Gay Events

BBC3 looking for a lesbian couple to marry in “Don’t Tell The Bride”

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Renegade Pictures, U.K. is currently casting for its first exciting same sex female wedding for the BBC 3 series “Don’t Tell The Bride”.Up until now, this successful series has concentrated on straight couples. In each show a young, loved up couple is given the wedding of their dreams. But there is one big catch – the groom has to organise every single aspect of the big day. Until the wedding day itself the bride will know nothing of the arrangements – the ceremony, the venue, the guest list, the food or flowers. She sees the dress he’s chosen for her to wear only the day before! Will the bride-to-be cry with tears of joy or tears of sadness?

Now, the show is looking for a suitable lesbian couple. One of the pair will get £12,000 to organize the wedding but the other bride will know nothing about the plans until her wedding day. If  you and your partner think you are suitable and would like to take part contact  weddings@renegadepictures.co.uk and you will receive a bounce-back message asking for your details and a recent photo of you both.

Some happenings at Frog Meadow Farm in Newfane, Vermont

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

Scott and Dave at the exclusively gay Frog Meadow B & B and Massage Oasis in Newfane, Vermont  are hosting a couple of events over the coming months, where all are welcome:

Saturday June 4
Spring Potluck Dinner

They invite you to come and see what Frog Meadow Farm is all about…make new friends and see old friends…as always, all are welcome! The wood-fired hot tub will be HOT HOT HOT, so they suggest packing a towel! They ask that you bring a dish of your choice, preferably made by you and not pre-packaged supermarket food. Since Frog Meadow does not have a liquor license this is a BYOB event. There is no charge for attending the dinner, just bring some food. You should plan to arrive anytime after 3:00, dinner will be at 7:00. RSVP’s are appreciated. Please email Scott and Dave at reservations@frogmeadow.com or call 877-365-7242 if you would like to attend, and to get directions.

Saturday July 23
BBQ Fundraiser to Benefit The Southern Vermont Aids Project and the Men’s Program


Scott and Dave invite you to join them for a fun filled afternoon of good food, lawn games, seeing old friends and meeting new ones, at their July BBQ fundraiser! The $35 per person charge will go towards supporting the Southern Vermont Aids Project with their important work of HIV prevention and services to those living with HIV. The Men’s Program is committed to the building a community of Gay, Bi and transgender men in the greater Brattleboro area. This will be a BYOB event.

Princess Diana’s Dresses Exhibited in New Hampshire

Monday, April 18th, 2011

From April 25- May 8 the Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center in Plymouth, NH will host an exhibition of 14 of Princess Diana’s most famous Royal dresses. The exhibition includes a brief film showcasing her journey from childhood to Royal Princess to Global Humanitarian. This is the last showing of these dresses, the largest private collection of her gowns in the world. Previously shown in Branson, MO and in Downtown Disney in Orlando, this exhibit provides a unique opportunity to revisit Diana’s impact on the world; timed to coincide with Prince William’s & Kate Middleton’s wedding. After this exhibit the dresses will be divided and sold in aution. Tours will be held hourly from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm at 39 South Main Street, Plymouth, NH.

Information kindly provided by the Highlands Inn, Bethlehem, NH

Toronto Hosts International Gay Bowling Event

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

For all you avid gay and lesbian 10 pin bowlers, head to Toronto between May 25 and 30 for the 2011 International Gay Bowling Event.

The event is limited to 600 bowlers or 150 teams and registrations are coming in thick and fast so go on line and book now.

Wherever your stay, post a review of your accommodation experience for the benefit of other gay and lesbian travelers.

Cruising up the California Coast

Thursday, March 31st, 2011
By Robbie of LoveAtFirstWink.com

Robbie & Allen

In our first series for Pink Choice, Allen and I will be providing details of what we call our “engagement-moon”, the trip where I popped the question “Will you marry me?”.  With Allen having no idea where we were going (it was a surprise!) we hopped in the car and headed north up the California coast making stops along the way.  The first stop was the landmark resort, Madonna Inn on California’s central coast.

The Madonna Inn

We didn’t spend the night here, but they do have amazingly themed rooms from “Caveman” to “Hearts & Flowers” and other rooms such as “Antique Cars”, “Imperial Family”, and “Matterhorn.”  So then why stop at the Madonna Inn?  For starters you can take a trip back in time to, well, maybe your grandmother’s dining room but at a whole new level.  Or check out their wine tasting room.  Or grab a bite at the Bakery & Pastry shop.  But a visit to Madonna Inn isn’t complete without a peek inside… the restroom!  That’s right, if you do anything on your drive up the California coast you have to stop and take a pee break at Madonna Inn.  There’s no urinal here, there’s a waterfall!  Walking up triggers the waterfall to activate so not only does the sound of water rushing help get you going but it cleanses too!

Check out our next blog when Allen will be discussing why we were told to beat it (its a real thriller) and where to find a great combination of nachos, cocktails, and a California coastline view.
To support Robbie & Allen in their quest to be the first LGBT couple to win a national wedding contest, please vote for them here.
To learn more about Robbie & Allen, including photos, videos, and more, go to their website
LoveAtFirstWink.com.

Make your reservation for North America’s Pride Events 2011

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Gay Pride 2011If your planning to celebrate at any of the upcoming Pride Events, check out gay and gay friendly accommodation on Pink Choice.

March 30 – Dinah Shore Weekend.

April 8 to 17 – Phoenix Pride.

April 9 to 17 – Miami Beach Pride

May 26 to 30 – Pensacola Memorial Day

June 2 to 12 – Washington DC Capital Pride

June 3 to 5 – Kansas City Pride

June 3 to 5 – Austin Pride

June 3 to 5 – Utah Pride Festival

June 4 to 13 – Boston Pride

June 4 to 6 – Detroit Motor City Pride

June 5 to 11 – Indy Pride

June 9 to 11 – Albuquerque Pride

June 10 to 12 – Los Angeles Pride

June 12 to 19 – Providence Pride

June 18 to 20 – Denver Pride

June 18 to 20 – Portland Pride

June 23 to 26 – Seattle Pride

June 23 to 26 – Chicago Pride

June 23 to 26 – New York Pride

June 24 to July 3 – Toronto Pride

June 25 to 27 – San Francisco Pride

June 25 – St Pete’s Pride

June 25 t0 27 – Twin City Pride

July 16 to 18 – San Diego Pride

July 28 to 31 – Vancouver Pride

August 9-14 – Montreal Pride

August 19 to 28 – Charlotte Pride

August 31 to Sept 5 – Southern Decadence New Orleans

Sept 10 – Savannah Pride

Sept 18 – Dallas Pride

October 7 to 10 – Orlando Pride

October 8 to 10 – Atlanta Pride

November 5 to 7 – Palm Springs Pride

Wherever you stay, post a review on Pink Choice for the benefit for other gay and lesbian travelers.

Pink Choice introduces our newest bloggers: Robbie & Allen of LoveAtFirstWink.com!

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Robbie and Allen

Robbie & Allen of  LoveAtFirstWink.com contacted Pink Choice about their current crusade: to become the first LGBT couple to win a national wedding contest.  We had our doubts at first, but these boys are the real deal!  They’ve entered the Crate & Barrel Ultimate Wedding Contest to enforce the message of marriage equality and have climbed out of the 4,000+ entrants to be in the Top 10, currently in 7th place!  While other LGBT couples have entered, and Pink Choice wishes them all the best, Robbie & Allen have pulled ahead of the pack and are clearly the front runners to represent the LGBT community.  We invite you to read their entry, fall in love with their story (Robbie wasn’t out, had seen Allen online over the years, and finally “winked”!), and place your vote!  Plus, Robbie & Allen will be dishing all the dirt on places to travel in California from their “engagement-moon” to worldwide destinations fit for a honeymoon or vacation.  Help us welcome Robbie & Allen by visiting their website and casting your vote for marriage equality today.

Carnival Heads to Sitges, March 3-9, 2011

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Carnival has to be Sitges’ wildest gay party. Even though it happens in March it is still the hottest party in town!

On the most popular days you will find more than 300,000 party goers dancing on the major streets across the town. It makes the busy months of July and August look positively dead! Gay boys and girls from the 4 corners of the world descend on this little town and party the week away!

Casa Nova Sitges

If you are looking for accommodation, there are any number of choices from hotels and guesthouses to beautiful rental properties such as Casa Nova, a luxurious 400m² Mansion in Sitges on 360 Acres of private land which is a perfect location for continuing festivities with friends during the Sitges Carnival or at any other time of the year. The property offers superb views in a very private location in Sitges National Park, only 10 minutes drive away from the golden beaches.

If you are lucky enough to be part of Sitges’ festivities be sure to tell us about your accommodation experience, once you wind down when you get home!

PALM SPRINGS MODERNISM WEEK – FEBRUARY 17 – 27

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

For gay and lesbian lovers of mid 20th century modernist design and architecture, you’re in for a treat. Head to Palm Springs for the annual Modernism Week and enjoy a week long celebration of classic design and architecture. Event highlights include architectural tours, visits to Frank Sinatra’s Twin Palms Estate and the Frey II House, a steel & shade exhibition of the work of Donald Wexler, and swanky parties at glamorous locations.

After you stay in one of the many modernism hotels in Palm Springs, post a review of your accommodation experience on Pink Choice for the benefit of other gay and lesbian travelers who may have plans to visit Palm Springs.

Modernism Week 2011

Pink Choice announces the 2010 gay and lesbian hotel awards

Monday, January 17th, 2011

The 2010 Pink Choice Awards

Pink Choice  has today announced  its 2010 Pink Choice Awards, naming 22 gay and lesbian hotels wordwide as the year’s winners.

Throughout 2010, thousands of accommodation reviews were submitted to Pink Choice by its 9000 members. As a result, this year sees the largest ever number of award winners, based on these submitted reviews and ratings. Many previous winners have again made the list, and are joined for the first time by the Alcazar Resort in Fort Lauderdale, and Moose Meadow Lodge in Waterbury, Vermont.

In addition to the award winners, Pink Choice now recommends 162 properties in 20 countries worldwide. The site has grown steadily in 2010, and now, more than ever, Pink Choice reflects the opinions of global gay and lesbian travelers. With the site including more than 2000 properties in 700 destinations spanning 66 countries, gay and lesbian travelers today can enjoy a wealth of accommodation choices.

2010 has again demonstrated that while many of the well known LGBT destinations continue to attract large crowds, increasing numbers of gay and lesbian travelers are setting their sites further afield. This is in part due to a greater global acceptance of the gay and lesbian travelers, and the increasing trend of mainstream hotels to compete for their business. We hope that in 2011 our members will not only tell us about their good experiences, but will also let us know when any hotel falls short of its marketing promise. That way we can continue to help our members make the right accommodation choices.

Pink Choice congratulates the 2010 award winners, and all the other recommended properties.

And the winners are:

Aerie House & Beach Club, Provincetown, MA

Alcazar Resort, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Alexander’s Guesthouse, Key West, FL

Carpe Diem Guesthouse & Spa, Provincetown, MA

Christopher’s by the Bay, Provincetown, MA

Fairbanks Inn, Provincetown, MA

Gabriel’s at the Ashbrooke Inn, Provincetown, MA

Grand View Inn, Provincetown, MA

Inn at Cook St, Provincetown, MA

Liberty Suites, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Lighthouse Inn B & B, Rehoboth Beach, DE

Moose Meadow Lodge, Waterbury, VT

Newnham Suncatcher Inn, Saugatuck, MI

Pineapple Point, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Pride Lodge, Blackpool, UK

Revere Guesthouse, Provincetown, MA

Snug Cottage, Provincetown, MA

The Highlands Inn, Bethlehem, NH

Two Village Square, Ogunquit, ME

Villa Venice Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale, FL

White Porch Inn, Provincetown, MA

White Wind Inn, Provincetown, MA

For more information about the Pink Choice Awards and for a complete list of recommended properties visit the awards page on Pink Choice.