The end of summer can be such a melancholy time. The back-to-work blues kick in as we long for more late-night pool parties and cook outs. Except for San Francisco, where the summer months are foggy and freezing and we all can't wait for the dawn of a new autumn. Well, lucky us, because summer is over, and now the real party begins!
Come one, come all. Southern Decadence is known for welcoming leather lovers and bears, but they aren't the only types of people you'll see. All ages, genders, races and orientations come to party.
We're bruised, but now, we're stronger. Let's prove it at these post-June Pride events.
The musicians at the Palace were all dressed up in Baroque era style - think big wigs and dresses for the women and the men
I long for a day when we don't need to worry about where we travel and when LGBT Pride is used as only a celebration of who we are rather than the need to campaign for equality. Until then, we still have work to do. And we'll continue doing it.
We need to use our collective power as part of the EU to ensure that those rights extend further. LGBT couples should be able to travel freely throughout the world without the fear of discrimination. But we have a long way to go.
According to the calendar, it's spring, even if the weather is not cooperating. We're two weeks into the season and I'm sure you've probably seen cherry blossoms, cleaned out the attic, and went to your first kickball practice. Now it's time to plan your spring travel.
Why It's Important to Open the World to LGBT Travellers -- Even in Places Where It's Illegal to Be Gay
Travel broadens the mind, there's no doubt about that and as a gay man I want to be able to travel to the four corners of the globe, without feeling limited, restricted or shameful of who I am.
It really upsets me that in this day and age the LGBT community still feel unable to travel to any destination on earth. Clearly there is still some way to go in order to break down the barriers that exist and to ensure that the law is made equal everywhere.
The travel industry has long been known as a safe haven for gay employees. But when it comes to catering for the LGBT consumer, the industry has fallen shamefully behind in its offering to provide a level of service and reassurance that we all deserve and expect.
We were shocked that in India, the very people who are supposed to protect you are instead the ones you have to bribe to leave you alone.