August 2011 Archives

Most of the biggest-named DJs, including many with gay appeal, will turn New York's Randall's Island into something akin to a two-day rave over Labor Day Weekend. Make that three-day rave: After selling out both days last year, the now three-year-old festival Electric Zoo expands to three days, spread out across four stages each bigger than last year. Friday's highlights ... [Read]

A new gay guide to the Big Easy

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
August 29, 2011 7:43 PM |
On the heels of Southern Decadence, New Orlean's annual gay circuit party held over Labor Day weekend, has launched it's new 2011 Gay New Orleans Guide that provides a comprehensive listing of LGBT-friendly events, hotels, restaurants, retail outlets, attractions, bars and clubs.   The guide is available online and as a mobile app. Follow @mwnightlife ... [Read]

Gay Canucks will travel

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
August 26, 2011 2:46 PM |
Travel Gay Canada, Canada's LGBT tourism industry association, announced today, the findings of its second research study of the country's gay travelers, showing a market size of $7 billion annually. The study, conducted by the Protean Strategies, surveyed Canadian LGBT travelers in the fall of 2010. When compared to the general travel market the following was found: Canadian LGBT travelers spend ... [Read]

Calling all lesbian travelers

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
August 22, 2011 9:53 PM |
The International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association, in partnership with Curve magazine, is conducting a survey to learn more about the travel habits of lesbians. To take the survey, and to enter for a chance to win a same-sex loving girls' getaway to Miami's gay-friendly South Beach, click here. The survey is open until Oct. 6. Follow @metroweekly ... [Read]

A Sapphic Valhalla in Vieques

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
August 18, 2011 9:12 PM |
Maggie C. Events, Pandora Events and GO Magazine present an exclusive, luxury Caribbean vacation on Puerto Rico's Vieques Island, October 20 to 23, 2011. The girls are taking over Vieques Island's stunning W Retreat & Spa hotel for Valhalla. Named for the mythical heaven ruled by valkyries and goddesses, Valhalla will be a vacation like no other. Eager participants will gather ... [Read]