Gaycation Magazine Issue 17 June 2015

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The untouched beauty of El Nido on the island of Palawan in the Philippines is a sight to behold. Swim in the crystal-clear waters, go on a tour, or stroll the beaches and enjoy island life. While you're there, make sure to visit the Bacuit archipelago with it's towering island cliffs.


by Mark A Lee

After the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act fiasco, many people from around the world were left scratching their heads, wondering why anyone in the LGBT community would want to visit Indiana—let alone live there. Unfortunately for the few businesses who do want to discriminate based on the grounds of “religious freedom,” Indiana does have a large LGBT community and a very long list of LGBT-friendly spots and must-dos to experience throughout the state.

Little City, Big Pride

by Aaron Drake

During Pride season, there’s no shortage of festivals to be found in any of the 50 states—that alone is reason to celebrate. But for LGBT travelers who like to Pride hop this time of year, we know it’s all about choosing the right combination of an exciting Pride celebration and a visit-worthy destination.

Where to Stay

by Auston Matta

Traveling to a gay Pride event can be a great way to get to know a city and also experience the local LGBT scene in a place you’ve never been. Gay Pride festivals vary greatly around the world and each has its own, unique flare. From the massive and party-heavy prides like São Paulo and Madrid, to the more intimate and culturally-focused of Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital city, traveling for a Pride event can be an exciting adventure. But before you book your plane ticket you should consider where to book a room. The days where hotels were the only accommodation option are long gone. Now you have numerous choices like apartment rentals or even sleeping on a stranger’s couch. Use these practical tips to help you decide which accommodation option is right for you during your next gay Pride trip.

Extreme Weddings

by Aaron Drake

For many couples their wedding day is already the beginning of a new adventure. For gays and lesbians who have a passion for travel (and a knack for creativity), it’s no surprise they would push the envelope even further with the how, when and where of getting hitched. Jeff Robertson and Jeremiah Pyant are the perfect example of one such couple. They celebrated their love and right to marry with an adventure wedding thousands of feet above the ground last year.

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The Perfect Jean

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I don’t know what it is with men’s jeans that make it so difficult to find the right pair. It takes time to go through all these denim brands and try styles like straight-legged, boot-cut, and then the disco favorite, flared jeans. Thanks to popular metal bands back in the day, acid-washed and stone-washed jeans were a thing–pair those with a biker jacket and some big hair, and you were set.

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The Best Cannabis Edibles for 2023

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I think we’ve all been there back in the day when we smoked our first joint, and then some, (sorry mom)–hacking, coughing, and choking on the herbaceous weed. Nowadays, there are several products on the market that produces the same effects but without a sore throat like the popular cannabis edibles.

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As an LGBTQ+ patient, you should be able to expect the same high-quality care provided to all patients. Unfortunately, this doesn’t necessarily always prove to be the case. There remains a notoriously significant disparity in healthcare outcomes for LGBTQ+ patients, often related to issues with discrimination among providers.

Even when you find a good physician, this doesn’t mean that everyone interacting with your healthcare information will be as respectful or responsible. It is, therefore, important to be vigilant about how your data is handled. You have a right to privacy just as you have an expectation of fair treatment.

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