5 LGBT things you need to know today, Feb. 22

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Summer Travel: Summer cruises for the LGBT traveler

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Summer Travel: Sail away to nearby gay paradises

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Travel: Florida or bust

Florida or Bust

A road trip to Florida over the Memorial Day holiday weekend has become an annual tradition for LGBT people in the South. The coastal oil spill scare of 2010 seems to be long forgotten as visitors continue to make the trek and pack the beaches and bars.

The tradition of gays gathering in Pensacola for the holiday used to be male-oriented, but women’s parties have become so prevalent, they actually compete against each other over the jam-packed weekend.

Owners of the Atlanta-based lesbian bar My Sister’s Room are involved in one of the premiere Pensacola parties, Sexacola Beach 2012. Now in its third year, Sexacola hosts its events at Capt’n Fun Beach Club in Pensacola, which Jennifer Maguire, owner of My Sister’s Room, calls a terrific location.

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Travel: LGBT summer getaways

Ready to get out of town?

Whether you prefer beach or mountains, cruising or camping, check out these big LGBT events to get you on the road this summer.

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Travel: If you go, be in the know

The GA Voice caught up with five six gay former Atlantans who now live in other cities to find out what they are up to now and to get their tips for visitors to their new cities.

Happy traveling.

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Travel: LGBT campsites offer inexpensive, casual summertime fun

Summer camping options

For those looking to escape the grind, smog and congestion of the city in summer, a number of gay-owned Georgia campgrounds offer peaceful, often clothing optional, retreats from the summer heat.

But running a campground isn’t easy. Once located near Valdosta, Bobcat Resort Campground closed last year. Another casualty of 2011 was Lumberjacks Camping Resort, in Unadilla, near Macon, but the property has been reborn as Oz Campground, with its grand opening slated for Memorial Day weekend.

Rich McTague is one of the new owners. Two gay couples bought Lumberjacks and have set upon improving the campground.