Our just published spring issue is chock full of gay (and gay-popular) celebrities revealing their travel secrets. We had so many in fact we couldn?t publish all of them. Here are a few from three celebrated gay figures in the entertainment and literary worlds.
JACKIE WARNER: "My first gay trip with straight family members was in Florida. And it was so disastrous that my girlfriend at the time and my mother were fighting constantly and my mother was crying constantly. It was my birthday, too. I finally said, I'm getting in a car, getting in a convertible, and going to take my girlfriend. I love my mom, but she was being so nightmarish. And I drove from Orlando, where I was watching my little brother perform at Disney World. And I got in the car and I said I was just going to drive with my girlfriend until we stop, like, till we hit water. So we drove, like, eight hours in this car. And we hit a small island called Sanibel. It is the most charming, relaxing, beautiful, untouched little island. It was just unbelievable. We sat there and we had, like, four days to ourselves. It was just amazing."
CHRISTOPHER RICE: It's nice to travel with your father, even after you come out to him. But don't wear a leather jacket when you go out to dinner with him during a weekend in New York. He might turn to you, ashen- faced, and say, "I feel like everyone here thinks I'm your sugar daddy instead of your real father." Memories like these are hard to let go of.
CARSON KRESSLEY: During an eighth grade Biology class trip to Provincetown I discovered a whole lot more than just marine life! I discovered the GAYS! Who knew such curious creatures existed! Coincidence? Fate? Or just a Biology teacher in the know? Who knows and who cares! I was on the road to enlightenment -- and the A House!