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Exclusive | Letters to the Editor, Fall 2007

Exclusive | Letters to the Editor, Fall 2007

New England - Fall 2007
I enjoyed the article "The New England Gay Honeymoon Wedding Planner" in the Fall 2007 issue of Out Traveler, but I don't understand why New Jersey and New York were included in the piece.  

Anyone in New England will tell you that there are only six New England states: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

All other states are New England Wanna-bes.

Rob Morehouse
Coventry, CT

Three gay days in Seattle
I wanted to thank you for your piece on what to do and see while visiting Seattle.  Factually, it was much more correct than the recent New York Times piece, "36 Hours in Seattle".  I did want to mention though that because Seattle is in the top three of the nation's most liberal cities (a Republican hasn't held office here in over 60 years), and because of it's Scandinavian roots, every neighborhood in Seattle is gay friendly, not just the few that were mentioned.  The gay community here is not about living in a ghetto, it's about being part of the city as a whole.  There is not a place in Seattle where gay people are not welcomed to live and enjoy their lives, or just dine and shop.  And when public scenes of affection between gay couples happen (i.e. walking down the street hand in hand or kissing), no one blinks an eye.  That's why I have chosen to live here for over 20 years.  

Thanks once again for your article.

Michael Reed / Seattle

You recommended Grasse?
While I normally find your magazine informative and interesting, I almost burst out laughing after reading the profile on Grasse, France in the current issue.

Has the writer actually been to Grasse in person?  There are so many beautiful spots around that region -- villages that actually have character, charming sites to see, and some level of cleanliness.  Unfortunately Grasse has none of these.  I’ll be on holiday in the South of France in two weeks and can assure you it will not be on my itinerary, and I am puzzled as to why you would recommend it to others.

Matt Repicky
Los Angeles, CA

Vegas secrets!
Just got my new copy of Out Traveler was very happy to see our great local clubs Krave and 81/2 -- Piranha highlighted in the issue. However, in terms of great secrets of Las Vegas, I think that Alexis Park tops the list for the LGBT Community. We are the only Hotel in Vegas that offers a special “anytime” room rate of $99 for all of our travelers that mention Q Vegas when booking. Q Vegas is our local magazine and has multiple events scheduled at the Hotel including a huge rooftop/pool party hosted by Amanda Lapore to celebrate NCOD.

We are smack dab in the middle of all the action. Nearly equidistant between Krave and “The Fruit Loop” and within walking distance to both, we are also directly across the street from The Hard Rock. In addition to Q’s events we are also the host to G.L.A.M. during the first weekend of May 2008. We are very happy to say that the gay and lesbian alternative music awards will become an annual event for Alexis Park.

These two high profile events are just the tip of the iceberg. We also host a wide variety of functions including SNAPI (Nevada Pride), Sin Sity Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, and HRC.

If you have a moment, I would love the opportunity to talk to someone about all the great things we are doing here. The community needs to know that they have a real home here in Vegas!

Thanks so much, I hope to hear from you.

Please check out and for further details on these events.

Richard Rose
Convention Entertainment Sales Manager
Alexis Park Resort
375 E Harmon  Las Vegas, NV. 89169
Main Line: 800-453-8000
Direct Line: 702-796-3301
Cell: 702-265-3283

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
I know Baton Rouge, Louisiana is not on your gay radar, but there is a lot of activity going on in our city, They are in the process of building a movie studio across the river to assist in the large number of movies being shot in our state. I am the only gay owned restaurant in the city. My restaurant is Mestizo Restaurant and I specializes in Louisian-Mexican cuisine. My website is Hopefully you will visit soon. Thanks for your consideration.

Jim Urdiales
Mestizo Restaurant

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