Our Quick ‘n’ Dirty Guide To Halloween

This year, the usual suspects go to bat with some of the biggest Halloween parties of the year. Tonight, West Hollywood’s Santa Monica Boulevard is hosting the largest street party in the world. Half a million (yes, you heard that right!) of gays will descend onto the block for the most insane costume party we’ve scene. CheckContinue reading “Our Quick ‘n’ Dirty Guide To Halloween”

A Small Mexican Town with a Whole Lotta Ghosts

In San Miguel de Allende, a small artist colony in Guanajuato, Mexico, the locals celebrate Halloween a little differently. You won’t find any slutty nurses around here. Instead, the Dia de los Muertos is a majestic ode to the dead, an ancient ritual where the pastel-colored town of old churches becomes lush with flowers, art, andContinue reading “A Small Mexican Town with a Whole Lotta Ghosts”

Halloween in Provincetown: Blown Away

The surprisingly fierce late autumn snow storm that pounded the Mid-Atlantic and New England largely spared Provincetown. Except for driving, near-horizontal rain and gale-force wind. Of course wintry gusts aren’t exactly drag-queen-wig friendly. The streets on Saturday night were largely devoid of revelers except those scurrying towards a dry interior in search of a warmingContinue reading “Halloween in Provincetown: Blown Away”

Provincetown Takes Halloween Very Seriously

Provincetown, Massachusetts is mad about Halloween. The town and its businesses have organized a lengthy list of events from Spooky Yoga and Witches Brew Ball to a Masquerade to a Spooky Bear Rocky Horror Screening throughout the weekend. For a complete list of events, visit: http://www.ptown.org/halloween.asp. The big night will be Saturday when ghouls, goblins andContinue reading “Provincetown Takes Halloween Very Seriously”

A Super Halloween Costume Carnaval in West Hollywood, CA

West Hollywood, CA boasts one of the best and biggest Halloween celebrations and parades. Although it’s become increasingly popular with spectators versus participants over the past few years, it really is still a fun largely gay party. It’s called the West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval and it attracts about 500,000 people. Purists, the organizers alwaysContinue reading “A Super Halloween Costume Carnaval in West Hollywood, CA”

Provincetown Scares Up Halloween Fun

Many travelers think of Provincetown as a summer destination with the town closed up after Labor Day. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. In fact, many travelers love visiting in September and October with warm days and cool nights and those oh-so-cozy fireplaces in many of the guesthouses. One of the most fun weekendsContinue reading “Provincetown Scares Up Halloween Fun”

Halloween: A Gay High Holiday

Originally published in GPS.OutTraveler.com There’s nothing like a pagan holiday to get the LGBT community all excited! Halloween — with roots in a Celtic harvest festival — has distinct appeal for queer people. It’s primarily an adult holiday in urban settings. We can express our inner crazy, and society sanctions it. There is no seeingContinue reading “Halloween: A Gay High Holiday”