PlanetOut Travel: What's Gay in Your Town?
Who is this man, and what's his gay life like? Wouldn't you be curious to find out? I sure would...
Our new Reader's Guide's are catching on, and it's no wonder -- whether you realize it or not, you're likely living a gay life that thousands of others would find interesting.
For instance, Justin may not think he lives an interesting gay life in Omaha Nebraska, and Jeffrey may think his daily routine in Northfield, NJ pales in comparison to SF, the "gay mecca" of the world. But I think they're wrong.
If you're still not convinced the gay life you're living in America is insteresting, take 5 minutes right now to check out our Reader's Guide Gallery.
See? I bet you can shed the same kind of interesting take on gay life in your town as did Nicholas, Timm, Bob, Will and all the other "regular" gay men who submitted Reader's Guides.
Even gay celebs have gotten into this. Lady GaGa, Perez Hilton and Sandra Bernhard are just a few of the gay stars who've given us private tours of gay lives in their towns -- and it's fun. You can read them here.
So enough prodding! If you're now ready to tell us about your gay town and be featured on our sites, the next part is as easy as it is fun. Just answer as many or as few of the questions below, and do try to be as concise as possible. When you're done, email your answers -- as well as 4-5 (or more) photos of yourself -- to [email protected]. Also -- don't feel limited to submitting just one Reader's Guide. If you've lived in a lot of places, feel free to submit Reader's Guides on additional destinations -- just make sure you submit them separately. (If you're a member of Gay.com, include your member name).
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City/town you're reviewing:
Where is the best public place for a gay person to make out there (or isn't there one)?
What's the nearest city to "let loose" in, and on what occasion do you go there?
How "out" are you where you live?
Other than bars or clubs, where to people cruise in your town? Or don't they?
Are there enough guys to date in your town? Where do you meet men?
If you had the money to open up a gay business or establishment in your town, what would it be, and why?
[For single men] When you think of meeting and falling in love with "the one," do you envision the two of you settling down where you currently live? Or does that fantasy involve another town? Explain.
What do you consider the "most romantic" part of where you live? Why? (Really give this one thought -- it can be anything.)
If you could be Mayor of your town for one day, what would be the very first thing you'd want to accomplish or do?
If you could move, would you? If so, where would you want to move, and why?
Do gay men and lesbians hang out together in your town or is that just unheard of?
Has your town ever had a "gay scandal?" If so, describe it -- but don't use names!
Do you have a hometown crush? If so, describe (but don't name names).
What are some of the things you love most about your town?
What are some great restaurants for a romantic gay date?
What was the last vacation you took? Where did you go? Where do you most want to go?
What are your favorite gay bars and/or dance clubs?
What is the gay community like there? Do you consider yourself to be part of any particular "scene?"
If you had gay friends visiting from out of town for the first time, what are some "must-dos" you'd recommend?
Where do the hot boys in your town tend to hang out?
What bar has the cutest/hottest bartenders? (Don't name people's names)
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