May 2012 Archives

Capital Pride, Washington, D.C.'s annual LGBT gay pride event, will kick off on May 30, and The Normandy Hotel is joining in the celebration. Beginning with the start of Capital Pride and continuing through the end of June, The Normandy Hotel is offering two-night stays Thursday thru Sunday in a Superior Room for just $295. In addition to accommodations, guests will receive ... [Read]

Destination: London

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
May 21, 2012 8:00 PM |
According to Community Marketing Inc.'s 16th Annual Gay & Lesbian Tourism Report, London is the top international destination for U.S. gay travelers. Playing host to WorldPride (June 23 to July 8, 2012) and the Olympic Games (July 27 to Aug. 12, 2012), London will be in the global spotlight this summer.  To help you experience London, Hilton Hotels & Resorts (ranked by the Human Rights Campaign ... [Read]

Just days before the opening of the Barnes Foundation’s Philadelphia campus on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia yesterday launched the city’s first-ever coordinated and sustained visual arts marketing campaign called With Art Philadelphia. According to a statement by the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, the two-year, multi-million dollar campaign aims to leverage the energy of the Barnes Foundation opening in order to ... [Read]

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Monday announced that new nonstop flights will be available from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to four cities that, because of distance, had earlier been ineligible for nonstop service. The U.S. Department of Transportation selected Alaska Airlines for service to Portland, Ore.; JetBlue Airways for San Juan, Puerto Rico; Southwest Airlines for Austin, Texas; ... [Read]

As Kym Register talks about North Carolina’s effort to stop same-sex marriage the feelings of shame and pride can be heard in her voice. Voters in North Carolina approved one of the nation’s most restrictive constitutional amendments on Tuesday, May 8, defining marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman and banning same-sex marriage as well as civil unions ... [Read]