Results tagged “lgbt”

The City of Copenhagen is offering those visiting the city for this year's Eurovision Song Contest the chance to get married in massive open-air weddings during the run up to the Grand Final on May 10. Couples, both gay and straight, will be offered a choice of three venues in the city on the 7th, 9th or 10th 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]

Tampa LGBT film festival takes a world view

By Troy Petenbrink
September 6, 2013 8:22 AM |
Films from 18 countries will be part of this year's Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, running Oct. 4 to 12. The festival, now in its 24th year, will include 36 feature films and 40 shorts. Germany, Argentina, Cuba, Uganda, Australia, Israel, France, Brazil, Russia and Taiwan are among those 18 nations represented in the festival. There will also ... [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]

Edith Windsor, Cher Top off New York Pride

By Doug Rule
June 27, 2013 12:14 PM |
Every year New York Pride is a highlight of annual pride season, toasting LGBT rights and equality in the birthplace of the movement. But this year, after yesterday’s landmark Supreme Court decisions, there could be no better place to celebrate. Edith Windsor, the “Windsor” in the case United States v. Windsor that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, is ... [Read]

Winners of the first annual Cruizie Awards were announced this month. The awards, presented by, are designed to recognize the cruise industry in several categories as "bests" for the LGBT cruise traveler. Mainstream Cruise Line Awards Best Large Ship Cruise Line: Celebrity Cruises  Best Small Ship Cruise Line: Azamara Club Cruises Best River Cruise Line: Viking River Cruises Best ... [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 ... [Read]

While there is no news about Peppermint Patty's support for gay-marriage, Kings Dominion is buzzing about the Peanuts gangs' takeover of the park's 2013 season. When Kings Dominion opened in 1975 it had just 15 attractions. Today, the Virginia amusement park opens its 2013 season with more than 60 attractions including a updated and expanded children's area. In addition to ... [Read]

I’m sitting in a Holiday Inn Express in Warrensburg, Mo., home of the University of Central Missouri, UCM, and I can’t but think what my life would have been like had I understood my sexuality as a younger man. This is where I went to college. And as much as one thinks that school is where you learn to open ... [Read]