Most guidebooks reduce coverage of the local gay community to lists - lists of bars, lists of dance clubs, lists of hotels, lists of resources. 50 Fabulous Gay-Friendly Places to Live surveys each location from a "local's point of view". It features cities that are fun places to live, work, and visit because they encourage and nurture diversity. Each location is described in detail, with special attention paid to information the gay community most wants to know, including:
Gay-positive local politics and policies.
A dynamic gay community with well-sponsored activities and events.
Fun nightlife in local clubs, bars and music.
Cultural and recreational opportunities.
Positive gay health and outreach programs.
Life is more than facts and figures, so you won't find a lot of confusing charts and rankings in these gay-friendly profiles. Each contains a vivid description, an overview of the gay community, and practical daily-life information on climate, housing costs, taxes, the local business environment, and much more. Interviews with local gay residents, community leaders, business owners, and cultural leaders create an intimate description of each location. You'll also find helpful phone numbers and websites to make exploring and planning your vacation or relocation easier. Rounding out the book are tips and national resources that will assist in making your own life and city more gay friendly. The book also includes an easy-to-use, interactive CD containing a wealth of information to make your search that much easier-and a lot more fun!
About the Author:
Gregory A. Kompes is a writer, photographer and public speaker with a degree in English from Columbia University. Driven by a natural curiosity about all things cultural and gay, he has traveled extensively throughout the United States, visiting museums, natural wonders, restaurants, bars, arenas, theaters, concert halls and gay ghettos. His articles on gay life, entertainment, and travel have appeared online and in print publications across the country. Gregory and his domestic partner, Todd, live in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book gives you the scoop and info on some of the best cities in the Pacific Northwest and on down the West Coast -- from Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Palm Springs -- this is the left side of the country's finest. My personal favorite is Olympia, capital of Washington, which recently passed a Gay Rights Bill! This book is a great resource for relocation, traveling or just learning about other areas around the country.
The book is well written on the popular places we all know about, NY City, Minniapolis, cities in Florida, but there is a huge gay population west( not Nevada ) that would welcome some gay friendly lodges and housing to rent or buy.