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For Best Results, Just Add Water: Splash House Rocks the Gay Scene

Society is a patchwork quilt of exclusion and inclusion. We want to belong, yet we also strive to stand out. As gay people, we feel this contradiction on a personal level. Our...

The Great Outdoors 2021 – National Parks 

As we emerge from our apartments and houses and step out of our quarantine bubbles and pods there is no better time to pack the car and head out for a bit of R&R with Mother...

Explore a Pastel Paradise with Gray Malin

We experience emotions in vibrant Technicolor. Sensuality feels like a gritty flood of scarlet imagery, serenity is often a calming azure hue, and anger clouds our consciousness...

Kiss the Groom, Already! The Global Guide to Gay Marriage

Acceptance is a patchwork quilt. You can’t always count on it, but you can work to make it stronger, warmer, and more encompassing. As Pride Month blankets us with a sense of...

P&O Australia: Where Cruising Meets Cruising

To paraphrase poet laureates The Go-Go’s: vagaytion, all I ever wanted. Those words rang true four decades ago, they rang through our quarantined consciousness for over a year,...

The 2021 Travel Bucket List

Cabin fever getting you down? Once you get both vaccine doses it’s time to book your first post-pandemic adventure. Pull out your passport and make sure it’s up to date, renew...

Lust in Lisbon: The Men of Elska Magazine

The pandemic has taught us to rethink desire. Circuit parties and crowded gay bars took a yearlong disco nap, forcing us to turn inward and seek titillation online or in print....

Is ‘Gay’ Passé? Ask Montreal’s Village People

Labels can be hurtful, but they can also be a signpost, a beacon, or a source of inclusion. For ages, we have used the word ‘gay’ to signify members of our extended queer...

Adrift on Calmer Waters: A Quiet Corner of the Caribbean Offers Planning Options

The color blue is inherently soothing. It is as though Mother Earth took note of this fact and enrobed in azul shades just to soften the stresses of her inhabitants. Humans are...

Get Your Buns in Gear!

Butts are a microcosm of life. They grow over time and they process a lot of crap, but they yearn to get off the sidelines and go where the sun DOES shine. Our collective rear...

This Queer Crossover Is Gonna Make You Sweat

You can’t spell #SafeSpace without #Ace, as in the fabulously flirty Ace Hotel. This LGBTQ+ haven was founded by gay entrepreneurs, quickly becoming a boutique party enclave...

A PARTY WITH PRECAUTIONS

Anticipation reaches fever pitch in the check-in line. The queues are long. Tickets must be verified. Cars get combed by security guards. It is a whole process. Only after the...