Author: Meg Cale

The LGBT Community Needs Planned Parenthood

The LGBT Community Needs Planned Parenthood I grew up the second child of a single teenage mother. My mother got pregnant with my brother when she was 15-years-old, eighteen months later, I was born. My mother was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer when I was eight years old. She tried to impart all of her knowledge in the time she had left. We covered all kinds of mature topics and teenage pregnancy was discussed early and often in my household. For the majority of my childhood, we moved every few years. I came out for the first time when...

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Chefs Make Change: World Central Kitchen’s Dine-N-Dash Comes to DC

Chefs Make Change: World Central Kitchen’s Dine-N-Dash Comes to DC On June 7, Chef José Andrés will open the doors to 30 Washington DC restaurants for the annual  Dine-N-Dash fundraiser. The goal of Dine-N-Dash is to raise $500,000 through ticket sales for World Central Kitchen, a non-profit organization that uses the power of food to empower communities and strengthen economies around the world. The concept is pretty cool – participants choose a restaurant for their first course and make their way to others with a complimentary selection of 6 to 8 dishes and 4 to 6 drinks from each....

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8 Questions LGBT Travelers Should Ask Before Traveling Abroad

TRAVEL & LGBT 8 Questions LGBT Travelers Should Ask Before Traveling Abroad Meg Cale 1. Do you feel comfortable closeting yourself when it’s necessary? I had moral questions for myself when I made the choice to leave the United States. I often thought: How could I live a lie and justify it to myself after so many years of discussing the importance of openness? Gallup Polls show that people who know an LGBT person are much more likely to be in favor of equality. I justify being closeted to myself because I’ve learned that it is possible to lie about...

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Lesbian Travel Guide Tampa Bay

Lesbian Travel Guide Tampa Bay There are tons of great reasons to visit Florida. Disney, the beaches, Wynwood Walls – just to name a few but Tampa Bay really is a hidden gem. It’s a great warm weather city escape for the long weekend traveler. I recently spent four days visiting Tampa in collaboration with Visit Tampa Bay. I was able to explore some of the city’s nooks and crannies, read on for some of my tips and tricks for lesbians visiting Tampa. Tampa’s Riverwalk is one of my favorite parts of the city. Photograph by Visit Tampa Bay Getting to and...

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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...

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Welcome to Dopes on the Road! We're Meg and Lindsay and we've created DotR as a space dedicated to inspiring and equipping LGBT travelers to live a life of adventures. Take a look around and don't be afraid to say hi! Read More

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