When it comes to emerging gay destinations, New York State offers plenty of havens that are a simple exit off the highway. Such places like Hammondsport, Buffalo, Rochester, Ithaca, Sullivan County, Hudson Valley and Long Island are thriving with festivals, restaurants, hotels and nightlife suitable for anyone who wants to embark on a gay-cation. More and more gay couples are heading to Hammondsport for a romantic weekend away to relax and rejuvenate.
As their side project grew from a Facebook group into a blog into a website, the couple realized they had bridged a gap in local culture. Some developments are universal, such as the advent of social networking sites, to which he attributes the disappearance of gay bars and gay bookstores in the region. As Big Gay Hudson Valley grew, so did its strategies for connecting the community.
Here's an insider guide to the gay-friendly streets When it comes to emerging gay destinations, New York State offers plenty of havens that are a simple exit off the highway. Such places like Hammondsport, Buffalo, Rochester, Ithaca, Sullivan County, Hudson Valley and Long Island are thriving with festivals, restaurants, hotels and nightlife suitable for anyone who wants to embark on a gay-cation.
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The city is in all its full, resplendent glory, fresh off spring and feeling alive with an energy you can see in the bounce of New Yorkers as they go distractedly about their business. But New York in August is another story. The sweat and stick and stench of the city—coupled with the less than savory attitude that inevitably comes with being crammed on a subway with strangers on a daily basis—become too much to bear and escape is imminent.
Of particular note are the Adirondacks and the Finger Lakes, two areas that abound with gorgeous natural scenery and charming accommodations; the former is also a renowned winemaking region. Venture north along Rtes. Or head up Interstate 87, taking Rte.
Located at the start of Albany's gay village, Waterworks is the oldest gay-oriented community bar in Albany where our motto is Unity. Established inWaterworks is located in a historic multi-level building that enables us to offer something for everyone. The Club, located on the second floor, is one of the hottest and busiest spots in town.
Whether traveling with a pack of friends or taking their partner for a romantic escape, visitors are now finding Upstate New York to be a convenient and memorable gay-friendly destination. Then, the most popular gay club around, Primetime —the largest in Hudson Valley— is over in neighboring Highland about twenty minutes away. An onsite farm is home to sheep, peacock, llamas, and even chickens from whom the kitchen pulls their eggs.
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When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriages, America generally, and the gay community specifically, celebrated. Same-sex marriages, and the gay and lesbian movement is more mainstream than ever. While the national discussion has been brought to the forefront, at the state level, conversations continue.