Camp It is a men's only camping weekend for gay, bi, and trans men who love men and this was our very first time. Making things even more precarious, this was also the first time we had put up our tent in the last four years and there were storms approaching from every direction. It was sure to be an entertaining weekend, one way or another.
It's Saturday morning late February and we had an important date on the Sunshine Coast at the Pride Festival. The fabulous Eumundi Markets just a short drive south of Noosa in Queensland, are always hugely popular but on this day the Markets would be the venue for a Pride celebration which would add even more colour, zing and sparkle than usual.
On a recent visit to Cairns we caught up with Jay Horne, publisher and editor of FNQ Magazine while he was working in his other role as owner of Paradiso Cafe, located at the Centre Of Contemporary Arts Cairns (just look for the giant jelly babies) in Abbott Street. We were amazed at his passion and energy in helping to promote both gay travel, gay events and the gay community in what he refers to as the 'tropical pink paradise' of Far North Queensland.
Noosa on Queensland's Sunshine Coast is great for a chill-out gay holiday. Alexandria Bay is a beautiful gay beach in Noosa National Park. Noosa has great restaurants, wonderful out door activities and Noosa Cove Holiday Apartments is great for a gay stay.
Celebrity Solstice was our home away from home cruising from Sydney to New Zealand with a group of gay guys from Pied Piper Travel.
We are a little spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches in Sydney. However, our favourite gay beach is Little Congwong at La Perouse in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. It is not an official nude beach but has a forty year naturist history. On a hot weekend the beach is packed with people, most sun-baking nude. The nearby rocks are also popular with regulars. During the week the beach is much less crowded but Friday and Monday can often be busy (surprise!). Whether there are a couple of hundred or just a few guys on this little beach, it is a gem.