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Elevation: Mammoth sponsor Alaska Airlines is offering two round-trip tickets to some of the most popular LGBTI destinations. The 12th annual ski event is currently underway and will feature a performance by gay country singer Steve Grand

Further Afield, who picks through the world’s best hotels and screens them for quality and service, is now offering a wedding planner service to help lock down the venue for your big day

Forest-spas, igloo hotels and hammocks in the bedroom are some of the creative features helping Austria dominate the hospitality industry with these cool accommodations

The world’s most profitable companies including Hilton, Macy's and Nickelodeon are sponsors of Family Outfest, a weeklong party for same-sex parents, their kids and ally families

Enter by 14 of March so you and your partner can win a lavish wedding for you and 100 of your closest at Caesars Atlantic City in New Jersey, complete with everything from catering and photography to the bachelore or bachelorette parties

The Grammy-grabbing salsa queen and the Dirty Dancing choreographer will lead the 13 April parade, expected to attract nearly 100,000 attendees

The island of Madeira comes alive during carnival season, an annual event celebrating the last days before Lent with typical drinks and dances that last for days on end 

Mexican journalist and activist Enrique Torre Molina tells us where to go for the capital city’s best eats and introduces us to the best party put on by Anal Magazine 

An open-air jeep takes you to the Palm Spring domiciles of your favorite gay icons, from the steps of Liberace’s estates to Cher’s former getaway palace

Gay bars and gay festivals abound in Cape Town where Barry Johnston, editor of London’s Beige magazine, spent the last week relaxing in his hometown

Get a front-row seat to the goings-on of Australia’s biggest pride celebration, with photos thanks to SameSame.com.au

The capital of the Netherlands caters to all tastes, from the educational to the hedonistic

Jake Biondi’s Boystown books, a Queer As Folk-type series set in Chicago, explore living on the down-low, awful ex-boyfriends, coming out issues and more, all with a Windy City flavor

The future in hotels has arrived. From button-activated fish feeders to private coral gardens, we look at four stays showing people a whole new world

A California resident sends Gay Star Travel a postcard from the capital city of Ljubljana where he took a boozy tour with his best friend

Don your cha-cha heels for 2014 Brighton Pride in Preston Park, where organizers have planned for extended opening times, unlimited entertainment and the comeback of the acclaimed main stage

Have you met the GlamCocks? Australian bombshell Courtney Act introduces us to the gay family that takes on Burning Man every year

Win over South African locals when you bust out with greetings and flirtations in this guttural, Dutch daughter language

The bisexual Mexican painter married a man against her mother’s wishes, had extramarital affairs with women and unapologetically donned a moustache and a unibrow

Photographer Braden Summers completes his campaign to capture gay and lesbian couples from the Middle East, Africa and Latin America in intimate moments

Cape Town Pride celebrates South Africa’s LGBTI community with gay rugby matches, a lesbian beauty pageant and a killer pride march party

Sardinia's second pride event aims to promote LGBTI rights and equality in a region where sexual and gender minorities continue to face discrimination

Founder of GayMadeira.com Tobi Hughes shares his favorite spots for enjoying this idyllic island

Leave convention behind with these two intimate weekend tours in Iceland full of adventure, comfort and rare sights. One tour is just for gay men and the other specifically for lesbian travelers

Rainbow Reykjavik, Iceland’s winter pride festival, lived up to its name by showing me Iceland’s gayer side of life

GSN visits Kyoto in search of the elusive entertainers still practicing Japan’s ancient profession

Book with gay-friendly accommodations Further Afield for Valentine’s Day specials, or just to spend time basking in the most sensual beds, tubs and spas around

Dazzling floats and fabulous parties are expected to make this year's London Pride one of the biggest pride events ever. The annual pride parade will be held 28 June

After spending two and half years studying and working in Barcelona, Gay Star News intern Liam Johnson shares his tips for escaping tourist spots to find a new side to the beach city