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A Monument in Cologne You've Never Heard of Before

Adam Groffman | Posted 05.10.2014 | Travel
Adam Groffman

With nearly 10 percent of the local residents identifying as gay or lesbian, the city is understandably one of Germany's most gay-friendly destinations.

Is West Hollywood Becoming 'Less Gay'?

Posted 03.10.2014 | Gay Voices

It's been Southern California's premier "gayborhood" for decades, but is West Hollywood losing its hold over the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgende...

Ascension: What I Learned From Getting Kidnapped in Paris

Court Stroud | Posted 03.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Court Stroud

When I came out of my stupor, I found myself squeezed into the backseat of a two-door car filled with strangers. "Only a bad dream," I told myself and shut my eyes again. It was clear this was no mere nightmare.

LGBT Travel Destinations: Christmas In Stockholm

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.03.2013 | Gay Voices

Stockholm, Sweden is slated to play host to its annual Pink Christmas campaign again this year, an event that caters to and celebrates members of the ...

Hot Israelis and Lawrence of Arabia's Bedouins

Billy Kolber | Posted 12.25.2013 | Travel
Billy Kolber

There is no denying Tel Aviv is the Middle East's shining beacon of gay acceptance. And while Jordan doesn't exactly wave a rainbow flag to attract gay visitors, it is one of the most friendly to queer travelers in the Muslim world.

Key West: Fantasy Now, Always

Jim Werner | Posted 12.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Jim Werner

Always ready for a party, Cuba's tiny neighbor amps it up during Fantasy Fest, a 10-day, no-holds-barred fête filled with costumes, body paint, drinking, dancing, life loving and skin aplenty. Here are the highlights, as well as anytime suggestions for your off-Fest getaway.

Sexy And Spooktacular: The Top Halloween Destination For Gay Singles Revealed

Posted 10.16.2013 | Gay Voices

For single gay travelers, Key West will be the sexiest, most spooktacular place in the nation this Halloween. The Floridian island took the top s...

PHOTO: Airline Apologizes For 'Gay' Message Written On Man's Luggage

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.14.2013 | Travel

Few things have such a troublesome relationship as luggage and air travel. They rely heavily on one another, yet so often land each other in trouble. ...

Music City Is Evolving

David Duran | Posted 12.02.2013 | Gay Voices
David Duran

The South has evolved y'all. Ok, maybe that's speaking a bit prematurely, but on a recent visit to Music City, AKA Nashville, TN, what I found beyond the deep fried everything, was a city on the verge of being socially awesome for the gay community.

Not Ready for Fall? Go to San Francisco

Jim Werner | Posted 11.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Jim Werner

Not quite the warm and sunny California of Beach Boys tunes, San Francisco can get downright cold most of the year. But just when many of us Northeasterners are bidding farewell to summer and pulling out our jackets and coats, San Francisco heats up.

Russia: What It Means

Dane Steele Green | Posted 11.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Dane Steele Green

Don't go. Slovakia and Bulgaria, while by no means gay paradises, are still havens compared with Russia and provide Slavic vacations with the best of them.

The Top One Percent of Gay Travel

Billy Kolber | Posted 11.16.2013 | Travel
Billy Kolber

Lots of travel magazines create award lists, and most of them are filled with the usual suspects: ultra-luxury hotels, big-spending destinations, and well-known Asia-based airlines. I'm particularly proud of ManAboutWorld's first Editors' Choice Awards.

Noah Michelson

Michelle Visage Opens Up About Her Fabulous Drag Queen-Filled Life | Noah Michelson | Posted 09.18.2013 | Gay Voices

Chances are you know Michelle Visage as the wickedly silver-tongued, hard-ass judge from "RuPaul's Drag Race." Or maybe you remember her as the hi...

The Ultimate Gay Destination: The Greek Island of Mykonos -- A Personal Story

Trevor Martin | Posted 11.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Trevor Martin

I fell for the man because Mykonos does that to you. Worries evaporate on the island of Mykonos, and the only thing forbidden is inhibition. Barriers drop, and everyone falls in love with everyone else.

Las Vegas: An LGBT Town If There Ever Was One

Jim Werner | Posted 11.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Jim Werner

Cher impersonators. Pool parties. Feather boas. This is Vegas on a normal day. This weekend, Sin City will get even flashier, sparklier and wilder. PRIDE can do that to a town. To those who are otherwise engaged this weekend, fear not. You can take a gay-filled trip to the Strip anytime.

The Best Gay Honeymoon Destination?

AP | KEVIN McGILL and STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 09.01.2013 | Gay Voices

NEW ORLEANS -- Thousands of visitors roll into New Orleans this week for Southern Decadence: five days of celebration of gay culture in a city now bei...

Two Gay Days in Paris -- a Travel Diary

Margaret Singer | Posted 10.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Margaret Singer

We hit Sainte-Chappelle, a Gothic chapel on the Ile de la Cité, which hosts the most amazing stained glass experience in the world, and the Berthillon ice cream shop on Île Saint-Louis is very close by, which I was almost equally euphoric about.

Gay Travel Advertising: Do We Need Our Own Invitations?

Jim Werner | Posted 10.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Jim Werner

Our straight friends don't know what it's like to face raised eyebrows when they ask for one bed instead of two in their hotel room. They don't get stares, whispers or worse when they hold hands with their partner.

Surviving (And Enjoying) Summer Travel to Cities

Jim Werner | Posted 10.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Jim Werner

The stifling heat that takes over so many U.S. destinations can make some rethink their getaway timing. Never fear! You can enjoy even the alfresco aspects of your cool August vacation. Here are Fagabond's tips on city travel in the summer heat.

Top 5 Reasons to Cruise Europe (PHOTOS)

Billy Kolber | Posted 09.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Billy Kolber

There are still five all-gay (big- and small-gay) cruises to choose from this summer, offering a remarkable breadth of styles, ports and experiences. Every one of these cruises is reason enough to go, but If you've never tried a gay cruise, here are five more.

Best Gay Beaches in the Northeast

Jim Werner | Posted 09.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Jim Werner

Request a couple Fridays and Mondays off, splurge on that new bathing suit and get beaching. Here's the Fagabond guide to the gay-friendliest (read: gayest) sand-and-sun locales in the Northeast, where we truly savor this warm-weather season.

Atlantic City's First Gay Venue Continues To Break New Ground

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.08.2013 | Gay Voices

East Coast gay revelers seeking sand, surf and sizzle are no longer relegated to Provincetown and Fire Island. Atlantic City’s Resorts Casino Hotel ...

World's Best Gay Pride Events

Gogobot | Posted 06.12.2013 | Travel

As the warm weather heats up, the Gay Pride events are starting to go off like fireworks. Held everywhere from the Canary Islands to Antwerp, Gay Pr...

The World's Gayest U.S. Embassy (PHOTO)

Billy Kolber | Posted 08.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Billy Kolber

Kudos to Ambassador Patrick Moon, the embassy staff, and the U.S. State Department for standing up against homophobia and transphobia in such a powerful and brilliantly colorful way.

Gay American Travelers: Your Government Has Your Back

Billy Kolber | Posted 07.16.2013 | Travel
Billy Kolber

There's never been a better time to be a gay traveler. The Bureau of Consular Affairs is making sure that U.S. citizens have access to accurate and current LGBT-specific information when planning overseas travel.