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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.
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
A Gay Guide to North Carolina, from Asheville...
A guide to the best destinations in North Carolina for gay and lesbian travelers, from the coast to the largest cities to the Smoky Mountains, with tips on what to see and do, nightlife, dining, and lodging in Asheville, Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, Charlotte, the Outer Banks, Wilmington, Greensboro-Winston-Salem, and more.
The 2015 Baltimore Gay Pride Festival moves to...
A preview of Baltimore Gay Pride, which takes place in late July 2015
San Francisco's 2015 Up Your Alley Fair set for...
A preview of the Folsom Street Fair, held in San Francisco in late September 2015. There's also information here on the related Up Your Alley Fair, next held in late July 2015, and Folsom Europe, the companion event held in Berlin's Schoneberg neighborhood in early September 2015
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.
Mega-Plex, Providence, Rhode Island
Mega-Plex, the largest gay bathhouse in New England, located in Providence, RI. Page 12.
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.
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.
Vancouver Gay Pride set for August 2, 2015
A preview of Vancouver's Gay Pride Celebration, held in early August 2015
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.
The details on Gay Days at Disneyland, held...
A preview of Anaheim, Calfornia's Gays Days celebration at Disneyland, which takes place in October 2015
Book Ahead for 2016 Gays Days Orlando, June 1...
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 2016
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
Planning the Perfect Santa Monica and Venice...
A gay guide to Santa Monica, Venice, and the L.A. Beaches
The definitive gay guide to getting laid in San...
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
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.
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
Atlanta Celebrates 2015 Gay Pride on Oct. 10-11
A preview of Atlanta's Gay Pride Celebration, which is held in early to mid-October in 2015
A Comprehensive Gay Guide to Ottawa, Ontario,...
A profile of Ottawa, Ontario, including a look at the city's most popular GLBT neighborhoods
Planning a Gay Vacation in the Sonoma Wine...
A gay guide to the Sonoma Wine Country, including a 2015-2016 Sonoma Events and Festivals Calendar
Ottawa Gay Pride set for August 14-23, 2015
A preview of Ottawa's Capital Gay Pride Celebration (Fierte dans la Capitale), held in mid- to late August 2015
Washington's Best Gay Nightlife
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.
Club New Orleans: Where Men meet Men in the Big...
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 complete calendar of June Pride celebrations...
A calendar of Gay Pride festivals that take place from in June 2015/2016
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.
Attending Detroit's Hotter Than July Festival
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 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
Tips for gay men on getting laid in Chicago
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.
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.
A full calendar of Gay Pride events in July
A listing of Gay Pride festivals that take place in the month of July 2015
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
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
Checking out the gay bathhouse scene in San Diego
An overview of San Diego's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including Club San Diego
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.
How to Celebrate Gay Pride in Sin City
A preview of the Las Vegas Gay Pride Celebration, which takes place in mid-September 2015
The Complete Gay Guide to Columbus, Ohio, plus...
A guide to Columbus, Ohio's gay scene, including attractions, hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, and shopping as well as a 2015-2016 Columbus Festivals and 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
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
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.
Oxygen Cafe & Lounge, Ogunquit, Maine
A look at Ogunquit's Oxygen Cafe & Lounge gay bar. Page 13.
Checking out the gay scene in Panama Beach,...
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.
Checking out the gay scene in historic Boston,...
A profile of Boston for gay travelers, including a 2015-2016 events calendar
Denver Gay Bathhouses and Sex Clubs Guide
An overview of Denver's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including Denver Swim Club and Midtowne Spa
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.
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
From Hipster Lounges to Dance Clubs, Portland...
Including Scandals, Silverado, Eagle Portland, Crush, Casey's, CC Slaughter's, Cafe Nell, and many more
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.
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.
Where the Boys (meet Boys) in Quebec City, from...
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.
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
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
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.
Dallas Gay Bathhouses and Sex Clubs Guide
An overview of Dallas's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including Club Dallas and Midtowne Spa Dallas.
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.
Shanghai Gay Bars Guide
A guide to popular gay bars and nightspots in Shanghai, including clubs, lounges, coffeehouses, and bars.
A list of the top attractions on Cape Cod
A Cape Cod Gay Travel Guide, 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 2015-2016 Events and Festivals calendar.
Halifax Celebrates 2015 Gay Pride Festival July...
A preview of Halifax Gay Pride, held in Nova Scotia in late July 2015
Baltimore Gay Nightlife Guide - Baltimore Gay...
The best gay bars and nightclubs in Baltimore, Maryland, including a few favorite gay-popular restaurants and coffeehouses.
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.
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
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.
Weekending in Georgia's Coolest Small City:...
A gay guide to Athens, Georgia, including a 2015-2016 events calendar
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.
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.
Checking out the gay scene in Los Angeles
A gay guide to Los Angeles, including a 2015-2016 Events and Festivals calendar
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.
Celebrating Gay Pride Mardi Gras in Cardiff,...
A preview of Cardiff Pride Cymru (formerly known as Cardiff LGBT Mardi Gras), Wales' largest Gay Pride celebration, held in mid-August 2015
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Best Gay Hotels and Inns in Rehoboth Beach,...
A guide to the best gay-friendly guest houses, hotels, and B&Bs in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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.
Charleston SC Gay Bars Guide - Charleston SC...
A Guide to Charleston gay bars and other gay-friendly establishments.
Manhattan for GLBT Travelers, Plus a full 2015...
A Gay Guide to Manhattan, including a Manhattan 2015-2016 Events and Festivals calendar.
Fort Wayne gears up for 2015 Gay Pride on July...
A preview of Fort Wayne Gay Pride, held in Indian in mid- to late July 2015
Where to Get Laid in Gay Orlando, from...
An overview of Orlando's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including Club Orlando
Maryland's Eastern Shore Gay Guide - Talbot...
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.
Wisconsin's capital city Madison hosts 2015 Gay...
A preview of Wisconsin Capitol Pride, which is held in the capital city of Madison in August 2015
Austin's 2015 Gay Pride Celebration moves to...
A preview of Austin Gay Pride, which is held in late August 2015, shortly before Splash Weekend at Hippie Hollow, which takes place over Labor Day weekend
NYC Gay Pride in Manhattan set for June 23 to...
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.
The Best Gay Pride Events in April and May of...
A full calendar of Gay Pride festivals that take place in April and May 2016
Hawthorne District, a progressive and...
The queen of the many funky and gay-sensible neighborhoods on Portland's slightly sprawling East Side,
San Francisco's Best Gay Bars, Cafes, Cabarets,...
A guide to gay bars and nightclubs in San Francisco, including several gay-popular restaurants and mixed venues, from coffeehouses to lounges
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.
Planning a gay weekend getaway on Martha's...
A gay guide to Martha's Vineyard, with a 2015-2016 Martha's Vineyard events calendar
Rehoboth Delaware Gay Bars Guide - Best Gay...
The best gay bars and nightclubs in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, including a few favorite gay-popular restaurants and coffeehouses.
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
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
Motor City Gay Pride 2015 to take place in...
A preview of Motor City Pride, the metro Detroit Gay Pride festival, which is held in Downtown Detroit in early 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.
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.
Ybor City Social Club, Tampa, Florida
Set inside a hulking, neo-gothic white building in historic Ybor City that has held a variety of nightspots over the years, the Ybor City Social Club is the main occupant these days. It's an eclectic mostly gay but all-welcome dance bar. Page 63.
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.
The Best Gay Bars in New Orleans
The best gay bars and nightclubs in New Orleans, Louisiana including several gay-popular restaurants and coffeehouses.
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.
A complete guide to Pittsburgh's gay scene
A guide to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's gay scene, including attractions, hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, and shopping as well as a 2015-2016 Pittsburgh Festivals and Events calendar.
Honolulu Gay Bars Guide - Waikiki Gay Nightlife...
Find the best bars and nightclubs in Honolulu, Hawaii, including gay-popular restaurants and coffeehouses in Waikiki.
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.
Houston's Best Gay Bathhouses
An overview of Houston's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including Midtowne Spa and Club Houston.
Amsterdam stages its huge 2015 Gay Pride...
A preview of Amsterdam Gay Pride, held in the Netherlands in late July and early August 2015
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.
Michigan 2015 Gay Pride to take place in...
A preview of the Michigan Gay Pride Celebration in Lansing, held in mid-August 2015
Getting to know Santa Fe's gay scene
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.
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
A Guide to the Gay Scene in Memphis, Tennessee
A guide to Memphis, including tips on planning a long weekend in this historically rich hub of culture, music, and Civil Rights and Civil War history on the banks of the Mississippi River. Included here are recommended attractions (including Graceland, the Civil Rights Museum, and the Beale Street blues scene), restaurants, hotels, gay bars and clubs, and other things to see and do.
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.
Centre Island, the most touristy of the Toronto...
The busiest and most touristy of the Toronto Islands is Centre Island, to and from the largest of the archipelago's ferries operates from spring through fall (there's no winter service to Centre Island). Whereas adjacent Hanlan's Point has a discernible gay scene, thanks to that island's clothing-optional beach, Centre Island is decidedly mainstream, straight, and traditional, mostly the domain of families. You'll plenty of restaurants and amusements here, however. Page 17.
A Guide to Planning the Perfect Gay Vacation in...
A gay guide to Denver, along with a 2014-2015 events calendar
Orlando Gay Pride is set for October 10 on the...
A preview of Orlando's Gay Pride Celebration, which takes place in early October 2015
Melrose Spa, West Hollywood, California
Melrose Spa, West Hollywood, California. Page 102.
H.G. Rooster's, West Palm Beach, Florida
Gay bars have come and gone in West Palm Beach and the surrounding county, and these days the GLBT nightlife options are down to just a few spots, but H.G. Roosters has been going strong since the early '80s and remains the most popular gay nightclub in the region. It's an attractively decorated spot just a short drive southwest of downtown, just off Exit 69 of I-95 and close to U.S. 1. Popular events include Monday bingo, male dancers on Friday and Sunday evenings, and karaoke on Wednesdays. Page 64.
Portland Oregon Gay Sex Clubs and Bathhouses...
An overview of Portland, Oregon's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including Hawks and Steam
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.
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
Where the Gay Bars Are in Orlando, Florida
A guide to gay bars and nightclubs, as well as gay-friendly restaurants, in Orlando, Florida
Great ideas for planning a gay weekend getaway...
The best gay-friendly weekend road trips in New England, from Newport to northern Vermont to coastal Maine
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.
Adirondacks and Lake Placid Trip Journal
A short, daily diary of my early October three-day trip through the Adirondacks and the upscale resort town of Lake Placid, both of which are terrific, gay-friendly weekend getaways from Montreal, New York City, Boston, and elsewhere in the Northeast.
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.
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.
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.
A look inside Madison's best gay bars and lounges
A gay nightlife guide to Madison. The lowdown on the gay Madison bar scene, including clubs, lounges, coffeehouses, and bars.
Provincetown Gay Vacation Tips, in Pictures
The gay resort community of Provincetown, at the very tip of Cape Cod, ranks among the world's great seaside vacation destinations. Here's a photographic tour of this bustling, scenic community.
Paparazzi Nightclub, Victoria, British Columbia
A review of Victoria's longest-running gay nightclub, Paparazzi. There are two other nearby GLBT nightlife venues in the city, one of which is the trendy Ledge Lounge at the Bedford Regency Hotel, and the other being Steamworks, Victoria's gay bathhouse. There's also a mixed, gay-friendly nightclub and live-music venue called Hush. Page 9.
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.
Hanlan's Point nude - and generally quite gay -...
Toronto's gay beach, at Hanlan's Point in the scenic Toronto Islands, overlooks calm Lake Ontario and draws considerable crowds on warm days. This is one of the most popular - and famous - clothing-optional beaches in North America, and certainly one of the best gay beaches in Canada. Hanlan's Point is without significant amenities; however, a paved walking path leads to Centre Island, with its numerous amusements, restaurants and snack bars, and additional ferry service back to the city. Page 16.
New Orleans 2015 Southern Decadence Ready to...
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 early September 2015.
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.
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.
The Unicorn gay porn and erotica store, on West...
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 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.
Disocovering Seattle's Best Gay Bars
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.
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 Lounge, West Palm Beach, Florida
One of the several lively and hip restaurants and clubs in downtown West Palm Beach's historic Clematis Street neighborhood, The Lounge is a sushi bar early in the evening the transforms into a gay dance club later at night. It's across the street from one of the most famous music clubs in South Florida, Respectable Street, which is also quite gay-friendly - it's not uncommon for patrons (gay and straight) to visit both spots. The Lounge has an attractive decor and a fun little patio, too. Page 65.
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.
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).
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.
Richmond, VA's best gay bars and restaurants
A Richmond Virginia Gay Bar Guide
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.
Access via the boardwalk to Hanlan's Point gay...
Reaching Toronto's world-famous gay beach, at Hanlan's Point in the Toronto Islands, is quite simple - in fact, from the bustle of the city's downtown Financial District, you're a mere half-hour or so from this scenic beach overlooking Lake Ontario, where nudity is officially sanctioned. Just bear in mind that public sex is illegal, so don't confuse Hanlan's Point with an outdoor bathhouse. Also, while the beach here has a strong gay following, it welcomes all kinds and isn't specifically GLBT. Page 15.
Baxter's Lounge, Tampa, Florida
Baxter's is a low-keyed neighborhood bar in south Tampa, near historic Hyde Park and Bayshore Gardens, noted for its Sunday-night karaoke, Thursday amateur strip contests, and good-looking male strippers Wednesday through Saturday nights. It's a good spot for a drink before heading over to the bigger clubs in Ybor City. Page 60.
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 mid- to late June 2015
Burlington and Northern Vermont Gay Bars and...
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.
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.
The best LGBT Hotel options in Las Vegas
Advice on the best hotels in Las Vegas for gay travelers.
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.

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