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Find an LGBT Pride Month Celebration in Your Area
A calendar of Gay Pride festivals that take place from in June 2015/2016
Long Beach Gay Pride set for May 16 and 17, 2015
A preview of Long Beach's Gay Pride Celebration, in May 2015
L.A. Gay Pride set for June 12 to 14, 2015
A preview of Los Angeles Gay Pride/West Hollywood Gay Pride/Christopher Street West, in early to mid-June 2015
Pensacola's 2015 Gay Memorial Day Weekend set...
A preview of Pensacola's Gay Memorial Day Weekend Celebration, held in late May 2015
NYC Gay Pride to take place June 23 to 28, 2015
A preview of New York City's Gay Pride Celebration, in late June 2015, including the Gay Pride Rally, Teaze, VIP Rooftop Party, Pride March, Pridefest, Dance on the Pier, and more.
Start Planning for 2015 Gay Days Orlando at...
A preview of Orlando, Florida's Gays Days celebration at Walt Disney World as well as Animal Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Epcot, and the other parks in the area - this famous event takes place in early June 2015
Chicago PrideFest, Gay Pride Parade, and...
A preview of Chicago Gay Pride month, which includes a PrideFest, the Gay Pride Parade, and the Backlot Bash, all held in late June 2015
Gearing up for Bangkok Songkran 2015: April 10...
A preview of Asia's largest gay circuit party, Songkran 2015, which takes place in mid-April 2015 in the country's biggest city - and a world capital of gay tourism - Bangkok.
Your Guide to the Best Gay Bathhouses and Sex...
An overview of LA's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, Silver Lake, West Hollywood, the beaches, the San Fernando Valley, and Long Beach/Wilmington
Planning a Gay Vacation in Provincetown - Plus...
A guide to planning a gay and lesbian vacation to Provincetown, including a 2015-2016 events calendar, gay-popular neighborhoods, and tips on how to get there.
Attending Stonewall Summer Pride Festival in...
A preview of the Stonewall Pride Wilton Manors (fka Stonewall Summer Pride), which is held in June 2015 in the city of Wilton Manors, part of greater Fort Lauderdale.
The Best Gay Pride Events in April and May
A full calendar of Gay Pride festivals that take place in April and May 2015
Las Vegas Gay Bathhouses and Sex Clubs Guide
A look at the two favorite 24-hour private clubs, in the same strip mall, Hawks Gym and Entourage Las Vegas.
Mega-Plex, Providence, Rhode Island
Mega-Plex, the largest gay bathhouse in New England, located in Providence, RI. Page 12.
Where to stay, if you're gay, in Palm Springs
A handy guide to the best gay-friendly hotels and clothing-optional resorts in Palm Springs, California.
Club 82/Bijou Cinema gay adult theater and sex...
From 1958 until 1978, Club 82 was a beloved drag cabaret and glam-rock venue made famous by the likes of David Bowie, Lou Reed, Harvey Fierstein, Blondie, and the New York Dolls. It then became an indie-film theater, and in the early 1990s, the dark, underground (figuratively and literally - it's in a basement) space became a quite popular gay adult theater and sex club. More recently, it's been closed at different times, but it was spruced up at one point and now continues to be a gay sex club. Page 6.
Toronto to host Gay Pride June 19 to 28, 2015
A preview of Toronto's Gay Pride Celebration, which is held in late June 2015
A Guide to the Best Gay Nightlife in Las Vegas
A guide to the best gay bars in Las Vegas, from the huge new Krave and Affair nightclubs to quirky neighborhood dives to Sin City bathhouses.
Checking out the Best Gay Bars and Gay-Friendly...
A look at the best gay bars, clubs, and nightlife options in Boston, including Club Cafe, The Alley, Boston Eagle, DBar, Franklin Cafe, the Trophy Room, Machine, Paradise, Ramrod, Rise, and more.
San Francisco Gay Sex Clubs and Bathhouses Guide
An overview of San Francisco and the Bay Area's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including Eros, Blow Buddies, Nob Hill Adult Theatre, Steamworks in Berkeley, and the Watergarden in San Jose
Atlanta Gay Sex Clubs and Bathhouses Guide
An overview of Atlanta's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including Club Eros, Manifest, Flex Spa, and The Den
Washington DC Gay Bars Guide - Best Washington...
A look at the best gay bars, clubs, and nightlife options in Washington, DC and the surrounding area, Delta Elite, Bachelor's Mill, Banana Cafe, Phase 1, Remington's, DC Eagle, Green Lantern, Cobalt, DIK Bar, Fab, the Fireplace, J.R.'s, Crew Club, Nellie's, Town, Freddie's Beach Bar, and more.
A full calendar of Gay Pride events in July
A listing of Gay Pride festivals that take place in the month of July 2015
Finding the best gay bars and gay-friendly...
The best bars and nightclubs in St. Petersburg, Florida and the beaches, including Clearwater, Gulfport, and Dunedin, with several mixed lounges and gay-friendly restaurants and coffeehouses, too.
Palm Springs White Party 2015 set for April 24-27
A look of Palm Springs White Party, the famed circuit party presented by the Jeffrey Sanker and held in late April 2015
Fort Lauderdale's South Florida Gay Pride set...
A preview of annual Gay Pride South Florida celebration, Pridefest, which takes place in Fort Lauderdale in early March 2015.
The hottest clubbing and dining in GLBT Atlanta
A look at the best gay bars, clubs, bathhouses, and nightlife options in Atlanta, plus several gay-friendly restaurants and coffeehouses.
What to See and Do in Southern California's Gay...
A comprehensive GLBT guide to vacationing in Palm Springs and the surrounding desert region, including Cathedral City and Rancho Mirage, including a 2015-2016 Palm Springs Events Calendar
Key West's Best Gay-Friendly Accommodations
A guide to the best gay-friendly hotels, clothing-optional gay resorts, and GLBT B&Bs in the legendary tropical resort community of Key West, Florida
Checking out the gay bathhouse scene in San Diego
An overview of San Diego's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including Club San Diego
San Diego Gay Bars Guide - Best San Diego Gay...
A look at the best gay bars, clubs, and nightlife options in San Diego, including Bourbon Street, Brass Rail, Caliph Lounge, Club Extasis/Club Fusion, Flame, Flicks, the Hole, the Loft, Martinis Above Fourth, Numbers, Pecs, Rich's, San Diego Eagle, Urban Mo's, and more.
Chicago Gay Sex Clubs and Bathhouses Guide
An overview of Chicago's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including the famed Bijou Gay Sex Club and Adult Theater, the spacious and popular Steamworks Chicago, and long-running Man's Country.
11 Most Underrated Cities in America for Gay...
America's most underrated cites for gay travelers: Columbus, Albuquerque, Providence, Salt Lake City, Kansas City, Detroit, New Haven, Fort Worth, Pittsburgh, Sacramento, Indianapolis.
Denver Gay Bathhouses and Sex Clubs Guide
An overview of Denver's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including Denver Swim Club and Midtowne Spa
San Francisco set to host Gay Pride on June 27...
A preview of San Francisco's Gay Pride Celebration, in late June 2015
Panama City Gay Bars Guide
A primer on the gay nightlife scene in Panama City, Florida, plus gay-friendly lounges, restaurants, and coffeehouses in and around downtown and Panama City Beach.
Miami Beach Pride Festival set for April 10-12,...
A preview of the Miami Beach Gay Pride Festival, held in mid-April 2015, plus the Miami Pride Cruise and Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, held just after Pride
Phoenix Gay Bars Guide - Best Gay-Friendly...
A look at the best gay bars, clubs, and nightlife options in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe, plus a few gay-popular restaurants and cafes.
Club New Orleans gay bathhouse, on Toulouse...
Learn more about Club New Orleans, a gay bathhouse that has been serving the Big Easy for several decades, in the heart of the French Quarter.
Shanghai Gay Bars Guide
A guide to popular gay bars and nightspots in Shanghai, including clubs, lounges, coffeehouses, and bars.
Manhattan for GLBT Travelers, Plus a full 2015...
A Gay Guide to Manhattan, including a Manhattan 2015-2016 Events and Festivals calendar.
From Hipster Lounges to Dance Clubs, Portland...
Including Scandals, Silverado, Eagle Portland, Crush, Casey's, CC Slaughter's, Cafe Nell, and many more
Checking out the gay scene in historic Boston,...
A profile of Boston for gay travelers, including a 2015-2016 events calendar
Phoenix Gay Sex Clubs and Bathhouses Guide
An overview of the Phoenix-Scottsdale region's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including The Chute and Flex Spa bathhouse.
A Complete Guide to Chicago's Gay Scene, plus...
A guide to planning a gay and lesbian vacation to Chicago, including gay-popular neighborhoods, tips on how to get there and when to go, links to GLBT resources, and a 2015/2016 gay events calendar.
Oxygen Cafe & Lounge, Ogunquit, Maine
A look at Ogunquit's Oxygen Cafe & Lounge gay bar. Page 13.
Boston Gay Pride set for June 13-14, 2015
A preview of Boston Gay Pride Celebration, held in mid-June 2015
Key West Gay Bars Guide
The best gay bars and nightclubs in Key West, Florida, including a few favorite gay-popular restaurants and coffeehouses.
A Gay Guide to North Carolina, from Asheville...
A guide to gay travel in North Carolina's scenic Outer Banks, with information about the Outer Banks Gay Pride Festival, OBX Pridefest, held in mid-September 2015.
How to Celebrate Gay Pride in Sin City
A preview of the Las Vegas Gay Pride Celebration, which takes place in mid-September 2015
Steamworks Bathhouse, Berkeley, California
The popular Steamworks Berkeley is one of two gay bathhouses in the San Francisco Bay Area, the other being the Watergarden in the South Bay city of San Jose. Set in a semi-industrial but very safe and convenient neighborhood just off I-80, this clean and well-kept facility occupies a huge former warehouse and is outfitted with all the usual features you'd expect: gym, large hot tub, gay porn lounges, a maze of hallways, private rooms of different sizes, and lockers. Page 2.
Where to Eat and Play in Sarasota, Florida
A primer on the gay nightlife scene in Sarasota, Florida, plus gay-friendly lounges, restaurants, and coffeehouses in and around the area.
San Antonio's Pride Bigger Than Texas Festival...
A preview of the Pride Bigger Than Texas Block Party and Parade, which takes place in early July 2015
Discovering St. Petersburg's Stunning Sunset...
It takes a little effort to find it, but the gay beach on Treasure Island in greater St. Petersburg is one of the loveliest stretches of sand in the region. Years ago a gay nightclub along the beach, called Bedrocks, drew revelers to this narrow spot backed by dunes. The club closed eons ago, but this area now generally known as Sunset Beach remains popular with gay guys and lesbians, especially on weekend afternoons. Here's how to reach this beautiful spot.
Providence Gay Bars Guide - Best Providence Gay...
A look at the best gay bars, clubs, and nightlife options in Providence, including Mirabar, Alleycat, Club Body Center bathhouse, MegaPlex bathhouse, Providence Eagle, Dark Lady, Lot 401, Club Gallery, the Stable, Scurvy Dog, and Union
Dinah Shore Weekend in Palm Springs hosts 25th...
A preview of Dinah Shore Week, aka Palm Springs Women's Weekend, the famed lesbian party held in Palm Springs in early April 2015, as well as the Palm Springs Women's Jazz Festival, which takes place in mid-October 2015
North America's Most Affordable Gay Vacation...
North America's most affordable small cities and resort towns for gay travelers, from Taos, NM to New Hope, PA to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Splash South Padre Island Party is set for...
A brief description of South Padre Island, home to the gay party weekend, Splash South Padre Island, held typically in late April 2015 and mid-October 2015
Dallas Gay Bathhouses and Sex Clubs Guide
An overview of Dallas's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including Club Dallas and Midtowne Spa Dallas.
Puerto Vallarta 2015 Gay Pride set for May 17...
A preview of Puerto Vallarta Gay Pride Celebration, held in mid- to late May 2015
Splash Bar, Panama City Beach, Florida
Panama City Beach may be best known as one of the world's top hetero spring break destinations, but it's also home to one of the more popular gay beach bars (it's actually across the street from the sea), Splash. This festive spot isn't big, but there's a good size dance floor inside and an expansive covered, tropical-themed patio that extends out back. Splash has male dancers on weekends, drag shows, and rocking spring break parties during the student season (late February through early April). Page 37.
A Guide to the legendary San Francisco Gay Scene
A gay guide to San Francisco, including a 2015-2016 San Francisco Gay Events Calendar, and information on gay-popular neighborhoods, tips on how to get there and when to go
A Complete Gay Guide to West Hollywood
A guide to West Hollywood's gay scene, including attractions, hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, and the 2014/2015 West Hollywood events calendar.
Checking out the Best Gay Film Festivals of 2015
A 2015-2016 Calendar of Gay and Lesbian Film Festivals around the world.
Dick's Bar, a venerable gay hangout on 2nd...
Sadly, the venerable neighborhood hangout Dick's Bar closed toward the end of 2007, after many years serving the East Village gay community. Few gay bars in this part of the city enjoyed a longer run than this cozy, offbeat establishment known for its kick-ass juke box. It stood at the corner of E. 12th Street and 2nd Avenue. Page 7.
Checking out the gay scene in Los Angeles
A gay guide to Los Angeles, including a 2015-2016 Events and Festivals calendar
Dallas 2015 Gay Pride set for September 20
A preview of Dallas's Gay Pride Celebration, also known as the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Festival and Parade, which takes place in mid- to late September 2015
A Comprehensive Gay Guide to Ottawa, Ontario,...
A guide to Ottawa gay bars and nightclubs, along with gay saunas and bathhouses.
Tallahassee Gay Bars Guide
An overview of the gay nightlife scene in Florida's capital city, Tallahassee, plus gay-friendly lounges, restaurants, and coffeehouses in and around downtown and the surrounding area.
Checking out the gay scene in Providence, Rhode...
A gay guide to and 2015-2016 events calendar for Providence, Rhode Island, the second-largest city in New England and one of the most liberal and gay-welcoming small cities in the country.
The Best Gay Bars in New Orleans
The best gay bars and nightclubs in New Orleans, Louisiana including several gay-popular restaurants and coffeehouses.
Charleston SC Gay Bars Guide - Charleston SC...
A Guide to Charleston gay bars and other gay-friendly establishments.
Planning a Weekend Getaway to Gay-Friendly New...
A gay guide to New Hope, Pennsylvania, the popular and gay-friendly resort community near Philadelphia, and a 2015-2016 New Hope and Bucks County Events Calendar
Gay Bars and LGBT-Friendly Dining in Naples,...
A guide to gay nightlife in Naples, Florida, plus gay-friendly lounges, restaurants, and coffeehouses in and around the area.
St. Petersburg Gay Hotels and Resorts Guide -...
Florida's leading gay and lesbian vacation destination on the Gulf of Mexico, the St. Petersburg region comprises a downtown fringing Tampa Bay that's undergone a significant renaissance in recent years as well as a string of eclectic - and often historic - waterfront communities from quaint Pass-A-Grille to artsy Gulfport to the tony resort of Clearwater Beach. Gay-Friendly lodging choices are as diverse here as the terrain, from grand hotels to elegant B&Bs, plus Florida's largest gay resort.
The best gay bars in Tampa and Ybor City
The best bars and nightclubs in Tampa and Ybor City, Florida, including gay-popular restaurants and coffeehouses.
Planning the Perfect Santa Monica and Venice...
A gay guide to Santa Monica, Venice, and the L.A. Beaches
The Complete Gay Guide to Columbus, Ohio, plus...
A guide to the best gay bars and clubs in Columbus. Page 6.
Mobile AL Celebrates Gay Pride April 18-19, 2015
A preview of Mobile Alabama Gay Pride Celebration, held in mid- to late April 2015
Max's Private Club, a gym and gay bathhouse on...
If you're looking for a sure-fire gay hookup in Honolulu, your best bet is Max's, a private club set on the upper level (4th floor) of an innocuous plaza of shops and offices in western Waikiki, near Ala Wai Canal and Ala Moana shopping mall. Max's has two distinct parts, a well-equipped gym that caters pretty much exclusively to gay men, and a separate bathhouse/sex club that has the usual array of video channels airing gay porn, private cabins, and steam room and sauna. Page 37.
Hawks Gym, Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas has both a gay gym-sex club, Hawks Gym, and - in the same rather bizarre and shopping center - a slightly more lavish bathhouse called Entourage. Hawks, pictured here, is beside the Vegas LGBT Center along the same strip of buildings that includes the Badlands Saloon gay bar. It's all part of the Commercial Center, a seedy and rather downcast shopping center a couple of miles east of where the Strip bumps into downtown. Page 9.
Attending Gay Pride in St. Petersburg
A preview of the St. Pete Pride, a celebration for the entire Tampa Bay region, held in late June 2015
The best LGBT Hotel options in Las Vegas
Advice on the best hotels in Las Vegas for gay travelers.
Providence and Boston's best gay bathhouse and...
An overview of Providence, Rhode Island's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including Mega-Plex and Club Body Center - these are also the nearest gay sex clubs to Boston
San Francisco Gay Bars Guide - Best San...
A guide to gay bars and nightclubs in San Francisco, including several gay-popular restaurants and mixed venues, from coffeehouses to lounges
Rainbow Cabaret and Playhouse Theatre, Tampa,...
Tampa's Rainbow Cabaret and Playhouse Theatre, a gay adult porn and sex plex a few miles north of downtown near Tampa International Airport, is one of the most popular men's cruising grounds in Florida. The club is especially popular during Sunday at the Rainbow, a lively gathering on the club's patio, and the theater shows adult all-male movies 24/7. Similar to a bathhouse (Tampa is also home to the excellent Ybor Resort & Spa gay sauna and hotel), the Rainbow Cabaret also has a large video. Page 58.
August has lots of Gay Pride Celebrations -...
A calendar of Gay Pride festivals that take place in the month of August 2015, from Amsterdam to New Orleans.
The details on Splash Weekends at Austin's...
Hippie Hollow Park, a clothing-optional beach near Austin that has a very popular gay following. It's also the site of spring and fall Splash weekends, held over Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends in 2015
Finding the best gay bars in Fort Lauderdale...
The best gay bars in Fort Lauderdale, including neighboring Wilton Manors, also a handful of suggestions for gay-friendly restaurants.
Philly 2015 Gay Pride set for June 14, with...
A look at Philadelphia Gay Pride in June 2015, along with Philly OutFest in early October
Eureka Springs Spring Diversity Weekend set is...
A preview of the three annual Eureka Springs Diversity Weekends, this northwest Arkansas community's festive GLBT Pride and cultural celebrations, held in early April 2015, early August 2015, and early November 2015
Gay Spring Break Ideas for 2015
A look at some of the top gay spring break destinations in North America for 2015, including Key West, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, and many others.
Checking out the Philadelphia gay scene
A Gay Guide to Philadelphia, along with a 2015/2016 calendar of Philadelphia events and festivals
Hawthorne District, a progressive and...
The queen of the many funky and gay-sensible neighborhoods on Portland's slightly sprawling East Side,
Phoenix Gay Pride set for April 11-12, 2015
A preview of Phoenix's Gay Pride Celebration, held in early April 2015, as well as information on the Phoenix Rainbows Festival, a GLBT street fair that takes place in mid-October 2015, and the Phoenix Erotic World Festival, held one week before Pride
Where to Eat and Drink in Pensacola, Florida
A guide to nightlife and gay-friendly restaurants in Pensacola, Florida,best-known for its Gay Memorial Day Weekend Celebration; quiet the rest of the year.
Honolulu Gay Bars Guide - Waikiki Gay Nightlife...
Find the best bars and nightclubs in Honolulu, Hawaii, including gay-popular restaurants and coffeehouses in Waikiki.
Houston's Best Gay Bathhouses
An overview of Houston's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including Midtowne Spa and Club Houston.
Attending Gay Pride in Grand Rapids
A preview of the Western Michigan Gay Pride Celebration, which takes place in Grand Rapids in June 2015, about 40 miles northeast of the popular gay resort communities of Saugatuck and Douglas.
Where to Eat and Play in Charming San Miguel de...
An overview of the gay nightlife scene in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, plus a handful of gay-friendly lounges, restaurants, and coffeehouses in and around this charming city.
Melrose Spa, West Hollywood, California
Melrose Spa, West Hollywood, California. Page 102.
Quebec City Gay Saunas, Sex Clubs, and...
As is not exactly uncommon in Canadian metropolises, Quebec City has a good selection of gay bathhouses - as many, in fact, as there are gay bars.
Emerald City, Pensacola, Florida
No matter what time of year you visit Pensacola, the long-running (and recently remodeled) nightclub Emerald City is the premier gay bar. But this downtown dance club with an 18-over admission policy, extremely entertaining drag shows, and great music is especially fun during the famed Gay Memorial Day Weekend celebration that descends on Pensacola each year. Emerald City is the host venue for the weekend's top parties, and it also presents other cool parties all year, including Halloween. Page 39.
Blue Store, a sex-toy and erotica shop on 8th...
Another of Chelsea's rather garish sex-toy and porn stores, the Blue Store (206 8th Ave.) has garnered its share of bad press since it opened nearly a decade ago, first stirring the ire of neighbors who complained about its relentless blue-neon facade and the neighborhood's seeming excess of such establishments. Then a couple of years ago cops shuttered the place for following a prostitution sting. The store has cleaned up its act some and is now a great source of gay erotica, lube, and such. Page 17.
Steamworks Bathhouse, Seattle, Washington
For many years known as Club Seattle, the Steamworks Seattle bathhouse in the city's gay-popular Capitol Hill neighborhood is one of two such venues in the city (there's also a gay sex club). This is part of the well-reputed chain of Steamworks bathhouses, which has additional locales in Chicago, Berkeley, and Toronto. Of the two gay bathhouses in town, Steamworks has a more diverse following - pretty much all types of cruisy guys frequent this one, from younger club kids to older guys. Page 14.
Dinah Shore Weekend Las Vegas set for April...
A preview of Dinah Shore Weekend Las Vegas 2015, a relatively new event from one of the former major promoters of Palm Springs Dinah Shore Weekend, Girl Bar, in partnership with Truck Stop Girlz. This weekend-long party on the Las Vegas Strip takes place in late April 2015
Austin Gay Bars Guide - Best Austin Texas Gay...
Here's a look at the best gay bars and nightclubs in the progressive city of Austin, Texas.
The Barracks, Cathedral City, California
Does Palm Springs have Gay Bathhouses and Saunas? Not exactly - you will find that many of the city's gay, clothing-optional men's resorts permit (or at least turn a blind eye to) sexual activity around the grounds. But in nearby Cathedral City, where laws and zoning are considered more lax, you will find the region's closest thing to a gay sex club, The Barracks, which is a cruising-encouraged fetish and leather bar and hangout will a hugely popular following. Page 4.
The 411 on Gay Days at Disneyland, Held in...
A preview of Anaheim, Calfornia's Gays Days celebration at Disneyland, which takes place in October 2014
Palm Springs Gay Bars Guide - Best Palm Springs...
The best bars and nightclubs in Palm Springs for gay travelers, from warehouse-style dance clubs to trendy lounges to cruisy leather bars.
The Cabaret, Pensacola, Florida
Although by no means strictly a gay bar, the charming and friendly Cabaret is very much a fixture in Pensacola's GLBT community, drawing a mixed bunch each evening for happy hour, karaoke, videos, comedy shows, live music, and all-around hobnobbing and socializing. The warmly decorated bar is in one of the city's most historic areas, a short walk northwest of historic Seville Square's lively restaurants and cafes, and right next to the famed Saenger Theatre. Page 38.
A Guide to Planning the Perfect Gay Vacation in...
A gay guide to Denver, along with a 2014-2015 events calendar
Favorite Gay Nightspots in Quebec City
The best gay bars and nightclubs in Quebec City, Canada, including a few favorite gay-popular restaurants and coffeehouses.
Flex Spa, Cleveland, Ohio
Flex Spa in Cleveland. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 15.
Phoenix gay bar, East 13th Street (just off...
If the East Village has an all-around, much-loved, go-to gay bar, it's the Phoenix, which opened a few years back and takes its name from the long-ago Phoenix gay bar that used to be a few blocks away and was never anywhere near as popular. Part of the bar's lure is that it's relatively large as EV gay bars go, with a main bar area (pictured here), a pool table in back, decent-size bathrooms down a flight of stairs, and a small conversation nook around the corner from the main bar. Page 8.
A 2015 calendar of AIDS walks and related events
A calendar of AIDS Walks and AIDS Rides throughout North America in 2015 and 2016
Silverado, Portland, Oregon
The lovably racy and slightly scandalous Silverado has been a stalwart of Portland gay nightlife for many years, and it's become even more popular since it moved to a much larger and more impressive downtown space a 10-minute walk from its former Stark Street location. The bar has two sections: you enter into the main club, where a few hunky (and generally quite hung) strippers dance (they're permitted to strip down completely naked in Portland) on stage and in a small cage to one side. . Page 15.
The World's 20 Gayest Beach Cities
A list of the world's 20 gayest beach cities - meaning cities with populations of roughly 150,000 or greater, with beachfront locations on the water (can be oceans or large lakes), and with great gay scenes.
Orlando Gay Bars Guide - Orlando Gay Nightlife...
A guide to gay bars and nightclubs, as well as gay-friendly restaurants, in Orlando, Florida
Steam Bathhouse, Portland, Oregon
Portland's longest-running gay bathhouse is an attractive, modern, and clean facility with a handy location just off I-84, a short drive from downtown. Here's a review, along with information on the city's newer bathhouse and sex club, Hawks . Page 4.
Orlando Gay Bathhouses and Sex Clubs Guide
An overview of Orlando's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including Club Orlando
Checking out the gay scene in Savannah
A profile on gay travel in the historic and romantic city of Savannah, Georgia, plus a 2015-2016 Savannah Events Calendar.
The details on Gay Pride in the Motor City
A preview of Motor City Pride, the metro Detroit Gay Pride festival, which is held in Downtown Detroit in early June 2014
Club Jacksonville bathhouse, in historic San...
A reliable gay bathhouse with a loyal following of regulars, Club Jacksonville is in the city's historic San Marco neighborhood, across the St. John River from Riverside and downtown, where most of the city's gay nightspots are located - it's a short drive, though. This is your standard bathhouse, having served the community since 1974. It's not especially fancy, but the management did give the place a thorough refurbishment in recent years, and they work hard to keep it clean and pleasant. Page 2.
White Horse Inn, Berkeley, California
For more than 75 years, the very convivial White Horse Inn bar has served the gay and lesbian community of the Bay Area, catering to college students from nearby U Cal Berkeley, visiting queers from across the Bay Bridge in San Francisco, and regular Janes and Joes in the grittier city of Oakland. The still-festive bar is in Oakland, right by the Berkeley border. These days it keeps busy by holding a variety of cool theme nights. It also has a delightful patio area, perfect on a warm evening. Page 3.
Club San Diego, gay bathhouse on 4th Avenue in...
San Diego's gay bathhouse, Club San Diego. Page 33.
Ybor Resort and Spa, Tampa, Florida
An attractive, well-designed, and clean private gay men's club in Tampa's most historic neighborhood, Ybor Resort and Spa (1512 E. 8th Ave., 813-242-0900) is one of Florida's premier gay saunas and bathhouses, and following the closing of Club Tampa Baths, it's the only such facility in the Tampa Bay-St. Petersburg region. But beyond being a traditional - although unusually nice - bathhouse, Ybor Resort is also a gay hotel with very nice overnight accommodations and reasonable rates. . Page 62.
Gipsy Nightclub, Las Vegas, Nevada (closed)
Gipsy Las Vegas has closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 10.
The Roundup, Pensacola, Florida
Just a half-mile east of the city's most famous gay nightclub, Emerald City, and a block off of downtown's main east-west thoroughfare, U.S. 98, The Roundup bills itself Pensacola's gay neighborhood bar. But although it draws plenty of older locals, including a good many bears, leather men, and other cruise-y sorts, it's also very popular with the many tourists who come through the city all winter, and especially during the famed Pensacola Gay Memorial Day Weekend celebration each May. Page 40.
Attending the Famed Folsom Street Fairs in...
A preview of the Folsom Street Fair, held in San Francisco in late September 2014. There's also information here on the related Up Your Alley Fair, next held in late July 2014, and Folsom Europe, the companion event held in Berlin's Schoneberg neighborhood in early September 2014
Planning a Summer Trip to Costa Rica - Advice...
A reader asks where to find the gay scene in Costa Rica, and for other advice on planning a gay adventure in this beautiful Central American country. Here are some tips on gay-friendly places to stay and gay bars and saunas in Arenal, San Jose, Quepos, and Limon.
Delux Cafe, Boston, Massachusetts
Tiny, offbeat, and easily missed if you just happen by its nondescript exterior, Cafe Delux has become a stalwart of the South End dining scene, to the point of having a cult following. This is bad news if you show up on a busy evening (Delux doesn't take reservations), because the entire dining room is about the size of a Hummer. Hipsters, both gay and straight, descend on this kitschy little spot for its reliably inventive comfort food, buzzing bar scene, and late hours (it's open till 1 am). Page 14.
Checking out the gay nightlife scene in...
A look at the gay nightlife scene in Gainesville, Florida, plus gay-friendly lounges, restaurants, and coffeehouses in and around downtown and the University of Florida campus.
Tallahassee Gay PrideFest set for April 18, 2015
A preview of Tallahassee Gay Pride Celebration, held in mid-April 2015
Santa Monica Boulevard, as it passes through...
West Hollywood 's so-called "Boys Town" area is centered along the stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard
Destination Gay Bar, Beijing, China
A description of Beijing's trendiest and most popular gay nightclub, Destination.
Mobile Gay Bars Guide
An overview of the gay bar scene in the southern Alabama city of Mobile, the site of one of the largest Mardi Gras celebrations in the country, and a city with a surprisingly vibrant GLBT nightlife district, despite its small size.
Planning a Gay Weekend Getaway in Charming...
A guide to Annapolis, the charming and historic Chesapeake Bay boating community, home to the U.S. Naval Academy, and state capital of Maryland. This romantic, diverse small city is just 30 miles southeast of Baltimore, and 30 miles east of Washington, DC
Great Portland Venues for Dining and Gay...
The best gay bars and clubs in the charming and progressive coastal city of Portland, Maine, along with gay-friendly restaurants and cafes.
F212 Steam Sauna, Vancouver, British Columbia
Of Vancouver's three bathhouses, F212 Steam has the best location in terms of the West End gay scene - it's right on Davie Street, a mere stone's throw from several gay bars and a short walk from a number of hotels and gay-friendly B&Bs. This is a large and nicely maintained gay sauna, always drawing a substantial - and diverse - crowd. The 6,500-space on the second floor of a building at 1048 Davie Street (604-689-9719) and has private rooms in three configurations, a 12-man hot tub. Page 25.
Seattle Gay Pride set for June 27-28, 2015
A preview of Seattle's Gay Pride Celebration, held in Washington's largest city in late June 2015
Where to Eat and Play in Portsmouth, New...
A guide to gay bars and other gay-friendly establishments in the coastal New Hampshire city of Portsmouth and elsewhere on the NH Seacoast.
Midtowne Spa, the city's gay bathhouse and...
Midtowne Spa, in Austin. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 32.
Queen's Surf gay beach, Waikiki
By far the most popular gay beach in Hawaii, and one of the most scenic and well-known in the world, Queen's Surf Beach is a relatively secluded stretch of sand in the heart of Waikiki, but along a section with no direct hotel frontage - this accounts for the fact there's more privacy and fewer families here than to the north or south. The beach here draws a mostly gay-male crowd, although certainly not exclusively so, as plenty of lesbians and straights seeking seclusion tan their hides here.
Fiesta Room Lounge, Panama City, Florida
A fun, welcoming gay club in downtown Panama City, the Fiesta Room Lounge occupies a vintage redbrick building with tall windows, decorative ironwork, and a fantastic old neon sign - it feels a bit like something out of the New Orleans French Quarter. Inside is a colorful bar with drag shows many nights, friendly-priced drinks, and a mixed crowd of gay men, lesbians, and a fair number of straights. It's about a 30-minute drive from the area's other gay club, Splash Bar, in Panama City Beach. Page 36.
Checking out the gay scene in Sacramento
A Gay Guide and 2015-2016 Events Calendar on Sacramento, including tips on attractions, notable neighborhoods, gay nightlife, and where to eat and stay.
Check out all of the Gay Pride Celebrations...
A calendar of Gay Pride festivals that take place in the fall, from September through November 2015/2016
Palm Beach PrideFest set for March 28 & 29,...
A preview of Palm Beach County Pridefest, held in Lake Worth, FL in late March 2015
The World's 20 Gayest Beach Towns and Small...
A list of the world's 20 gayest beach towns and small cities with populations under 150,000, and with locations on the water (oceans or large lakes).
Fort Myers Gay Bars Guide
A primer on the gay nightlife scene in Fort Myers, Florida, plus gay-friendly lounges, restaurants, and coffeehouses in and around the area.

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