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Check Out This 'Kingdom' Where Only Gay People are Allowed

Where: Australia
April 29, 2015 at 1:08 PM | by | Comments (0)

With legality of gay marriage before the Supreme Court today, contributor TipsyTraveler takes a look at an island near Australia for gay people, and created by gay people in protest of Australia's refusal at the turn of this millennium to recognize same-sex marriage.

As a member of the cisgender homosexual male species, I can get down with some LGBTQ cultural enrichment. Actually its a huge part of my existence. I live the lifestyle. Ive done extensive volunteering and full-time work in the LGBTQ nonprofit sector. I educate myself daily on the current sociopolitical matters affecting LGBTQ people all over the world. It matters greatly to me.

So imagine my WTFreakout when I learn there is a place on planet earth a bundle of islands scattered over some 500,000 kilometer slice of the sea where only people like me, the mos of the world, are allowed to go. And live. Forever. Just a giant gay community on big chunks of sand strewn amongst the ocean.

This is the Gay & Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands.

And I kind of hate it.

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Gay Marriage is Now Legal in Hawaii, Which Means...

November 14, 2013 at 5:32 PM | by | Comments (0)

On the surface, the news that gay marriage became officially legal yesterday in Hawaii is equally as great for the Aloha State and its residents as it has been for the 14 other states where it is permitted.

That said, unlike Hawaii, none of them will ever make hundreds of millions of dollars off of it.

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These 3 Destination Ads are the Only Ones Aimed at LGBT Travelers

September 12, 2013 at 12:37 PM | by | Comments (0)

"Get Your History Straight and Your Nightlife Gay." It's a cute slogan, and believe it or not it comes from the tourism board of Philadelphia, PA.

The words are backed up by a new commercial following the "selfie" antics around the city by drag queen Miss Richfield 1981, all with the aim of driving Gay Travel to Philly. So what's the big deal? Well, this is actually only the third commercial by a US destination focused on the LGBT audience, and yet here we are in 2013.

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Everyone Loves a Flashy Parade...Especially Australia

February 14, 2012 at 4:04 PM | by | Comments (0)

Around this time of year, most talk of Mardi Gras parties primarily in The Big Easy. If you are lucky enough to travel a bit further south and take part in Carnival celebrations in Brazil, we will happily admit our envy. Either way, you're pretty much assured to have experiences of a lifetime...plus brags all over Facebook.

On the other hand. Let's just say you have some frequent flyer miles to burn and desire to celebrate Mardi Gras in an English-speaking country. Australia is the answer to your travel conundrum. More specifically, Sydney. The city plays host to a full month-long schedule of events culminating in a colorful parade and high energy dance parties.

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Tel Aviv Voted World's Top Gay Travel Destination

February 1, 2012 at 1:39 PM | by | Comments (0)

Israel tourism has been in an upward spiral over the last few years. Every year brings a new crop of travelers to the Jewish State—reflected in now-routine "this was the best tourism year ever" headlines—and they go home and tell their friends. That's how you end up with niche surveys about the popularity of Israel travel, like Israel being the number two destination for Russians.

Obviously part of Israel's tourism revolves around the country being a destination for religion travel. Jerusalem is and will remain by far Israel's most-visited destination (see our insidery tips for making the most of a Jerusalem visit here and here). But other parts of Israel are becoming famous for appealing to other demographics.

Forest-filled Haifa recently got the nod of being Israel's cleanest tourism city, part of a campaign to bolster green travel to and around Israel (El Al passengers flying from LHR to TLV can even purchase carbon off-sets).

And then there's Tel Aviv, which has just been voted the world's single best gay travel destination.

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