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Web 1.5: LGBT Travel Websites

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In a recent OutTraveler.com exclusive, gay travel guru David Alport took on the task of evaluating the LGBT friendliness and content of websites with user-generated travel reviews.

Considering how quickly such websites pop up, disappear, stagnate, and so on, there should be a glut of happy couch reviews, right?

Not true, unfortunately. The pickings were disappointingly slimmer than expected, says Alport.

Even TripAdvisor, the Winner in his list, was far from perfect. There are user-generated reviews for gay establishments, but there's no way to tell if an establishment or reviewing user is queer.

You won’t learn it’s an LGBT travel-related hotel, destination, or review unless you knew already.

But keep an eye out for GayPedia, Alport recommends. This compendium of events, advice, and accommodations is trying to become fully Web 2.0-fluent, even if it still lacks content.

If you have a couch and some opinions, though, that’s where you come in.


Photo: Getty Images

In a recent OutTraveler.com exclusive, gay travel guru David Alport took on the task of evaluating the LGBT friendliness and content of websites with user-generated travel reviews.

Considering how quickly such websites pop up, disappear, stagnate, and so on, there should be a glut of happy couch reviews, right?

Not true, unfortunately. The pickings were disappointingly slimmer than expected, says Alport.

Even TripAdvisor, the Winner in his list, was far from perfect. There are user-generated reviews for gay establishments, but there's no way to tell if an establishment or reviewing user is queer.

You won’t learn it’s an LGBT travel-related hotel, destination, or review unless you knew already.

But keep an eye out for GayPedia, Alport recommends. This compendium of events, advice, and accommodations is trying to become fully Web 2.0-fluent, even if it still lacks content.

If you have a couch and some opinions, though, that’s where you come in.


Photo: Getty Images

In a recent OutTraveler.com exclusive, gay travel guru David Alport took on the task of evaluating the LGBT friendliness and content of websites with user-generated travel reviews.

Considering how quickly such websites pop up, disappear, stagnate, and so on, there should be a glut of happy couch reviews, right?

Not true, unfortunately. The pickings were disappointingly slimmer than expected, says Alport.

Even TripAdvisor, the Winner in his list, was far from perfect. There are user-generated reviews for gay establishments, but there's no way to tell if an establishment or reviewing user is queer.

You won’t learn it’s an LGBT travel-related hotel, destination, or review unless you knew already.

But keep an eye out for GayPedia, Alport recommends. This compendium of events, advice, and accommodations is trying to become fully Web 2.0-fluent, even if it still lacks content.

If you have a couch and some opinions, though, that’s where you come in.

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