Southwest summer

Posted on 09 May 2014 at 6:00am

Texas, N.M., Arizona and Nevada all gear up for a hot time with the gays   It’s coming up on National Gay Pride Month, and groups from all over are reaching out to make sure you know it. Best of all, not everything takes place in June — there are attractions all through the summer. […]

Old time R ’n R

Posted on 11 Apr 2014 at 7:40am

With its hall of fame and upcoming queerlympics, Cleveland is courting gays   The host city this summer of the ninth installment of the Gay Games festival, which was established in 1994 (then known as the Gay Olympics, before the lawyers stepped in), Cleveland has been the focus of an ambitious, ongoing urban renaissance in […]


Posted on 14 Mar 2014 at 7:25am

From Folsom to ferry building, the SoMa gayborhood is a San Francisco treat Encompassing a vast, architecturally and demographically diverse tract of central San Francisco that extends from the Mission District to the bay, SoMa — defined as the area south of Market Street — is an urban swath containing everything from shiny new loft condos […]

Dames at sea

Posted on 28 Feb 2014 at 7:25am

Olivia, which caters to lesbians, is not the same as a gay cruise. Which is just how it should be I’ve never been on a gay cruise, only a lesbian one, so I don’t have first-hand experience with the famed debauchery of the former. I have heard stories of the “dick decks” and barely-there costumes, […]

Raiders of the Sauced Ark

Posted on 28 Feb 2014 at 6:15am

Tips and tricks for navigating the frothy waters of a gay cruise   STEVEN LINDSEY & JEF TINGLEY Contributing Writers To very loosely paraphrase 1970s cameo-machine The Love Boat, gay cruising is indeed exciting and new, offering something for everyone who sets a course for adventure. And if your mind’s on a new romance, that can be found […]

COVER STORY: Maui and the aloha state of mind

Posted on 24 Jan 2014 at 6:30am

There’s a reason for Hawaii’s gay-friendliness that has nothing to do with being Obama’s native state — paradise welcomes everyone ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor When the islands call, West Coasters typically visit Hawaii and East Coasters Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands, but where does that leave Texans? Well, Hawaii helped make that […]


Posted on 24 Jan 2014 at 6:30am

If you’ve never been to the islands, especially Maui, here are some tips for enjoying your stay. • Rent a car. The island is meant to be explored, and taxi service is spotty anyway. You’ll want to drive not only to your resort, but up to Haleakala and to the many great restaurants not within […]


Posted on 24 Jan 2014 at 6:15am

With the state’s authorization of same-sex marriages — not commitment ceremonies, not civil unions — the already-booming Hawaii tourism economy ($14 billion last year) is poised to expand even more. Then again, it’s old-hat for Kevin Rebelo. The South African-born Maui transplant has been in the wedding biz for more than 20 years — in […]

Maui pictorial slideshow

Posted on 23 Jan 2014 at 10:00pm


It’s all downhill from here

Posted on 13 Dec 2013 at 7:25am

Our 8th annual rundown of gay ski weeks across North America in 2014   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor Gay ski weeks used to be edgy, new things. Starting with Aspen 36 years ago (and still the first of the season), they’ve added annually. This season, the newest event will turn 4, while most […]