October 2013 Archives

With the adoption of a gender-neutral law on marriage by the Swedish parliament, same-sex marriage in Sweden became legal in May 2009. Since that time, the Scandinavian country's reputation as a LGBT-friendly destination has only grown. Stockholm, Sweden's capital and its largest city, will host Pink Christmas, an annual LGBT winter festival that includes Christmas markets, concerts and "pink offerings" ... [Read]

While there are still two months left before we say goodbye to 2013, Atlantis Events and RSVP Vacations are busy booking cruises for early 2014. Atlantis is kicking off next year with a Southern Caribbean cruise from Fort Lauderdale, Feb. 2 to 9. Up to 2,800 guests will sail on the new Celebrity Silhouette, with stops in Bahamas, Dominican Republic ... [Read]

The idea of a $100 per night room in New York City likely excites and scares you at the same time. Let's be honest, $100 doesn't go very far in the Big Apple -- except when it's Hotel Week NYC. Back for its third year, Hotel Week NYC will be held Jan. 3 to 12, 2014, and room rates of $100, ... [Read]

Brussels beckons fall travelers

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
October 20, 2013 12:30 PM |
While LGBT Americans continue to wage the battle for marriage equality, Belgium is currently celebrating its 10th anniversary of same sex-marriage, and its capital city of Brussels is now among Europe's most gay-friendly and welcoming cities. Brussels has a fascinating and rich history that dates back to the 11th century when it began as a small dukedom the size of ... [Read]

Gays and Halloween go together like the Irish and St. Patrick's Day. Everyone can enjoy Halloween but, at the end of the day, it's an LGBT holiday.  While the celebration of Halloween, or All Hallows' Eve, is a centuries-old tradition, CNN contributor David Frum nailed it when he credited the LGBT community for making Halloween the celebration that it is ... [Read]