Troy Petenbrink: April 2013 Archives

And babe, don't you know it's a pityThat the days can't be like the nightsIn the summer, in the cityIn the summer, in the city Los Angeles is giving '60s rock band The Lovin' Spoonful exactly what they wanted -- a summer of fun days and nights. One City One Pride The City of West Hollywood will once again ... [more]

One of the most popular destinations in Mexico for LGBT travelers, Puerto Vallarta has announced that the 2013 Vallarta Pride will be held May 24 to 26. The celebration will start with a cocktail kick-off at Puerto Vallarta's Casa Cupula Hotel Boutique and continue for three days, celebrating LGBT culture and Puerto Vallarta's welcoming community with music festivals, beach parties, ... [more]

It's well known that many gay men love to travel. Unfortunately, so do diseases.   No, little viruses are not booking tickets on Orbitz, but they do hitch rides. Influenza is a perfect example: Each year new strains of the virus spread around the globe via the movement of infected individuals.  The Los Angeles Times today reports that Brett Shaad, a 33-year-old gay ... [more]

Escapes: California Dreamin'

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
April 11, 2013 11:10 PM |
Camping might not be your first thought when visiting Los Angeles, but The Hotel At The Los Angeles Athletic Club is putting a unique twist on pitching a tent. The hip hotel has transformed one of its nine luxury suites into an urban campsite. Guests get to experience a tented bed, along with kitschy camp decor including old leather ... [more]

Located just a half-hour drive from Savannah, Georgia's Tybee Island is gay-welcoming, but has not developed a reputation as a "gay destination." That might change with the island's first Tybee Gay Days. Being held May 3 to 5, Tybee Gay Days will included evening parties, a brunch and an afternoon tea dance. In addition, there will be scheduled times for participants ... [more]

Many eyebrows raised in 2009 when it was announced that Cleveland beat out the bigger competing cities of Boston and Washington as the host city for the 2014 Gay Games. However, yesterday's announcement that the Cleveland Foundation has awarded a $250,000 grant to support the games should help remove any remaining doubts about Cleveland's ability to serve as a world-class host. As ... [more]

When you are one of the earliest LGBT pride events on the calendar, it's important to make a big splash. As such, organizers of Miami Beach Gay Pride have announced that Adam Lambert will be the headline performer and that the honor of Grand Marshal has been bestowed upon Miami Beach Mayor Matti Herrera Bower. American Idol finalist Lambert, who is gay, will provide ... [more]

To help celebrate spring in style, gay-owned-and-operated travel agency and tour operator Concierge Travel is giving one lucky winner and his guest a stay at Fort Lauderdale's Pineapple Point, a clothing-optional, all-gay men’s guesthouse resort. Sweepstakes entries will be accepted through April 30, and the winner will receive a two-night, three-day stay in a deluxe room at Pineapple Point. Highly ... [more]

After country singer Chely Wright had to cancel her appearance due to her pregancy, CAMP Rehoboth announced today that comedian Kate Clinton has agreed to provide entertainment as part of Women's FEST 2013, April 11 to 14.  Clinton will perform Friday, April 12 at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. Tickets to 8:45 p.m. show are $25 and a limited number ... [more]

From New York City to Oklahoma City, from Paris to Shanghai, the number of LGBT Pride events in the United States and around the world can seem overwhelming. They can also be enticing opportunities to travel. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is hoping to ease Pride-travel planning with its announcement today launching its "Stay Hilton. Go Out." promotion. As part of ... [more]

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