Elegy for a hate crime

Posted on 15 Mar 2013 at 10:00am

October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard by Lesléa Newman (2012 Candlewick Press), $26; 257 pp.; two CD set (Brilliance Audio), $23; 80 mins. We all know the story. He was outnumbered: Two local boys in a bar with a pitcher of beer. One petite college student, sitting in the same bar, alone. But most of us [...]

Chile today

Posted on 08 Feb 2013 at 9:45am

From the excitement of Santiago to the wonders of the South American wilderness, a trip to Chile is like getting lost in multiple worlds Jacob stapp cigainero  | Contributing Writer jacobstapp@gmail.com Brazil may have the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, but the geographically svelte Chile — its slender profile snakes down most of the western coast [...]

Travel Diary

Posted on 11 Jan 2013 at 10:00am

  What are the nation’s most gay-friendly cities? The Human Rights Campaign’s first Municipal Equality Index (MEI) rates the public policies and legal rights of LGBT citizens in 137 U.S. cities in 50 states on 47 criteria, and 11 cities scored a perfect 100. Some of them aren’t all that surprising — Long Beach, Los [...]

Weekend in New England

Posted on 14 Dec 2012 at 8:00am

As marriage equality takes hold nationwide, gay travelers remain justly loyal to Vermont, where same-sex unions have long been recognized In 2000, Vermont became the first state to legally sanction civil unions for same-sex couples, and in 2009, the state extended full marriage rights to gays and lesbians. Although neighboring states now also have same-sex [...]

Slopes hopes

Posted on 09 Nov 2012 at 9:45am

After a warm 2012, Gay Ski Weeks are poised for a comeback in 2013   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor 2012 was a challenge for ski resorts — and not just during gay ski week. Unseasonably warm months kept the season shorter than usual in most places, and base inches where disappointing. But skiers [...]

Gay Santa Fe

Posted on 26 Oct 2012 at 10:15am

Part 2 of New Mexico for romantic couples: The other SF is still very gay Forty-five minutes to the north of Albuquerque, Santa Fe easily holds claim to New Mexico’s gayest and gay-friendliest city. Although it has no exclusively gay restaurants and bars, this high-elevation arts enclave (it jokingly “looks down on” Denver) is a [...]

Get to ABQ, PDQ

Posted on 12 Oct 2012 at 10:30am

Our neighbor to the west makes for a unique vacay or weekend getaway David Currier  | Contributing Writer david@kkdc.com Gay couples will find New Mexico a welcoming and enjoyable destination for special occasion trips, a long weekend or even a regular vacation getaway. For cruising, New Mexico gay life presents a less intense bar scene [...]

On The Out

Posted on 28 Sep 2012 at 9:30am

Does a straightfriendly, gay resort in NYC make sense? Oh, yes ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor Here’s the difference between a hotel and a resort: A hotel offers conveniences to make your travel experience more enjoyable; a resort offers the experiences in-house. It’s a perfect explanation for why, when we think of resort properties, [...]


Posted on 14 Sep 2012 at 10:10am

Toronto, where same-sex marriage is legal, really knows how to do Pride up STEVEN LINDSEY  | Contributing Writer stevencraiglindsey@me.com It’s been said that love is the universal language. But gay Pride comes in a close second. Rainbow-colored everything. Shirtless men holding hands. Lesbians on motorcycles. No matter where in the world you may find yourself, [...]

Summer in Seattle

Posted on 24 Aug 2012 at 10:00am

A great foodie city marked by soothing summer temps, Seattle is a cosmopolitan gay destination   ANDREW COLLINS  | Contributing Writer outoftown@qsyndicate.com A city sculpted by Puget Sound and Lake Washington, and crowned with leafy hills abounds with lively diversions (both indoors and out), Seattle is a gem. A sunny and mild climate from June through [...]