBT History

A Walk Through Seattle's LGBT History | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The Double Header at 407 Second Ave S (1934-present) is listed as the oldest continuously operating gay bar in the country.

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Miami Foundation's GLBT Community Projects Fund gives $10,000 grant to Miami Beach Gay Pride

Miami Foundation's GLBT Community Projects Fund gives $10,000 grant to Miami Beach Gay Pride | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Miami Beach Gay Pride, Inc. has received a one-year $10,000 grant from The Miami Foundation’s GLBT Community Projects Fund for the fifth annual Miami Beach Gay Pride parade and festival, announced Babak Movahedi, chairman of the Pride board of directors.

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Palm Springs launches wedding destination website hours after Prop. 8 ruling

Palm Springs launches wedding destination website hours after Prop. 8 ruling | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Within hours of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling today that cleared the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California, the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism unveiled a website touting the area as a wedding destination.

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Key West hotels, Key West things to do: Is Key West still gay?

Key West hotels, Key West things to do: Is Key West still gay? | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
For example, Key West does not have a dedicated gay and lesbian bookshop. But this is because it's a very small city, not because it's not a very gay city (the gay book selection in Key West Island Books on Fleming is fine).
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NYC Gay Pride Parade Pictures

NYC Gay Pride Parade Pictures | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Last week the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, which forbade the federal government from acknowledging ...

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Andrea Houston goes street-level to cover Toronto Pride

Andrea Houston goes street-level to cover Toronto Pride | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Activism, politics and drinking on the jobXtra's Andrea Houston covers Toronto Pride 2013 and stops for a drink along the way.
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Walk It Out: LA Tourism Curates The Ultimate LGBT Walking Tour

Walk It Out: LA Tourism Curates The Ultimate LGBT Walking Tour | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

“Discover LGBT Los Angeles,” the newest route created as part of the Car Free LA initiative, features nine stops all over the city that are significant to L.A.'s gay...

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Gay pride in Cincinnati - a sign of the times

Gay pride in Cincinnati - a sign of the times | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Huge cracks are showing in Cincinnati’s close-minded reputation.

Want proof? Just look at one of the main sponsors of Cincinnati Pride 2013 – a series of events which includes Saturday’s 40th annual Cincinnati Pride Parade. That sponsor would be the Queen City’s most famously conservative, straight-laced, buttoned-down business: Procter & Gamble.

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Top 10 gay-friendly travel destinations: Lonely Planet

Top 10 gay-friendly travel destinations: Lonely Planet | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
And it seems particularly relevant to post these top gay-friendly travel destinations, starting with these top 3: 1. San Francisco, USA Rainbow flags adorn apartment windows and bar entrances in ma...
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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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We're very excited to be launching our #GayKeyWest destination page this weekend, in anticipation for some of the incredible events going on in Key West during the 4th of July weekend... a big thank you to the Key West Business Guild, Island House Key West Gay Hotel & Resort, Alexander's Guesthouse Key West, Steve K Murray-Smith, Guy Alan Ross and all of our friends in the wonderful island paradise that is KEY WEST!

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200 of the Greatest Gay Bars in the World

200 of the Greatest Gay Bars in the World | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Where to imbibe, get down, and let loose around the world, from Arizona to Kathmandu.

For decades, the first (and only) place where many men and women could meet other gay, lesbian, or transgender people was at a bar, mostly in the shadows. The openly gay bar is a relatively new addition to the social space scene, and it became quite common quite quickly, perhaps, some say, too quickly.

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Gay Landmarks, Found and Lost - New York Times (blog)

Gay Landmarks, Found and Lost - New York Times (blog) | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

A year ago, if the old Portofino at 206 Thompson Street in Greenwich Village was remembered at all, it would have been as the restaurant where Elaine Kaufman cut her teeth in the early 1960s, before opening her own place uptown.

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Local Finds Around Atlantic City

Local Finds Around Atlantic City | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Atlantic City earned a spot in the ranks of top gay destinations when it took the second spot on “Top Five Up and Coming Gay Destinations” list by GayTravel.com, an online travel magazine dedicated...

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TRAVEL GUIDE: Gay Melbourne

TRAVEL GUIDE: Gay Melbourne | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

I fully expected to be greeted by a throbbing crowd of Hemsworths when I got off the plane at Melbourne Tullamarine airport a few months ago. There are still plenty of hotties to stare at...


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Gay and Lesbian Travelers Go Mobile

Gay and Lesbian Travelers Go Mobile | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Smartphone and tablet penetration rates are rising among the US LGBT demographic, and these consumers are using mobile devices for travel purchases.
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Drag-themed Priscilla Queen of the Desert is this season's must-see show

Drag-themed Priscilla Queen of the Desert is this season's must-see show | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Drag-themed Priscilla Queen of the Desert is this season's must-see show Las Vegas CityLife Though not directly linked to the 1990s LGBT cinema explosion, Priscilla Queen of the Desert — a 1994 Australian film about three drag...

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