A Sweet Deal for Long Beach Pride

By: Joe Thompson

I love Long Beach Pride. Californians consider it the unofficial kick-off party for the Pride season, it's close enough to Los Angeles that we can make it there without too much hassle, the boys are friendly, and it's not nearly as insane as LA or the San Francisco events.

And while I'm sure our Gay & Away City Guide to Long Beach already got you interested in attending, now there's even better reason to attend, thanks to Jet Blue and Hotel Maya:

An inexpensive flight that's super fun and piloted by porn star Gavin Tate, loaded with party-ready gays all bound for LB Pride, and discounted rates at an A-list hotel!

(To figure out which part of that sentence is a lie, follow the jump...)

Jetpride_eflyer Here's the dirt we found on OutTraveler's handy GPS site:

JetBlue's JetPride flight #1969
•Only $79 each way
•Departs San Francisco International
Airport on
May 14, 2010 at 12:30PM
•Arrives at Long Beach Airport at
•The brilliant Pam Ann is serving as the
flight's honorary purser.

Obviously you can stay wherever you want, but the best deal comes via Hotel Maya, which is a part of the gay-friendly Joie de Vivre
family of hotels. Here's the info on that:

Hotel Maya offers a Pride
during Long Beach Pride, including welcome Pride-tinis upon
arrival. Also, JetPride customers can also receive a free ticket to
Long Beach Pride's Finale Tea Dance Party of America's Gay Bachelor, an
annual contest hosted by myPartner.com.

This package sounds like the ultimate party to me, but check out all the details for yourself.

(Oh, and we lied about Gavin Tate flying the plane. You have to wear clothes to do that, and he's not into clothes. We forgive him for that.)

Gavin Tate Image: Unzipped Premium