Upcoming LGBTQ Tours & Events for 2017
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Upcoming LGBTQ Tours & Events for 2017

Top Five LGBTQ Tours and Events for 2017

Check out these top five upcoming LGBTQ tours and events! Don’t miss out on the best events for the LGBTQ community of the Summer/Fall for 2017. Book your trip and we’ll see you there!

1. Queer British Art

LGBTQ tours - Queen British Art

Until October 1

Featuring works from 1861–1967 relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) identities, the show, at the gorgeous Tate, marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalization of male homosexuality in England. Queer British Art explores how artists expressed themselves at a time when established assumptions about gender and sexuality were being questioned and transformed.

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2. Who’s Joining Us for NYC Pride?

NYC Pride - Upcoming LGBTQ tours

June 25th

NYC Pride, a global event inviting millions of LGBT people and their allies to celebrate human rights, queer history, and love. There are also grassroots happenings in Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island. Festivities begin May 12 in Staten Island and conclude in an epic June 25th Manhattan parade.

3. Stonewall Parade and Festival Wilton Manors

stonewall parade and festival

June 17

This folksy one-day gay pride celebration is easy to experience and divided into three elements. Throughout the day you’ll find DJs and local performers outside at stages set up in the Manor. The Festival Marketplace, opening at 3pm, consists of 100 vendors, exhibitors and food trucks. And of course there is the 1.5-hour parade beginning at 4pm that attracts thousands of spectators who watch the groups, well, parade down Wilton Drive.

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4. Gay Wine Weekend

gay wine weekend

July 14-16

Another upcoming LGBTQ Tours is Gay Wine Weekend. Join event organizers Out In The Vineyard  for a weekend of wine and celebration with new winemaker dinners, winery tours and events, benefiting Face to Face, Sonoma County AIDS Network and others. You’ll enjoy three days of LGBT events in Northern California’s magnificent Sonoma Valley, home to some of the world’s most prestigious wines and wineries. Celebrate with world class wine and culinary delights, music and dancing in a private estate vineyard, VIP receptions and wine tasting excursions. Sonoma is located 45 minutes north of San Francisco.

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5. Gay Grand Canyon Rafting Adventures

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Splash! Gay Grand Canyon Rafting Adventure

Four upcoming departures in 2017

Did you know that HE Travel founder Hanns Ebensten launched the gay tour industry in 1973 with a rafting adventure in the Grand Canyon. This trip continues to be one of the most popular. There are multiple dates available as of press time but they sell out fast. Here you’ll marvel at the breathtaking grandeur and vistas of the Grand Canyon, ride thrilling whitewater roller coasters and hike remote canyons to cascading waterfalls with a group of fellow gay travelers.

Articles & Photos: ManAboutWorld | May 9, 2017

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