Key West is offering LGBT adults the opportunity to visit South Florida and re-live or experienced for the first time sleep away camp in a gay-friendly atmosphere. Kamp Key West, set for Thursday through Sunday, May 15 to 18, offers a menu of land-and-sea adventures for grownup LGBT "kampers" in the island city renowned for its all-embracing diversity. Daily ... [Read]

Based on the millions of reviews and opinions submitted by travelers to its website, TripAdvisor on Monday announced the winners its sixth annual Traveler's Choice awards for destinations. Among the list of top worldwide destinations, no U.S. city placed in the top 10 and only three placed in the top 25. New York City dropped 10 spots from last ... [Read]

LGBT spring travel picks for 2014

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
March 30, 2014 9:00 AM |
  Miami Beach Photo by Phillip Pessar/Flickr Miami Beach Gay Pride is an exciting event, April 11 to 13, that features a massive beach party, a parade and festival with more than 125 LGBT-friendly vendors and businesses, exciting celebrities, musical performances, refreshments, food and a family-friendly play area.  Coming into its sixth year, the hugely successful event in 2011 attracted ... [Read]

Virgin America crew member Michael Tongko has taken pre flight safety instructions to new heights. With a 90 rating on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index, Virgin America is one of the top gay-friendly airlines in the United States. ... [Read]

It has been called "best gay resort in the world" by Outtraveler.com, but the future of the Island House resort in Key West, Fla., is now uncertain. Yesterday, the resort's current owner Jon Allen announced his plans to sell the property in an email message. In his message Allen wrote, "I have decided to sell the Island House and my ... [Read]

In the 2014 Gay Travel Index released yesterday by the publishers of Spartacus International Gay Guide, the United States jumped 8 rankings while India fell 15 rankings. The index is designed to provide travelers insight into a countries legal and social acceptance of members of the LGBT community. The United States Supreme Courts repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act, ... [Read]

The fusion of art and horticulture will be celebrated in “ARTiculture,” an extraordinary presentation of the 186th Philadelphia Flower Show, March 1 to 9. Produced by the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society, the Philadelphia show is the world's longest-running and largest indoor flower show. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is partnering with internationally renowned art museums, organizations and institutions for many of the ... [Read]

The controversial anti-gay "refuse service" bill in Arizona has attracted the attention of major travel companies, and they are expressing strong opposition to the bill. Marriott, American Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines have called on Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to veto a bill permitting businesses in Arizona to refuse service to gay customers on religious grounds. In a letter ... [Read]

That rodent Punxsutawney Phil says there are many more weeks of winter left in the season but that doesn't mean you have to sit around waiting for the next polar vortex. It is plenty warm in California's desert city of Palm Springs and Florida's southernmost city of Key West - two of the most gay-friendly destinations in the United States. ... [Read]

The City of Copenhagen is offering those visiting the city for this year's Eurovision Song Contest the chance to get married in massive open-air weddings during the run up to the Grand Final on May 10. Couples, both gay and straight, will be offered a choice of three venues in the city on the 7th, 9th or 10th of ... [Read]

A new exhibition honoring centuries of gay history opened Sunday at the Library Company of Philadelphia. The exhibit, "That's So Gay: Outing Early America," focuses on individuals whose lives and works reveal a gay sensibility, such as writer Walt Whitman, sculptor Harriet Hosmer, temperance activist Frances Willard, President Abraham Lincoln, writer Herman Melville. The source material for the exhibit, ... [Read]

Virgin America got a lot of buzz last year with the release of its Glee-ed up safety video, and now Delta has released a new 80s inspired video complete with big hair, neon, break dancers and ALF. Delta received a near perfect 90 rating on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index and is a Platinum Partner with the International Gay ... [Read]

Philadelphia, which tied with Seattle for the the top spot on the Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index, has launched a new tourism campaign that continues its groundbreaking inclusion of LGBT welcoming messaging. In 2004, Philadelphia produced the first TV commercial by a U.S. destination specifically targeting the LGBT travel market. Coinciding with the new ad campaign, Philalephia's tourism officals ... [Read]

The Grand Resort and Spa, which promotes itself as "Fort Lauderdale Beach’s largest and finest gay owned and operated men’s resort hotel," was named one of the the top all-inclusive resorts in the world by Travelchannel.com. A member of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association, The Grand Resort and Spa is no stranger to positive reviews.  It has four ... [Read]

For the 18th year, San Francisco-based Community Marketing, Inc. (CMI) has released key findings from its annual LGBT travel survey. Here are CMI's top ten research findings for 2013: There was a modest increase (5%) in LGBT leisure travel over the previous year. However, the trend towards a decrease in business travel continued from recent years.  LGBT travelers identified Hilton as ... [Read]