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5 Nightlife Gems You Can Only Find In Portland

Jan 21, 2016 by
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5 Nightlife Gems You Can Only Find In Portland

You may not immediately think of nightlife when visiting weird, wonderful Portland, but the bustling city offers a unique blend of opportunities to let your hair down for the night, from unique music scenes, dancing and, of course, drinking. Although …

5 Fascinating Facts About The Country’s Longest Continuously Running Drag Show

Jan 20, 2016 by
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5 Fascinating Facts About The Country's Longest Continuously Running Drag Show

With the prevalence of drag shows in cities around the world and the mainstream success of Ru Paul’s Drag Race, it’s easy to forget that performing in drag was ever considered controversial. But you don’t have to go back too far to …

A Black Queer Trans Portlander Reveals A Side Of The City You Won’t See On Portlandia

Jan 19, 2016 by
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A Black Queer Trans Portlander Reveals A Side Of The City You Won't See On Portlandia

26-year-old illustrator/designer/writer Ebin Lee is a self-described Black queer trans person, and just one of the profilees of a gorgeous Zine created by Portland photographer Intisar Abioto called Black Portlands, showcasing unique voices from a side of Portland culture that’s …

Chug-A-Lug Gurl! Gay Beer Turns 25

Jan 18, 2016 by
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Chug-A-Lug Gurl! Gay Beer Turns 25

Yet another reason to love 2016: It marks the 25th anniversary of the birth of gay beer. Of course we know from the Six Beer Theory that the difference between a gay man and a straight man lies in a …

11 Things To Do In San Francisco With Your GBFFs

Jan 16, 2016 by
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11 Things To Do In San Francisco With Your GBFFs

San Francisco offers much more than just a vibrant bar club scene. The City by the Bay has unique activities lurking in every inch of its seven square miles every day of the week, so grab your friends and head out to these fabulous …

In Praise Of Tiny Gay Bars

Jan 15, 2016 by
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In Praise Of Tiny Gay Bars

They’ve been a vital part of our culture since way before Stonewall, and despite the onslaught of digital connectivity, somehow the world’s tiny bars survive and even thrive, such as Portland’s, Sloan’s Tavern (above), featured in Travel Portland’s guide to gay …

Your Favorite Cities And Travel Destinations?: The Winners Are…

Jan 13, 2016 by
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Best of GayCities 2015 nominated great travel destinations of 2015, but it was up to you declare the winners. After weeks of voting, we are proud to announce your favorite cities of 2015. Make sure to add these to your travel …