Traveling outside of state to ring in 2016?

Check out some of these hot spots for raising a toast to the New Year. ASHEVILLE, N.C. Want to stay close to home? It's just a short (slightly more than 3 hours) drive to Asheville, N.C., where the Grove ...

Georgia’s Tybee Island has a heart of LGBT gold

When the people behind got together in 2013 to talk about putting together Tybee Island's first LGBT Pride festival, they received support from a business community and a mayor that were eage...

One gay magical weekend at Disney celebrates 25 years

Before Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, there was an online BBS, or bulletin board system. And if you were logged on to the Florida gay BBS in early 1991, you might have seen a message from Orlando software des...

Top 6 same-sex wedding destinations

By 1.) Hawaii Hawaii has long been a top destination for weddings and in December 2013 same-sex couples gained the right to tie the knot in the aloha state. With some of the most gorgeous ...
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Travel: Summer getaways

Brazil Pride

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


Head south for these LGBT summer traditions. More Florida events listed under other specific categories.

Memorial Day Weekend in Pensacola
May 23-27 in Pensacola, Fla.

Gay Days in Orlando
May 28-June 3, Gay Day at Magic Kingdom: June 1

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Travel: Road trip tips from Atlanta’s queer music darlings

Girlyman performs at Eddie's Attic

If anyone is an expert in road traveling, it’s Doris Muramatsu.

On the road for two weeks at the time with her band Girlyman since early 2001, Muramatsu has seen hundred of thousands of miles of America’s asphalt maze — with bandmates Ty Greenstein, Nate Borofsky and newest member JJ Jones in tow.

“We certainly know how to find the best route, how to find good food, and how to Priceline 3.5- to 4-star hotels for $35,” Muramatsu says. “When you travel as much as we do, you learn how to make the road work for you in a more streamlined fashion.”

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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.