What’s great about being gay? Some say Pride. Others prefer sunny summery Sydney for Mardi Gras, but winter deserves some love, to. Let’s face it: wherever there are gay parties, you’ll find a DJ and a dance partner. So whether you’re a twink on the slopes or a bear in a hot tub, here are some winter frolics you won’t want to miss.
Palm Springs International Bear Convergence
For those who like their circuit events with extra fur, there’s a sexy weekend in Palm Springs coming up that features a variety of themed pool parties and DJ-helmed dances, a speed dating event, a Hungry Bear Brunch and even a chance to don a toga for “Bearcules.”
Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras
Attracting hundreds of thousands, this is one of the world’s largest celebrations of LGBTQ Pride. Highlights among this year’s many events include the Pose-style Sissy Ball, a series of presentations on Queer Thinking, a Victoria Park picnic event called Fair Day, the White Party with Drag Race champ Aquaria, a massive parade and non-stop parties in every flavor.
Fort Lauderdale Pride
While pride may be synonymous with June in many climes, Fort Lauderdale hosts theirs in February. Expect plenty of fun in the Florida sun, including a parade, a festival and some truly great live entertainment from stars including American Idol’s Ada Vox and frequent Drag Race choreographer and judge Todrick Hall.
Rainbow Reykjavik Winter Pride
Pink Iceland welcomes visitors to experience the chill charm of this singular world city surrounded by fellow members of the LGBTQ community, including a visit to the sexy and stunning Blue Lagoon, hunts for the Northern Lights, visits to the area’s famous geysers, trips to the unforgettable Phallological Museum and an opportunity to let loose at the fabulous Pink Party.
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Last modified: March 12, 2019