NYC Pride March courtesy of nycpride.org
Pride celebrates our freedom and promotes equality in this great country. Some take this remembrance solemnly. To others, it’s just another day to take their shirts off and sport enough glitter to make Ke$ha blush. Neither is wrong. And this year, Pride parades have been special. They have been especially uplifting with an extra feeling of community and defiance in wake of the Orlando massacre that killed 49 people and wounded 53 at the LGBT Pulse nightclub.
You’ve read plenty of how-to guides, I’m sure, but you can’t be too prepared. Check out these 10 life hacks for your best gay Pride yet.
We’ve been pretty quiet since the Orlando attacks. Like you, our hearts are heavy as we continue to process what happened. Typically we write snarky posts and it just felt strange to do that.
Now, as we resume our daily routines and try to find some sense of normality we are reminded that we need to be who we are. That’s the strongest weapon against hate.
We will not be afraid. We will go back to writing snarky posts, we will go to gay bars, we will hold hands more and we will travel! Thank you for letting me get that off my chest.
Now, it’s time to pack for the next trip but first, here are ways you can help the Orlando shooting victims and their families.
Los Angeles’ Metro’s Expo Line to Santa Monica is now open. Featuring seven new stations and 6.6 miles of rail — there is so much more to explore. The $1.5 billion light rail to the Pacific Ocean extends from the existing Expo Line Culver City station to Downtown Santa Monica linking Westside neighborhoods and expanding the Metro Rail system to more than 100 miles of rail. Connecting Downtown L.A. to Downtown Santa Monica in approximately 45 minutes, the Expo Line is a sustainable, cost effective alternative to getting across the Westside.
For a guide to the cultural attractions, restaurants and nightlife along the Metro Expo Line, CLICK HERE.
Forget the below-zero days, defrost the bathing suit, polish the leather harness and add these spring happenings to your calendar.
Here’s the Fagabond guide to the hottest gay and lesbian spring parties of 2016.
There’s a reason so many folks add to their must-do calendars year after year. Queer festivals, events, art shows, parades and cultural events keep art lovers, garden enthusiasts, film connoisseurs, music aficionados and sports fans traveling. Here’s 16 LGBT must-dos in 2016 to add to you calendar.
2016 marks 100 years since Eugene O’Neill began writing ground-breaking plays in Provincetown, considered the birthplace of modern American theater. This year, the 11th Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival, September 22–25, 2016, will offer new approaches to staging O’Neill from the perspective of Tennessee Williams’ genre-busting dramas.
The special four-day festival honoring Tennessee Williams has long been one of the highlights of Provincetown’s “Second Summer” when the cool breezes, crisp blue skies and laid-back atmosphere make for one of the finest times to visit. Shops, galleries and restaurants have their doors open to the sidewalks, as vacationers and locals stroll casually throughout town enjoying the natural beauty and charm of this quintessential New England town.
Some of this season’s performances include: