Remember driving across the country in the family minivan with the glorious promise of a fun-filled vacation? Ah, those were the days! Although you’re not a kid anymore, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy the thrill of speeding 80 miles an hour toward an honest-to-god, red-blooded American destination. And, instead of sharing a bunk with your little sister, you can spoon your buddy Mark. (And his squats have really paid off.) Here are our picks for the most patriotic gay trips this year.
FORT WORTH, TEXAS
World Gay Rodeo Finals, October 19-21. Tight Wranglers. Dusty Stetsons. All we can say is “Save a horse and ride a cowboy, y’all!”
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, ARIZONA
Gay Rafting, Trips begin July 4 through August 29. This national treasure is wide open for exclusively gay trips via Alyson Adventures. FYI: They start and end in Las Vegas.
Gay Softball World Series, August 13-18. Take pride in knowing everyone else in the stands is also checking out the catcher’s ass. Ah, America’s favorite past time.
Miss Gay America Pageant, October 10-14. Hailing from various states, the fiercest queens compete for a crown and serious bragging rights.
Family Week, July 28-August 4. Pack up the kids and head to the largest national gathering of LGBT families in the U.S.
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