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Inside Jewish Argentina & Uruguay 2017

JDC Entwine is now accepting applications for an LGBTQ+ Jewish Leadership Trip to Argentina & Uruguay. This inaugural experience will explore the unique Jewish and LGBTQ+ communities of these two countries. October 22nd – 29th, 2017. The deadline to apply is August 15.

Inside Jewish Argentina & Uruguay 2017

With this initiative, JDC Entwine affirms its commitment to building a movement of change makers that is inclusive and reflective of the diversity of the Jewish people and seeks to make a meaningful impact on global Jewish needs and international humanitarian issues, starting in locations that serve as beacons of Jewish inclusion globally.

This trip is developed in partnership with Eighteen:22 and JQ International.

About the Trip
Argentina and Uruguay both serve as leaders in LGBTQ+ issues in Latin America. Uruguay played host to the 2016 LGBTI Human Rights Conference and was named the most LGBT friendly country in Latin America. In 2010, Argentina became the second country in Latin America to legalize same sex marriage. This unique trip will explore how the Jewish communities of these two progressive countries have worked to integrate LGBTQ+ rights into their social agendas in recent decades.

Itinerary Highlights:

  • Explore Buenos Aires, home to the largest Jewish community in Latin America, and Montevideo, a smaller but equally vibrant community.
  • Learn about JDC’s critical interventions during the 2001 economic crisis in the areas of medical and welfare assistance, jobs training, elder care, and beyond.
  • Engage with Argentine peers through discussions with JAG (Judios Argentinos Gays (Jewish Argentine Gays), an organization established with the assistance of JDC in 2004 to promote inclusion and diversity within and outside the Jewish community
  • Gain an in depth understanding of challenges to equal opportunity & self-expression in Latin America at DAIA, the Delegacion de Asociaciones Israelitas Argentinas, which aims to fight discrimination & protect human rights
  • Enjoy an inclusive Shabbat experience at Comunidad NCI-Emanu El, the first religious institution to host a same-sex Jewish marriage in Latin America
  • Dance tango, drink Malbec, enjoy traditional asado (BBQ) & experience Fuerza Bruta
  • Provide spaces for Jewish LGBTQ+ individuals to explore both their Judaism and LGBTQ+ identities with each other by taking part of an intensive cohort experience.
Trip Dates: October 22-29, 2017
Application Deadline: August 15, 2017
Participation fee: $1,200 USD, not inclusive of flights
*Do not let the price of the trip stop you from applying. JDC Entwine has subsidies available. Click here to learn more.

The trip cost includes:

  • Local transportation within/between Argentina & Uruguay
  • Meals
  • Hotel Accommodations (note: the participation fee covers accommodations in double rooms; participants may elect to stay in a single room for an additional fee)
  • Site visits, briefings, tours, etc.
  • Medical and emergency evacuation insurance

Participants will be expected to submit a non-refundable deposit of $1,000 upon notification of selection.

Final payments (which may vary based on individual subsidies) will be due two months before departure.

To learn more click here for a FAQ.

Flight details: Participants will be responsible for booking their own round-trip airfare to Montevideo and from Buenos Aires. Travel logistics details will be shared upon notification of acceptance.

Inside Jewish Argentina & Uruguay 2015 alumna, Nicky Auster blogged about her experience here.

About JDC in Argentina & Uruguay: Argentina is home to Latin America’s largest Jewish population, the 7th largest Jewish population in the world. A prosperous community for most of its history, which dates back to the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions, Argentina’s Jews were devastated by the 2001 economic crisis that turned middle-class families into “the new poor” virtually overnight.

JDC responded immediately and efficiently to the Jewish community’s sizeable needs, leveraging decades-long partnerships to expand existing relief services to aid those hardest hit by the crisis. More than 10 years later, with the local Jewish institutions’ overall health largely restored, JDC has resumed its historic role in Argentina as a community-development expert.

About JDC Entwine: Entwine is a one-of-a-kind movement for young Jewish leaders, influencers, and advocates who seek to make a meaningful impact on global Jewish needs and international humanitarian issues. We do this by offering service experiences in Jewish communities around the world, educational events and programs, and leadership development opportunities. Entwine is an initiative of JDC, the largest Jewish humanitarian organization in the world. JDC works in 70 countries, specializing in humanitarian aid, Jewish community renewal, and disaster relief.
About Eighteen:22: Eighteen:22 is a global network of Jewish LGBTQ+ and ally changemakers working to advance positive change for their communities and those around them. Eighteen:22 launched in 2015 as a Schusterman Connection Point in Salzburg, Austria.
About JQ International: JQ International builds and strengthens a community that nurtures the healthy fusion of LGBTQ+ and Jewish identities. Established in Los Angeles in 2004, JQ offers an array of social services for individuals and groups, inclusion trainings for Jewish and secular institutions, and a variety of social and educational programs each year.

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Whistler Gay Ski Week

Gay Whistler Ski Week – The Whistler Pride and Ski Festival is more than just a gay ski week, it is an 8-day festival that combines Sports, Culinary, Wellness and spectacular Social and Cultural events. Vancouver, BC; Jan 23-31, 2016

Whistler Gay Ski Week

Whistler Gay Ski Week

The charming European inspired pedestrian village makes getting around easy to experience activities for Non Skiers & Riders or for those that need a break. Whistler offers an abundance of activities from inner tube sliding, dog sledding, snowmobile tours, bungee jumping, to flying through the forest like a Jedi Knight on one of the Zipline courses. There are hundreds of spa and body treatments to be had, wellness programs, culinary experiences, art galleries and abundant people watching opportunities throughout the resort.

The festival offers a robust programming schedule that includes daily Après Ski (Happy Hour) social events, early evening programming like Comedy Shows, and late night parties like the themed Cowboy Party to genre specific parties for the Bears, Lesbians and Circuit Boys. Something for everyone. The only thing that is missing is you!

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OH SNOW SHE DIDN’T!

What happens when 4 of America’s frostiest ice queens join forces for one night of music & comedy? Things get real chilly – and real silly!

Join legendary “ladies” Bianca Del Rio, Jackie Beat, Sherry Vine & Varla Jean Merman in OH SNOW SHE DIDN’T! – a blizzard of beauty and an avalanche of attitude that will melt your heart.


 

3,000 guests from around the world descend on Whistler to partake in the annual Whistler Pride and Ski Festival. Enjoy daily apres ski parties, night time theme events, and large weekend mega parties. Daily complimentary ski and snowboard guiding is available alternating between Whistler and Blackcomb.

Snowball Main Event with YINON YAHEL (Israel)

Opening DJ BRET LAW (Seattle)

Snowball the main event at Whistler Pride and ski festival with DJ YinonYahel (Israel) DJ Bret Law (SEA) 10pm- 4amWhistler Pride’s final night of celebration where the festival pulls out all the stops for Snowball Main Event. Mega Sound, incredible visuals, award winning YINON YAHEL (Israel) and opening DJ BRET LAW (SEA) and special performance by FLAVA.

Gay Whistler Ski Week

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Gay Ski Winter Rendezvous Stowe Vermont

Winter Rendezvous – Celebrate 5 Days of Wintry Bliss with hundreds of GLBT enthusiasts from across the country and beyond. Stowe, VT; Jan 20-24, 2016

The largest gay ski week in the northeast!

Gay Ski Winter Rendezvous Stowe Vermont

Gay Ski Winter Rendezvous Stowe Vermont

New to Winter Rendezvous? Here’s everything you need to know!

If you do not find answers to your questions below, please feel free to call us at 1 (617) 504-3131
The first step is to decide which pass is best for you and complete the Online Registration process
We offer 4 passes: Full Ski/Ride Pass, Weekend Ski/Ride Pass (Saturday and Sunday Only) and two Non-skier options. Physical tickets are mailed out to participants.
You will present this ticket at the Winter Rendezvous Registration Center when you arrive Stowe.
There you will be issued a wristband and a SMR discount voucher (ski/riders only) The wristband allows access to all events, the voucher you will redeem at the Stowe Mountain Resort (SMR) for discounts on lift tickets, rentals & lessons.

Once you’ve registered online, you may BOOK YOUR HOTEL. Registered participants will receive a discount at the host hotel (The Golden Eagle Resort) as well as the other hotels listed on the Winter Rendezvous website.
NOTE: You will need to register before you call the hotel. As part of the online registration process we forward your information directly to the hotel you choice. They will already know you have successfully registered.

  • What will it cost for lift tickets using the Winter Rendezvous discount voucher?
    LIFT TICKET FEES FOR Winter Rendezvous Participants (It pays to be registered!)
    1-day = $45
    2-day = $90
    3-day = $135
    4-day = $180
    5-day = $225
  • What will it cost for equipment rental using the Winter Rendezvous discount voucher?

    Winter Rendezvous participants will receive a 25% discount at the Mansfield or Spruce Peak rental shops on single or multi-day equipment rentals. The 25% discount is off of the retail rental rates and is valid for a full ski or snowboard package. Please follow the attached link to see the retail rates for 2015-2016. Click Here*THE ABOVE RATES ARE EXCLUSIVE TO REGISTERED WR PARTICIPANTS ONLY* Evolution Stowe Card Info: Guests will be charged a one-time $5.00 Evolution Stowe Card Fee when they turn in their voucher. The Evolution Stowe Card uses RFID technology to grant hands-free access to lifts and replaces the traditional lift ticket. Guests may keep their Evolution Stowe Card to reload for future visits to Stowe Mountain Resort.

  • If I just want to attend some of the events, what would each one cost?
    You may purchase individual advance tickets online for each event. In most cases it is less expensive to purchase a WR package
  • If I’m registered for the Weekend Package will I be able to attend events or SKI Wednesday, Thursday or Friday?
    NO, Ski Saturday and Sunday Only. The weekend pass starts 5 pm on Friday @ the Giant Apre Ski Indoor Pool Party at Trapps Family Lodge is the 1st event for Weekend packages. Weekend lift ticket discount vouchers are ONLY valid Saturday and Sunday. You may want to consider upgrading to a full package for an additional $30 before Jan 16. You may pay at the door for Wed and Thu, see prices above.
  • Will I receive a package in the mail? What should I do when I arrive in Stowe?
    Yes, physical tickets are mailed out to registered participants. You must present this ticket at registration for scanning. You will be given a bracelet allowing access to events and a discount voucher to take to the mountain for reduced rates on lift tickets, rentals and lessons. Tickets are mailed to you by Brown Paper Tickets. If you have any questions about your tickets call Brown Paper Ticket Customer Support 24/7 at 1 800 838-3006
  • How do I Check in for Winter Rendezvous?
    When you arrive Stowe go to Winter Rendezvous Registration at the Golden Eagle Resort 511 Mountain Road, Stowe VT 05672. There you will receive a lift ticket discount card and bracelet for access to events.
  • How do I get my discount vouchers for lift tickets?
    See Question #5 You will take your Winter Rendezvous discount voucher to Stowe Mountain and redeem it
  • What should I do when I get to Stowe?
    Go to the Winter Rendezvous registration desk at the Golden Eagle Resort 511 Mountain Road Stowe VT 05672 Check hours below. See Question #5 for additional information
  • What hours will the Winter Rendezvous registration be open?
    8:00 – 11:00 am Wednesday Thrusday and Friday. 8:00 – 10:00am Saturday
  • What if I arrive and have not registered for Winter Rendezvous
    CLICK HERE TO REGISER NOW with a major credit card OR Papal account.
  • May I have someone else pick up my Winter Rendezvous lift ticket discount card and credentials at registration desk?
    NO you may not. You must pick up and sign for your Winter Rendezvous packet in person. You will need to present your printed ticket (with barcode) and proper ID.
  • I purchased the Weekend Package. Is my discount lift ticket voucher good for Wed, Thu, and/or Fri?
    NO, your discount voucher will only be valid on Saturday and Sunday. You will need to up grade to a Full package.
  • May I upgrade to a Full Package when I arrive Stowe?
    Yes, you may upgrade at the Winter Rendezvous Registration Table at the Golden Eagle Resort. The cost is $25.00 (cash only).
  • How do I find a roommate?
    If your looking for a roommate please give us a call. We will make every attempt to accommodate you. You may also want to post the FB Winter Rendezvous page
  • How do I get on the Winter Rendezvous mailing list?
  • How do I get there (Stowe) from here?
    As the local joke goes; “If I were going to Stowe, I wouldn’t start from {wherever you are}…” Actually, Stowe is easily reached by car. Train and bus services are available into Waterbury, only 20 minutes from Stowe. Jet air service into Burlington International airport is only 40 minutes away, while the Stowe-Morrisville airport for smaller craft is 7 miles north of Stowe village. Rental cars and taxis are available in Burlington, Waterbury and in Stowe. If you plan on driving, follow these directions:
    From Boston take I-93 65 miles north to Bow, N.H. Take I-89 120 miles north to Exit 10 in Waterbury, Vermont. Take a right off the exit and follow Rt. 100 north 10 miles to Stowe.
    From Hartford, New York, Philadelphia, Washington and points south, take I-95 to I-91 North in Hartford. Take I-91 through Massachusetts into Vermont. At White River Junction, take I-89 north 61 miles to Exit 10 in Waterbury. Take a right off the exit and follow Rt. 100 north 10 miles to Stowe.
    From Albany take I-87 north to Exit 20 at Glens Falls. Take 149 to Fort Ann, Rt. 4 north to Fair Haven, Rt. 22A north to Vergennes, Rt. 7 North to South Burlington, I-189 to I-89, then I-89 south to Exit 10 in Waterbury. Take a left off the exit and follow Rt. 100 north 10 miles to Stowe.
    From Montreal take Rt. 10 east to Rt. 133. Take Rt 133 south to the U.S. border. Take I-89 south to Exit 10 in Waterbury. Take a left off the exit and follow Rt. 100 north 10 miles to Stowe.
    From Toronto take Trans Canada Highway 401 east to Cornwall Head south from Cornwall, cross the St. Lawrence River and the U.S. border and pickup Rt. 37 south to Malone. Take Rt. 11 North to Rouses Point. Cross the bridge over Lake Champlain and pickup Rt. 78 in Alburg. Continue along 78 to Swanton and then take I-89 south to Exit 10 in Waterbury. Take a left off the exit and follow Rt. 100 north 10 miles to Stowe.
  • How long does it take to get to Stowe by car?
    That depends on where you start. Consider the following:
    Albany 3.5 hrs
    Boston 3.5 hrs
    Buffalo 8.5 hrs
    Hartford 3.5 hrs
    Montreal 2.5 hrs
    NYC 6.5 hrs
    Ottawa 4 hrs
    Philadelphia 8 hrs
    Toronto 8 hrs
    Washington D.C. 10 hrs
  • What is the closet airport to Stowe?
    The Burlington International airport (BTV) is located 40 min from Stowe.
  • How do I get from the BTV airport to the Golden Eagle Resort?
    You may rent a car at the airport or use the one of the van services. Pegs Taxi or The Blazer (802) 253-0013. (Note: It is cheaper to rent a car)
  • Should I rent a car?
    You should consider the idea, things are spread out in stowe, you will want to go off-site for dinner, shopping, etc… The cost of a 5 day economy rental is about the same price of the van service.
  • What is the difference between the Weekend Package and the Full Package?
    The Weekend package includes a discounted lift ticket voucher valid Saturday and Sunday only as well as access to all activities starting at 5:00 pm on Friday. The Full Package includes a discounted lift ticket voucher valid Wed – Sun and access to all events.
  • Whats the current weather in Stowe, VT?
  • Who is scheduled to perform at Winter Rendezvous?
  • May I purchase tickets for the events and Live entertainment, if I’m unregistered?
    Yes, You may purchase indivual tickets online or at the door.
  • May I register for Winter Rendezvous when I arrive Stowe?
    Yes, we will make every attempt to accommodate you. Please know there will be a surcharge for on-site registration, events may be SOLD OUT. We strongly encourage you to pre-register for the event.
  • Which scheduled activities must I sign-up for and or book in advance?
    Dog Sledding YOU MUST BOOK DIRECTLY WITH Umiak Outfitters call 802 253-2317 Saturday 6:00 -8:00 pm BOOK IN ADVANCE
    Spa Treatments at the Golden Eagle Resort ADVANCED BOOKING STRONGLY SUGGESTED Call 866-697-2263
  • What if I’m a non-skier?
    No problem. there is plenty to do for non-skiers, and we have special discounted packages for non-Skiers. Many come for the social aspect, the entertainment, or winter activities other then skiing, there are plenty to choose from. You will not be board!
  • What is the general make-up of the winter Rendezvous group?
    The folks attending Winter Rendezvous are from all walks of life, predominantly gays & lesbians, of all ages, from New England and beyond, bears, young urban professionals, cowboys and cowgirls. As well as friends, family, and any other open-minded, fun loving, gay friendly person who cares to join the fun. We do require you bring a sense of humor and positive attitude. In general we do not discriminate, unless of course you are a republican, liberal democrat with a freak flag, or you happen to look funny.
  • How do I register?

    If you prefer not to register online you may send a check or money order payable to Winter Rendezvous. Mail to Winter Rendezvous, 50 Victory Road, Boston, MA 02122-2628.

  • What about trip insurance?
    Trip insurance is strongly recommended. There are several companies which offer trip insurance. Be sure to read the terms & conditions of your policy. Travel Guard International is one company you may consider. Our clients have had good experiences with Travel Guard. MJW Adventures is not in any way affiliated with any trip insurance company and will not assume any liability.
  • What if I did not find an answer to my question?

    Feel free to call us at 617 504 3131

    Feel free to contact us with additional questions: 617 504 3131 or info@mjwadventures.com

 

 

 

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Aspen Gay Ski Week 2016

Gay Ski Week – Aspen Gay Ski Week is a week-long LGBTQ winter event held in January each year. Aspen is located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains just hours from Denver by car and 30 minutes by plane into Aspen Airport. We have plenty to do for everyone..even if you don’t ski or board. We have daily skiing/boarding on one of the four mountains in the area with guides for all abilities. We also have daily apres ski parties, dinners, comedy, film, boutique & art walk, nightly parties, snow shoeing, sleigh rides, yoga & spa days…and much much more. Aspen, CO; Jan 17-24, 2016

Aspen Gay Ski Week 2016

Aspen Gay Ski Week 2016

How expensive is the event and is there a way to come that is affordable?

While Aspen can be expensive, the event itself can be affordable with our Black Diamond event pass, which gets you into all events with some exceptions. You may also volunteer for an event pass by emailing volunteer@gayskiweek.com.

Lodging is also a concern and we have many options between Aspen & Snowmass at all price levels. Aspen is a very small town, so any lodging that you pick will be within walking distance of all events except for the Pool Party, everyone has to take transportation to that. Contact one of our lodging experts at Stay Snowmass to find everything from hostel to luxury accommodations Click Here to Book Lodging

How do I get to Aspen?

There are 4 airports within 4 hours of Aspen, Colorado: Aspen/Pitkin Airport  – ASE (10min away), Eagle County Airport – EGE (1.5 hrs away), Grand Junction Airport – GJT (2.5 hrs away) & Denver Airport – DEN (4 hrs away)

All of the airports have their own set of difficulties, if it’s clear weather, Aspen is great however expensive. You can fly into all of these airports and get ground transportation or rent a car one way and drive into Aspen. Be warned, winter conditions will exist…experienced winter drivers only.

Will I need a car once I arrive in Aspen?

No, you can walk almost everywhere and we also have a free bus system between the 4 ski mountains in the area. you can view more information on our bus service at http://rfta.com  We also have cabs and car service available. Most hotels will also have free airport transportation if you choose to fly into Aspen as well as will drive you around town to dinner etc.

What should I pack? ( this we find, is the most important faq!)

Aspen has over 300 days of sunshine a year, so it won’t always be cold. Expect a mix of sun and snow during your trip. It may be cool outside, so bring a warm coat or jacket…but it will likely be warm inside, so you won’t need that heavy alpine sweater your dying to bring. Not saying that you can’t bring it, but if you wear it to dinner or dancing, you will be sweating.

You can wear jeans almost anywhere in Aspen, dress is mostly casual. You can also dress to the nines if you like. We have plenty of fancy stores to shop for that trendy coat or top if you forget anything.

What we don’t have however, is a good place to buy underwear or socks!

Bring a swimsuit for apres ski and for the pool party.

Bring warm boots for walking around town with a lug sole so you don’t slip, leave your loafers and heels at home if you like them. We have snow on the streets at all times.

Do I have to stay at the host hotel, the Limelight in order to attend apres ski?

No, apres ski is free and open to all. They have towels and changing rooms if you choose to use the pool and hot tubs. All hotels in Aspen are within walking distance of the Limelight.

Do you have to be an expert skier or boarder to come to Aspen?

No, we have 4 mountains here all on one lift ticket, with tickets as low as $68 per day with a 4 day pass.

Aspen Mountain – blues, blacks and double blacks (not a beginner mountain)

Aspen Highlands – greens, blues, blacks and double blacks (mostly intermediate and expert terrain)

Buttermilk Mountain – greens, blues, blacks ( a great beginner mountain, but also a lot of great cruising terrain. Also the site of the Xgames, so an amazing terrain park for all of you rippers)

Snowmass Mountain – Something for everyone, by far our biggest mountain and a ton of fun for all!

All four mountains have ski school, rentals, food & beverage and free transfer on the bus

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AROSA Gay Ski Week 2016

AROSA Gay Ski Week – The idyllic and gay friendly Swiss resort of Arosa invites you to its eleventh fun-filledLGBT ski week. Since 2005, this lively and colorful week has become one of the biggest Gay and Lesbian winter events in Europe. Arosa, Switzerland; Jan 10-17, 2016

AROSA Gay Ski Week 2016

AROSA Gay Ski Week 2016

Welcome to the 12th Annual Arosa Gay Ski Week – one of the most popular gay ski weeks in Europe!

From January 10th to 17th, 2016 the gay friendly resort of Arosa revs up again for it’s lively and colorful winter Pride festival. Each year, hundreds of gay and lesbian travelers gather for a week of skiing, snowboarding, partying and lounging in the sun at Arosa, which sits at the top of a typical Swiss valley just 2 ½ hours from Zürich. The huge ski area of Arosa-Lenzerheide allows participants from over 30 different countries to enjoy 225km/140miles of slopes with fantastic snow conditions and lots of sunny days in one of Europe’s best skiing domains.

Some of the highlights on the calendar include the welcome cocktail party with La Diva Live, several friendship dinners (for anyone who hasn’t already hooked up with somebody at the welcome party), daily après-ski with DJs, and late bar-nights out.  So many possibilities – so little time!  Fortunately, while on holiday you can turn night into day without feeling guilty, or you might miss the classical concert at the village church, the Swiss fondue fun night with moonlight sledging or the “Splash Pool Party.”

Of course clubbing nights with world-class DJs and go-go dancers, the Drag Ski Race and the closing party at the world’s highest White Party, on top of the Weisshorn at 2’653m / 8’704ft are also on the jam-packed agenda.Snow bunnies can discover the vast ski area in groups, with our friendly Arosa Gay Ski Week team, or take some lessons with one of the experienced ski instructors of the ABC Snow Sport School. The breathtakingly beautiful winter landscape in Arosa should be enough to convince even the most resigned couch potato to chance at least one downhill run… Experienced skiers and snowboarders will not be bored: in addition to the challenging slopes of Arosa-Lenzerheide, they can even book a ski trip to St. Moritz by helicopter!  But non-skiers are not left out: in addition to extensive walking and hiking trails, the Tschugenhütte midday rendezvous can also be reached easily and pleasantly on foot!

Arosa offers accommodations to satisfy all requirements and budgets. In addition to our ten participating 1 to 5-star hotels, we offer a selection of private holiday apartments to suit any and all needs, all gay friendly! Plus, the Event Pass Gold, which is included in our packages at an additional rate, delivers access to all parties, après-skis, and concerts, as well as a 10% discount for the ski pass, 20% discount on ski rental, and free sun-loungers deck chairs at the Tschuggenhütte terrace during every day of the week.

Allegra in Arosa to Europe’s favorite gay ski week! 

Travel – how do I get to Arosa?

Arosa is at the end of the Schanfigg Valley of Canton Graubünden in Eastern Switzerland, between Davos and St. Moritz. Excellent transport connections enable you to arrive at your holiday destination relaxed and ready for the week ahead. It is an easy drive from Zurich to Arosa by car, and the scenic train journey is child’s play: trains go from Zurich Airport to Chur, where you change to the Arosa line. This beautiful, romantic stretch of the journey takes about an hour and is well worth every spectacular moment.

For all further information: www.arosa-gayskiweek.com

AROSA Gay Ski Week 2016

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WIN 2 ALL ACCESS PASSES TO IBIZA GAY PRIDE

The guys over at Two Bad Tourists  are giving away all access passes to Ibiza Gay Pride. Check it out here.

Ibizagaypride will be one of the largest and most important gay events in Europe with up to 50,000 participants from 50 different countries over a period of 5 days taking part in ongoing and integrated events and activities. The dates have been carefully selected so as not to overlap with and to continue the Gay Pride Madrid celebrations. Participants can take advantage of their vacations and combine two weeks of relaxation and activities with two tourist destinations: Madrid-Ibiza. This will situate us among the most important gay circuit events of the world. The time has never been better to offer an event that meets the expectations of those factors that originally brought the island to the world ́s attention: a historic town centre that has been declared a world heritage site, beaches recognized internationally for their beauty, an unbeatable climate, magnificent leisure facilities for all budgets and above all gay friendly, so that Ibiza is chosen not out of habit but because visitors want to experience first-hand an up to date gay celebration that vindicates the heritage and history of the LGTB community.

WIN 2 ALL ACCESS PASSES TO IBIZA GAY PRIDE

WIN 2 ALL ACCESS PASSES TO IBIZA GAY PRIDE

 

Ibizagaypride será una de las concentraciónes gay más importante de Europa, con una posible asistencia de más de 50.000 personas de 50 nacionalidades distintas durante 5 días para participar en actividades de ocio y de «entretenimiento integral». Las fechas han sido elegidas para celebrarse a continuación del Gay Pride de Madrid de manera que los asistentes aprovechen sus vacaciones y puedan hacer la combinacióm Madrid-Ibiza en dos semanas de actividades, relax y fiestas que nos pondría entre los grandes circuitos de eventos gay del mundo. Ahora ha llegado el momento de ofrecer un evento a la altura de los factores que dan fama mundial a la Isla: Centro histórico Patrimonio de la Humanidad, playas de belleza reconocida internacionalmente, un clima inmejorable, magníficas instalaciones de ocio para todos los estratos económicos y sobretodo gayfriendly; para que la gente no nos elija solo por inercia sino porque quieran vivir una gran celebración actualizada y reivindicativa a favor de la comunidad LGTB.

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Disney Gay Days 2015

June 2, 2015toJune 8, 2015

Disney Gay Days – Gay Days Orlando, the first weekend in June each year, attracts 170,000+ from around the world to the central Florida area, be one of the attendees. Our next Gay Days Orlando celebrating our 25th Anniversary will be held at the beautiful DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at Sea World.  As always, Pool Parties, Expo and more.  Come help us celebrate! Orlando, FL.

Disney Gay Days 2015

Disney Gay Days 2015

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Scott Nevins, comedic hottie and award-winning TV/Radio personality is set to headline our Gay Days Night of Laughter on Saturday, June 6th. Scott’s talents can currently be seen on Bravo’s hit series “The People’s Couch”, and co-hosting “The Ann Walker Show with Scott Nevins” every week on UBNRadio.com. Joined by “Last Comic Standing” contestant Adam Sank, these guys will have you rolling on the floor with laughter. Tickets are on sale now including VIP tickets, which include a special meet & greet as well as priority seating for the show. Doors open at 7:30 PM and the show starts at 8:00 PM.

GAY DAYS ORLANDO KICKOFF PARTY

artegon-marketplace.pngJoin Gay Days as we kick off the 25th Gay Days Orlando at The Artegon Marketplace on Tuesday, June 2nd. Enjoy music, this year’s Miss Gay Days Pageant contestants and more. General admission tickets are for cash bar. VIP tickets include open bar and food and are available by advance purchase only.

For more information on the Artegon Marketplace, click HERE.

2015 MISS GAY DAYS PAGEANT

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CONTESTANT REGISTRATION DEADLINE SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2015.

The 25th Annual Gay Days® Orlando is excited to present on Friday, June 5, 2015, the Miss Gay Days Pageant.

Contestants will be vying for the crown, cash prizes, and the opportunity to represent Gay Days®, Inc. at parties and festivals throughout the following year.  The phenomenal evening will be filled with royalty, elegance, futuristic glamour, high-energy performances, the step-down of Miss Gay Days 2014 – Harmony Breeze and the crowning of Miss Gay Days 2015.

Those interested in joining the festivity as a contestant must submit their completed application (details included with official application) and entrance fee of $125.00 by the April 5, 2015 deadline.  Deadline has been extended to May 25th, 2015. Below are the links to all the information you will need to enter.   This is the competition you don’t want to miss, so submit early.

PRIZES

*  $1,750 cash ($800 paid after crowning, $950 paid at end of contractual obligations).
*  Flight and accommodations for Gay Days®  Orlando 2016.
* Flight, accommodations, and booking fee of $150 for additional Gay Days® events, prides, and festivals (notice will be provided at least 30 days prior to booking).

GAY DAYS ORLANDO LATIN POOL

Latin_Pool_Party.jpgJoin Gay Days Carnivale!  New this year, a Latin themed pool party will be held in the Key West Pool.  Afternoon Pool Parties will start at Noon and continue until 5PM and Evening Pool Parties begin at 5PM and continue until midnight beginning on Thursday, June 4th through Sunday, June 7th.

For a complete lineup of our exciting Latin DJ’s click HERE


 

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WET N WILD PALM SPRINGS

April 25, 2015

WET N WILD PALM SPRINGS – WHITE PARTY WEEKEND Splash into White Party Weekend ! Wet and Wild Palm Springs is a brand new, gay waterpark party for WP Weekend. DJ Ray Rhodes. Full liquor bar (21+). Palms Springs, CA.

WET N WILD PALM SPRINGS

WET N WILD PALM SPRINGS

 

Jeffrey Sanker, in association with Ray Rhodes and Out on the Mountain, present SATURDAY WATER PARK PARTY at Wet ‘n’ Wild Palm Springs on Saturday, April 25th 10am-5pm. Enjoy this all-gay water park event, which is closed to the general public. Presented by Grunt.

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Win Gay Trip to UK on Expedia

Win a romantic getaway to Britain

Why not take your better half on an amazing trip to Britain? The gay scene in Britain is big and diverse. Whether you decide to go to London, Manchester, Birmingham or Brighton, you will find plenty of restaurants, bars and clubs where you can unwind after a hard day’s shopping or a day exploring some of the world’s best museums and galleries. Keep your eye out because there are always LGBT shows, literacy events and art festivals happening across the cities.

Win Gay Trip to UK on Expedia

Win Gay Trip to UK on Expedia

Click here to enter – Love is Great

For other LGBT Travel on Expedia – check out their LGBT Section – OUT & ABOUT: LESBIAN AND GAY TRAVEL ON EXPEDIA Get the skinny on gay travel! Expedia boasts the best LGBT-welcoming hotels, guides to top gay hotspots, gay hotels, and more. If they’re out—they’re in our gay travel store.

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Visit Expedia’s blog for the latest LGBT-friendly trip ideas.

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Puerto Vallarta Pride 2015

May 17, 2015toMay 25, 2015

Puerto Vallarta Pride – For the third consecutive year, Puerto Vallarta will welcome the largest LGBT Pride event in the region: Vallarta Pride. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Nestled between the lush Sierra Madre and the majestic Pacific Ocean emerges Puerto Vallarta, a stunning resort destination that combines the rich Mexican traditions with modern innovation. This melding of Mexican charm with cosmopolitan appeal has seduced the LGBT community through the years. Click here to find more about ACT LGBT A.C. Puerto Vallarta.

Puerto Vallarta Pride 2015

Puerto Vallarta Pride 2015

Associations, companies and the entire LGBT community have joined together again to organize this event that celebrates the lifestyle diversity of our city in a 7-day festival that will offer arts and culture events, concerts, entertainment, films, fun, lots of partying and our fabulous Pride Parade. Our main events are free to the public and non-profit to once again show the world the best of our accepting and vibrant community.

It is that level of acceptance which has made Puerto Vallarta recognized worldwide as an LGBT mecca, hosting national and international gay visitors and creating a sophisticated culture that is an important artistic, professional, altruistic and economic contributor to the community.

This cultural heritage was adopted by the Vallarta Pride Organizing Committee, which works in conjunction with public and private partnerships and to make our city a player on the world stage of LGBT celebrations.

Vallarta Pride works towards a future without discrimination where we all have equal rights under fair and equal law. We believe we can achieve this through the LGBT events that inspire, commemorate and celebrate our community.

ABOUT ACT LGBT A.C.

ACT LGBT A.C. was formed by a group of concerned business owners looking for new ways to promote Puerto Vallarta worldwide. Although first working under a different name, the group was founded by Laura Gelezunas of Media Diva International, Tim Wilson of GAYPV, Daniel Gomez of Mijo! Brands, Oscar Moran of RHOM Design and Bill Hevener of BuenFlex Clothing. At a second meeting, the committee added Christian Serrano of Gay Vallarta Bar-Hopping.

From those initial meetings two ideas were born: The need to create a gay business association and to sponsor a Gay Pride event in Puerto Vallarta. The group recognized that the business community at large would not take LGBT business community seriously until there was an organized legal association. Since the community had been unable to come together without conflict in the past, the group decided to hold monthly meetings on what was happening in and around the business development community in Puerto Vallarta. This Group was called GEGPV.

The first meeting was held at Almar Resort Luxury All Suites & Spa on March 4th, 2013. At that meeting volunteers were solicited to form the first Vallarta Pride Committee. Concerned about possible conflicts within the community, the Pride Committee was separated from the business association to function under the name of DFEC (Diversity Fests Events Committee) although the steering committees had shared members.

The Steering Committee of GEGPV set meetings to be held on the second Tuesday of every month. After the second meeting, luncheon and networking components were added. It was realized that there was a need and intrinsic value in just creating time to talk to one another. This time ultimately proved to be deemed highly valuable and very useful to the members. The committee continued to listen to feedback to continue improving on what it could provide to the community. The DFEC page was created on March 23rd, 2013 and the first committee meeting for Pride occurred on March 28th, 2013 at the SETAC offices.

After a tremendous amount of work by the Pride Steering Committee, the first pride weekend was held in Puerto Vallarta from May 24th to 26th, 2013. Subsequently, ACT LGBT A.C. has been continuing its monthly luncheons and continues in its goal of providing a solid and permanent LGBT Business Association.

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