The editorial staff at OutTraveler.com takes your travel needs very seriously. We continually scour the globe on the lookout for gay, gay-friendly, or queer (in both senses of the word!) events to put on your gay agenda.
This month, show your pride in Anchorage and look for the best in LGBT cinema in Philadelphia, while things get hairy in Provincetown and same-sex-lovin' cowboys and girls from around the world rustle up to Calgary for some goat dressing, barrel jumping, and other such antics.
PICK OF THE MONTH
Canadian Rockies International Rodeowww.argra.org June 26-28, 2009 Calgary, Alberta The rodeo that showed Jake and Heath how it's done, Calgary is one of the big ones on the gay cowboy circuit. On-site competitions for the most lavishly decorated campsites add new meaning to the term "camp." [LGBT]
START PLANNING FOR JUNE
Anchorage PrideFest 2009 www.anchoragepride.com June 13-21, 2009 Anchorage, Alaska Join in a slew of festive activities scheduled to fill those deliciously long, long Alaska summer days, from the parade through downtown Anchorage to the Delaney Park Strip festival. Previous Prides have featured highlights such as daily film screenings, gay memorial and religious services, Drag Bingo, games night, a Mr./Miss/Ms. Gay Anchorage pageant, 5K fun run, kickoff cookout, a barbeque, and an all-ages dance party. Check their site for details of the Last Queer Frontier. [LGBT]
COMING UP IN JULY
13th Philadelphia International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival www.phillyfests.com July 9-21, 2009 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Philly's festival is a hectic run of 13 days crammed with 200 films from more than two-dozen countries. Films for all ages about families, sports, history, love, and sex are all within walking distance. 25,000 people stock up on popcorn for these two terrific weeks -- making this the largest gay and lesbian film festival on the East Coast. [LGBT]