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Damron Women's Traveller
     

Damron Women's Traveller

by Gina M. Gatta
 

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Damron Women's Traveller 2002. The most up-to-date and complete travel guide by-and-for lesbians. Over 7,500 listings cover North America, noting women-run businesses, vegetarian menus, wheelchair access, multiracial clientele, and much more. Special sections detail lesbian tours, festivals, conferences, and even camping & RV spots! Get the inside scoop on

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Damron Women's Traveller 2002. The most up-to-date and complete travel guide by-and-for lesbians. Over 7,500 listings cover North America, noting women-run businesses, vegetarian menus, wheelchair access, multiracial clientele, and much more. Special sections detail lesbian tours, festivals, conferences, and even camping & RV spots! Get the inside scoop on local lesbian hotspots from our unique city overviews, some contributed by readers! Now including Paris, London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Vienna, Rome and Spain.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780929435770
Publisher:
Damron Company
Publication date:
12/15/2009
Pages:
648
Product dimensions:
4.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Read an Excerpt

Chapter One


Alabama · USA


Alabama

Statewide

Info Lines & Services
      Alabama Bureau of Tourism & Travel
      334/242-4169, 800/252-2262

Publications
      Alabama Forum Birmingham 205/328-9228
      · lgbt newspaper

Atmore

Accommodations
      Royal Oaks B&B 5415 Hwy 21 N
      334/368-8722, 800/308-8762 · gay/straight ·
      hull brkfst, swimming · $65-75

Birmingham

Info Lines & Services
      Birmingham Gay &, Lesbian Info Line 205
      32nd St 5 #201 205/326-8600 · 7pm-10pm
      Mon-Fri

Accommodations
      The Tutwiler 2021 Park Pl N lat 21st St N)
      205/322-2100 · gay friendly · also restaurant
      & lounge · wheelchair access · $104-188

Bars
      Club 729 2830 7th Ave S (at 29th St)
      205/324-0997 · 3pm-close · mostly women ·
      wheelchair access
      Kings Knight 2627 7th Ave S (btwn 26th &
      27th) 205/326-3637 · noon-close · mostly
      gay men ·dancing/DJ · women's night Fri ·
      drag shows · 2 outdoor patios
      Misconceptions Tavern 600 32nd St S (at
      6th Ave S) 205/322-1210 · noon-3am ·
      lesbians gay men · videos · patio
      The Tool Box 5120 5th Ave S (at 51st)
      205/595-5120 · 2pm-close till 2am Sat ·
      mostly gay men · more women Wed-Th for
      country/western · neighborhood bar ·
      dancing/DJ · patio · wheelchair access

Nightclubs
      22nd Street Jazz Cafe 710 22nd St S (at 7th
      Ave S) 205/252-0407 · 5pm-close clsd Sun-Tue ·
      gay-friendly · multiracial clientele · live
      music · dancing/DJ · food served
      Bill's Club 208 N 23rd St (btwn 2nd & 3rd)
      205/254-8634 · 6pm-close clsd Mon-Tue ·
      mostly women · dancing/DJ · live shows ·
      karaoke Wed & Sun · private club · wheelchair
      access · woman-owned/run
      Club 21 117-1/2 21st St N (at 2nd, Ave N)
      205/322-0469 · 10pm-4am Th-Sat · gay-friendly
      · dancing/DJ · mostly African-American
      clientele · live shows
      The Club Latroy 316 20th S ((btwn 3rd &
      4th Ave S) 205/322-8338 · 11pm-close Fri-Sat
      noon-9pm Sun · lesbian/gay men ·
      dancing/DJ · multiracial clientele · live shows ·
      19+ · wheelhair access · cover charge Fri-Sat
      The Quest Club 416 24th St S (at 5th Ave S)
      205/251-4313 · 24hrs · mostly gay men ·
      dancing/DJ · 19+ Wed-Sun eves · private club
      · patio · wheelchair access
      The Station 2025 Morris Ave (at 21st)
      205/254-3750, 888/453-3299 · 10pm-6am Sat
      · lesbian/gay men · dancin/DJ · patio ·
      wheelchair access

Restaurants
      Anthony's 2131 7th Ave S (at 20th)
      205/324-1215 · 5pm-close Sun brunch, clsd
      Mon · lesbian/gay men · contl/Italian ·
      some veggie · full bar · wheelchair access ·
      $6-15
      Bottega Cafe & Restaurant 2240 Highland
      Ave (btwn 22nd & 23rd) 205/939-1000 ·
      lunch & dinner clsd Sun · some veggie · full
      bar · wheelchair access · $17-21
      Crestwood Grill 5500 Crestwood Blvd
      205/595-1995 · lunch & dinner · full bar ·
      wheelchair access
      Highlands Bar & Grill 2011 11th Ave S
      (20th St) 205/939-1400 · 6pm-10pm, bar
      from 4pm clsd Sun-Mon · wheelchair access
     
      John's 112 21st St N (at 1st Ave N)
      205/322-6014 · 11am-10pm clsd Sun ·
      seafood & steak · full bar · wheelchair access
      PT's Sports Grill 350 Hollywood Blvd (at
      Hwy 280 S) 205/879-8519 · 11am-close ·
      burgers & seafood · wheelchair access
      Sarvac's 401 18th St S (btwn 4th & 5th)
      205/251-0347 · 10:30am-3pm clsd wknds ·
      Southern cuisine · wheelchair access
      Silvertron Cafe 3813 Clairmont Ave S (at
      39th St S) 205/591-3707 · 11am 10pm, till
      9pm Sun · also full bar · more gay Mon

Entertainment & Recreation
      Terrific New Theater 2821 2nd Ave S
      205/328-0868

Bookstores
      Lodestar Books 2020-B 11th Ave S (btwn
      20th & 21st) 205/939-3356 · 10am-7pm
      1pm-5pm Sun · feminist · lgbt section ·
      woman-owned/run

Retail Shops
      Bad Seed 2030 11th Ave S (btwn 20th &
      21st) 205/933-7333 · noon-8pm clsd Sun ·
      music, videos & gifs · gay-owned/run

Spiritual Groups
      Covenant Mcc 5117 1st Ave N
      205/599-3363 · 11am & 7pm Sun

Erotica
      Alabama Adult Books 801 3rd Ave N (at
      8th) 205/322-7323 · 24hrs


Birmingham

LGBT Pride: June.

Annual Events: April/May -
      Festival of the Arts.
      June - City Stages.
      June - Shakespeare Renaissance
      Fair 334/271-5353 or 800/841-4273.

City Info: 205/458-8000, web: www.birminghamal.org.

Attractions: Alabama Jazz Hall
      of Fame 205/254-2731.
      Civil Rights Museum 205/328-9696.
      Birmingham Zoo & Botanical
      Gardens 205/879 0408.
      Vulcan Statue on 20th atop Red Mountain.

Best View: Overlook Park.

Weather: Hot and humid in the
      80ºs and 90ºs during the summer,
      mild in the 50ºs to low 40ºs during
      the winter.
      Transit: ABC Taxi 205/833-6974.
      Birmingham Transit Authority
      205/521 0101.


Decatur

Accommodations
      Days Inn 810 6th Ave (Hwy 31 N at Church)
      256/355-3520, 800/DAYS-INN · gay-friendly ·
      swimming · wheelchair access · discount w/
      Damron mention · $38


Dothan

Nightclubs
      The Vault 111 E Main St (at N Foster)
      334/794-0230 · 7pm-close, clsd Sun ·
      Lesbians/gay men · dancing/DJ · live-shows
      19+ · wheelchair access


Gadsden

Nightclubs
      Nitro 2401 E Meighan Bird 256/492-9724 ·
      8pm-close Wed & Fri till 2am Sat · lesbian/
      gay men · dancing/DJ · transgender-friendly · live shows


Geneva

Accommodations
      Spring Creek Campground 163
      Campground Rd (at Hwy 52 & Country Rd 4)
      334/684-3891 · mostly gay men · cabins ·
      also tent & RV sites · swimming · some
      theme wknds w/DJ · $15-40


Huntsville

Bars
      Vieux Carre 1204 Posey (at Larkin)
      256/534-5970 · 7pm-2am · lesbians, gay men
      · neighborhood bar · DJ Fri-Sat · shows Sun ·
      patio · wheelchair access

Nightclubs
      Upscale 2021 Golf Rd 256/881-8820 · 7pm-2am
      Fri. from 8pm Sat · lesbians, gay men ·
      dancing/DJ · cafe · Alabamas largest
      alternative entertainment complex · wheelchair access

Spiritual Groups
      MCC 3015 Sparkman Dr NW (at Pulaski Pike)
      256/851-6914 · 11am & 6:30pm Sun


Mobile

    see also Pensacola, Florida

Info Lines & Services
      Pink Triangle AA Group at Cornerstone
      MMC 334/438-1679 (AA#) · 7pm nightly

Bars
      B-Bob's 6157 Airport Bird #201
      334/341-0102 · 5pm-close · lesbian/gay
      men · country western dancing Th · DJ (Th-Sun
      · live shows Wed. Fri & Sun · private club
      · also lesbigay giftshop · wheelchair acces

Gabriel's Downtown 55 S Joachim St (at
      Government) 334/432-4900 · 5pm-close
      from 3pm Sun · lesbians/gay men · videos ·
      karaoke · private club

Society Lounge 51 S Conception (at Conti)
      334/433-9141 · noon-close · popular ·
      lesbians/gay men · dancing · live shows ·
      private club · wheelchair access

Nightclubs
      On The Roxx 20 S Conception
      334/432-9056 · 4pm-close clsd Mon-Tue ·
      lesbians/gay men · dancing/DJ · live shows
      women-owned/run
      Troopers 215 Conti S (nr Joachim)
      334/433-7436 · 8pm-close · lesbians gay
      men · dancing/DJ · live shows Th · private
      club · patio · wheelchair access · since 1965!

Cafes
      Big E's Delicatessen 274 Dauphin St (at S
      Jackson St) 334/694-0585 · brkfst & lunch
      Mon-Fri. dinner Th-Sat. clsd Sun

Spiritual Groups
      Cornerstone MCC 2201 Government St (at
      Mohawk 334/476-4621 · 11am & 7pm Sun


Montgomery

Nightclubs
      Area 51 211 Lee St (nr Civic Ctr)
      334/264-5933 · 7pm-close · lesbians/gay
      men · dancing/DJ · private club

Spiritual Groups
      New Hope MCC 5280 Vaughn Rd (at
      Unitarian Fellowship) 334/264-2128 · 5:30pm
      Sun


Tuscaloosa

Bars
      Michael's 2201 6th St (at 22nd Ave)
      205/758-9223 · 6pm-close clsd Sun ·
      lesbians/gay men · women's night Th ·
      dancing/DJ · live shows

Spiritual Groups
      MCC Living Waters 1053 MLK Dr. Northport
      205/391-0077 · 11am & 7pm Sun ·
      wheelchair access


Alaska

Statewide

Info Lines & Services
      Alaska Tourism Marketing Council
      907/465-2010
· ask for vacation planner


Anchorage

Info Lines & Services
      AA Gay/Lesbian 3201 Tumagain St (at
      Unitarian Universalist) 907/272-2312 · 7pm
      Mon
      Gay/Lesbian Helpline 907/258-4777 ·
      6pm-11pm · ask about women's events:
      traditionally something every Sat except
      summers when everyone's outdoors
      IMRU2 640 W 30th Ave (at O'Cafe in back
      lounge) 907/566-4678 · 5:30pm-7:30pm 1st
      & 3rd Wed · lgbt youth support group
      Women Over 50 907/248-6779,
      907/694-5450
· social support group
      Women's Coffeehouse 907/258-4777
      (HELPLINE #)
· 2nd Sat (winters)
      Women's Resource Center III W 9th St (at
      A St) 907/276-0528 · 8:30am-5pm Mon-Fri ·
      one-on-one counseling & referrals ·
      wheelchair access

Accommodations
      Alaska Bear Company B&B 535 F. 6th Ave
      (at Fairbank) 907/277-BEAR · gay-friendly ·
      in downtown Anchorage
      Aurora Winds Resort B&B 7501 Upper
      O'Malley 907/346-2533 · lesbians/gay men ·
      on a hillside above Anchorage · gay-owned/
      run · $55-175
      Cheney Lake B&B 6333 Colgate Dr (at
      Baxter) 907/337-4391, 888/337-4391 · gay-friendly
      · smokefree · lesbian-owned run ·
      $65-95
      Gallery B&B 1229 G St (at 12th)
      907/274-2567 · gay-friendly · lesbian-owned/
      run · $35-85
      'Off The Tracks' Women's Guesthouse
      342 W 11th Ave 907/272-6537 · women only
      · a safe place for women · kids welcome
      (boys under 12 only) · shared baths · $60-90

Bars
      Mad Myrna's 530 E 5th Ave (at Fairbanks)
      907/276-9762 · 3pm-3am, noon-close Sun ·
      lesbians/gay men · neighborhood bar ·
      dancing/DJ · food served · live shows
      Raven 4th Ave (at Gambell) 907/276-9672 ·
      11am-3am · lesbians/gay men ·
      neighborhood bar · wheelchair access

Restaurants
      At Last A Deli W 36th Ave (at Arctic
      Blvd) 907/563-3354 · 7:30am-6pm 11am-4pm
      Sat clsd Sun
     
      China Lights 12110 Business Blvd Eagle
      River 907/694-8080 · 10:30am-10pm
      Garcia's Business Blvd (next to Safeway)
      Eagle River 907/694-8600 · Mexican · $9-15
      Kodiak Kafe & Dinner House 225 E 5th
      Ave (btwn Cordova & Barrow) 907/258-5233
      · brkfst lunch & dinner
      O'Brady's Burgers & Brew 6901 E Tudor
      Rd (in Chugach Sq) 907/338-1080 · 11am -midnight
      noon-10pm Sun · gay-friendly,
      some veggie · also 800 E Dimond (in Dimond
      Center) 907/344-8033
      Simon & Seafort's 420 'L' St (btwn 4th &
      5th 907/274-3502 · lunch & dinner · seafood
      & prime rib · full bar

Entertainment & Recreation
      Capri 3425 F. Tudor (at Dale) 907/561-0064 ·
      often shows lesbigay & alternative films

Bookstores
      Cyrano's Bookstore & Cafe 413 D St
      (btwn 1st & 5th 907/274-2599 · 11am 7pm,
      from 10am summer · open later on wknds ·
      live shows · food served · beer/wine
      wheelchairaccess

Retail Shops
      The Sports Shop 570 E Benson BNd
      907/272-7755 · women's outdoor clothing ·
      adventure gear & equipment
      Stonewall'd 528 E 5th Ave (btwn Eagle &
      Fairbanks) 907/276-1992 · 11am-7pm clsd
      Mon · cards, gifts · T-shirts · books
     

Publications
      Anchorage Press 907/561-7737 ·
      alternative · arts & entertainment listings
      Identity Northview 907/258-4777 ·
      lesbigay · also sponsors 4th Fri potluck
     
      Klondyke Kontact 907/345-3818 ·
      newsmagazine published every other month

Spiritual Groups Lamb of God MCC 2311 Pembroke (at
      Immanuel Presb Church 907/258-5266 ·
      2pm Sun
      Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 3201
      Turnagain St (at 32nd) 907/248-3737,
      907/248-0715
· 9am & 10:30am Sun ·
      wheelchair access

Erotica
      Ace's 305 W Dimond Blvd 907/522-1987 ·
      24hrs
      Swingers Books & Gifts 710 W Northern
      lights Blvd (at Arctic) 907/561-5039 · 24hrs


Anchorage


ANNUAL EVENTS: March - Iditarod
      Sled Dog Race 907/376-5155.
      Int'l Ice Carving Competition
      907/451-8250
      June - Midnight Sun Marathon
      907/343-4474,
      August - Alaska State Fair
      907/745-4827,
      October - Quyana Alaska (native
      dance celebration) 907/274 3611.

City Info: 907/276-4118 or
      800/478 1255, web:
      www.anchorage.net,


Attractions: Alaska Museum of
      Natural History, 907/694-0819.
      Alaska Native Heritage Center
      907/330-8000 or 800/315-6608.
      Big Game Drive Thru Wildlife Park
      (in Portage) 907/783-2025.
      Portage Glacier.
      Wolf Song of Alaska museum
      907/346-30/3.

Weather: Anchorage's climate is
      milder than one might think, due
      to its coastal location. It is cold in
      the winter (but rarely below 0°F),
      and it does warm up considerably
      in June, July, and August. Winter
      sets in around October. Expect
      more rain in late summer/early fall.

TRANSIT: Ride Line (bus) 907/3436-543.


Fairbanks

Info Lines & Services
      Gay/Lesbian Info Line 907/458-8288 ·
      8pm-10pm Tue & Th

Accommodations
      Ah, Rose Marie B&B 302 Cowles St (at 3rd
      Ave) 907/456—2040, gay/straight · full brkfst ·
      gay-owned · $50-75
      Billie's Backpackers Hostel 2895 Mack Rd
      907/457-2034 · gay-friendly · hostel &
      campsites · kids ok · food served · women-owned/run
      · $18
      Crabtree Guest House 724 College Rd
      907/451-6501 · mostly gay men · shared
      baths · kitchens · kids ok · $40-60
      Fairbanks Hotel 517 3rd Ave (btwn
      Cushman & Lacey) 907/456-6411, 888/329-4685
      · gay-friendly · recently restored to art
      deco style · lesbian-owned/run · $55-109

Bars
      Palace Saloon 3175 College Rd (at Alaska-land)
      907/451-1858, 907/456-5960 · 10pm-3am
      Fri-Sat (seasonal) gay after 11pm Fri-Sat
      only · gay-friendly · dancing/DJ · live shows

Nightclubs
      Club Galaxy 150 Farmers Loop Rd
      907/451-7625 · 9pm-2am Th & 9pm-3:30am
      Fri-Sat · gay-friendly · dancing/DJ · alternative
      · eclectic club · live shows · wheelchair access

Bookstores
      Into the Woods Bookshop 3560 College Rd
      907/479-7701 · 11am-midnight till 2am Fri-Sat
      6pm-10pm Mon · new used titles · also
      cafe · live music · weelchair access

Spiritual Groups
      Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 4448
      Pikes Landing Rd (across from the Princess
      Hotel) 907/451-8838 · 11am Sun


Homer

Accommodations
      Island Watch B&B 4241 Claudia St (at West
      Hill Rd) 907/235-2265 · gay friendly · also
      cabins · full brkfst · kitchens · smokefree ·
      kids pets ok · wheelchair access · women-owned/run
      · $90-140, double
      The Shorebird Guest House 4774
      Kachemak Dr 907/235-2107 · gay/straight ·
      rental cottage · beach access · wheelchair
      access
      Skyline B&B 63540 Skyline Dr 907/235-3823
      · gay-friendly · full brkfst · hot tub · lesbian-owned/
      run · $80-115

Entertainment & Recreation
      Alaska Fantastic Fishing Charters
      800/478-7777
· deluxe cabin cruiser for big-game
      fishing (halibut) · $155/person


Juneau

Info Lines & Services
      SEAGLA (Southeast Alaska Gay &
      Lesbian Alliance)
PO Box 21542 99802
      907/586-4297 · also publish newsletter

Accommodations
      Pearson's Pond Luxury Inn 4541 Sawa Cir
      907/789-3772, 888/658-6328 · gay-friendly ·
      hot tub · smokefree · $99-249

Restaurants
      Inn at the Waterfront 455 S Franklin St
      907/586-2050 · 5pm-10pm · full bar · $15-38

Entertainment & Recreation
      Women's Prerogative KTO 104.3 & 103.1
      FM 907/586-1670 · 9pm Wed · womens
      music


Ketchikan

Accommodations
      Millar Street House 1430 Millar St
      907/225-1258, 800/287-1607 · gay-friendly ·
      $85 · also kayak tours


Kodiak

Spiritual Groups
      St James the Fisherman Episcopal
      Church
421 Thorsheim 907/486-5276 ·
      7:30am & 10am Sun


Seward

Accommodations
      Sauerdough Suites 907/224-8946,
      877/224-8946
· gay-friendly · private/shared
      baths · $79-225


Sitka

Accommodations
      A Crescent Harbor Hideaway 709 Lincoln
      St 907/747—4900 · gay-friendly · restored
      historic waterfront home · hosts also offer
      educational wildlife & marine tours · $95-125

Bars
      Rookie's 1617 Sawmill Creek Rd
      907/747-7607 · 11am-11pm till 2am Th-Sat ·
      gay-friendly · also restaurant · gay-owned/run

Cafes Backdoor Cafe 104 Barracks (behind Old Harbor Books on Lincoln St) 907/747-8856 · 6am-6pm

Restaurants
      The Marina Restaurant 205 Harbor Dr
      907/747-8840 · 11am-10pm · seafood · gay-owned/run

Retail Shops
      Otter Place Gifts 336 Lincoln St
      907/747-3217 · 9am-6pm · local gifts &
      souvenirs · gay-owned


Arizona

Statewide

Info Lines & Services
      Arizona Office of Tourism 2702 N 3rd St
      #4015 602/230-7733, 800/842-8257 · 8am-5pm
      Mon-Fri


Excerpted from DAMRON WOMEN'S TRAVELLER 2001 by . Copyright © 2000 by Damron Company Inc.. Excerpted by permission. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

Meet the Author

Gina M. Gatta has been the Editor-in-Chief of the Damron Company's LGBT travel guide series since the early '90s, becoming President in 1992. She has published over 90 books. Born and raised in Rhode Island, she has resided in San Francisco for 29 years.

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