You’re here, you’re queer, and you’re just itching to go on holidays… but where? Find out by reading GCN’s Top 10 Queer Travel Events to look forward to in 2017
This article was originally published in GCN’s February 2017 Issue (Issue 326) which is available to read in full here.
2017’s lineup of queer travel events is looking great and there are tonnes to choose from, so we’ve picked our top ten that you’ll want to mark in your calendar.
Fancy schlepping down the slopes with hundreds of hotties, and then partying with them après ski into the wee small hours? Look no further than European Gay Ski week, which attracts queers from across the continent for a week of high-octane, snowy fun and frolics. The whole thing takes place this year in the stunning resort of Les Menuires, in the Belleville valley of Les Trois Vallées between Saint-Martin- de-Belleville and Val Thorens, just hours from Geneva airport. Although the ski week consists mainly of gay men, there are always quite a few women in attendance too, with special programme of events catering for the ladies that ensures everyone is kept well-entertained
March 29 to April 2
Last year, Lady Gaga turned up at the 25th anniversary of The Dinah Shore Weekend, the largest queer female party and music festival in the world, which attracts 20,000 women from around the globe to Palm Springs, California every year. There may be A-list female performers and DJs, plus a film festival and all sorts of other things to sink your teeth into, but ‘The Dinah’ has become known over the years as a kind of circuit party, the lesbian equivalent of The White Party, a smorgasbord of skin, cocktails and dancing by pools in the sunshine. Unlike the White Party though, it’s not a body contest, and it attracts a hugely diverse range of girls of all ages who wanna have fun. What’s not to love?
May 5 to 8
The party that invented the circuit party, and brainchild of über gay promoter, Jeffery Sanker, this is one event that should be on your bucket- list if you’re a gay man who likes to work out at least six times a week. Featuring huge acts, huge DJ’s and huge pecs, it’s a week of non-stop sun-filled days and comfortably cool nights of sunning, swimming, stomping and sinning. This year’s central party, The White Party itself, has a military theme, while the usual closing party features a main act yet to be announced. Last year there was murder on the dancefloor when Sophie Ellis Bextor took to the stage.
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