Gaycation Magazine Pride Issue 7 June-July 2014

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Join us as we discover Gay Key West, our feature story for our debut issue. You will get an inside peek at what it's like to live on that little Florida island by a local. We'll explore all of the favorites, as well as discover some new places to visit. You won't want to miss what Duvall Street has to offer and the uniqueness of the Conch Republic.

Gay Key West

By Guy A Ross

There is a subtle rhythm to this little island in the stream. If you don’t live here or if you’ve not been born here you might miss it. But it’s definitely here. You can feel it, sense it, and sometimes even taste it. A gentle cadence that impels you to breathe deeply, lower your shoulders, chill. One of the bestselling bumper stickers in Key West warns: “Slow Down! This Ain’t the Mainland!” ...

Diversity in Gay Travel: An Interview with Laurence Pinckney of Zenbiz Travel

GM: What are cruise lines, resorts, and airlines doing, if anything to attract more ethnic LGBT travelers?

ZB: Well, I see that cruise lines like Norwegian, are doing more as far as putting ethnic images in their advertisements. But, there is so much more that can be done with regard to niche marketing to people-of-color. This market is ripe with potential clients who have expendable income and are ready to travel now. But they are looking for options that speak to them, their family, and their friends. The big mistake many of these companies make, is they don't understand the power of groupthink within our disparate communities.

Ogunquit Maine, Beautiful Place by the Sea

By Rick Barber

The year was 1988, probably before many of you were even born. I was a grad student in Boston. Many friends had been talking about this little town in Maine where lots of gay people hang out. It was only an hour or so north of the city. I decided to pull together a few dollars and take a mini-vacation. I broke out my gay guide (remember kids, Al Gore had not invented the internet yet), called a couple of B&B's, found a room, and into my Suzuki Samurai I went and drove to Ogunquit Maine...

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National Pride Grant money

The LGBTQIA+ National Grant allows eligible small businesses to receive one of 25 grants totaling $25,000. Founders First is committed to increasing the number of diverse founder-led companies generating over $1 million in revenue and creating premium-wage jobs. To be eligible, the company's founder must identify as LGBTQIA+, have an active U.S.-based business, be the CEO, President, or owner, and employ between 2 and 50 employees

SAN DIEGO (PRWEB) May 06, 2023 -- Founders First CDC (Founders First), a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that empowers the expansion of diverse founder-led, revenue-generating businesses alongside TurningPoint Executive Search, is pleased to announce that the inaugural National Pride Grant, a grant fund to support U.S. based LGBTQIA+ small business owners, is now open for pre-registration.

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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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