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EEEKKK! Announcing #MyGayPride European Tour

I’m super pumped to announce that I’ve teamed up with gay travel bloggers Two Bad Tourists and 16 other bloggers for the #MyGayPride European Tour. The campaign – the brainchild of David Brown and Auston Matta – will see a team of 17 LGBTQ and straight-allied writers and bloggers, plus 100 ambassadors, attend gay pride events around the world and share their stories via social media. Our media sponsor Gay Star Travel will be joining us at eight European prides – Riga, Barcelona, Berlin, Cologne, Ibiza, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Benidorm – with a further 50 prides in 20 countries attended by #MyGayPride ambassadors. We’re…

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Queer Woman Seeks Paid Sex in Amsterdam

Note: This post originally appeared on She’s Wanderful. I’ve spent most of my summer on tour with Gay Star News for the #MyGayPride campaign. Pride is one part celebration and one-part community gathering, with a dash of protest. Despite what the media tells straight people, its focus is not all leathermen, hooking up, and finding the best sex toys and lube. Although, that is part of it. I came away from a month of back-to-back Pride celebrations eager to find unique travel content for my audience. There are only so many ways you can cover pride festivals around the world.…

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Top 9 Instagram Photos of 2015

1 year. 10 countries. 32 brand partnerships. 30,000 followers. 112,000 Instagram hearts. 2015 has been an eventful year with incredible highs and lows. After 3 years of intense labor I took my little hobby from a passing interest to a full time business. I’ve fought through every moment of this year. From the time I missed my flight in the UK and had to borrow money to get home from Europe, or when I dropped my phone (with all my blog photos) off the literal side of a cliff or when I left my brand new DSLR behind on my…

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2015 Year in Review

2015 has been one hell of a year. For me, it was mixed with some pretty extreme highs and lows. I’ve spent the last year relocating pretty much constantly while building my blog, scraping by financially and maintaining my long-term relationship. I can’t lie, it’s been one of the toughest I can remember. Building a business while constantly on the go is no small feat. While I’ve struggled in my personal life, this year has been one of the best for me professionally. My blog finally started to make some money. By June I had already hit some of my…

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REVIEW: LGBT Friendly Generator Hostel

Europe is one of the most popular destinations for students studying abroad, folks doing their gap year and young travelers on a budget. Despite its popularity, Europe can be a wildly expensive destination for budget travelers. Staying in youth hostels is a great option for young people looking to meet other travelers and keep to a budget. While I was in Europe this summer on the #MyGayPride tour with Gay Star News and my favorite gay boy bloggers I was sponsored by Generator Hostels for the Barcelona and Paris leg of my adventures. To be honest, I’m not the budget traveler…

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Obsessed: Berlin Street Art

Berlin is the queer capital of Europe. It reminds me a bit of Brooklyn. I even tweeted that NYC had some competition when I was in Berlin. There isn’t one “Gayborhood” because queer culture has spread throughout the city. I was in town during my #MyGayPride tour and got to explore the Lesbish-Schwules StraBenfest (lesbigay street festival) with 350,000 of my closest friends. It was an outdoor street fair with tons of food, bars and vendors. It’s the street fair that leads up to Berlin’s Christopher Street Day. CSD is the German name for Pride which is one part celebration…

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Lesbian Finds (Unlikely) Faith in Cologne Cathedral

Last month, I traveled Europe during the #MyGayPride tour with Gay Star News. I made my way from city to city chasing Pride with my Eurail pass. As I got off the train in Cologne for the largest Pride celebration in Germany, I was completely caught off guard by the giant castlelike structure just outside the train station.   It turned out to be Cologne Cathedral (or as some people call it, the Dom),  the largest cathedral in Germany and the third tallest in the world. It’s over 765 years old and according to UNESCO, it’s the most complete example…

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Is Eurail the Best Way to Travel Europe?

Last month I traveled Europe during the #MyGayPride tour with Gay Star News. My trip was a bit rushed because I had so many stops along the way. I was in Barcelona for Pride followed by a couple days in Paris and immediately off to Cologne later that week. Luckily, I had a Eurail pass to get me from place to place. Having a Europe train pass allowed me to kick back and relax in the air-conditioned first class cabin while the European countryside blew by the high-speed rail. Auston from Two Bad Tourists gave me the option of taking…

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Lesbian Travel Guide to Barcelona

I spent most of the summer traveling Europe for the #MyGayPride tour with Gay Star News. The tour was pretty tight, but I completely fell in love with Barcelona and decided to spend some extra time checking out the Catalonian city. I explored the lesbian scene and meet up with some movers and shakers of the Spanish queer community. Here are a few tips and tricks for your next visit. Girlie Circuit Girlie Circuit is every August in Barcelona but the hold parties year round at different locations around Spain. It’s your standard Dinah Shore type circuit party with DJs, wild…

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EuroPride 2015 in Riga, Latvia

I was a witness to history unfolding itself in Riga this month. The third stop on my leg of the #MyGayPride tour with Two Bad Tourists and Gay Star News, Riga was the first post soviet country to host EuroPride. EuroPride is a week long celebration of European LGBTs. Each year, the celebration is held in a different country around Europe. This year was very different than previous years because it was held 200 miles from Russian border days after massive violence erupted in the Ukraine pride festival. Russia is well known for having strong anti-LGBT policies and has been reported…

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Kiev Pride Sees Explosives and Molotov Cocktails

Pride in major western cities has become a corporate-sponsored day of shameless debauchery. No shade on that, we all need time to let loose and enjoy ourselves. I’m from NYC, we host one of the largest pride celebrations in the world. I’ve been to pride in dozens of different cities and countries, but when I think of pride parades, I always picture NYC’s 365 marching contingents representing brands as diverse as Khiels to the MCC Church. Prides in major western cities have top 40 pop stars headlining nightclubs. These days celebrities even use Pride in strategic PR campaigns. Is it…

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Memphis the Musical & #BlackLivesMatter

Earlier this month, I was in London kicking off the #MyGayPride tour. Despite a few hiccups here and there, I’ve had a pretty incredible time. I was invited to see Memphis the musical in London’s famous West End theater district. As I was sitting down to watch a performance centering around the integration of music in 1950’s Memphis, Tennessee, I learned that an act of racially loaded domestic terrorism was taking place in my home country. I walked into the theater thinking about #BlackLivesMatter, Rachel Dolezal, and Eric Garner. I had high hopes for a performance that was able to…

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15 Piece Femme Summer Travel Wardrobe

Melissa from Lezbackpack and I have a shared Femme Travel Style Pinterest Board where we share our favorite looks for adventuring. When you travel for weeks (or months) at a time with nothing but a 32 litre backpack, styling can get really complicated. Inspired by our pinterest board and my European adventure with #MyGayPride I put together this 15-piece, nomad inspired, femme summer travel starter wardrobe. Do remember to keep your wardrobe culturally sensitive and appropriate for the country you’re visiting. Shorts and cropped tops might not be appropriate in all places around the world. Tops Boyfriend Fit V-Neck T-shirt…

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