May 2013 Archives

For more Mado, check out: Making Montreal magic. Follow @thegaytraveler   ... [Read]

Olivia announces New Year's cruise to Virgin Islands

By Troy Petenbrink
May 23, 2013 2:45 PM |
Jost Van Dyke, B.V.I. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Olivia has announced that it is ending its 40th anniversary year with a New Year cruise to the Virgin Islands, Dec. 28, 2013, to Jan. 4, 2014. The cruise will be aboard the luxurious, 5-star Windstar Wind Surf, which is equipped with newly refurbished staterooms and open, uncrowded teak decks. This intimate, ... [Read]

Scene: Belgium Pride

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
May 18, 2013 2:11 PM |
Tens of thousands took part in today's Belgium Pride in historic Brussels. This year, Belgium is celebrating two symbolic anniversaries: 10 years since the introduction of same-sex marriage, and seven years since the legalization of adoption for same-sex couples, at a time when this debate is still dividing its French neighbor. Learn more about Brussels at VisitBrussels.be. ... [Read]

Summer camp for gay Jews

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
May 16, 2013 3:36 AM |
It's time to pack the bug spray, hiking boots, swim trunks and Torah. The Washington, D.C., Jewish Community Center's Kurlander Program for GLBT Outreach & Engagement, aka GLOE, is holding its annual Jewish LGBT Summer Camp, May 31 to June 2. Described by GLOE as "all the camp fun you remember (or wish you did), but now, stay in ... [Read]

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) has announced the launch of New York’s largest tourism campaign in decades, designed to grow the industry, create jobs and attract even more visitors to the Empire State. The governor’s announcement came at the conclusion of the New York State Tourism Summit last week in Albany, where hundreds of tourism experts discussed new ways to ... [Read]