Carnival in Dusseldorf? Think: lip-syncing drag queens, elaborate floats, every type of costumes, and the all exhilaration that is the celebration of Carnival.
We love to use special events as reasons to check out new travel destinations and wrote an article for GayTravel.com about traveling for the World OutGames.
Auston and I have never been huge gay rights activists though we have plenty of friends who take on that role and some who are even employed in that area of work. To them, and to all the countless others that we don’t know personally, we are of course eternally grateful for the work they do. We and the rest of the LGBT community directly benefit from their hard efforts. However, I’ve just never been innately passionate about it. It’s odd I suppose since it directly affects me, but it’s the same for many others. Just because you’re woman, or a minority, or an immigrant doesn’t mean you’re working day and night for your specific rights even though you clearly need and benefit from them. We all take on different passions, hobbies, works and activities. And we support one another when necessary.
As we exited the central train station to step into the city of Antwerp for the first time, we felt immediately wrapped in the colorful embrace of a multitude of rainbow flags. We have been to a fair number of gay pride events over the past two years – four last year and five this year which we later learned was unimpressive compared to the ten plus pride events another American expat living in Germany had attended this year – but we have never seen a city so decked out in rainbows before. You really would have thought Rainbow Brite and her gayer-than-unicorns-sidekick-horse, Starlite, had been hired to decorate the city.
If you recall back in June, we had a campaign going on TwoBadTourists.com for our followers to vote on which Gay Pride event to send us. Between London, Paris, Barcelona, and Lisbon, Portugal’s capital city won! We chose these four cities because they were all celebrating their Pride weekends on the same days. Or so […]
Submit your vote now and send us to the best Gay Pride in Europe! Is it Lisbon, Paris, London or Barcelona? We can’t decide on our own so we want your help!
Check out the Gay Pride Events in Europe for summer 2013. In addition to our top five picks, we’ve included a comprehensive list of all the Gay Pride events this summer.
Taking a trip around the world should be a romantic experience for any couple in love, shouldn’t it? Well we can’t speak for other couples, but it was no romantic getaway for us, at least some of the time – ok, many times. In fact, it was quite the opposite. We’d never fought so much in the seven years we’ve been together. It’s safe to say that by the end of our trip around the world our relationship was strained and apparently not aging well, so much so that if it had a face it’d look like Michael Douglas.
Ok, it wasn’t so much ‘sun and fun’ as it was rainy and cloudy. When we arrived in Miami we were informed that we had just missed great weather and that apparently we had brought the rain in with us. That was definitely not true since we had just arrived from Brazil where the sun […]