Baltimore, Copenhagen, and Montreal, Oh My!
Story by Ed Salvato; above: Montreal shows its pride during DIver/Cité; Tourisme Quebec, Jean-Francois Leblanc
What do Baltimore, Copenhagen, and Canada's most French-flavored metropolis have in common?
They love the gays! Each of these three desinations recently announced activities, events, and resources to attract LGBT travelers.
Home to spirited, original, and fiercely proud locals (witness John Waters), Maryland's biggest city boasts a wealth of attractions and events lesbian and gay travelers will love.
- As an under-appreciated foodie capital, Baltimore is justifiably known for its crabcakes, but there's so much more, like Regi's American Bistro (dine on their outdoor terrace) and Ryleigh's Oyster, which combines fine dining and a relaxed ambiance.
- Time your visit to coincide with Outoberfest, celebrating National Coming Out Month, October 5-10; Baltimore Black Gay Pride, October 8-11; or Andy Warhol: the Last Decade, October 17, 2010-January, 2011.
- Click here for more of what's new in queer Baltimore, including a beautiful, friendly gay-owned B&B (Scarborough Fair B&B).
The capital of Denmark -- the first country on earth to allow same-sex marriage, in 1989 -- Copenhagen has long been welcoming to all visitors gay, straight, or green for that matter. It's also one of the warmest (people wise) and fun of the Nordic countries.
- Copenhagen announced four new media outlets for gay and lesbian travelers, including a Twitter feed, Facebook presence, a gay microsite (VIsitGayDenmark.com), and an LGBT blog.
Just say it with the slightest French accent and you being to savor that certain je ne sais quoi that we all love about Montreal. It's like a charming French city operated by the Brits. Super friendly, ridiculously gay friendly, Montreal's official tourism bureau, Tourism Montreal, features a gay-specific blog with up-to-the-minute recommendations for what to do due north.
- Click here to see the blog.
- If you decide to visit Montreal, don't leave home without looking at our fabulous (and up-to-the-minute) Out Guide to Montreal.