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Exploring LGBTQ Life in Joshua Tree and Beyond

While Palm Springs has long been celebrated for its vibrant LGBTQ community, another desert gem has emerged as a welcoming haven for queer individuals: the high desert region surrounding Joshua Tree. John Halbach and Kit Williamson, renowned figures in the entertainment industry, made the bold decision just over a year ago to exchange their urban lifestyle in Silver Lake for a serene existence amidst the rugged landscapes of Joshua Tree . Speaking with host Lisa McRee on " LA Times Today ," they shared their journey of falling in love with the area and making it their home. For Williamson, a screenwriter and actor, the allure of Joshua Tree lies not only in its natural beauty but also in its proximity to Los Angeles. The couple found themselves just a two-hour drive away from their former residence, allowing Williamson to seamlessly continue his work as a writer, even utilizing their homestead as the shooting location for his latest series, ' The Unconventional ,' set

Your Guide to LGBTQ+ West Coast Cities and Neighborhoods

Are you thinking about relocating to a place where the community celebrates diversity and accepts it without exception? Or are you planning a trip to explore the lively LGBTQ+ culture that some West Coast communities so proudly exude? Let this guide be your compass as we navigate through the welcoming landscapes of Washington, Oregon, and California. Embarking on a West Coast Adventure: LGBTQ+ Friendly Cities 1. San Francisco, California: Where Diversity is the Norm San Francisco, called the 'heart of LGBTQ+ acceptance,' is more than just a city; it's a living monument to authentic living. As a queer individual, you'll find solace in the rich tapestry of LGBTQ+ events , vibrant culture, and unwavering acceptance. This is not just a place where the LGBTQ+ community coexists with others; it's an integral thread of the city's identity. San Francisco is a place for diversity, from the historic Castro District to the busy streets of SoMa. 2. Seattle, Washington: Whe

Unveiling the Magic of WeHo: A LGBTQ+ Guide to West Hollywood, California

Fondly dubbed WeHo, West Hollywood is more than a mere 1.9 square miles; it's a pulsating heartbeat of LGBTQ life nestled in the greater metropolitan Los Angeles area. Think of it as the Castro to San Francisco or Boystown to Chicago — a designated city since 1984, now home to over 36,000 vibrant souls. WeHo proudly stands as one of the nation's most prominent "gayborhoods," weaving a historical tapestry with iconic LGBTQ nightlife and contemporary additions. Daylight Delights in the Queer Oasis Beyond the glittering nightlife along Santa Monica Boulevard, affectionately known as Boys Town, WeHo offers an abundance of daytime culture. The Visit West Hollywood guide spills the tea on attractions and sub-districts. For the culture vultures, the Pacific Design Center (PDC) beckons with vibrant showrooms, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) showcases the west coast's largest art collection, featuring groundbreaking exhibitions. Don't miss the iconi

The Top 11 LGBTQ+ Friendly States in the USA

In the colorful tapestry of the United States, LGBTQ+ communities have discovered not only acceptance but vibrant cultures, legal protections, and a genuine sense of belonging in various states across the nation. The ever-evolving landscape of LGBTQ+ rights and acceptance in America has witnessed significant milestones, culminating in a 2021  Gallup poll revealed  a growing LGBTQ+ population of 5.6%. This statistic is a testament to the ongoing journey towards a more inclusive society. Here, we embark on a journey through the top 11 LGBTQ+ friendly states, where the combination of LGBTQ+ population size, local acceptance, thriving LGBTQ+ scenes, and progressive laws creates welcoming havens for queer individuals: 1. California - The LGBTQ+ Epicenter California, often hailed as the land of dreams, holds a special place in the hearts of LGBTQ+ individuals. Cities like San Francisco, Palm Springs, Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Diego, and West Hollywood define California's LGBTQ+ paradi

Gay San Diego Travel Guide: The BEST LGBTQ+ Friendly Experience in Southern California

Welcome to Gay San Diego, America's finest city, where perfect weather is practically guaranteed year-round.  Whether you're looking for LGBTQ+ friendly accommodations, top-notch bars and clubs, or exciting events, San Diego has it all. Discovering Gay San Diego: A Blend of History and Modernity San Diego, often called "the birthplace of California," holds historical significance as the first spot European explorers landed on the West Coast. Spanish influences still permeate the city, most notably in Old Town, where you can savor some of the most authentic Mexican cuisine in America. The LGBTQ+ community here thrives, making it a welcoming place for all. LGBTQ+ Friendly Accommodations in San Diego San Diego offers a range of LGBTQ+ friendly accommodations, but if you're seeking the best, Hillcrest is your go-to gayborhood. It's home to fantastic bars and restaurants that cater to the LGBTQ+ crowd. Venture outside Hillcrest, and you'll discover gems like Th

Sweet Connection: Enhance Your LGBTQ+ Pridebnb Stay with NoMoreBoringCakes

In the heart of the San Diego Greater Area, Jen Drury, the creative hands behind NoMoreBoringCakes, is making waves in the custom cake business.  Her secret? It's not just the delectable ingredients; it's the passion for crafting cakes that turn ordinary moments into extraordinary memories. And the icing on the cake? NoMoreBoringCakes is ready to partner with local Pridebnb hosts, turning your stay into a delectable experience. Let's explore this sweet partnership. The Sweet Partnership: Pridebnb and NoMoreBoringCakes Custom Cakes with a Personal Touch Custom cakes are edible masterpieces that tell a unique story, turning occasions into unforgettable moments. Each cake from NoMoreBoringCakes carries a personal touch, reflecting the essence of the celebration. Why Pridebnb Hosts Love NoMoreBoringCakes Imagine arriving at your Pridebnb and finding a stunning custom cake tailored to your celebration. This is the magic NoMoreBoringCakes brings to Pridebnb hosts and their guests

PALM SPRINGS | OUT Traveler's Get Back OUT There with Will and James Epi...

In collaboration with Pridebnb, we are thrilled to share the incredible journey of  Will and James .  From their first encounter in 2014 to their remarkable triumph on The Amazing Race, this couple's love story has taken them across the globe, capturing hearts and inspiring others along the way.  They recently partnered with  OUTTraveler.com . for the "Get Back OUT There" project, visiting LGBTQIA+-friendly locations across the United States. One of their stops was  Palm Springs , California. During their visit to Palm Springs, they enjoyed the inclusive atmosphere of The Saguaro hotel, explored the city with  Palm Springs Rentals & Tours , and met with the Mayor Pro Tem, Lisa Middleton. They also visited  Queertique , a boutique supporting independent queer artists. Their taste buds were delighted by the diverse dining options. Stay tuned for their inspiring adventures. Join Will and James as they dive into their travel experiences, including their recent exploration