Politics

5 Australian LGBT Events You Have to Attend At Least Once

One of my biggest dreams is to road trip the 2500 miles from Sydney to Perth in Australia and see all the sites along the way. With Australia increasing the working holiday visa to 35 years old and an anticipated landslide win in favor of marriage equality now is the...

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MOTHERSHIP is the Queer Feminist Music Festival of Your Dreams

TRAVEL & LGBT MOTHERSHIP is the Queer Feminist Music Festival of Your Dreams When I was growing up I used to say that I wished I had been a teenager in the 1960’s. I thought all the strong activists movements had come to pass. EL OH EL. Obviously, I was wrong. I...

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My Experience with Health Care in Mexico

TRAVEL & LGBT My Experience with Healthcare in Mexico We’d only been planning, packing and dreaming of our time in Merida for 5 months when we finally got here. We immediately tossed our bags in the perfectly tiled rooms and jumped in the pool. That was a moment...

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11 Tips for Traveling With Sex Toys

TRAVEL & LGBT 11 Tips for Traveling With Sex Toys Meg Cale Big ole thank you to Adam and Eve for sponsoring this post. Use the discount code DOPES at checkout on Adam and Eve to get 50% off one item + free shipping in the US and Canada. Keep in mind certain...

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6 Ways Travel Makes Relationships Stronger

TRAVEL & LGBT 6 Ways Travel Makes Relationships Stronger Lindsay Cale Meg and I fell into a life of travel by accident. We were living 2 hours apart when we started dating. Instead of going to each other's houses we decided to meet in all the cities in-between....

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Real Strong & Real Beautiful: How We Overcame LGBT Stereotypes

TRAVEL & LGBT Real Strong & Real Beautiful: How We Overcame LGBT Stereotypes Thank you Dove for sponsoring this post. How do you define #RealBeauty? Meg’s Story I came out for the first time when I was eleven. This week I turn 30. I’ve spent the last 19 years...

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10 Questions to Consider When Planning Your LGBT Honeymoon

10 Questions to Consider When Planning Your LGBT Honeymoon Okay, this one may seem obvious but honeymoon planning can see seriously overwhelming with so many options out there. Lindsay and I had a joint wedding and honeymoon in Ecuador but let’s be honest here - not...

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Journal: World Pride Madrid

Journal: World Pride Madrid This past week I was in Madrid, Spain for my very first World Pride. I’ve attended Pride in a few dozen countries and at least twice as many cities at this point, but World Pride is a completely different ball game.  I was in town working...

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Blurred Lines: Ukraine is not Russia

EDITOR’S NOTE: IN AN ONGOING EFFORT TO FEATURE WRITERS FROM MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES AND UNDERREPRESENTED ISSUES IN THE WORLD OF TRAVEL, THIS GUEST POST FROM LARA MAREE OF LOST LARA BRINGS TO LIGHT HER EXPERIENCES LIVING AS AN AUSTRALIAN EXPAT IN UKRAINE. The Ukraine,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Assessing the Pros & Cons of Online Activism

You might be asking, why should we focus on digital activism? Well, Trump conducts most of his arguments over Twitter, so we're meeting them on their turf. Okay, that was a joke- kinda. There are many reasons why activists on both sides of the aisle are now focusing...

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5 Common Mistakes Everyone Makes In Online Activism

5 Common Mistakes Everyone Makes In Online Activism Online activism is an idea that’s trending. In Trump’s America we’re seeing more protests, campaigns, and hashtags than we’ve ever seen before. There are hundreds of issues that people are passionate about, from gun...

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