Vermont, Gay Pride, Foliage and A Whole Lot of Food September 21-22

As their one-time kitschy but cool slogan once declared, I LOVERMONT! From our friends in the Green Mountain State: Mark your calendars and book a room for Vermont’s annual Pride celebration September 21-22, 2012. The festivities, which will be held in September for the first time in order to better include Vermont’s large student populationContinue reading “Vermont, Gay Pride, Foliage and A Whole Lot of Food September 21-22”

Two More Reasons to Head to Vermont This Year

The state of Vermont doesn’t have a single gay bar (last time we checked). But it does have a super gay-friendly population and a cool, laid-back, welcoming vibe. It also has two simultaneous gay-related events taking place September 22, 2012: Pride Vermont and Northern Decadence. Northern Decadence is probably a bit more G-rated than theContinue reading “Two More Reasons to Head to Vermont This Year”

Gather Lots of Popcorn: VT Bear Film Festival Scheduled for August

Talk about a niche of a niche of a niche! If you’re a bear who makes films for, by or about bears, listen up. There’s a film festival just for you in Vermont. The VT Bear Film Festival unspools August 17-18. It’s held on private property at the home of, John Scagliotti, the program director, offContinue reading “Gather Lots of Popcorn: VT Bear Film Festival Scheduled for August”

Vermont: The Green Mountain State Shows Some Pink

Last month, I had the privilege of speaking to Vermont’s Commissioner of Tourism and Travel and Recreation Council about gay travel. I also had a whirlwind tour of this beautiful, progressive state. It’s known for its maple syrup, covered bridges and extraordinary leaf-peeping opportunities. But that’s not that half of it. Pioneers in gay equalityContinue reading “Vermont: The Green Mountain State Shows Some Pink”

Gay Party in Vermont This Weekend

Vermont is open for business and this week, their first ever (LGBT) Northern Decadence event takes place this Friday and Saturday, September 9 and 10. The event is meant to “showcase Vermont’s beautiful scenery, delicious foods, and welcoming people,” according to the organizers, the Vermont Gay Travel Association. Highlights of the weekend include a boatContinue reading “Gay Party in Vermont This Weekend”

Vermont Wants Gay New York Honeymooners

Sure, same-sex marriage will be the law of New York state within a month but Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing wants newly nuptialled New Yorkers to head there after the knot is tied. Read the recent article. Even their governor is intent on keeping this business. (Note: I am quoted in this piece.) Stay atContinue reading “Vermont Wants Gay New York Honeymooners”