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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
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.
A guide to planning a gay and lesbian vacation to Provincetown, including a 2014-2015 events calendar, gay-popular neighborhoods, and tips on how to get there.
A preview of Vancouver's Gay Pride Celebration, held in early August 2014.
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.
A preview of South Africa's annual Cape Town Gay Pride celebration, which takes place from late February through early March 2014
A handy guide to the best gay-friendly hotels and clothing-optional resorts in Palm Springs, California.
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
As Boston is without any sex clubs or bathhouses, New England's top city for cruising and late-night fun is Providence, Rhode Island - it's home to a pair of gay bathhouses, Mega-Plex (pictured here) and Club Body Center. Providence is just an hour's drive south of Boston, so it tends to lure plenty of guys from there as well as in nearby cities like Hartford, Worcester, and even Cape Cod. Mega-Plex is the largest and most popular of the two, drawing a lively crowd around the clock. Page 12.
A look at the best gay bars, clubs, and nightlife options in Boston, including Club Cafe, The Alley, Boston Eagle, DBar, Franklin Cafe, Fritz Lounge, Machine, Paradise, Ramrod, Rise, and more.
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.
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 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 2014.
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.
A profile of Boston for gay travelers, including a 2014-2015 events calendar
A Gay Guide to Manhattan, including a Manhattan 2014-2015 Events and Festivals calendar.
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
A look at the best gay bars, clubs, bathhouses, and nightlife options in Atlanta, plus several gay-friendly restaurants and coffeehouses.
A look at the two favorite 24-hour private clubs, in the same strip mall, Hawks Gym and Entourage Las Vegas.
A calendar of Gay Pride festivals that take place in the month of August 2014, from Amsterdam to New Orleans.
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.
A guide to gay nightlife in Charlotte, North Carolina. Page 5.
America's most underrated cites for gay travelers: Columbus, Albuquerque, Providence, Salt Lake City, Kansas City, Detroit, New Haven, Fort Worth, Pittsburgh, Sacramento, Indianapolis.
The best gay bars and nightclubs in New Orleans, Louisiana including several gay-popular restaurants and coffeehouses.
Including Boxxes, Scandals, Silverado, Eagle PDX, Crush, CC Slaughter's, Hamburger Mary's, Cafe Nell, and many more
A guide to gay bars and nightclubs in San Francisco, including several gay-popular restaurants and mixed venues, from coffeehouses to lounges
An overview of Atlanta's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including Club Eros, Manifest, Flex Spa, and The Den
A preview of Halifax Gay Pride, held in Nova Scotia in late July 2014
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
A guide to popular gay bars and nightspots in Shanghai, including clubs, lounges, coffeehouses, and bars.
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.
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.
A look at the best gay bars, clubs, and nightlife options in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe, plus a few gay-popular restaurants and cafes.
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
A gay guide to San Francisco, including a 2014-2015 San Francisco Gay Events Calendar, and information on gay-popular neighborhoods, tips on how to get there and when to go
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 2014/2015 gay events calendar.
A guide to gay travel on Cape Cod, including advice on where to go and what to see throughout the Cape, from Sandwich and Falmouth through Hyannis and Chatham and out to Truro and Provincetown, plus a Cape Cod 2014-2015 Events and Festivals calendar.
An overview of San Diego's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including Club San Diego
San Diego's gay bathhouse, Club San Diego. Page 33.
A preview of Anaheim, Calfornia's Gays Days celebration at Disneyland, which takes place in October 2014
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.
An overview of the Phoenix-Scottsdale region's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including The Chute and Flex Spa bathhouse.
A guide to West Hollywood's gay scene, including attractions, hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, and the 2014/2015 West Hollywood events calendar.
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.
A listing of Gay Pride festivals that take place in the month of July 2014
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.
The best bars and nightclubs in Tampa and Ybor City, Florida, including gay-popular restaurants and coffeehouses.
The best gay bars and nightclubs in Quebec City, Canada, including a few favorite gay-popular restaurants and coffeehouses.
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.
A preview of New Orleans Southern Decadence, the largest gay circuit party and gay pride celebration in New Orleans, held over Labor Day weekend in late August and early September 2014.
A preview of the San Diego's Gay Pride Celebration, in mid-July 2014
A guide to gay bars and gay-friendly nightlife in Santa Monica, Venice, and Coastal Los Angeles.
A primer on the gay nightlife scene in Sarasota, Florida, plus gay-friendly lounges, restaurants, and coffeehouses in and around the area.
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
A preview of San Jose Gay Pride, which takes place in mid- to late August 2014
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).
Melrose Spa, West Hollywood, California. Page 102.
A preview of Hotter Than July, the metro Detroit Black Gay Pride Festival, the oldest such event in the Midwest, which takes place in late July 2014
A Guide to Charleston gay bars and other gay-friendly establishments.
The best gay bars and clubs in the charming and progressive coastal city of Portland, Maine, along with gay-friendly restaurants and cafes.
A calendar of Gay Pride festivals that take place from in June 2015/2016
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.
A guide to the best gay-friendly guest houses, hotels, and B&Bs in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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.
A gay guide to and 2014-2015 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.
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 2014, early August 2014, and late October-early November 2014
A guide to gay bars and other gay-friendly establishments in the coastal New Hampshire city of Portsmouth and elsewhere on the NH Seacoast.
A preview of Motor City Pride, the metro Detroit Gay Pride festival, which is held in Downtown Detroit in early June 2014
A guide to Ottawa gay bars and nightclubs, along with gay saunas and bathhouses.
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.
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 2014, as well as a preview of Razzle Dazzle Dallas, a Gay Pride Festival that takes place over five days in early June 2014.
Here's a look at the best gay bars and nightclubs in the progressive city of Austin, Texas.
Advice on the best hotels in Las Vegas for gay travelers.
A gay guide to New Hope, Pennsylvania, the popular and gay-friendly resort community near Philadelphia, and a 2014-2015 New Hope and Bucks County Events Calendar
The best gay bars and nightclubs in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, including a few favorite gay-popular restaurants and coffeehouses.
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.
Sante Fe is the most popular gay destination in New Mexico. Here is a list of some of the many LGBT-friendly bars and restaurants.
Set inside a beautifully restored art deco building from the late '30s that used to be a Greyhound bus office building and garage, Flex Cleveland is a virtual monument to gay bathhouse culture. The owners claim it's the world's largest such facility, and at more than 50,000 square feet, it's easy to believe this. Moreover, it's a clean, well-run, all-male 24-hour spa and cruise ground with a helpful and well-trained staff - you'd be hard-pressed (so to speak) to find a better bathhouse. Page 15.
A gay guide to Denver, along with a 2014-2015 events calendar
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.
A description of Beijing's trendiest and most popular gay nightclub, Destination.
An overview of Denver's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including Denver Swim Club and Midtowne Spa
A preview of Berlin's two seminal Gay Pride events, Lesbisch-Schwules Stadtfest (Lesbian-Gay Festival) and the Berlin Gay Pride Parade/Christopher Street Day, which are held on consecutive weekends in mid- to late June 2014
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.
A guide to the best gay bars and clubs in Columbus. Page 6.
Find the best bars and nightclubs in Honolulu, Hawaii, including gay-popular restaurants and coffeehouses in Waikiki.
A preview of Montreal's Divers/Cite gay arts and cultural celebration, which takes place in late July and early August of 2014
A preview of New York City's Gay Pride Celebration, in late June 2014, including the Gay Pride Rally, Teaze, VIP Rooftop Party, Pride March, Pridefest, Dance on the Pier, and more.
A calendar of Gay Pride festivals that take place in the fall, from September through November 2014/2015
A gay guide to Los Angeles, including a 2014-2015 Events and Festivals calendar
A guide to gay nightlife in Naples, Florida, plus gay-friendly lounges, restaurants, and coffeehouses in and around the area.
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.
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
The best gay bars and nightclubs in Key West, Florida, including a few favorite gay-popular restaurants and coffeehouses.
A brief description of South Padre Island, home to the gay party weekend, Splash South Padre Island, held typically in late April 2014 and late October 2014
A gay guide to Martha's Vineyard, with a 2014-2015 Martha's Vineyard events calendar
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.
The long-running Unicorn (277 W. 22nd St., 212-924-2921) gay porn palace, located conveniently beside Barracuda gay bar and just around the corner from newer porn shops like Blue Store, Rainbow Station, and Pride NYC. The Unicorn has long been known for its significant selection of blue movies as well as its private video booths. It's a bit sleazier in feel than its 8th Avenue neighbors, which can be good or bad depending on your outlook. Page 45.
The most popular gay bathhouse in Belgium's capital city of Brussels, the Macho Sauna appeals to a mix of locals, tourists, and visiting business executives - it's just a 10-minute walk from the central Grand Place, right in the heart of the cozy but bustling gay nightlife district centered around Rue du Marche au Charbon. One difference between Macho and many other European gay saunas is that it closes at midnight, making it more of a day-time and early evening venue.
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.
A Gay Guide and 2014-2015 Events Calendar on Sacramento, including tips on attractions, notable neighborhoods, gay nightlife, and where to eat and stay.
A Richmond Virginia Gay Bar Guide
Often dubbed one of America's most livable and progressive cities, the Pacific Northwest river metropolis of Portland, Oregon, ranks among the more gay-friendly destinations of the West. Take a look at this visual guide to gay-popular Portland neighborhoods, businesses, nightclubs, and attractions throughout the Rose City.
A Gay Guide to Philadelphia, along with a 2014/2015 calendar of Philadelphia events and festivals
The best gay bars in Fort Lauderdale, including neighboring Wilton Manors, also a handful of suggestions for gay-friendly restaurants.
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 gay bars and nightclubs, as well as gay-friendly restaurants, in Orlando, Florida
A nightlife guide to Gay Albuquerque. The lowdown on the gay Albuquerque bar scene, including clubs, lounges, coffeehouses, and bars.
A guide to gay travel and gay-friendly accommodations on Maryland's scenic Eastern Shore, including Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean - communities covered in this guide include St. Michaels, Tilghman Island, Easton, Oxford, Cambridge, Salisbury, Ocean City, and more.
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.
A preview of Amsterdam Gay Pride, held in the Netherlands in late July and early August 2014
A preview of Fierte Montreal, or the Montreal Pride celebrations, held in mid-August 2014
A preview of the Gay Days Las Vegas celebration, which is held in early September of 2014, and produced by the organizers of legendary Orlando Gay Days.
Austin's gay bathhouse, the Midtowne Spa, is located a 15-minute drive north of downtown, near Highland shopping mall and just north of the Hyde Park neighborhood. The sizable facility that's part of one of the nation's largest gay-bathhouse chains (with branches in Dallas, Denver, Hollywood, Houston, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, and Wilmington, CT) is pretty popular and draws a pretty good mix of ages and types, including some students from nearby University of Texas. Page 32.
A primer on the gay nightlife scene in Fort Myers, Florida, plus gay-friendly lounges, restaurants, and coffeehouses in and around the area.
The best gay-friendly weekend road trips in New England, from Newport to northern Vermont to coastal Maine
The best bars and nightclubs in Burlington and north-central Vermont (including Middlebury and Stowe) for gay travelers, including bars, dance clubs, cafes, and gay-friendly restaurants.
The best bars and nightclubs in Palm Springs for gay travelers, from warehouse-style dance clubs to trendy lounges to cruisy leather bars.
A look at Ogunquit's Oxygen Cafe & Lounge gay bar. Page 13.
A comprehensive GLBT guide to vacationing in Palm Springs and the surrounding desert region, including Cathedral City and Rancho Mirage, including a 2014-2015 Palm Springs Events Calendar
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 29.
Vancouver has a couple of beaches with a strong gay following, two that are right in the West End (close to the Davie Street Gay Village) - Sunset Beach and, pictured here, English Bay Beach (aka First Beach). Another option, over near the Univ. of British Columbia within the boundary of Pacific Spirit Regional Park, is the quite famous and rather hard to reach Wreck Beach - this is a clothing-optional stretch of sand that has a predominantly gay section (found to the left as you approach). Page 30.
The queen of the many funky and gay-sensible neighborhoods on Portland's slightly sprawling East Side,
One of a few excellent gay beaches in the bustling and sophisticated Spanish city of Barcelona, the beach at Barceloneta can be easily walked to from the Barceloneta metro stop, or by walking south (heading to the right) from the Olympic Port/Marina Village area. You can also take an aerial tram to the beach from Parc de Montjuic. The beachfront here is typically packed with hot guys and women, and there are several lively cafes and mainstream though gay-friendly bars along the beachfront here. Page 14.
A guide to the best gay nightlife in Athens, Georgia. Page 5.
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.
A profile of Gay New York City travel, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx, including a New York City 2014/2015 Events Calendar.
The best bars and nightclubs in Northampton and the Pioneer Valley (including Springfield) for gay travelers, from classic dance clubs to mixed lounges to gay-friendly restaurants and coffeehouses.
A preview of Dinah Shore Week, aka Palm Springs Women's Weekend, the famed lesbian party held in Palm Springs in early April 2014, as well as the Palm Springs Women's Jazz Festival, which takes place over the same weekend
A gay nightlife guide to Madison. The lowdown on the gay Madison bar scene, including clubs, lounges, coffeehouses, and bars.
River Street Club, in downtown Troy, is a small but well-kept gay bathhouse serving New York's capital city, Albany, which is a 15-minute drive south.
Although there are no gay bathhouses within San Francisco city limits, per a 1984 court order that eliminated them, the city does have a couple of popular gay sex clubs, including Eros, which is on the edge of the Castro on Market Street - it's close to the Mission and Hayes Valley, by the busy Church Street Corridor. Eros has been going strong for many years and has the feel of a gay bathhouse, but without private rooms. There is a sauna, showers, steam rooms, and professional massage available. Page 68.
A preview of Pensacola's Gay Memorial Day Weekend Celebration, held in late May 2014
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.
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.
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 in early May and over Labor Day 2014
A profile on gay travel in the historic and romantic city of Savannah, Georgia, plus a 2014-2015 Savannah Events Calendar.
A look at the best gay bars, clubs, and nightlife options in Seattle, including R Place, Neighbours, Purr, Pony, CC Attle's, Wildrose Tavern, Lobby Bar, Terra Plata, Saint John's, Cuff Complex, Seattle Eagle, and more.
The Leather Rack ( 1723 Connecticut Ave. NW , 2nd floor, 202-797-7401) has for more than three decades
Named for the uber-gay Chicago street that it's located on, Halsted's Bar & Grill serves several purposes: it's one of the most popular gay-brunch venues in town, serving favorites like chilaquile scrambles and 12 different types of bloody Mary every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am until 3 pm. It's also a casual and affordable dinner spot, and then later each evening it becomes one of Boystown's more enjoyable hangouts for cocktails and cruising. Page 23.
One of a few shops along 8th Avenue selling (mostly gay) erotica, porn DVDs, underwear, lube, dildos, sex toys, novelties, and the like, Rainbow Station (207 8th Ave., 212-924-0591) is open 24/7 and competes with the long-running Unicorn as well as the Blue Store and Pride NYC. This one is well-stocked, and it's a bit less seedy-feeling than some of the smaller, darker spots with less prominent locations. Page 50.
An overview of Dallas's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including Club Dallas and Midtowne Spa Dallas.
The only gay nightlife option along the Gulf Coast between Mobile and the New Orleans area, the popular Just Us Lounge is handily located just off I-110, midway between the Back Bay of Biloxi (and the IP Casino Resort) and the Gulf of Mexico (and Beau Rivage Casino Resort). The festive hangout with an exterior painted with an elaborate landscape of Southern mansions and landscapes is a good spot to meet locals and tourists in the area. It's open 24-7 on weekends, and stages fun drag shows. Page 2.
A preview of Charlotte Gay Pride, which is held in North Carolina's largest city, which takes place in mid- to late August 2014
An overview of gay nightlife in the college town and gateway to Grand Canyon National Park, Flagstaff, Arizona, as well nearby Williams.
A gay perspective on the list of 31 places that the New York Times included in its round-up of
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.
A preview of Colorado Springs Gay Pride, which takes place in early to mid- to late July 2014
North America's best bargain cities for gay travelers, meaning cool, GLBT-popular destinations that offer great value, affordable accommodations, and plenty of cheap restaurants and gay bars. Some of these cities are still relatively pricey but listed here because they offer great value considering the region they're in. Others are cities more popular with business travelers than vacationers, but providing a positive, inexpensive vacation experience to GLBT visitors.
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.