The mysteries of Pittsburgh

Posted on 28 Jun 2013 at 8:00am

It gets better for the ‘Queer as Folk’ city with a vibrant cultural and gay life   ANDREW COLLINS  | Contributing Writer Once one of the country’s pre-eminent industrial powerhouses, with a population of nearly 700,000, Pittsburgh ( has, like many similar American cities, changed considerably over the past few decades. Although now less [...]

Beyond the candelabra

Posted on 21 Jun 2013 at 8:00am

Even post-Liberace, Vegas offers camp and sexy glamour for gay travelers ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor From the latest Hangover film to the recent, acclaimed Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra, Las Vegas continues its campaign as the town where anything can happen. There’s a fair case to be made that’s true. Vegas is a [...]


Posted on 14 Jun 2013 at 8:00am

Charming Guatemalan village of Antigua offers history and gay appeal RICK VANDERSLICE  | Contributing Writer In a world economy, one of the biggest considerations in international travel is how strong your buying power is overseas. While Europe can be pricey, the world in the other Americas add great value to their long list of [...]

Gays of wine & roses

Posted on 31 May 2013 at 8:15am

Genteel Savannah is quaint, historic … and enthusiastically embraces its gay roots ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor We saved you a seat right next to the chicken,” Marcia Thompson says to me. When the granddaughter of Mrs. Wilkes — the boardinghouse owner whose home-cooking restaurant has customers lined up like flappers outside a speakeasy [...]

Consult the guru

Posted on 10 May 2013 at 9:45am guru Bryan Kosarek may live in Austin but admits he loves Dallas You know the old joke: “I just flew in from Miami; boy, are my arms tired.” Well, that’s sort of Bryan Kosarek’s actual life now. The transplanted Texan (a Chicago native) has been winging it for more than two months, and still [...]

Phoenix on fire

Posted on 12 Apr 2013 at 8:00am

A mix of tomorrow and yesterday, Phoenix offers gay travelers a host of options, outdoorsy and elegant RICH LOPEZ  | Contributing Writer The old and the new are at peace together in Phoenix, which embraces its burgeoning modernity with new developments but never loses its identity of heritage. Gay travelers are not at a [...]

Bigger’n Texas

Posted on 15 Mar 2013 at 10:00am

How can you cover massive Alaska in one trip? Our travel expert has some ideas I spent 15 days touring Alaska with a friend last summer — my second extended trip in the past three years to our nation’s largest state. My previous trip included a cruise through the Inside Passage, followed by a four-day [...]

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 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 [...]