Summer 2012

Our preview of sizzling LGBT destinations.



Easy Livin’ in the Big Easy: New Orleans Photo Album

By | Tuesday Jun 11, 2013
One of the top ten most-visited cities in the US, New Orleans was recently ranked second in the nation for gay friendliness. The city that gave birth to the first cocktail, as well as to jazz, is a haven of good things that LGBT people love.

LGBTs Swarm Cape Town for Rest and Relaxation

By | Friday Sep 14, 2012
Cape Town is fast becoming one of the premier destinations in the world for LGBT travellers looking for a stunning location to unwind and enjoy life, often accompanied by their straight female best friends.

Curaçao Hosts 8th Annual "Get Wet" Weekend

By | Monday Aug 27, 2012
"Get Wet" in Curaçao! In celebration of the diverse and gay friendly community, the beautiful island of Curaçao will kick off its eighth annual Get Wet Weekend of gay and straight friendly activities on September 27-30.

Vermont is Out and Proud for Pride Celebrations September 21-22

By | Saturday Aug 25, 2012
Mark your calendars and book a room for Vermont’s annual Pride celebration September 21-22, 2012. The festivities will be held in September for the first time in order to better include Vermont’s large student population and foliage tourists.

Annual West Hollywood Bartender Auction 
Benefits AIDS Project Los Angeles

By | Friday Aug 24, 2012
West Hollywood’s hottest bartenders will be up for bid at The Ninth Annual West Hollywood Bartender Auction, benefiting APLA.

Alison Moyet to Star at Manchester Pride

By | Wednesday Aug 22, 2012
Former Yazoo star and singing legend Alison Moyet to headline Sunday night Gaydar Main Arena stage as part of the Big Weekend festival.

Ascension 2012: Let’s Have a Kiki

By Mark Thompson | Wednesday Aug 22, 2012
The seventh incarnation of the Fund in the Sun Foundation’s Ascension Beach Party made it abundantly clear that when Fire Island Pines wants to party, they have a full-on kiki on the beach.

An Austrian Adventure: Travels through Burgenland

By Matthew Wexler | Wednesday Aug 22, 2012
Burgenland is not the Austria you have in mind. Maria von Trapp will not be traipsing over a mountain range. Nor will you find a gaggle of twentysomethings dressed in lederhosen while devouring Sachertorte.

Miami Beach Calls to Hispanic LGBTs in October

By | Saturday Aug 18, 2012
The world-wide Hispanic LGBT community will gather in Miami Beach on October 6th for the Celebrate ORGULLO Festival. The event is the first of its kind in the U.S. and showcases the community during the month of October.

Contemporary Art Takes Over Versailles

By | Sunday Aug 12, 2012
From now through September 30, 2012, the Palace of Versailles presents the exhibition Joana Vasconcelos Versailles in the State Apartments and the gardens, creating incredible juxtapositions between the classic opulence of the palace and contemporary art.

France Names New Palace Hotels

By | Friday Aug 10, 2012
In 2011, a new classification system for hotels in France was established, announcing eight hotels in France who were given a new rank of "Palace," distinguishing the very best among five-star hotels.

Divers/Cité Celebrates 20th Birthday in Vieux Montreal

By Mark Thompson | Thursday Aug 9, 2012
Founded in 1993 on the principles of diversity, solidarity, and openness, Divers/Cité is one of the most beloved of Montreal’s forty annual festivals, a multi-day LGBT music and arts festival with more than fifty hours of free music and performance.

Homes Away from Home :: New England’s Historic Hotels of America

By Kilian Melloy | Monday Aug 6, 2012
EDGE breaks bread with marketing directors from historic hotels across New England--and beyond. Where will you stay next time you tire of clone-style, nondescript chain hotels? One of these historic gems might be just the thing...

El Portal Sedona Hotel Rocks Girls’ Getaways

By Wendy Rubicam | Saturday Aug 4, 2012
If you are planning a girls’ getaway, think outside the box and head to Sedona, AZ for a truly unforgettable experience.

Top Six Skywalks

By | Friday Aug 3, 2012
Fears can be as simple as disliking enclosed places or not wanting to see snakes or spiders, but one of the most common fears held by adults is of heights.  

Blueberries and Raspberries for August in Vermont

By | Wednesday Aug 1, 2012
Come hungry to Vermont, as a dozen Vermont agricultural fairs are showcasing summer veggies like they’re Vermont’s Venus de Milo - and that sweet smell of raspberry pie is around every corner.

Xlsior to Conquer Mykonos for Fourth Annual Gay Festival

By | Monday Jul 30, 2012
XLSIOR MYKONOS is the most exclusive international gay leisure festival, launched in September 2009 on the famous island of Mykonos. It will be held this year for its fourth edition from Wednesday 22 August until Sunday 26 August 2012.

The Ultimate Braincation: Grand Canyon River Rafting

By Wendy Rubicam | Sunday Jul 29, 2012
There is no better escape from the stresses of everyday life than a Grand Canyon rafting trip on the Colorado River. Imagine a vacation full of incredible natural wonders, relaxation, reconnection, and a splash (or two) of exhilaration and adventure.

Honeymoon in Vegas

By Mark Thompson | Wednesday Jul 25, 2012
"I love Vegas," he said, emphasis on the verb, his voice a mixture of awe, enthusiasm - and relief at finding himself (again) in the world’s most spectacular adult playground.

A Luxurious Home on the Eastern & Oriental Express Train

By CHARMAINE NORONHA | Monday Jul 23, 2012
Beads of sweat trickle down my forehead on a muggy night in Bangkok when I realize I’m late for the Eastern & Oriental Express train. I’ve missed the shuttle from my hotel and my baggage bounces over the unevenly paved streets as I run.