August 2013 Archives

As summer ends, Rehoboth parties

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
August 26, 2013 10:03 PM |
Rehoboth Beach plans to mark the unofficial end of summer with a Labor Day weekend party. CAMP Rehoboth will host Sundance, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. The event is one of the LGBT community center's largest fundraisers. With the theme "Circus of the Summer Sun," Sundance will kick off on Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center with ... [Read]

The over-the-top Miss'd America Pageant returns to Atlantic City, N.J., Saturday, Sept. 21. Started in 1991, the pageant is a hilarious spoof of the world-famous Miss America Pageant as drag queens strut their stuff down the runway to be judged in the categories of swimsuit, talent, evening gown and the judges' interview. Along with the crown, the 2013 Miss'd America ... [Read]

Philly cannot get enough of the gays

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
August 22, 2013 6:06 PM |
Ten years after launching the first TV commercial by a U.S. destination for the LGBT travel market, Philadelphia today released a new commercial to mark the anniversary and continue its effort to attract gay visitors. “Ten years ago, Philadelphia was proud to officially ‘come out’ as a gay-friendly destination when we invited LGBT travelers to visit,” said Meryl Levitz, president ... [Read]

GetEqual Texas, a grassroots LGBT-advocacy organization, announced today that it has issued a travel alert to any LGBT person visiting the San Antonio area.  TRAVEL ALERT –SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS  Effective immediately. Expires on September 6, 2013, unless renewed. GetEQUAL TX alerts those traveling to San Antonio, Texas of a continued risk of discrimination based upon sexual orientation and/or gender identity. ... [Read]

Las Vegas: Gay Days offers a jackpot of fun

By Troy Petenbrink
August 19, 2013 8:14 AM |
Gay Days has long been associated with Orlando, Fla. However, in 2012, the wildly popular party expanded to Las Vegas. It will make its return this year, starting Sept. 3, with a week of special Sin City-inspired events, including pool and dance parties and a four-day expo.  The newly remodeled Tropicana will serve as the Gay Days 2013 headquarters ... [Read]