An update from our beloved correspondent, Harvard student and frequent traveler, Allister Chang:
From the team that perfected “guerilla” takeovers of straight clubs, comes gay spring break San Juan 2015! On March 25-29 The Welcoming Committee (TWC) will bring LGBTQs from eight different cities to Puerto Rico. Whether you go by yourself, with a partner, or a group of friends, you’ll meet dozens of new people, and — if my past experiences with TWC events have taught me anything — leave a trail of glitter across the entire island.
As part of this trip, TWC has booked hotel rooms looking over San Juan’s gay beach, and organized everything from parties at local nightclubs to gay ziplining (yes, I’m looking forward to seeing this concept in action as well)!
If you’re not familiar with TWC, it’s a community of people across the country that comes together to give LGBTQs the opportunity to experience the entire world, not just gay bars, in outrageous comfort. They accomplish this by simply showing up to iconic venues and events, that might not typically feel comfortable, with a large number of people in the community. Imagine 200 people at a ski resort, 750 at an MLB game, and 1,000 at a nightclub. From my experiences with TWC, the tone of events is silly and sexy. Members are mostly between the ages of 25 and 40.
Interested in finding out more about their take on spring break? You can find the itinerary, including a party with San Juan’s local gay party promoters, all right here.