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Five fall gay travel picks

Curacao_Small.jpgLabor Day weekend marks the end of the summer travel season but that’s no excuse to put away the luggage. Elsewhere has five fall LGBT travel picks to help stimulate your wanderlust:

  • September 27 to 30: Get Wet Weekend (Curacao) – In celebration of its diverse and gay friendly community, the beautiful southern Caribbean island of Curaçao will host its eighth annual Get Wet Weekend.
  • October 3 to 7: Austin Gay and Lesbian Film Festival – The Austin Gay and Lesbian Film Festival has prepared an exceptional lineup of films and events for its 25th anniversary; special guests include queer cinema trailblazer Cheryl Dunye and renowned singer-songwriter Justin Vivian Bond.
  • October 5 to 7: GayDays Anaheim – The unofficial Gay Days at Disneyland attracts 30,000 guests for a full weekend of magical fun.
  • October 19 to 28: FantasyFest (Key West) – A wonderful blend of Halloween, Mardi Gras and pure Key West debauchery is the easiest way to describe FantasyFest.
  • November 3 and 4: Palm Springs Pride – The talented Megan Mullally and special guest emcee Ross Mathews will kick off Palm Springs Pride’s packed weekend of fun events including a parade and festival (additional late season pride celebrations include Virginia Pride, Sept. 29, and Atlanta Pride, Oct. 13 and 14)

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Troy Petenbrink is Metro Weekly's contributing writer for food and travel. He can be reached at

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