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Toronto Pride Parade 2022 Photos

Toronto Pride Parade 2022 was a blast! After two long years of hiatus due to COVID-19, Pride celebrations worldwide are back! What a wonderful time it is to be free again! Of course, the pandemic isn’t over yet, but I’m pretty sure most attendees were vaccinated. And if ever there

A Gay Village Called Castro

Castro, a gay village, in San Francisco is the birthplace of America’s gay civil rights movement. It’s synonymous with Harvey Milk[/easyazon_link], one of the pioneers of the gay rights movement that is still alive today. Last summer, I had the chance to explore the stretch of the gay village from

Where Fun and Hospitality Reside – San Francisco Downtown Hostel

In the City of Hills, I know a place where fun and hospitality reside—at the San Francisco (SF) Downtown Hostel. After one missed flight, a connecting flight that brought the inner Usain Bolt in me (running from Terminal 1 to Terminal 7 at LAX), a lost luggage and a mixed-up

Gays in Havana

When I googled “Gays in Havana” prior to my trip, I found a host of information. It seems to me that many establishments in Havana are gay-friendly. Cuba, I reckon, would be the next gay destination. It’s a gay-friendly country and bisexuals abound. It’s safe, too. I was told that

A Sad Couchsurfing Story

Some people come into our lives and quickly go—and when they do, we are never ever the same again.   This true, sad couchsurfing story shared by our guest blogger, KiwiMalay, proves that even strangers who met in a fleeting moment of time can share fleeting memories worth to be remembered for a

My Ten-Minute Boyfriend

Once upon a time, a girl friend of mine asked me a favor to show his newly-acquired boyfriend around — anywhere in Beijing. She was busy at work and couldn’t ask for a leave, even for a day. I agreed, of course. It’s my expertise—showing men what I’ve got. I

Bangalore Pride Parade 2013

It’s raining rainbows (mostly umbrellas), if not men, at the Bangalore Pride Parade 2013! A fabulous friend of mine (who happens to be also a traveler) has recently attended the event and he got nothing to say but optimism and pride to demand equal rights for all LGBT communities in India. Escorted

Toronto Pride Parade 2013 Video

I took a total of 700+ photos during the Toronto Pride Parade 2013 yesterday and cut them down to 251 photos. The ones deleted were of poor taste and quality. And I’m still planning to delete some of them, of course. I’ll try to trim them down to 100 good,

Pride Toronto Trans March 2013

Pride Toronto Trans March 2013 made history by taking Yonge Street route for the first time. With Trans issues at the helm of the march/rally,  hundreds of trans, allies and friends joined the heavily political event, bearing and shouting political slogans at the top of their lungs. Even extended families

Gay Bars in Chicago

Chicago’s Boystown is to Toronto’s Gay Village or to San Francisco’s Castro, or to Seoul’s Homo Hill, the epicenter of 10.0 magnitude of queerosity! Just like any other gay areas, Boystown is no different: rainbows everywhere. Bars, restaurants, cafes, boutiques and other shops abound the area between Belmont and Addison/Waveland on

Chicago Getaway Hostel

I’ve been to more than 20 youth hostels in my travels but Chicago Getaway Hostel already impressed me within an hour after I checked in. It’s the best hostel I’ve ever stayed so far. The moment I walked in, the organized and clean lounge, the friendly ambiance, and the smiling

Travelling with the Rainbow Wig

Last night, I was in a conversation with two other travelers and one popped the question: What is something that you can’t travel without? One answered her iPad, the other was her cellphone. Me? I can’t travel without my rainbow wig, a symbol of me being different. I sweat glitter,

New York City – Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest museum in the West. It has more than 2 million items! Really, 2 million! You can’t see it in half an hour or so—if you plan to just “drop by the museum.” You have to be there for a day or

The Gay Village and the Greenwich Village in New York City

A walk in New York’s Greenwich Village is a walk that every tourist should do. Its a historical-laden village where famous people used to live / visit / perform: Edgar Allan Poe, [easyazon_link asin=”0871407108″ locale=”US” new_window=”yes” nofollow=”default” tag=”pridecostume-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”yes”]E. E. Cummings[/easyazon_link]s, [easyazon_link asin=”B00MIA0KGY” locale=”US” new_window=”yes” nofollow=”default” tag=”pridecostume-20″ add_to_cart=”default”
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