The first LGBTQ cruise by Axel Hotels and Dreamlines is about to set sail in the port of Barcelona. More than 1200 LGBTQ passengers and friends from 57 nations will embark Open Sea Cruises for an extraordinary seven-day cruise event through the Mediterranean Sea this Saturday.


The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association now has an online calendar featuring more than 140 LGBTQ festivals and events around the world. At least 30 countries are represented in the calendar and more than 25 events are specifically targeted towards underrepresented segments in the LGBTQ community including people of color, lesbian and transgender communities.




Nashville, Tennessee is known historically for its music, but about 5 years ago, Music City began to evolve into a thriving mecca of everything from food to fashion, sports to entertainment. The city has seen tremendous growth in its offerings and is definitely the states most LGBT-friendly destination. Nashville is home to wonderful gay bars, gay-owned restaurants and attractions that actively include the local LGBT community in their outreach. Here are a few highlights I would consider for a weekend visit to Nashville.


The only things I knew about Kansas City prior to visiting, were the tales of legendary BBQ and the Chiefs. I went with an open mind and little expectations. The city has been generating a lot of positive buzz as of late, so I thought I’d see what all the talk was about. I found the city to be on the cusp of a breakthrough so to speak. A sleeping dragon ready for its day in the sun. The next “It City” - Nashville being the current “It City” and where I reside.

Nestled 90 minutes from Niagara Falls and just off of the southern shore of Lake Ontario in the Finger Lakes region of New York, you’ll find the truly limitless city of Rochester.


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