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Sample the sushi at Hotel Max's Red Fin restaurant. Photo: Hotel Max

Gay Pride weekend in fabulous Seattle

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Our writer stays at the Hotel Max in Seattle over Gay Pride weekend and gets up close and personal with reality drag star Sharon Needles.

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Side with Pride: Gay Pride events in New York City

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There’s certainly a lot to celebrate, and I’ll personally join the nation in my own backyard at The New York City Gay Pride March on June 24. With gay icons Cindy Lauper, Chris Salgrado, Phyllis Siegel and Connie Kopelov as grand marshalls, the event is a float-filled, eye candy-colored dance party that electrifies Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Lower Manhattan and beyond.

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Darlings of drag: Miss’d America Pageant in Atlantic City

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There’s the Miss American Pageant and then there’s the Miss’d America Pageant. Amazing what a difference one letter makes — and in this context, one chromosome. The Miss’d pageant, at the Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall Ballroom on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 at 8 p.m., is a spoof on original, with drag queens in all their glittery glory competing for the crown, cash and prizes.

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Here, queer & all-inclusive: Gay-friendly beach vacations

Adonis Tulum has a spa, five restaurants and lounges and a sumptuous swim-up bar. It sits five minutes from one of the most celebrated ancient sites of the Yucatan. Like many all-inclusive resorts, it comes with a treasure trove of treats. Also, it’s gay.

What makes an all-inclusive – or any resort, for that matter – gay? More than anything else, says the resort’s E-Commerce sales executive Fernando García Castro, it’s a palpable sense of comfort and an atmosphere where guests feel free to be themselves.

What makes an all-inclusive – or any resort, for that matter – gay? More than anything else, says the resort’s E-Commerce sales executive Fernando García Castro, it’s a palpable sense of comfort and an atmosphere where guests feel free to be themselves.

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It’s raining femme: North America’s top lesbian bars

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Any traveling woman knows that finding a decent lesbian bar – or any lesbian bar at all – can be like finding a needle in a haystack. Many major cities have merely a token once-weekly “girl’s night” at a gay men’s bar. So after combing the map of the U.S. and Canada, we came up with the indispensable list below – the best of the best, at least in our subjective opinion! (And don’t worry guys, these party-hearty venues are all boy-friendly.)

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Gay Orbitz: Our part in the Atlanta Pride Festival

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By Antoinette Bierman It’s truly a unique experience to work for a company that champions diversity and equality to the extent that they are active participants in the communities they support. As a first-time volunteer at the Atlanta Pride Festival –to be held this year from Oct. 8 to 9 — I was excited to […]

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Honeymoon spots where gay marriage is legal

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With so much changing month to month in the gay marriage world, we though it would be useful to review which states and countries actually have full gay marriage (as opposed to the 50-plus places that just civil unions or domestic partnerships), and what the gay scene is like in each place for travelers.

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5 New York hotels for same-sex honeymooners

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So why not support a destination that supports you? Now’s the time to plan a romantic weekend for you and your honey in the gay-welcoming Big Apple. The long days of late summer and early fall are one of the best times to get to the Big Apple before things turn cold and icy. Here are some of some hot picks for gay-friendly New York hotels:

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