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November 2014

Susan G Komen 3 Day for the Cure

November 21-23, 2014

San Diego, CA

walk 60 miles in 3 days to raise money for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Benefits • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Transgender Spectrum Conference

November 21-22, 2014

St Louis, MO

join transgender activists to help create a unified voice to advance the movement for transgender equality

Conferences & Retreats

Nia Gathering

November 21-23, 2014

Petaluma, CA

lesbians of African descent gather to reflect on the past & build a postive future

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

image+nation: Montreal Int'l LGBT Film Festival

November 20-30, 2014

Montreal, QC, Canada

Film Festivals • LGBT

White Party Week

November 26-30, 2014

Miami Beach, FL

6 days of festivities capped by the annual White Party at Vizcaya • benefitting Care Resource

The Circuit • LGBT

Women's White Party

November 26-30, 2014

Miami, FL

join Pandora Events on the beautiful sun-drenched shores of South Beach for an unforgettable weekend of stylish women's parties, shopping, dinning & more

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Mostly Women

Mix: New York Lesbian & Gay / Experimental Film Fest

November 11-16, 2014

New York City, NY

film, videos, installations & media performances • write for info

Film Festivals

Susan G Komen 3 Day for the Cure

November 7-9, 2014

Dallas, TX

walk 60 miles in 3 days to raise money for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Benefits • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Santa Clara County Leather Weekend

November 7-9, 2014

San Jose, CA

leather fellowship in the San Jose area

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • LGBT

Transgender Film Festival

November 7-9, 2014

San Francisco, CA

films that promote the visibility of transgender & gender variant people

Events

Mr Int'l Rubber & Rubber Blowout

November 7-9, 2014

Chicago, IL

largest rubber event in US • market, parties

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Men Only

Spokane GLBT Film Festival

November 7-9, 2014

Spokane, WA

Film Festivals

Long Island Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

November 7-10, 2014

Huntington, NY

Film Festivals

Mezipatra

November 6-13 & 15-22, 2014

Prague & Brno, Czech Republic

Czech LGBT film festival

Film Festivals

September 2014

Reeling: Chicago Lesbian & Gay Int'l Film Fest

September 18-25, 2014

Chicago, IL

Film Festivals

November 2014

Greater Palm Springs Pride

November 1-2, 2014

Palm Springs, CA

free entertainment, dance parties, lots of people & a parade on Sunday

Events

October 2014

Reel Affirmations: The Nation's LGBT Film Festival

October , 2014

Washington, DC

lesbian/ gay films

Film Festivals

Polari

October , 2014

Austin, TX

Film Festivals

Berlin Lesbian Film Festival

October , 2014

Berlin, Germany

Film Festivals

Madrid LGBT Film Festival

October 30-Nov 9, 2014

Madrid, Spain

Film Festivals

Cineffable: Paris Int'l Lesbian & Feminist Film Festival

October 30-Nov 2, 2014

Paris, France

Film Festivals

Taiwan LGBT Pride

October 25, 2014

Taipei, Taiwan

Events

WomynSpirit Festival

October 24-26, 2014

Orangeville, ON, Canada

celebrate Samhain at this queer-friendly womyn's pagan weekend

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

Halloween New Orleans

October 23-26, 2014

New Orleans, LA

The Circuit • Mostly Men

Leather Pride Amsterdam

October 21-26, 2014

Amsterdam, Netherlands

weekend of hot leather events

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Men Only

Glasgay!

October 20-Nov 15, 2014

Glasgow, Scotland

UK's largest lesbian & gay multi-arts festival

Events

AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5k Run

October 19, 2014

Atlanta, GA

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Fantasia Fair

October 19-28, 2014

Provincetown, MA

a weeklong celebration of gender diversity • workshops, fashion show, cabaret, banquets & more

Events

AIDS Walk LA

October 19, 2014

Los Angeles, CA

annual AIDS fundraiser in West Hollywood

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Black Pride

October 17-19, 2014

Nashville, TN

Events • Gay/ Lesbian

Susan G Komen 3 Day for the Cure

October 17-19, 2014

Atlanta, GA

walk 60 miles in 3 days to raise money for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Benefits • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Fantasy Fest

October 17-26, 2014

Key West, FL

10 days of parties, costume contests, street fairs, masquerade balls & parades

Events

Bear Bust

October 16-19, 2014

Orlando, FL

hot bear weekend at Parliament House Resort

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Men Only

Milwaukee LGBT Film/ Video Festival

October 16-26, 2014

Milwaukee, WI

Film Festivals

LA Femme Film Festival

October 16-19, 2014

Beverly Hills, CA

showcasing & celebrating commercially successful films written, directed or produced by women

Film Festivals • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

October 16-26, 2014

Seattle, WA

Film Festivals

Barcelona Int'l LGTIB Film Festival

October 16-26, 2014

Barcelona, Spain

Film Festivals • Gay/ Lesbian

World Gay Rodeo Finals

October 16-19, 2014

Fort Worth, TX

check w/ local chapters for events throughout the year in your area

Events

Sundance Stompede

October 16-19, 2014

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco's annual country/ western dance weekend

Events • LGBT

Hamburg Int'l Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

October 14-19, 2014

Hamburg, Germany

Film Festivals

St John's International Women's Film Festival

October 14-18, 2014

St John's, NL, Canada

Film Festivals • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Provincetown Women's Week

October 13-19, 2014

Provincetown, MA

very popular - make your reservations early!

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Mostly Women

Peach Atlanta

October 11, 2014

Atlanta, GA

Pandora Events & Curve Personals present The Women's events of Atlanta Pride • join over 2,000 women for the sexiest party of the year w/ superstar DJs, go-go girls galore & Real L Word host as they party the night away & celebrate in Southern style

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Mostly Women

National Coming Out Day

October 11, 2014

Cross-country, USA

check local listings for events in your area or visit www.hrc.com/ncop

Events

Pantheon of Leather

October , 2014

Atlanta, GA

annual leather/ SM/ fetish community service awards & int'l Mr & Ms Olympus Leather

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

October 10-19, 2014

Albuquerque, NM

also in Santa Fe, NM

Film Festivals

Reel Q Int'l Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

October 10-19, 2014

Pittsburgh, PA

Film Festivals

OctobearFest

October 9-12, 2014

Denver, CO

1st or 2nd wknd in Oct

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Men Only

Q Cinema

October 9-12, 2014

Fort Worth, TX

annual celebration of LGBT-themed movies

Film Festivals

Sacramento Int'l Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

October 9-11, 2014

Sacramento, CA

Film Festivals

Black & Blue Festival

October 8-14, 2014

Montreal, QC, Canada

North America's biggest & most innovative dance event & cultural festival

The Circuit • Mostly Men

Castro Street Fair

October 5, 2014

San Francisco, CA

performance, arts & community groups street fair • co-founded by Harvey Milk

Events

Portland Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

October 3-9, 2014

Portland, OR

Film Festivals

Mix

October 3-12, 2014

Copenhagen, Denmark

Film Festivals

Tampa Bay Int'l Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

October 3-11, 2014

Tampa Bay, FL

Film Festivals

Gay Days Anaheim

October 3-5, 2014

Anaheim, CA

“join 30,000 GLBT mouseketeers as we turn the happiest place in earth into the gayest!”

Events

National LGBT MBA Conference

October 2-4, 2014

San Francisco, CA

career fair & discussions of sexual orientation, gender & leadership in the workplace by MBA students & out Fortune 500 company leaders

Conferences & Retreats • LGBT

Mates Leather Weekend

October 2-5, 2014

Provincetown, MA

the hottest leather event in New England

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

Out on Film

October 2-9, 2014

Atlanta, GA

Film Festivals • LGBT

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October ongoing, 2014

Cross-country, USA

check local listings for fund-raising events in your area to fight breast cancer

Breast Cancer Benefits

Dallas Black Pride

October 1-6, 2014

Dallas, TX

Events • LGBT

September 2014

Susan G Komen 3 Day for the Cure

September , 2014

Boston, MA

walk 60 miles in 3 days to raise money for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Benefits • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Oktobearfest

September , 2014

Munich, Germany

join the Munich bears

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

Queer Lisbon

September , 2014

Lisbon, Portugal

Portugal's only LGBT film festival

Film Festivals

Outflix

September , 2014

Memphis, TN

LGBT film festival

Film Festivals

Hong Kong Lesbian/ Gay Film Festival

September , 2014

Hong Kong, China

Film Festivals • LGBT

Fresno Reel Pride

September , 2014

Fresno, CA

annual lesbian & gay film festival in central California

Film Festivals

Shedonism

September , 2014

Las Vegas, NV

the official Women's Weekend of Las Vegas Pride! • a weekend long celebration of SIN, in none other than SIN CITY! Day parties, nightclub parties, pop stars, singers, dancers, performers, DJ's, comedians, show girls, poker tournaments & a parade (just to name a few)

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

Iowa Women's Music Festival

September , 2014

Iowa City, IA

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Mostly Women

Seattle AIDS Walk

September , 2014

Seattle, WA

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Pink Season

September , 2014

Hong Kong, China

2-month festival featuring speakers, plays, dance parties, pageants & more

Events • LGBT

Out On The Mountain

September , 2014

Valencia, CA

gay day at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Events • LGBT

Get Wet Weekend

September , 2014

Cura, Netherlands Antilles, Caribbean

discover the Caribbean Dutch Paradise of Cura

Events • Gay/ Lesbian

Braking the Cycle

September , 2014

Boston, MA to New York City, NY

3-day fully-supported bike ride from Boston to New York • benefiting the HIV/AIDS related services of the LGBT Community Center in NYC

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

REAL BAD

September 21, 2014

San Francisco, CA

“Be Bad... Do Good” • annual fundraiser immediately following the Folsom Street Fair • proceeds go directly to beneficiaries

The Circuit • Mostly Men

Folsom Street Fair

September 21, 2014

San Francisco, CA

huge SM/ leather street fair, topping a week of kinky events

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • LGBT

Out in the Park

September 21, 2014

Springfield, MA

unofficial gay day at Six Flags New England • wear red to show your support

Events • LGBT

Magnitude

September 20, 2014

San Francisco, CA

the official, hottest dance & play party of the Folsom Street Fair

The Circuit • Mostly Men

Aftershock: Folsom Street Fair

September 20, 2014

San Francisco, CA

DJ Abel keeps the leather crowd going • 4am Sunday morning/ Saturday night, after Magnitude

The Circuit • Mostly Men

Susan G Komen 3 Day for the Cure

September 19-21, 2014

Seattle, WA

walk 60 miles in 3 days to raise money for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Benefits • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Ohio Lesbian Festival

September 19-21, 2014

Kirkersville (E of Columbus), OH

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

Folsom Europe

September 13-14, 2014

Berlin, Germany

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

Susan G Komen 3 Day for the Cure

September 12-14, 2014

Philadelphia, PA

walk 60 miles in 3 days to raise money for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Benefits • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Q Film Festival

September 12-14, 2014

Long Beach, CA

showcasing films of interest to the queer community

Film Festivals

Sisterspace Wknd

September 5-7, 2014

Darlington, MD

sliding scale

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

WomenFest

September 4-7, 2014

Key West, FL

live music • film festival • pool parties • comedy show • dance parties • golf tournament

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

BOLDFest

September 4-7, 2014

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Bold Old(er) Lesbians & Dykes meet up for the annual West Coast gathering

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings

Gay Days Las Vegas

September 2-8, 2014

Orlando, FL

including Gay Day at Disney • 7 days of parties & fun for boys & girls alike!

Events • LGBT

Southern Comfort Conference

September 1-7, 2014

Atlanta, GA

entertainers & leaders from the entire spectrum of the transgender community offering 5 days of learning, networking & fun

Conferences & Retreats

August 2014

Family Week

August , 2014

Provincetown, MA

join hundreds of LGBT parents, kids & allies for a week of workshops, boat rides, campfires, sandcastle competitions & more

Kids’ Stuff • LGBT

Susan G Komen 3 Day for the Cure

August , 2014

Cleveland, OH

walk 60 miles in 3 days to raise money for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Benefits • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Elysium Pool Party

August 31, 2014

Mykonos, Greece

huge, int'l gay party

The Circuit

Elderflower Womenspirit Festival

August , 2014

Mendocino, CA

earth-based spirituality retreat for women and girls • honoring the feminine through the Goddess

Spiritual • Women & Girls Only

BC Witchcamp

August , 2014

near Vancouver, BC, Canada

weeklong Wiccan intensive at Evans Lake

Spiritual • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Nat'l Lesbian & Gay Journalists Assoc Convention

August , 2014

USA

workshops • keynote speakers • entertainment

Conferences & Retreats

Lazy Bear Weekend

August , 2014

Russian River, CA

no contests, no pageants, no frills-just fur! • FUNdraiser benefits AIDS charities in Northern California & beyond • check web for details

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Mostly Men

Vancouver Queer Film & Video Festival

August , 2014

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Film Festivals • LGBT

North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

August , 2014

Durham, NC

Film Festivals

Gaze Dublin Int'l LGBT Film Festival

August , 2014

Dublin, Ireland

Film Festivals

Birmingham Shout

August , 2014

Birmingham, AL

LGBT film festival

Film Festivals

St Louis Black Pride

August , 2014

St Louis, MO

Events

Northalsted Market Days

August , 2014

Chicago, IL

a good ol' summer block party on Main St of Boys' Town, USA

Events • LGBT

Inferno Dominican Republic

August , 2014

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

the premier Labor Day pride celebration • deluxe, all-inclusive accommodations

Events • LGBT

GNI (Gay Naturist Int'l) Gathering

August , 2014

Poconos, PA

weeklong gathering of gay nudists • price includes food, beverages, lodging & entertainment • workshops

Events • Men Only

Blackout: Oakland Black & Brown Pride

August , 2014

Oakland, CA

celebrate w/ a weekend of conferences, awards ceremonies & parties

Events

Black Pride NYC

August , 2014

New York City, NY

multicultural LGBT festival w/ a wide array of entertainment, forums, workshops & events

Events • LGBT

AIDS Walk Colorado

August , 2014

Denver, CO

Events

Keshet Camp: Jewish Family Camp

August , 2014

Yosemite, CA

a rainbow camp for LGBT families & their friends • sports, music, arts & crafts & more

Kids’ Stuff

Gay Ski Week QT

August 30-Sept 6, 2014

Queenstown, New Zealand

Events

Festival of Babes

August 29-31, 2014

Pacific Northwest, USA

fun, frivolous & flirtatious soccer tournament • Int'l Babes play hard & party harder • rotates btwn Vancouver, Seattle, Portland & San Francisco

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

Splash Days

August 29-Sept 1, 2014

Austin, TX

weekend of music, dance, unity & lake parties in Austin over Labor Day Wknd

Events

International LeatherSIR/ Leatherboy

August 28-Sept 1, 2014

Dallas, TX

also Int'l Community BootBlack • check website for regional contest info

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

CMEN West Coast Gathering

August 27-Sept 9, 2014

Malibu, CA

swimming, parties, workshops & more with fellow gay male naturists • also Spring Gathering near Nashville, TN in June

Events • Men Only

Southern Decadence

August 27-Sept 1, 2014

New Orleans, LA

Events • Mostly Men

Atlanta Black Pride Weekend

August 27-Sept 1, 2014

Atlanta, GA

celebrate Black Pride over Labor Day weekend in Atlanta

Events • LGBT

‘Camp' Camp

August 24-31, 2014

Porter, ME

summer camp for LGBT adults • sports, pottery, theater, yoga & more

Events • LGBT

Susan G Komen 3 Day for the Cure

August 22-24, 2014

Minneapolis/ St Paul, MN

walk 60 miles in 3 days to raise money for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Benefits • Mixed Gay/ Straight

National Gay Softball World Series

August 22-27, 2014

Dallas, TX

Events • LGBT

Women in the Woods

August 21-24, 2014

Portland, OR

rustic cabins • natural hot springs • all meals included

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

XLSior Int'l Gay Festival

August 20-24, 2014

Mykonos, Greece

5 days of hot events, including the beach party at Elia beach in Mykonos, Greece

The Circuit • Mostly Men

Provincetown Carnival

August 16-22, 2014

Provincetown, MA

Events

Susan G Komen 3 Day for the Cure

August 15, 2014

Detroit, MI

walk 60 miles in 3 days to raise money for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Benefits • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Womyn's Gathering

August 15-17, 2014

Louisa, VA

last wknd in Aug • camping, music & workshops

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Gender Odyssey

August 14-17, 2014

Seattle, WA

4 days of panels, workshops & meetings • entertainment & art • focus on transmen, transwomen & families with transgender children & teens • open to all

Conferences & Retreats

Tropical Heat

August 14-17, 2014

Key West, FL

naked pool party • dungeon & fetish party • 4 days of HOT male events!

Events • Men Only

Girlie Circuit

August 12-17, 2014

Barcelona, Spain

water park events • club nights • pool parties • films, discussions & more

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Gay/ Lesbian

Camp Ten Trees

August 11-24, 2014

Western WA

residential summer camp • one week for LGBTQA youth ages 13-17 • one week for kids ages 8-17 of LGBTQA/ non-traditional families

Kids’ Stuff

Rocky Mountain Olympus Leather

August 9-11, 2014

Salt Lake City, UT

leather competition • participants from Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho & Montana

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Gay Games 2014

August 9-16, 2014

Cleveland, OH

8 days of sports, cultural events, arts & ceremonies

Events • LGBT

Southeast Black & Blue

August 8-10, 2014

Atlanta, GA

SE Leather Sir, Leather Boy & Bootblack contests • also Mr SE Rubber contest

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

Fire Island Black Out (FIBO)

August 8-10, 2014

Fire Island, NY

3-day beach event for the LGBT community & friends • all are invited to attend & enjoy, regardless of race, gender or orientation

Events • LGBT

Circuit

August 6-17, 2014

Barcelona, Spain

water park events • club nights • pool parties • films, discussions & more

The Circuit • Gay/ Lesbian

Rendezvous 2014

August 6-9, 2014

Medicine Bow Nat'l Forest, WY

5-day camping festival to celebrate LGBT pride

Events

Flickers: Rhode Island Int'l Film Festival

August 5-10, 2014

Providence, RI

don't miss the Gay & Lesbian Film Fest

Film Festivals • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Michigan Womyn's Music Festival

August 5-10, 2014

near Hart, MI

theater, music & dance performances • workshops, film festival & craft fair • ASL interpreting & differently-abled resources • child care • camping

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

Toronto Leather Pride Week

August 3-10, 2014

Toronto, ON, Canada

hot parties all week • Mr Leather Toronto, Ms Leather Toronto & Bootblack Toronto competitions • Leather Ball on Sat

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

August 1-25, 2014

Edinburgh, Scotland

the largest arts festival in the world • dance, theater, music, comedy, events & more

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

July 2014

Summer Camp

July , 2014

Provincetown, MA

celebrate the week of the 4th at the longest running circuit celebration in New England

The Circuit

San Diego Pride Parties

July , 2014

San Diego, CA

a weekend of hot parties w/ big name DJs, including the Zoo Party at the world-famous San Diego Zoo

The Circuit • Mostly Men

NGLCC Conference

July , 2014

USA

anual gathering of Nat'l Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

Conferences & Retreats

TransCampOUT

July , 2014

Walton, WV

presentations • games • auctions • outdoor dungeon • swimming • trans-oriented • everyone welcome regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • LGBT

Tokyo Int'l Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

July , 2014

Tokyo, Japan

Film Festivals

Philadelphia QFest

July , 2014

Philadelphia, PA

Film Festivals

Mostra Lambda Barcelona

July , 2014

Barcelona, Spain

LGBT film festival

Film Festivals

Fabulosa

July , 2014

Sonoma, CA

women-centered music wknd • healing arts, film & crafts

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Mostly Women

Triangle Black Pride

July , 2014

Raleigh-Durham, Chapel Hill, NC

celebrate & honor the diversity of the African American LGBTQ community in the Triangle

Events

Miami Beach Bruthaz

July , 2014

Miami, FL

lifestyle event for same-gender-loving men & women • hip hop party • rooftop pool party • fashion show & more!

Events • Mostly Men

Hotter Than July Weekend

July , 2014

Detroit, MI

the Midwest's oldest black same-gender-loving pride celebration

Events • LGBT

Gaylaxicon

July , 2014

Boston, MA

LGBT science fiction, fantasy, horror & gaming convention

Events

EuroPride 2014

July , 2014

Oslo, Norway

parties, politics, performance & more • there is something for everyone at this massive celebration of gay pride

Events

Charlotte Black Gay Pride

July , 2014

Charlotte, NC

art & performances, community forums, dance parties & more

Events

Gay Games 2014

July , 2014

USA

8 days of sports, cultural events, arts & ceremonies

Events • LGBT

Camp Ten Oaks

July 27-Aug 2, 2014

Ottawa, ON, Canada

summer camp for LGBTQ kids & kids from LGBTQ families • ages 8-17 • also Project Acorn leadership retreat for ages 16-24

Kids’ Stuff

Up Your Alley Fair

July 27, 2014

San Francisco, CA

local SM/ leather street fair held in Dore Alley, South-of-Market • thousands of local kinky men & women attend

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

Camp It Up! LGBT Family Camp

July 26-Aug 3, 2014

Quincy, CA

swimming • horseback riding • arts & crafts • music, dance & theater • family spa & salon! • at Feather River Camp • since 1990

Kids’ Stuff

Crape Myrtle Festival

July 26, 2014

Raleigh-Durham, Chapel Hill, NC

yearlong fundraising events for HIV/LGBT concerns culminating in a grand gala the last Saturday of July

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Mobile Bleather Weekend

July 25-27, 2014

Mobile, AL

3-day party with bear/ levi/ leather guys from the Gulf Coast & beyond

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

International Deaf Leather

July 25-27, 2014

Providence, RI

weekend of events, including Mr & Ms Deaf Leather Contest

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

OLOC (Old Lesbians Organizing for Change) Nat'l Gathering

July 23-27, 2014

Oakland, CA

lesbians 60+ gather for workshops, guest speakers & entertainment to promote Old Lesbian pride & fight ageism

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

Girl Splash

July 22-26, 2014

Provincetown, MA

4 days of comedy, music, dance parties & more

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Mostly Women

AIDS Walk San Francisco

July 21, 2014

San Francisco, CA

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Joining Hearts

July 14, 2014

Atlanta, GA

at Piedmont Park Pool • open bar, catered hors d'oeuvres, live entertainment, dancing under the stars & a grand finale fireworks spectacular • 100% donated to beneficiaries

Events

IMEN Gathering

July 13-20, 2014

near Baltimore, MD

all-inclusive summer camp for gay men • party naked w/ 300 guys for an entire week • theme parties, pool parties & great food • airport transportation to/from BWI

Events

Bear Week Provincetown

July 12-20, 2014

Provincetown, MA

come to Provincetown for a relaxing week of parties & events

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Men Only

Ride for AIDS Chicago

July 12-13, 2014

Chicago, IL

2-day bike ride to fight HIV/ AIDS in the Chicagoland area

Events • LGBT

Thunder in the Mountains

July 11-13, 2014

Denver, CO

weekend of pansexual leather events & seminars • kinky comedy revue • talent show

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • LGBT

GaymerCon

July 11-13, 2014

San Francisco, CA

gaming & geek lifestyle convention w/ a focus on LGBT culture

Events

Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival

July 10-20, 2014

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles' lesbian/ gay film & video festival in mid-July

Film Festivals

GCLS Annual Literary Convention

July 9-13, 2014

Portland, OR

The Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS) annual gathering for the enjoyment, discussion & enhancement of lesbian literature

Conferences & Retreats

Black & White Men Together Convention

July 8-12, 2014

Milwaukee, WI

Events • Mostly Men

Int'l Gay Square Dance Clubs Convention

July 3-6, 2014

Salt Lake City, UT

Events

At the Beach/ LA Black Pride Weekend

July 2-6, 2014

Los Angeles, CA

celebrate a weekend of diversity & LGBT-QS/SGL pride at the beach & across Los Angeles

Events • LGBT

June 2014

Susan G Komen 3 Day for the Cure

June , 2014

San Francisco, CA

walk 60 miles in 3 days to raise money for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Benefits • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Lambda Literary Awards

June , 2014

New York City, NY

the Lammies are the Oscars of LGBT writing & publishing

Conferences & Retreats • LGBT

Folsom Street East

June , 2014

New York City, NY

New York City's answer to the famous San Francisco fetish street fair

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • LGBT

Desire: Leather Women Unleashed

June , 2014

Palm Springs, CA

weekend retreat for leather- & kinky women

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Women Only

Bear Arabia Trip

June , 2014

Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria

visit Lebanon, Jordan & Syria with the bears of Arabia • also in Sept or Oct

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

Mix Milano Int'l LGBT Film Festival

June , 2014

Milan, Italy

Film Festivals

Identities Queer Film Festival

June , 2014

Vienna, Austria

Film Festivals

Windy City Black Pride

June , 2014

Chicago, IL

a weekend of parties, seminars & more

Events • LGBT

UK Black Pride

June , 2014

London, England

Events

PDX Black Pride

June , 2014

Portland, OR

films, workshops, parties & more

Events • LGBT

Paris Circuit Party

June , 2014

Paris, France

gay culture festival • film • performance • political discussions • dance parties & more

Events • LGBT

Korea Queer Cultural Festival

June , 2014

Seoul, Korea

films, parties, parades & more

Events • LGBT

IGLFA World Championship

June , 2014

Worldwide

Int'l Gay & Lesbian Football Association's annual soccer tournament

Events

Idapalooza Fruit Jam

June , 2014

Dowelltown, TN

queer music festival in backwoods TN • camping • vegetarian feasts

Events

Howl Festival

June , 2014

New York City, NY

a cabaret from the underworld • outdoor murals • hip hop howl • all in Tompkins Square Park

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

AIDS Walk Boston & 5K Run

June , 2014

Boston, MA

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Juneteenth Jamboree of New Plays

June , 2014

New York City, NY

annual theater festival • new works about the African American experience & its legacy

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

REACH Pride T-Dance

June 29, 2014

San Francisco, CA

high energy music & fantastic DJs

Events • Mostly Men

San Francisco Dyke March

June 28, 2014

San Francisco, CA

join thousands of dykes of all shapes, colors & sizes for music, marching & more through the streets of the Mission & the Castro

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings

San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade/ Celebration

June 28-29, 2014

San Francisco, CA

Events • LGBT

National Women's Music Festival

June 26-29, 2014

Middleton, WI

check website for details

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Mostly Women

Cologne Pride

June 21-July 6, 2014

Cologne, Germany

film screenings • panel discussions • parties • cultural activities & more

Events • LGBT

Southeast Leatherfest

June 19-22, 2014

Atlanta, GA

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • LGBT

Frameline: San Francisco Int'l LGBT Film Festival

June 19-29, 2014

San Francisco, CA

get your tickets early for a slew of films about us

Film Festivals • LGBT

Provincetown Int'l Film Festival

June 18-22, 2014

Provincetown, MA

Film Festivals • Mixed Gay/ Straight

South Carolina Black Pride

June 18-22, 2014

Columbia, SC

Events

Pagan Spirit Gathering

June 15-22, 2014

Earlville, IL

summer solstice celebration • primitive camping • workshops • rituals • advance registration required

Spiritual • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Unofficial Gay Day at Cedar Point

June 15, 2014

Sandusky, OH

wear red to show your support on the unofficial Gay Day at this popular amusement park

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Queer Women of Color Film Festival

June 13-15, 2014

San Francisco, CA

festival focus: SWANA/AMEMSA queer women of color & transgender/genderqueer people of color

Film Festivals

Black Gay Pride

June 13-15, 2014

Memphis, TN

Events • LGBT

Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival

June 1-15, 2014

Honolulu, HI

Film Festivals

Southern HiBearnation

June 8-15, 2014

Melbourne, Australia

a week of furry fun down under, culminating in the Mr Australasia Bear Contest, bringing bears from Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, the South Pacific & beyond

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

TLVFest: The Tel Aviv LGBT Film Festival

June 7-14, 2014

Tel Aviv, Israel

films will also show in Jerusalem & Haifa

Film Festivals

PrideFest

June 6-8, 2014

Milwaukee, WI

celebrate LGBT pride at Henry W Maier Festival Park

Events

Ontario Womyn's Drum Camp

June 5-8, 2014

35 miles N of Kingston, ON, Canada

all levels welcome

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

Girls in Wonderland

June 5-8, 2014

Orlando, FL

Pandora events presents the biggest women's week celebration on the East Coast with 4,000 women taking over the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort at Disney World for non-stop dance parties, comedy, pool parties, celebrity hosts, awesome girl DJs, live women's music, theme parks and so much more

Events • Mostly Women

Deaf Lesbian Festival

June 4-8, 2014

Phoenix, AZ

a celebration & global gathering of culturally identified deaf & lesbian women

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings

Rio Gay Film Festival

June 3-13, 2014

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Film Festivals • LGBT

Gay Days Orlando

June 3-9, 2014

Orlando, FL

including Gay Day at Disney • 7 days of parties & fun for boys & girls alike!

Events • LGBT

National Queer Arts Festival

June ongoing, 2014

San Francisco, CA

performances & exhibitions in the San Francisco Bay Area highlighting artists from around the country • year-round events

Events • LGBT

Music in the Mountains

June ongoing, 2014

Grass Valley, CA

summer music festival

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

LGBT Pride

June ongoing, 2014

Cross-country, USA

celebrate yourself & attend one - or many - of the hundreds of Gay Pride parades & festivities happening in cities around the world

Events

CMEN Spring Gathering

June 1-8, 2014

Whispering Oaks, TN

swimming, parties, workshops & more with fellow gay male naturists • also West Coast Gathering in August

Events • Men Only

AIDS LifeCycle

June 1-7, 2014

San Francisco to Los Angeles, CA

bike from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money for HIV/AIDS services

Events

May 2014

Translations: Transgender Film Festival

May , 2014

Seattle, WA

Film Festivals

Women's Fun Weekend

May , 2014

County Cork, Ireland

entertainment, sports, dance parties & more!

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

Russian River Women's Wknd

May , 2014

Guerneville, CA

this village is packed w/ dykes for a weekend of pool parties, bumpin' night life, comedy, sports, outdoor activities & more • 75 miles north of San Francisco

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Mostly Women

Herland Bi-Annual Retreats

May , 2014

Oklahoma City, OK

music, workshops, campfire events & potluck • girls of all ages & boys under 10 welcome • also in October

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

DC Black Pride

May , 2014

Washington, DC

Events • LGBT

Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

May 30-June 7, 2014

Hartford, CT

gay & lesbian film festival at Cinestudio

Film Festivals

FilmOut San Diego

May 30-June 1, 2014

San Diego, CA

LGBT film festival

Film Festivals

Out Takes LGBT Film Festival

May 29-June 11, 2014

Wellington, New Zealand

week-long festival in Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch

Film Festivals

Silver Threads North

May 29-June 1, 2014

Rehoboth Beach, DE

4 day celebration for lesbians over 50 & their younger friends

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

International Mr Leather

May 23-26, 2014

Chicago, IL

weekend of leather events, capped by contest Sunday, Black & Blue Ball on Monday

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

International Mr Bootblack Contest

May 23-26, 2014

Chicago, IL

contest takes place during International Mr Leather weekend

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

Bear Pride

May 23-26, 2014

Chicago, IL

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

Fairy Tales Int'l LGBT Film Festival

May 23-31, 2014

Calgary, AB, Canada

Film Festivals

Women Outdoors National Gathering

May 23-26, 2014

Hancock, NH

camping • hiking • workshops

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

Spoleto Festival USA

May 23-June 8, 2014

Charleston, SC

one of the continent's premier avant-garde cultural arts festivals • 140+ performances of dance, theater & music from around the world

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Sizzle South Beach 2014

May 22-27, 2014

Miami, FL

Miami's original circuit event

The Circuit

Inside Out: Toronto LGBT Film & Video Festival

May 22-June 1, 2014

Toronto, ON, Canada

Film Festivals

Int'l Ladies Weekend

May 22-27, 2014

Cancun, Mexico

welcome reception, luau party, concert, dance party and more!

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Mostly Women

Pensacola Memorial Day Weekend

May 22-26, 2014

Pensacola, FL

many parties on beaches & in bars

Events • LGBT

Int'l Association of Country Western Dance Clubs Annual Convention

May 22-25, 2014

Denver, CO

also semi-annual conventions in March (Fort Lauderdale, FL) & October (San Francisco, CA)

Events • LGBT

Womonwrites

May 21-25, 2014

1 hr SE of Atlanta, GA

annual conference of Southeastern lesbian writers • also a fall event (October)

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings

Minnesota AIDS Walk

May 18, 2014

Minneapolis, MN

enjoy a 10K walk from Minnehaha Park & raise money for MN AIDS Project

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

AIDS Walk New York

May 18, 2014

New York City, NY

AIDS benefit

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

A Gathering of Priestesses & Goddess Women

May 16-18, 2014

Wisconsin Dells, Southwestern WI

women's spirituality conference • also Hallows Gathering in October

Spiritual • Women Only

Northwest Leather Celebration (NWLC)

May 16-18, 2014

San Jose, CA

host of the NW regional Master/slave contest

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • LGBT

Single Women's Weekend

May 16-18, 2014

Provincetown, MA

3 days of comedy, music, dance parties & more

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Mostly Women

Saints & Sinners

May 15-18, 2014

New Orleans, LA

LGBT writers & readers from around the country gather for a hot weekend of readings, panels & performance

Conferences & Retreats

Aqua Girl

May 14-18, 2014

Miami Beach, FL

a weekend of hot women's parties in Miami

Events • Mostly Women

Annual Gay Bowling Tournament

May 12-14, 2014

Tucson, AZ

check site for local tournaments throughout the year

Events

Susan G Komen 3 Day for the Cure

May 11, 2014

Chicago, IL

walk 60 miles in 3 days to raise money for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Benefits • Mixed Gay/ Straight

OutGames

May 10-16, 2014

Darwin, Australia

gay sport & cultural festival

Events • LGBT

Purple Party

May 9-12, 2014

Dallas, TX

a weekend of dance parties & social events benefiting AIDS Services of Dallas

The Circuit

Splash: Houston Black Gay Pride

May 8-11, 2014

Houston, TX

Events • LGBT

Beach Bear Weekend

May 7-12, 2014

Fort Lauderdale, FL

get to the beach for a long weekend of dance parties, cocktails and great food • oh, and bears!

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

Women of Color Weekend

May 5-8, 2014

Provincetown, MA

3 days of comedy, wine tasting, dance parties & more

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Mostly Women

Int'l Dublin Gay Theatre Festival

May 5-18, 2014

Dublin, Ireland

Events

Down & Derby

May 3, 2014

Louisville, KY

official LGBT event of the Kentucky Derby

Events • LGBT

Mr LeatherMan Italy

May 2-3, 2014

Rome, Italy

hot weekend of leather events culminating in the election of Mr LeatherMan Italy

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Men Only

Blatino Oasis

May 2-4, 2014

Palm Springs, CA

join Black, Blatino & Latino men and their friends from around the world for pool parties, dance parties, erotic events, awards ceremonies, white party brunch & more!

Events • Men Only

Phurfest

May 1-5, 2014

Phoenix, AZ

let the fur fly in Phoenix

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

Equality Forum

May 1-4, 2014

Philadelphia, PA

largest nat'l & int'l LGBT civil rights summit w/ panels, parties & special events

Events

April 2014

Out in Africa

April , 2014

Cape Town, South Africa

the only film festival of its kind on the African continent • three 10-day festivals throughout the year • also August & October • also in Johannesburg

Film Festivals

Brisbane Queer Film Festival

April , 2014

Brisbane, Australia

Film Festivals

Queer Eye Festival

April , 2014

Prague, Czech Republic

alternative music & culture festival

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings

Boybutante Ball

April , 2014

Athens, GA

Events • LGBT

Queensday

April 30, 2014

Amsterdam, Netherlands

huge street festival to celebrate what was originally the birthday of the Queen Mother

Events • LGBT

White Party

April 25-28, 2014

Palm Springs, CA

spectacular live performances • top-notch talent • cutting-edge lighting & special effects

The Circuit • Mostly Men

Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

April 25-May 4, 2014

Miami, FL

Film Festivals

London Lesbian Film Festival

April 25-27, 2014

London, ON, Canada

women only Fri-Sat, open to all on Sunday

Film Festivals

International Ms Leather Contest

April 24-27, 2014

San Jose, CA

contest • workshops • parties • vending

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Mixed Gay/ Straight

International Ms Bootblack Contest

April 24-27, 2014

San Jose, CA

workshops • parties • vending • contest takes place the weekend of International Ms Leather weekend

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Girl Bar Dinah Vegas

April 24-27, 2014

Las Vegas, NV

huge gathering of lesbians for mega dance parties, huge pool parties, comedy, national recording artists & yes, some golf watching • 5,000-8,000 attend • see website for ticket info • also www.girlbar.com • dinahshorevip@aol.com

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

Philadelphia Black Gay Pride

April 20-27, 2014

Philadelphia, PA

a weekend of social & cultural activities • films, BBQ, spoken word, parties & more

Events • LGBT

Easter 2014 Berlin

April 16-22, 2014

Berlin, Germany

annual leather & fetish weekend • German Mr Leather contest

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

QFest

April 13-17, 2014

St Louis, MO

Film Festivals

AIDS Walk Miami

April 27, 2014

Miami Beach, FL

5K walk-a-thon fundraiser benefiting Care Resource

Events • LGBT

Leather Leadership Conference

April 11-13, 2014

Philadelphia, PA

join us to develop & strengthen problem-solving & camaraderie in the leather community

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • LGBT

Cherry Weekend

April 4-6, 2014

Washington, DC

The Circuit

Rubbout

April 4-6, 2014

Vancouver, BC, Canada

annual party weekend of rubber & fetish for men

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Men Only

Boston LGBT Film Festival

April 3-12, 2014

Boston, MA

Film Festivals

Palm Springs Women's Jazz Festival

April 3-6, 2014

Palm Springs, CA

a women's jazz festival during Dinah Shore Weekend • presented by Lucy & Gail

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend

April 2-6, 2014

Palm Springs, CA

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

March 2014

Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival

March , 2014

Los Angeles, CA

Film Festivals

Chicago Takes Off

March , 2014

Chicago, IL

burlesque show to fight HIV/AIDS in the Chicagoland area

Events • LGBT

Kraft Nabisco Golf Championship

March 31-April 6, 2014

Palm Springs, CA

previously known as the Dinah Shore Golf Championship

Events • Mostly Women

Sugarbear Weekend

March 27-30, 2014

Montreal, QC, Canada

Quebecois bear party with lots of maple syrup

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Men Only

OutBoard

March 25-30, 2014

Steamboat Springs, CO

annual lesbian/ gay snowboarding festival

Events

The Black Party

March 22, 2014

New York City, NY

also BPX: Black Party Expo • www.blackpartyexpo.com

The Circuit • LGBT

European Gay Ski Week

March 22-29, 2014

Alpe d'Huez, France

Europe's biggest gay winter sports & music festival • “the perfect winter holiday, in a welcoming LGBT environment”

Events

Together We Can

March 21-23, 2014

Detroit, MI

annual LGBT substance abuse conference

Conferences & Retreats

Winter Music Conference

March 21-30, 2014

Miami, FL

huge annual EDM conference • workshops, seminars, IDMA & of course dance / parties

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

March 20-30, 2014

London, England

grab your tickets for the largest LGBT film fest in Europe

Film Festivals

Washington State Leather Pride Week

March 14-23, 2014

Seattle, WA

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

Melbourne Queer Film Festival

March 13-24, 2014

Melbourne, Australia

Film Festivals

Snowball

March 7-9, 2014

North Lake Tahoe, CA

North Lake Tahoe gay snow weekend!

Mostly Men

Winter Party Festival

March 5-10, 2014

Miami Beach, FL

celebration & fundraiser for the LGBT community

The Circuit

Winter Party for Women

March 5-10, 2014

Miami/ South Beach, FL

check the schedule for hot women's events all weekend long

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Mostly Women

Mardi Gras

March 4, 2014

New Orleans, LA

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Lake Tahoe WinterFest Gay & Lesbian Ski Week

March 2-9, 2014

Lake Tahoe, NV

world-class skiing • gay comedy • Lake Tahoe dinner/dance cruise

Events • LGBT

February 2014

West Coast Rubber Weekend

February , 2014

Palm Springs, CA

hot weekend dedicated to rubber, spandex, dive gear, BDSM

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Men Only

Fetish Pride Italy

February 26-March 2, 2014

Rome, Italy

hot weekend of fetish parties, exhibitions, film festival & more

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Men Only

SNOWBOUND Leather Weekend

February 21-23, 2014

Provincetown, MA

get outta the cold and into the heat! hot weekend of leather parties, demos & more

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

Telluride Gay Ski Week

February 21-March 2, 2014

Telluride, CO

Events

Camp It Up! LGBT Family Camp Winter Session

February 14-17, 2014

Quincy, CA

swimming • horseback riding • arts & crafts • music, dance & theater • family spa & salon! • at Feather River Camp • since 1990

Kids’ Stuff

PantheaCon

February 14-17, 2014

San Jose, CA

pagan convention

Spiritual • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Mardi Gras Film Festival

February 13-23, 2014

Sydney, Australia

Sydney film festival corresponds with massive Mardi Gras event

Film Festivals

Sydney Gay Mardi Gras

February 7-March 2, 2014

Sydney, Australia

extravagant season of festivities, arts & culture, culminating in the parade & world-famous Mardi Gras party

Events

January 2014

Reelout Queer Film & Video Festival

January 30-Feb 8, 2014

Kingston, ON, Canada

celebrating the best of queer independent film & video

Film Festivals

Creating Change Conference

January 29-Feb 2, 2014

Houston, TX

for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender people & allies seeking positive & enduring political & social change

Conferences & Retreats

Beef Dip: Int'l Bear Week

January 26-Feb 2, 2014

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

beach parties, pool parties & hot DJs • local tours • booze cruise • bring sunscreen!

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Men Only

WinterPRIDE: Whistler Gay Ski Week

January 26-Feb 2, 2014

Whistler, BC, Canada

annual gay/lesbian ski week • top-notch DJs & venues • popular destination 75 miles N of Vancouver

The Circuit • LGBT

Southwest Leather Conference

January 23-25, 2014

Phoenix, AZ

workshops, vendors & fetish ball • MASTER/slave, Bootblack & Daddy/boy contests

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • LGBT

Winter Rendezvous

January 22-26, 2014

Stowe, VT

annual gay ski week • skiing, winter sports & entertainment

Events

Zinegoak

January 20-26, 2014

Bilbao, Spain

LGBT film & performing arts festival

Film Festivals

Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend

January 17-20, 2014

Washington, DC

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • LGBT

La Fiesta de Los Osos

January 16-20, 2014

Tucson, AZ

a winter bear gathering in the warmth of the desert sun

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Men Only

Silver Threads Celebration

January 16-20, 2014

St Petersburg Beach, FL

4 day celebration for lesbians over 50 & their younger friends

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

Sin City Shootout

January 16-21, 2014

Las Vegas, NV

LGBT athletes compete in softball, basketball, wrestling, body building & more

Events • LGBT

Midsumma Festival

January 12-Feb 2, 2014

Melbourne, Australia

arts, culture & community

Events • LGBTQ

Aspen Gay Ski Week

January 12-19, 2014

Aspen, CO

Events • LGBT

Arosa Gay Ski Week

January 12-19, 2014

Arosa, Switzerland

Events • Mostly Men

Boarding for Breast Cancer Board-a-thon

January , 2014

USA

help raise money & awareness for breast cancer • live music & pro exihibitions at ski resorts around the country • also other events during the year

Breast Cancer Benefits • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Susan G Komen Race for the Cure Series

January ongoing throughout the year, 2014

Cross-country, USA

5K & 1-mile run/fitness walks in cities around the country to fight breast cancer • call for local city dates • organized by local affiliate offices

Breast Cancer Benefits

December 2013

Metropolis New Year's Eve 2013

December 31, 2013

San Francisco, CA

12-hour dance marathon • largest gay New Year's party in San Francisco

The Circuit • Mostly Men

Holly Folly

December , 2013

Provincetown, MA

lesbian/ gay holiday celebration • fabulous parties • holiday concert • open houses • 1st wknd in December

Events

Mummer's Strut

December 31, 2013

Philadelphia, PA

big New Year's Eve party • followed by New Year's Day Parade

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Utah Gay & Lesbian Ski Week

December 16-19, 2013

Salt Lake City, UT

ski at Alta, Snowbird, Solitude, Brighton, Snow Basin & The Canyons

Events

IAGLBC Annual Bridge Tournament

December 11-15, 2013

Palm Springs, CA

Int'l Association of Gay & Lesbian Bridge Clubs

Events

November 2013

Long Island Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

November , 2013

Huntington, NY

Film Festivals

Mix: New York Lesbian & Gay / Experimental Film Fest

November , 2013

New York City, NY

film, videos, installations & media performances • write for info

Film Festivals

Transgender Leadership Summit

November , 2013

USA

join transgender activists to help create a unified voice to advance the movement for transgender equality

Conferences & Retreats

Bear Pride Week

November , 2013

Cologne, Germany

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

Reeling: Chicago Lesbian & Gay Int'l Film Fest

November , 2013

Chicago, IL

Film Festivals

Mezipatra

November , 2013

Prague & Brno, Czech Republic

Czech LGBT film festival

Film Festivals

Hong Kong Lesbian/ Gay Film Festival

November , 2013

Hong Kong, China

Film Festivals • LGBT

Transgender Film Festival

November , 2013

San Francisco, CA

films that promote the visibility of transgender & gender variant people

Events

Women's White Party

November 27-Dec 1, 2013

Miami, FL

join Pandora Events on the beautiful sun-drenched shores of South Beach for an unforgettable weekend of stylish women's parties, shopping, dinning & more

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Mostly Women

White Party Week

November 27-Dec 1, 2013

Miami Beach, FL

6 days of festivities capped by the annual White Party at Vizcaya • benefitting Care Resource

The Circuit • LGBT

Nia Gathering

November 22-24, 2013

Petaluma, CA

lesbians of African descent gather to reflect on the past & build a postive future

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

Susan G Komen 3 Day for the Cure

November 15-17, 2013

San Diego, CA

walk 60 miles in 3 days to raise money for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Benefits • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Susan G Komen 3 Day for the Cure

November 8-10, 2013

Phoenix Valley, AZ

walk 60 miles in 3 days to raise money for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Benefits • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Greater Palm Springs Pride

November 2-3, 2013

Palm Springs, CA

free entertainment, dance parties, lots of people & a parade on Sunday

Events

Susan G Komen 3 Day for the Cure

November 1-3, 2013

Dallas, TX

walk 60 miles in 3 days to raise money for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Benefits • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Santa Clara County Leather Weekend

November 1-3, 2013

San Jose, CA

leather fellowship in the San Jose area

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • LGBT

Mr Int'l Rubber & Rubber Blowout

November 1-3, 2013

Chicago, IL

largest rubber event in US • market, parties

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Men Only

Spokane GLBT Film Festival

November 1-3, 2013

Spokane, WA

Film Festivals

October 2013

National LGBT MBA Conference

October , 2013

USA

career fair & discussions of sexual orientation, gender & leadership in the workplace by MBA students & out Fortune 500 company leaders

Conferences & Retreats • LGBT

OctobearFest

October , 2013

Denver, CO

1st or 2nd wknd in Oct

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Men Only

Leather Pride Amsterdam

October , 2013

Amsterdam, Netherlands

weekend of hot leather events

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Men Only

Tampa Bay Int'l Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

October , 2013

Tampa Bay, FL

Film Festivals

St John's International Women's Film Festival

October , 2013

St John's, NL, Canada

Film Festivals • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

October , 2013

Seattle, WA

Film Festivals

Reel Affirmations: The Nation's LGBT Film Festival

October , 2013

Washington, DC

lesbian/ gay films

Film Festivals

Portland Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

October , 2013

Portland, OR

Film Festivals

Madrid LGBT Film Festival

October , 2013

Madrid, Spain

Film Festivals

LA Femme Film Festival

October , 2013

Beverly Hills, CA

showcasing & celebrating commercially successful films written, directed or produced by women

Film Festivals • Mixed Gay/ Straight

image+nation: Montreal Int'l LGBT Film Festival

October , 2013

Montreal, QC, Canada

Film Festivals • LGBT

Hamburg Int'l Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

October , 2013

Hamburg, Germany

Film Festivals

Cineffable: Paris Int'l Lesbian & Feminist Film Festival

October , 2013

Paris, France

Film Festivals

Berlin Lesbian Film Festival

October , 2013

Berlin, Germany

Film Festivals

Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival

October , 2013

Austin, TX

Film Festivals

WomynSpirit Festival

October , 2013

Orangeville, ON, Canada

celebrate Samhain at this queer-friendly womyn's pagan weekend

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

World Gay Rodeo Finals

October , 2013

USA

check w/ local chapters for events throughout the year in your area

Events

Taiwan LGBT Pride

October , 2013

Taipei, Taiwan

Events

Gaylaxicon

October , 2013

Minneapolis, MN

LGBT science fiction, fantasy, horror & gaming convention

Events

Black Pride

October , 2013

Nashville, TN

Events • Gay/ Lesbian

Sundance Stompede

October 31-Nov 3, 2013

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco's annual country/ western dance weekend

Events • LGBT

Cheries-Cheris: Paris Gay, Lesbian & Trans Film Festival

October , 2013

Paris, France

Film Festivals

Glasgay!

October , 2013

Glasgow, Scotland

UK's largest lesbian & gay multi-arts festival

Events

Susan G Komen 3 Day for the Cure

October 25-27, 2013

Tampa Bay, FL

walk 60 miles in 3 days to raise money for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Benefits • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Halloween in New Orleans

October 24-27, 2013

New Orleans, LA

The Circuit • Mostly Men

Fantasia Fair

October 20-27, 2013

Provincetown, MA

a weeklong celebration of gender diversity • workshops, fashion show, cabaret, banquets & more

Events

AIDS Walk LA

October 20, 2013

Los Angeles, CA

annual AIDS fundraiser in West Hollywood

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5k Run

October 20, 2013

Atlanta, GA

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Susan G Komen 3 Day for the Cure

October 18-20, 2013

Atlanta, GA

walk 60 miles in 3 days to raise money for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Benefits • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Bear Bust

October 18-20, 2013

Orlando, FL

hot bear weekend at Parliament House Resort

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Men Only

Mix

October 18-27, 2013

Copenhagen, Denmark

Film Festivals

Fantasy Fest

October 18-27, 2013

Key West, FL

10 days of parties, costume contests, street fairs, masquerade balls & parades

Events

Barcelona Int'l LGTIB Film Festival

October 17-27, 2013

Barcelona, Spain

Film Festivals • Gay/ Lesbian

Provincetown Women's Week

October 14-20, 2013

Provincetown, MA

very popular - make your reservations early!

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Mostly Women

Peach Atlanta

October 11-13, 2013

Atlanta, GA

Pandora Events & Curve Personals present The Women's events of Atlanta Pride • join over 2,000 women for the sexiest party of the year w/ superstar DJs, go-go girls galore & Real L Word host as they party the night away & celebrate in Southern style

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Mostly Women

Reel Q Int'l Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

October 11-20, 2013

Pittsburgh, PA

Film Festivals

National Coming Out Day

October 11, 2013

Cross-country, USA

check local listings for events in your area or visit www.hrc.org/campaigns/coming-out-center

Events

OctobearFest

October 10-13, 2013

Denver, CO

1st or 2nd wknd in Oct

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Men Only

Q Cinema

October 10-13, 2013

Fort Worth, TX

annual celebration of LGBT-themed movies

Film Festivals

Sacramento Int'l Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

October 10-12, 2013

Sacramento, CA

Film Festivals

Black & Blue Festival

October 9-15, 2013

Montreal, QC, Canada

North America's biggest & most innovative dance event & cultural festival

The Circuit • Mostly Men

Castro Street Fair

October 6, 2013

San Francisco, CA

performance, arts & community groups street fair • co-founded by Harvey Milk

Events

Susan G Komen 3 Day for the Cure

October 4-6, 2013

Philadelphia, PA

walk 60 miles in 3 days to raise money for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Benefits • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Gay Days Anaheim

October 4-6, 2013

Anaheim, CA

“join 30,000 GLBT mouseketeers as we turn the happiest place in earth into the gayest!”

Events

Mates Leather Weekend

October 3-6, 2013

Provincetown, MA

four days/nights of events, including Fetish Party, Uniforms & Cigars, and First Mate Contest

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

Out on Film

October 3-10, 2013

Atlanta, GA

Film Festivals • LGBT

Prime Timers World Wide Convention

October 3-6, 2013

Columbus, OH

bi-annual event for older gay men and the youngsters who admire them

Events

Susan G Komen 3 Day for the Cure

October 11-13, 2013

Washington, DC

walk 60 miles in 3 days to raise money for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Benefits • Mixed Gay/ Straight

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October ongoing, 2013

Cross-country, USA

check local listings for fund-raising events in your area to fight breast cancer

Events

September 2013

Southern Comfort Conference

September , 2013

Atlanta, GA

entertainers & leaders from the entire spectrum of the transgender community offering 5 days of learning, networking & fun

Conferences & Retreats

Oktobearfest

September , 2013

Munich, Germany

join the Munich bears

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

Burning Bear Weekend

September , 2013

Winnemucca, NV

hot weekend of dinners, dances & more • proceeds benefit local charity

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Men Only

Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

September , 2013

Albuquerque, NM

also in Santa Fe, NM

Film Festivals

Outflix

September , 2013

Memphis, TN

LGBT film festival

Film Festivals

Milwaukee LGBT Film/ Video Festival

September , 2013

Milwaukee, WI

Film Festivals

Fresno Reel Pride

September , 2013

Fresno, CA

annual lesbian & gay film festival in central California

Film Festivals

Women of the Woods

September , 2013

Dahlonega, GA

celebrate the fall solstice with drum circles & fireside jams

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

Iowa Women's Music Festival

September , 2013

Iowa City, IA

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Mostly Women

Seattle AIDS Walk

September , 2013

Seattle, WA

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Pink Season

September , 2013

Hong Kong, China

2-month festival featuring speakers, plays, dance parties, pageants & more

Events • LGBT

Howl Festival

September , 2013

New York City, NY

a cabaret from the underworld • outdoor murals • hip hop howl • all in Tompkins Square Park

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Get Wet Weekend

September , 2013

Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, Caribbean

discover the Caribbean Dutch Paradise of Curacao

Events • Gay/ Lesbian

Gay Days Las Vegas

September , 2013

Orlando, FL

including Gay Day at Disney • 7 days of parties & fun for boys & girls alike!

Events • LGBT

Braking the Cycle

September , 2013

Boston, MA to New York City, NY

3-day fully-supported bike ride from Boston to New York • benefiting the HIV/AIDS related services of the LGBT Community Center in NYC

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

REAL BAD

September 29, 2013

San Francisco, CA

“Be Bad... Do Good” • annual fundraiser immediately following the Folsom Street Fair • proceeds go directly to beneficiaries

The Circuit • Mostly Men

Aftershock: Folsom Street Fair

September 29, 2013

San Francisco, CA

DJ Abel keeps the leather crowd going • 4am Sunday morning/ Saturday night, after Magnitude

The Circuit • Mostly Men

Folsom Street Fair

September 29, 2013

San Francisco, CA

huge SM/ leather street fair, topping a week of kinky events

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • LGBT

Magnitude

September 28, 2013

San Francisco, CA

the official, hottest dance & play party of the Folsom Street Fair

The Circuit • Mostly Men

Out On The Mountain

September 20, 2013

Valencia, CA

gay day at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Events • LGBT

Dallas Black Pride

September 26-30, 2013

Dallas, TX

Events • LGBT

Susan G Komen 3 Day for the Cure

September 20-22, 2013

Seattle, WA

walk 60 miles in 3 days to raise money for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Benefits • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Queer Lisbon

September 20-28, 2013

Lisbon, Portugal

Portugal's only LGBT film festival

Film Festivals

Out in the Park

September 15, 2013

Springfield, MA

unofficial gay day at Six Flags New England • wear red to show your support

Events • LGBT

Folsom Europe

September 14-15, 2013

Berlin, Germany

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

Q Film Festival

September 13-15, 2013

Long Beach, CA

showcasing films of interest to the queer community

Film Festivals

Sisterspace Wknd

September 6-8, 2013

Darlington, MD

sliding scale

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

Ohio Lesbian Festival

September 20-22, 2013

Kirkersville (E of Columbus), OH

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

Shedonism

September 5-9, 2013

Las Vegas, NV

the official Women's Weekend of Las Vegas Pride! • a weekend long celebration of SIN, in none other than SIN CITY! Day parties, nightclub parties, pop stars, singers, dancers, performers, DJ's, comedians, show girls, poker tournaments & a parade (just to name a few)

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

BOLDFest

September 5-8, 2013

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Bold Old(er) Lesbians & Dykes meet up for the annual West Coast gathering

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings

WomenFest

September 3-8, 2013

Key West, FL

live music • film festival • pool parties • comedy show • dance parties • golf tournament

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

Pandora Anniversary Bash

September 1, 2013

Miami, FL

celebrate with the thousands of beautiful women who will take over Bongo's for a night of dancing, celebrity watching and live performances, all overlooking the bay

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Mostly Women

August 2013

Mr Leatherman Toronto Competition

August , 2013

Toronto, ON, Canada

hot parties • workshops • formal dinner

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Mostly Men

Mountain Meadow Summer Camp

August , 2013

Southern New Jersey

camp for kids w/ LGBTQ parents & their allies • sliding scale fee

Kids’ Stuff • Youth Age 9-17

Camp Ten Trees

August , 2013

Western WA

residential summer camp • one week for LGBTQA youth ages 13-17 • one week for kids ages 8-17 of LGBTQA/ non-traditional families

Kids’ Stuff

Camp It Up! LGBT Family Camp

August , 2013

Quincy, CA

week-long program at Feather River Camp • swimming • horseback riding • arts & crafts • music, dance & theater • family spa & salon! • since 1990

Kids’ Stuff

Elysium Pool Party

August 31, 2013

Mykonos, Greece

huge, int'l gay party

The Circuit

Elderflower Womenspirit Festival

August , 2013

Mendocino, CA

earth-based spirituality retreat for women and girls • honoring the feminine through the Goddess

Spiritual • Women & Girls Only

BC Witchcamp

August , 2013

near Vancouver, BC, Canada

weeklong Wiccan intensive at Evans Lake

Spiritual • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Southeast Black & Blue

August , 2013

Atlanta, GA

SE Leather Sir, Leather Boy & Bootblack contests • also Mr SE Rubber contest

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

Pantheon of Leather

August , 2013

Atlanta, GA

annual leather/ SM/ fetish community service awards & int'l Mr & Ms Olympus Leather

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Lazy Bear Weekend

August , 2013

Russian River, CA

no contests, no pageants, no frills-just fur! • FUNdraiser benefits AIDS charities in Northern California & beyond • check web for details

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Mostly Men

North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

August , 2013

Durham, NC

Film Festivals

Womyn's Gathering

August , 2013

Louisa, VA

last wknd in Aug • camping, music & workshops

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Women in the Woods

August , 2013

Portland, OR

rustic cabins • natural hot springs • all meals included

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

Girlie Circuit

August , 2013

Barcelona, Spain

water park events • club nights • pool parties • films, discussions & more

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Gay/ Lesbian

St Louis Black Pride

August , 2013

St Louis, MO

Events

Rendezvous 2012

August , 2013

Medicine Bow Nat'l Forest, WY

5-day camping festival to celebrate LGBT pride

Events

Northalsted Market Days

August , 2013

Chicago, IL

a good ol' summer block party on Main St of Boys' Town, USA

Events • LGBT

Gay Ski Week NZ

August , 2013

Queenstown, New Zealand

Events

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

August , 2013

Edinburgh, Scotland

the largest arts festival in the world • dance, theater, music, comedy, events & more

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Blackout: Oakland Black & Brown Pride

August , 2013

Oakland, CA

celebrate w/ a weekend of conferences, awards ceremonies & parties

Events

Black Pride NYC

August , 2013

New York City, NY

multicultural LGBT festival w/ a wide array of entertainment, forums, workshops & events

Events • LGBT

Keshet Camp: Jewish Family Camp

August , 2013

Yosemite, CA

a rainbow camp for LGBT families & their friends • sports, music, arts & crafts & more

Kids’ Stuff

Festival of Babes

August 30-Sept 1, 2013

Pacific Northwest, USA

fun, frivolous & flirtatious soccer tournament • Int'l Babes play hard & party harder • rotates btwn Vancouver, Seattle, Portland & San Francisco

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

Splash Days

August 30-Sept 2, 2013

Austin, TX

weekend of hot dance & lake parties in Austin over Labor Day Wknd

Events

International LeatherSIR/ Leatherboy

August 29-Sept 2, 2013

Dallas, TX

also Int'l Community BootBlack • check website for regional contest info

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

West Coast Gathering

August 29-Sept 9, 2013

Malibu, CA

swimming, parties, workshops & more with fellow gay male naturists • also Spring Gathering near Nashville, TN in June

Events • Men Only

Inferno Dominican Republic

August 29-Sept 2, 2013

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

the premier Labor Day pride celebration • deluxe, all-inclusive accommodations

Events • LGBT

Southern Decadence

August 28-Sept 2, 2013

New Orleans, LA

Events • Mostly Men

Atlanta Black Pride Weekend

August 28-Sept 2, 2013

Atlanta, GA

celebrate Black Pride over Labor Day weekend in Atlanta

Events • LGBT

National Gay Softball World Series

August 26-31, 2013

Washington, DC

Events • LGBT

Susan G Komen 3 Day for the Cure

August 23-25, 2013

Minneapolis/ St Paul, MN

walk 60 miles in 3 days to raise money for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Benefits • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Birmingham Shout

August 23-25, 2013

Birmingham, AL

LGBT film festival

Film Festivals

XLSior Int'l Gay Festival

August 21-24, 2013

Mykonos, Greece

hot beach party at Elia beach in Mykonos, Greece

The Circuit • Mostly Men

Nat'l Lesbian & Gay Journalists Assoc Convention

August 22-25, 2013

Boston, MA

workshops • keynote speakers • entertainment

Conferences & Retreats

‘Camp' Camp

August 18-25, 2013

Porter, ME

summer camp for LGBT adults • sports, pottery, theater, yoga & more

Events • LGBT

Provincetown Carnival

August 18-23, 2013

Provincetown, MA

Events

UK Black Pride

August 17, 2013

London, England

Events

Susan G Komen 3 Day for the Cure

August 16-18, 2013

Detroit, MI

walk 60 miles in 3 days to raise money for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Benefits • Mixed Gay/ Straight

GNI (Gay Naturist Int'l) Gathering

August 16-25, 2013

Poconos, PA

weeklong gathering of gay nudists • price includes food, beverages, lodging & entertainment • workshops

Events • Men Only

Vancouver Queer Film & Video Festival

August 15-25, 2013

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Film Festivals • LGBT

Tropical Heat

August 15-18, 2013

Key West, FL

naked pool party • dungeon & fetish party • 4 days of HOT male events!

Events • Men Only

AIDS Walk Colorado

August 10, 2013

Denver, CO

Events

Susan G Komen 3 Day for the Cure

August 9-11, 2013

Chicago, IL

walk 60 miles in 3 days to raise money for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Benefits • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Fire Island Black Out (FIBO)

August 9-11, 2013

Fire Island, NY

3-day beach event for the LGBT community & friends • all are invited to attend & enjoy, regardless of race, gender or orientation

Events • LGBT

Circuit

August 8-18, 2013

Barcelona, Spain

water park events • club nights • pool parties • films, discussions & more

The Circuit • Gay/ Lesbian

RAD Conference: Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf

August 6-11, 2013

Montreal, QC, Canada

workshops • conferences • keynote speakers • social events • come celebrate deaf culture & identity

Conferences & Retreats

International Deaf Leather

August 6-11, 2013

Montreal, QC, Canada

weekend of events, including Mr & Ms Deaf Leather Contest

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

Flickers: Rhode Island Int'l Film Festival

August 6-11, 2013

Providence, RI

don't miss the Gay & Lesbian Film Fest

Film Festivals • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Michigan Womyn's Music Festival

August 6-11, 2013

near Hart, MI

theater, music & dance performances • workshops, film festival & craft fair • ASL interpreting & differently-abled resources • child care • camping

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

Toronto Leather Pride Week

August 4-11, 2013

Toronto, ON, Canada

hot parties all week • Mr Leather Toronto, Ms Leather Toronto & Bootblack Toronto competitions • Leather Ball on Sat

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Toronto Leather Pride

August 4-11, 2013

Toronto, ON, Canada

hot parties all weekend • Mr Leather Toronto, Ms Leather Toronto & Bootblack Toronto competitions • Leather Ball on Sat

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Family Week

August 3-10, 2013

Provincetown, MA

join hundreds of LGBT parents, kids & allies for a week of workshops, boat rides, campfires, sandcastle competitions & more

Kids’ Stuff • LGBT

GaymerCon

August 3-4, 2013

San Francisco, CA

gaming & geek lifestyle convention w/ a focus on LGBT culture

Events

OutGames

August 3-11, 2013

Antwerp, Belgium

gay sport & cultural festival

Events • LGBT

Susan G Komen 3 Day for the Cure

August 2-4, 2013

Cleveland, OH

walk 60 miles in 3 days to raise money for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Benefits • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Gaze Dublin Int'l LGBT Film Festival

August 2-4, 2013

Dublin, Ireland

Film Festivals

Gender Odyssey

August 1-4, 2013

Seattle, WA

4 days of panels, workshops & meetings • entertainment & art • focus on transmen, transwomen & families with transgender children & teens • open to all

Conferences & Retreats

July 2013

Joining Hearts

July , 2013

Atlanta, GA

at Piedmont Park Pool • open bar, catered hors d'oeuvres, live entertainment, dancing under the stars & a grand finale fireworks spectacular • 100% donated to beneficiaries

Events

Camp Ten Oaks

July , 2013

Ottawa, ON, Canada

summer camp for LGBTQ kids & kids from LGBTQ families • ages 8-17 • also Project Acorn leadership retreat for ages 16-24

Kids’ Stuff

San Diego Pride Parties

July , 2013

San Diego, CA

a weekend of hot parties w/ big name DJs, including the Zoo Party at the world-famous San Diego Zoo

The Circuit • Mostly Men

Tokyo Int'l Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

July , 2013

Tokyo, Japan

Film Festivals

Mostra Lambda Barcelona

July , 2013

Barcelona, Spain

LGBT film festival

Film Festivals

Fire Island Film & Video Festival

July , 2013

Fire Island, NY

Film Festivals

July 23-27 2013

Girl Splash

July 23-27 , 2013

Provincetown, MA

5 days of summer lesbian fun. Ptown's lesbian beach, parties, comedy, clambake, sails, all-women's whale watch and more. July 22-26 2014

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Mostly Women

July 2013

Miami Beach Bruthaz

July , 2013

Miami, FL

lifestyle event for same-gender-loving men & women • hip hop party • rooftop pool party • fashion show & more!

Events • Mostly Men

Hotter Than July Weekend

July , 2013

Detroit, MI

the Midwest's oldest black same-gender-loving pride celebration

Events • LGBT

Charlotte Black Gay Pride

July , 2013

Charlotte, NC

art & performances, community forums, dance parties & more

Events

NGLCC Conference

July 30-Aug 2, 2013

Dallas, TX

anual gathering of Nat'l Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

Conferences & Retreats

Up Your Alley Fair

July 28, 2013

San Francisco, CA

local SM/ leather street fair held in Dore Alley, South-of-Market • thousands of local kinky men & women attend

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

Play T-Dance: Up Your Alley Closing Party

July 28, 2013

San Francisco, CA

DJ Craig Gaibler (SFO) • gear . leather . fetish . uniform . rubber . levi + tshirts . sports gear • at Mezzanine • 444 Jesse St

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Mostly Men

Crape Myrtle Festival

July 27, 2013

Raleigh-Durham, Chapel Hill, NC

yearlong fundraising events for HIV/LGBT concerns culminating in a grand gala the last Saturday of July

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Mobile Bleather Weekend

July 26-28, 2013

Mobile, AL

3-day party with bear/ levi/ leather guys from the Gulf Coast & beyond

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

Susan G Komen 3 Day for the Cure

July 26-28, 2013

Boston, MA

walk 60 miles in 3 days to raise money for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Benefits • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Triangle Black Pride

July 25-28, 2013

Raleigh-Durham, Chapel Hill, NC

celebrate & honor the diversity of the African American LGBTQ community in the Triangle

Events

AIDS Walk San Francisco

July 21, 2013

San Francisco, CA

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

OLOC (Old Lesbians Organizing for Change) Nat'l Gathering

July 19-21, 2013

St Louis, MO

lesbians 60+ gather for workshops, guest speakers & entertainment to promote old lesbian pride & fight ageism

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

Fabulosa

July 19-21, 2013

Sonoma, CA

women-centered music wknd • healing arts, film & crafts

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Mostly Women

TransCampOUT

July 17-21, 2013

Walton, WV

presentations • games • auctions • outdoor dungeon • swimming • trans-oriented • everyone welcome regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • LGBT

IMEN Gathering

July 14-21, 2013

near Baltimore, MD

all-inclusive summer camp for gay men • party naked w/ 300 guys for an entire week • theme parties, pool parties & great food • airport transportation to/from BWI

Events

Bear Week Provincetown

July 13-21, 2013

Provincetown, MA

come to Provincetown for a relaxing week of parties & events

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Men Only

Ride for AIDS Chicago

July 13-14, 2013

Chicago, IL

2-day bike ride to fight HIV/ AIDS in the Chicagoland area

Events • LGBT

Thunder in the Mountains

July 12-14, 2013

Denver, CO

weekend of pansexual leather events & seminars • kinky comedy revue • talent show

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • LGBT

Philadelphia QFest

July 11-22, 2013

Philadelphia, PA

Film Festivals

Outfest

July 11-21, 2013

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles' lesbian/ gay film & video festival in mid-July

Film Festivals

EuroPride 2013

July 10-20, 2013

Marseille, France

parties, politics, performance & more • there is something for everyone at this massive celebration of gay pride

Events

Black & White Men Together Convention

July 10-13, 2013

Columbus, OH

Events • Mostly Men

Int'l Gay Square Dance Clubs Convention

July 4-7, 2013

San Francisco, CA

Events

Summer Camp

July 3-7, 2013

Provincetown, MA

celebrate the week of the 4th at the longest running circuit celebration in New England

The Circuit

At the Beach/ LA Black Pride Weekend

July 3-7, 2013

Los Angeles, CA

celebrate a weekend of diversity & LGBT-QS/SGL pride at the beach & across Los Angeles

Events • LGBT

June 2013

Lambda Literary Awards

June , 2013

New York City, NY

the Lammies are the Oscars of LGBT writing & publishing

Conferences & Retreats • LGBT

Southern HiBearnation

June , 2013

Melbourne, Australia

a week of furry fun down under, culminating in the Mr Australasia Bear Contest, bringing bears from Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, the South Pacific & beyond

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

Folsom Street East

June , 2013

New York City, NY

New York City's answer to the famous San Francisco fetish street fair

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • LGBT

Bears on the Beach

June , 2013

Cairns, Queensland, Australia

pool party • BBQ • dancing • tours & more

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Men Only

Bear Arabia Trip

June , 2013

Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria

visit Lebanon, Jordan & Syria with the bears of Arabia • also in Sept or Oct

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

Rio Gay Film Festival

June , 2013

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Film Festivals • LGBT

NewFest: New York LGBT Film Festival

June , 2013

New York City, NY

Film Festivals

Mykonos Gay Film Festival

June , 2013

Mykonos, Greece

classic gay English-language movies w/ Greek subtitles • also in September

Film Festivals

Mix Milano Int'l LGBT Film Festival

June , 2013

Milan, Italy

Film Festivals

Identities Queer Film Festival

June , 2013

Vienna, Austria

Film Festivals

National Women's Music Festival

June , 2013

Middleton, WI

check website for details

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Mostly Women

Go Go Festival

June , 2013

London, England

Europe's biggest open-air women's festival

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings

Eastern Ontario Womyn's Drum Camp

June , 2013

near Sarnia, ON and Port Huron, MI

all levels welcome

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

Windy City Black Pride

June , 2013

Chicago, IL

a weekend of parties, seminars & more

Events • LGBT

PrideFest

June , 2013

Milwaukee, WI

celebrate LGBT pride at Henry W Maier Festival Park

Events

PDX Black Pride

June , 2013

Portland, OR

films, workshops, parties & more

Events • LGBT

Paris Circuit Party

June , 2013

Paris, France

gay culture festival • film • performance • political discussions • dance parties & more

Events • LGBT

IGLFA World Championship

June , 2013

Worldwide

Int'l Gay & Lesbian Football Association's annual soccer tournament

Events

Idapalooza Fruit Jam

June , 2013

Dowelltown, TN

queer music festival in backwoods TN • camping • vegetarian feasts

Events

REACH Pride T-Dance

June 30, 2013

San Francisco, CA

high energy music & fantastic DJs

Events • Mostly Men

San Francisco Dyke March

June 29, 2013

San Francisco, CA

join thousands of dykes of all shapes, colors & sizes for music, marching & more through the streets of the Mission & the Castro

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings

San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade/ Celebration

June 29-30, 2013

San Francisco, CA

Events • LGBT

GCLS Annual Literary Convention

June 26-30, 2013

Dallas, TX

The Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS) annual gathering for the enjoyment, discussion & enhancement of lesbian literature

Conferences & Retreats

Cologne Pride

June 22-July 7, 2013

Cologne, Germany

film screenings • panel discussions • parties • cultural activities & more

Events • LGBT

Susan G Komen 3 Day for the Cure

June 21-23, 2013

San Francisco, CA

walk 60 miles in 3 days to raise money for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Benefits • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Southeast Leatherfest

June 20-23, 2013

Atlanta, GA

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • LGBT

Frameline: San Francisco Int'l LGBT Film Festival

June 20-30, 2013

San Francisco, CA

get your tickets early for a slew of films about us

Film Festivals • LGBT

Silver Threads North

June 20-23, 2013

Rehoboth Beach, DE

4 day celebration for lesbians over 50 & their younger friends

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

Provincetown Int'l Film Festival

June 19-23, 2013

Provincetown, MA

Film Festivals • Mixed Gay/ Straight

South Carolina Black Pride

June 19-23, 2013

Columbia, SC

Events

Pagan Spirit Gathering

June 16-23, 2013

USA

summer solstice celebration • primitive camping • workshops • rituals • advance registration required

Spiritual • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Unofficial Gay Day at Cedar Point

June 16, 2013

Sandusky, OH

wear red to show your support on the unofficial Gay Day at this popular amusement park

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Queer Women of Color Film Festival

June 14-16, 2013

San Francisco, CA

festival focus: SWANA/AMEMSA queer women of color & transgender/genderqueer people of color

Film Festivals

Black Gay Pride

June 14-16, 2013

Memphis, TN

Events • LGBT

TLVFest: The Tel Aviv LGBT Film Festival

June 8-15, 2013

Tel Aviv, Israel

films will also show in Jerusalem & Haifa

Film Festivals

Desire: Leather Women Unleashed

June 7-10, 2013

Palm Springs, CA

weekend retreat for leather- & kinky women

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Women Only

AIDS LifeCycle

June 2-8, 2013

San Francisco to Los Angeles, CA

bike from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money for HIV/AIDS services

Events

AIDS Walk Boston & 5K Run

June 2, 2013

Boston, MA

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

National Queer Arts Festival

June ongoing, 2013

San Francisco, CA

performances & exhibitions in the San Francisco Bay Area highlighting artists from around the country • year-round events

Events • LGBT

Music in the Mountains

June ongoing, 2013

Grass Valley, CA

summer music festival

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

LGBT Pride

June ongoing, 2013

Cross-country, USA

celebrate yourself & attend one - or many - of the hundreds of Gay Pride parades & festivities happening in cities around the world

Events

May 2013

Translations: Transgender Film Festival

May , 2013

Seattle, WA

Film Festivals

Out Takes LGBT Film Festival

May , 2013

Wellington, New Zealand

week-long festival in Auckland & Wellington

Film Festivals

Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival

May , 2013

Honolulu, HI

Film Festivals

Fairy Tales Int'l LGBT Film Festival

May , 2013

Calgary, AB, Canada

Film Festivals

Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

May 31-June 8, 2013

Hartford, CT

gay & lesbian film festival at Cinestudio

Film Festivals

Women of Color Weekend

May , 2013

Provincetown, MA

3 days of comedy, wine tasting, dance parties & more

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Mostly Women

Single Women's Weekend

May , 2013

Provincetown, MA

3 days of comedy, music, dance parties & more

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Mostly Women

Houston Women's Music Festival

May , 2013

Houston, TX

women from Texas & beyond gather to enjoy music, art, culture & community & a vendor marketplace • produced by the Athena Art Project

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Mostly Women

Herland Bi-Annual Retreats

May , 2013

Oklahoma City, OK

music, workshops, campfire events & potluck • girls of all ages & boys under 10 welcome • also in October

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

Splash: Houston Black Gay Pride

May , 2013

Houston, TX

Events • LGBT

Korea Queer Cultural Festival

May , 2013

Seoul, Korea

films, parties, parades & more

Events • LGBT

Girls in Wonderland

May 30-June 3, 2013

Orlando, FL

Pandora events presents the biggest women's week celebration on the East Coast with 4,000 women taking over the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort at Disney World for non-stop dance parties, comedy, pool parties, celebrity hosts, awesome girl DJs, live women's music, theme parks and so much more

Events • Mostly Women

Gay Days Orlando

May 30-June 3, 2013

Orlando, FL

including Gay Day at Disney • 7 days of parties & fun for boys & girls alike!

Events • LGBT

FilmOut San Diego

May 29-June 2, 2013

San Diego, CA

LGBT film festival

Film Festivals

International Mr Leather

May 24-27, 2013

Chicago, IL

weekend of leather events, capped by contest Sunday, Black & Blue Ball on Monday

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

International Mr Bootblack Contest

May 24-27, 2013

Chicago, IL

contest takes place during International Mr Leather weekend

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

Women Outdoors National Gathering

May 24-27, 2013

Hancock, NH

camping • hiking • workshops

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

Spoleto Festival USA

May 24-June 9, 2013

Charleston, SC

one of the continent's premier avant-garde cultural arts festivals • 140+ performances of dance, theater & music from around the world

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Int'l Ladies Weekend

May 23-27, 2013

Cancun, Mexico

welcome reception, luau party, concert, dance party and more!

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Mostly Women

Sizzle 2013

May 23-27, 2013

Miami, FL

Miami's original circuit event

The Circuit

Saints & Sinners

May 23-26, 2013

New Orleans, LA

LGBT writers & readers from around the country gather for a hot weekend of readings, panels & performance

Conferences & Retreats

Bear Pride

May 23-27, 2013

Chicago, IL

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

DC Black Pride

May 23-27, 2013

Washington, DC

Events • LGBT

Pensacola Memorial Day Weekend

May 23-26, 2013

Pensacola, FL

many parties on beaches & in bars

Events • LGBT

Mondo Homo Dirty South

May 23-26, 2013

Atlanta, GA

queer-centric festival featuring music, dance, crafts, performance & more

Events

Int'l Association of Country Western Dance Clubs Annual Convention

May 23-26, 2013

Seattle, WA

also semi-annual conventions in March (Fort Lauderdale, FL) & October (San Francisco, CA)

Events • LGBT

Annual Gay Bowling Tournament

May 22-27, 2013

Tampa, FL

check site for local tournaments throughout the year

Events

Minnesota AIDS Walk

May 19, 2013

Minneapolis, MN

enjoy a 10K walk from Minnehaha Park & raise money for MN AIDS Project

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

AIDS Walk New York

May 19, 2013

New York City, NY

AIDS benefit

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

A Gathering of Priestesses & Goddess Women

May 17-19, 2013

Wisconsin Dells, Southwestern WI

women's spirituality conference • also Hallows Gathering in October

Spiritual • Women Only

Northwest Leather Celebration

May 17-19, 2013

San Jose, CA

host of the NW regional Master/slave contest

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • LGBT

Inside Out: Toronto LGBT Film & Video Festival

May 16-26, 2013

Toronto, ON, Canada

Film Festivals

Russian River Women's Wknd

May 16-19, 2013

Guerneville, CA

this village is packed w/ dykes for a weekend of pool parties, bumpin' night life, comedy, sports, outdoor activities & more • 75 miles north of San Francisco

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Mostly Women

Womonwrites

May 15-19, 2013

1 hr SE of Atlanta, GA

annual conference of Southeastern lesbian writers • also a fall event

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings

Beach Bear Weekend

May 8-13, 2013

Fort Lauderdale, FL

get to the beach for a long weekend of dance parties, cocktails and great food • oh, and bears!

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

Int'l Dublin Gay Theatre Festival

May 6-19, 2013

Dublin, Ireland

Events

Women's Fun Weekend

May 4-7, 2013

County Cork, Ireland

entertainment, sports, dance parties & more!

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

Down & Derby

May 4, 2013

Louisville, KY

official LGBT event of the Kentucky Derby

Events • LGBT

Blatino Oasis

May 3-5, 2013

Palm Springs, CA

pool parties, DJs & hot porn stars draw hot black & Latino men from across the country

Events • Men Only

Phurfest

May 2-6, 2013

Phoenix, AZ

let the fur fly in Phoenix

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

Boston LGBT Film Festival

May 2-12, 2013

Boston, MA

Film Festivals

Equality Forum

May 2-5, 2013

Philadelphia, PA

largest nat'l & int'l LGBT civil rights summit w/ panels, parties & special events

Events

Aqua Girl

May 1-5, 2013

Miami Beach, FL

a weekend of hot women's parties in Miami

Events • Mostly Women

April 2013

Mr LeatherMan Italy

April , 2013

Rome, Italy

hot weekend of leather events culminating in the election of Mr LeatherMan Italy • Mr Rubber Italy contest in October

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Men Only

QFest

April , 2013

St Louis, MO

Film Festivals

Out in Africa

April , 2013

Cape Town, South Africa

the only film festival of its kind on the African continent • three 10-day festivals throughout the year • also August & October • also in Johannesburg

Film Festivals

Queer Eye Festival

April , 2013

Prague, Czech Republic

alternative music & culture festival

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings

Boybutante Ball

April , 2013

Athens, GA

Events • LGBT

Queensday

April 30, 2013

Amsterdam, Netherlands

huge street festival to celebrate what was originally the birthday of the Queen Mother

Events • LGBT

Celebrating Pride Party

April 26, 2013

Philadelphia, PA

come party with the sexy ladies of Philly, DE, NY, NJ, DC & beyond • special performance by Young Tef, newly-signed sexy studd rapper of NYC • dress sexy! • at Gloss Nightclub

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • LGBT

Purple Party

April 26-29, 2013

Dallas, TX

a weekend of dance parties & social events benefiting AIDS Services of Dallas

The Circuit

Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

April 26-May 5, 2013

Miami, FL

Film Festivals

London Lesbian Film Festival

April 26-28, 2013

London, ON, Canada

women only Fri-Sat, open to all on Sunday

Film Festivals

Girl Bar Dinah Vegas

April 25-28, 2013

Las Vegas, NV

huge gathering of lesbians for mega dance parties, huge pool parties, comedy, national recording artists & yes, some golf watching • 5,000-8,000 attend • see website for ticket info • also www.girlbar.com • dinahshorevip@aol.com

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

Rocky Mountain Olympus Leather

April 22-24, 2013

Salt Lake City, UT

leather competition • participants from Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho & Montana

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Philadelphia Black Gay Pride

April 21-27, 2013

Philadelphia, PA

a weekend of social & cultural activities • films, BBQ, spoken word, parties & more

Events • LGBT

Anthem

April 21, 2013

San Francisco, CA

high-energy music & fantastic DJs

Events • Mostly Men

AIDS Walk Miami

April 21, 2013

Miami Beach, FL

5K walk-a-thon fundraiser benefiting Care Resource

Events • LGBT

International Ms Leather Contest

April 18-21, 2013

San Francisco, CA

contest • workshops • parties • vending

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Mixed Gay/ Straight

International Ms Leather Contest

April 18-21, 2013

San Francisco, CA

contest • workshops • parties • vending

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Fling

April 12-14, 2013

Miami/ South Beach, FL

the official women's events of Miami Beach Pride • Pandora & Icandee events join forces to bring you an entire weekend of women's dance parties and pool parties at the hippest spots on Miami Beach during the HOTTEST gay pride celebration in America

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Mostly Women

Rubbout

April 12-14, 2013

Vancouver, BC, Canada

annual party weekend of rubber & fetish for men

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Men Only

Brisbane Queer Film Festival

April 5-14, 2013

Brisbane, Australia

Film Festivals

Palm Springs Women's Jazz Festival

April 4-7, 2013

Palm Springs, CA

a women's jazz festival during Dinah Shore Weekend • presented by Lucy & Gail

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

Cherry Weekend

April 4-7, 2013

Washington, DC

The Circuit

Palm Springs Women's Jazz Festival

April 4-7, 2013

Palm Springs, CA

a women's jazz festival during Dinah Shore Weekend • presented by Lucy & Gail

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend

April 3-7, 2013

Palm Springs, CA

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

March 2013

Boarding for Breast Cancer Board-a-thon

March , 2013

USA

help raise money & awareness for breast cancer • live music & pro exihibitions at ski resorts around the country • also other events during the year

Breast Cancer Benefits • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Sugarbear Weekend

March , 2013

Montreal, QC, Canada

Quebecois bear party with lots of maple syrup

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Men Only

International Ms Bootblack Contest

March , 2013

San Francisco, CA

workshops • parties • vending • contest takes place the weekend of International Ms Leather weekend

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Verzaubert Int'l Queer Film Festival

March , 2013

Berlin, Germany

screening in Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt & Munich • also fall screening in November

Film Festivals • LGBT

Out at the Movies

March , 2013

Canton, NY

LGBT film festival for Northern New York

Film Festivals

London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

March , 2013

London, England

grab your tickets for the largest LGBT film fest in Europe

Film Festivals

Fusion

March , 2013

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles' LGBT people of color film festival

Film Festivals

OutBoard

March , 2013

Steamboat Springs, CO

annual lesbian/ gay snowboarding festival

Events

Lake Tahoe WinterFest Gay & Lesbian Ski Week

March , 2013

Lake Tahoe, NV

world-class skiing • gay comedy • Lake Tahoe dinner/dance cruise

Events • LGBT

Kraft Nabisco Golf Championship

March , 2013

Palm Springs, CA

previously known as the Dinah Shore Golf Championship

Events • Mostly Women

Chicago Takes Off

March , 2013

Chicago, IL

burlesque show to fight HIV/AIDS in the Chicagoland area

Events • LGBT

White Party

March 30, 2013

Palm Springs, CA

spectacular live performances • top-notch talent • cutting-edge lighting & special effects

The Circuit • Mostly Men

Easter 2013 Berlin

March 28-April 1, 2013

Berlin, Germany

annual leather & fetish weekend • German Mr Leather contest

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

The Black Party

March 23, 2013

New York City, NY

also BPX: Black Party Expo March 23-25 • www.blackpartyexpo.com

The Circuit • LGBT

Together We Can

March 22-24, 2013

Detroit, MI

annual LGBT substance abuse conference

Conferences & Retreats

European Gay Ski Week

March 16-23, 2013

Alpe d'Huez, France

Europe's biggest gay ski week

Events • Mostly Men (women Welcome!)

Washington State Leather Pride Week

March 15-24, 2013

Seattle, WA

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

Winter Music Conference

March 15-24, 2013

Miami, FL

huge annual EDM conference • workshops, seminars & of course dance parties

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Melbourne Queer Film Festival

March 14-24, 2013

Melbourne, Australia

Film Festivals

Elevation Mammoth Gay Ski Week

March 13-17, 2013

Mammoth Lakes, CA

9 major parties, new DJs & big surprises!

Events • LGBT

Winter Party Festival

March 6-11, 2013

Miami Beach, FL

celebration & fundraiser for the LGBT community

The Circuit

Winter Party for Women

March 6-11, 2013

Miami/ South Beach, FL

check the schedule for hot women's events all weekend long

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Mostly Women

February 2013

West Coast Rubber Weekend

February , 2013

Palm Springs, CA

hot weekend dedicated to rubber, spandex, dive gear, BDSM

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Men Only

Mardi Gras Film Festival

February , 2013

Sydney, Australia

Sydney film festival corresponds with massive Mardi Gras event

Film Festivals

SNOWBOUND Leather Weekend

February 22-24, 2013

Provincetown, MA

get outta the cold and into the heat! hot weekend of leather parties, demos & more

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

Telluride Gay Ski Week

February 22-March 3, 2013

Telluride, CO

Events

Elevation Utah Gay Ski Week

February 21-24, 2013

Park City, UT

stunning world class ski resort, hundreds of friendly gays & memories that will last a lifetime

Events • LGBT

Red Party Weekend

February 16, 2013

Montreal, QC, Canada

AIDS benefit dance

The Circuit • Mostly Men

PantheaCon

February 15-18, 2013

San Jose, CA

pagan convention

Spiritual • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Mardi Gras

February 12, 2013

New Orleans, LA

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Sydney Gay Mardi Gras

February 10-March 3, 2013

Sydney, Australia

extravagant season of festivities, arts & culture, culminating in the parade & world-famous Mardi Gras party

Events

Pink Ladies Curacao

February 6, 2013

Willemstad, Curacao

Meet & Mingle with the local Lesbian community of Curacao. You are invited to the ‘Pink Ladies Curacao' party, a special event to welcome the Olivia Cruise guest!

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings

WinterPRIDE: Whistler Gay Ski Week

February 3-10, 2013

Whistler, BC, Canada

annual gay/lesbian ski week • top-notch DJs & venues • popular destination 75 miles N of Vancouver

The Circuit • LGBT

January 2013

Sapphire Ball

January , 2013

Philadelphia, PA

benefit wknd for the LGBT community highlighted by Saturday night dance at Nat'l Constitution Center • open to all lifestyles

The Circuit • Mostly Men

Zinegoak

January 31-Feb 10, 2013

Bilbao, Spain

LGBT film & performing arts festival

Film Festivals

Reelout Queer Film & Video Festival

January 31-Feb 10, 2013

Kingston, ON, Canada

celebrating the best of queer independent film & video

Film Festivals

Beef Dip: Int'l Bear Week

January 27-Feb 3, 2013

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

beach parties, pool parties & hot DJs • local tours • booze cruise • bring sunscreen!

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Men Only

Southwest Leather Conference

January 25-27, 2013

Phoenix, AZ

workshops, vendors & fetish ball • MASTER/slave, Bootblack & Daddy/boy contests

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • LGBT

Creating Change Conference

January 23-27, 2013

Baltimore, MD

for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender people & allies seeking positive & enduring political & social change

Conferences & Retreats

Winter Rendezvous

January 23-27, 2013

Stowe, VT

annual gay ski week • skiing, winter sports & entertainment

Events

La Fiesta de Los Osos

January 17-21, 2013

Tucson, AZ

a winter bear gathering in the warmth of the desert sun

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Men Only

Silver Threads Celebration

January 17-21, 2013

St Petersburg Beach, FL

4 day celebration for lesbians over 50 & their younger friends

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

Sin City Shootout

January 17-21, 2013

Las Vegas, NV

3,000 LGBT athletes compete in softball, basketball, wrestling, body building & more

Events • LGBT

Midsumma Festival

January 13-Feb 3, 2013

Melbourne, Australia

arts, culture & community

Events • LGBTQ

Aspen Gay Ski Week

January 13-20, 2013

Aspen, CO

Events • LGBT

Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend

January 11-14, 2013

Washington, DC

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • LGBT

Arosa Gay Ski Week

January 6-13, 2013

Arosa, Switzerland

Events • Mostly Men

Susan G Komen Race for the Cure Series

January ongoing throughout the year, 2013

Cross-country, USA

5K & 1-mile run/fitness walks in cities around the country to fight breast cancer • call for local city dates • organized by local affiliate offices

Breast Cancer Benefits

December 2012

Metropolis New Year’s Eve 2012

December 31, 2012

San Francisco, CA

12-hour dance marathon • largest gay New Year’s party in San Francisco

The Circuit • Mostly Men

Holly Folly

December , 2012

Provincetown, MA

lesbian/ gay holiday celebration • fabulous parties • holiday concert • open houses • 1st wknd in December

Events

Mummer’s Strut

December 31, 2012

Philadelphia, PA

big New Year’s Eve party • followed by New Year’s Day Parade

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

IAGLBC Annual Bridge Tournament

December 12-16, 2012

Palm Springs, CA

Int’l Association of Gay & Lesbian Bridge Clubs

Events

November 2012

OUT TAKES Dallas

November , 2012

Dallas, TX

LGBT film festival

Film Festivals

Bear Pride Week

November , 2012

Cologne, Germany

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

Mezipatra

November , 2012

Prague, Czech Republic

Czech LGBT film festival

Film Festivals

Hong Kong Lesbian/ Gay Film Festival

November , 2012

Hong Kong, China

Film Festivals • LGBT

Transgender Film Festival

November , 2012

San Francisco, CA

films that promote the visibility of transgender & gender variant people

Events

White Party Week

November 21-25, 2012

Miami Beach, FL

6 days of festivities capped by the annual White Party at Vizcaya • benefitting Care Resource

The Circuit • LGBT

Women’s White Party

November 21-25, 2012

Miami, FL

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Mostly Women

Susan G Komen 3 Day for the Cure

November 16-18, 2012

San Diego, CA

walk 60 miles in 3 days to raise money for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Benefits • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Nia Gathering

November 16-18, 2012

Petaluma, CA

lesbians of African descent gather to reflect on the past & build a postive future

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

Susan G Komen 3 Day for the Cure

November 9-11, 2012

AZ

walk 60 miles in 3 days to raise money for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Benefits • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Santa Clara County Leather Weekend

November 4-6, 2012

San Jose, CA

leather fellowship in the San Jose area

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • LGBT

Greater Palm Springs Pride

November 3-4, 2012

Palm Springs, CA

free entertainment, dance parties, lots of people & a parade on Sunday

Events

Susan G Komen 3 Day for the Cure

November 2-4, 2012

Dallas, TX

walk 60 miles in 3 days to raise money for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Benefits • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Mr Int’l Rubber & Rubber Blowout

November 2-4, 2012

Chicago, IL

largest rubber event in US • market, parties

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Men Only

Spokane GLBT Film Festival

November 2-4, 2012

Spokane, WA

Film Festivals

Gay & Lesbian World Travel Expo

November 1, 2012

San Francisco, CA

visit the whole gay- & lesbian-welcoming world in one night! travel exhibits! cocktails! discounts! special offers!

Events

October 2012

OctobearFest

October , 2012

Denver, CO

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Men Only

Leather Pride Amsterdam

October , 2012

Amsterdam, Netherlands

weekend of hot leather events

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Men Only

Burning Bear Weekend

October , 2012

Winnemucca, NV

hot weekend of dinners, dances & more • proceeds benefit local charity

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Men Only

Bear Bust

October , 2012

Orlando, FL

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Men Only

Tampa Bay Int’l Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

October , 2012

Tampa Bay, FL

Film Festivals

St John’s International Women’s Film Festival

October , 2012

St John’s, NL, Canada

Film Festivals • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

October , 2012

Seattle, WA

Film Festivals

Sacramento Int’l Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

October , 2012

Sacramento, CA

Film Festivals

Reel Affirmations: The Nation’s LGBT Film Festival

October , 2012

Washington, DC

lesbian/ gay films

Film Festivals

Q Film Festival

October , 2012

Long Beach, CA

showcasing films of interest to the queer community

Film Festivals

Portland Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

October , 2012

Portland, OR

Film Festivals

Madrid LGBT Film Festival

October , 2012

Madrid, Spain

Film Festivals

Copenhagen Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

October , 2012

Copenhagen, Denmark

Film Festivals

Berlin Lesbian Film Festival

October , 2012

Berlin, Germany

Film Festivals

Cineffable: Paris Int’l Lesbian & Feminist Film Festival

October 31-Nov 4, 2012

Paris, France

Film Festivals

WomynSpirit Festival

October , 2012

Orangeville, ON, Canada

celebrate Samhain at this queer-friendly womyn’s pagan weekend

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

Decibelle

October , 2012

Chicago, IL

workshops, panels, cinema & rockin' concerts featuring groundbreaking, fearless women artists

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings

Taiwan LGBT Pride

October , 2012

Taipei, Taiwan

Events

Black Pride

October , 2012

Nashville, TN

Events • Gay/ Lesbian

Cheries-Cheris: Paris Gay, Lesbian & Trans Film Festival

October , 2012

Paris, France

Film Festivals

Susan G Komen 3 Day for the Cure

October 26-28, 2012

Tampa Bay, FL

walk 60 miles in 3 days to raise money for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Benefits • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Halloween in New Orleans

October 25-28, 2012

New Orleans, LA

The Circuit • Mostly Men

image+nation: Montreal Int’l LGBT Film Festival

October 25-Nov 4, 2012

Montreal, QC, Canada

Film Festivals • LGBT

Barcelona Int’l Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

October 25-Nov 4, 2012

Barcelona, Spain

Film Festivals • Gay/ Lesbian

Susan G Komen 3 Day for the Cure

October 19-21, 2012

Atlanta, GA

walk 60 miles in 3 days to raise money for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Benefits • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Fantasy Fest

October 19-28, 2012

Key West, FL

10 days of parties, costume contests, street fairs, masquerade balls & parades

Events

National LGBT MBA Conference

October 17-20, 2012

Boston, MA

career fair & discussions of sexual orientation, gender & leadership in the workplace by MBA students & out Fortune 500 company leaders

Conferences & Retreats • LGBT

Hamburg Int’l Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

October 16-21, 2012

Hamburg, Germany

Film Festivals

Fantasia Fair

October 14-21, 2012

Provincetown, MA

a weeklong celebration of gender diversity • workshops, fashion show, cabaret, banquets & more

Events

AIDS Walk LA

October 14, 2012

Los Angeles, CA

annual AIDS fundraiser in West Hollywood

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5k Run

October 14, 2012

Atlanta, GA

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Pittsburgh Int’l Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

October 12-21, 2012

Pittsburgh, PA

Film Festivals

International Gay Rodeo Finals

October 12-14, 2012

Fort Worth, TX

check w/ local chapters for events throughout the year in your area

Events

LA Femme Film Festival

October 11-14, 2012

Beverly Hills, CA

showcasing & celebrating commercially successful films written, directed or produced by women

Film Festivals • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Sundance Stompede

October 11-14, 2012

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco’s annual country/ western dance weekend

Events • LGBT

HumanRightsCampaign

National Coming Out Day

October 11, 2012

Cross-country, USA

check local listings for events in your area or visit www.hrc.com/ncop

Events

Glasgay!

October 10-Nov 10, 2012

Glasgow, Scotland

UK’s largest lesbian & gay multi-arts festival

Events

Castro Street Fair

October 7, 2012

San Francisco, CA

performance, arts & community groups street fair • co-founded by Harvey Milk

Events

Susan G Komen 3 Day for the Cure

October 5-7, 2012

Philadelphia, PA

walk 60 miles in 3 days to raise money for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Benefits • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

October 5-11, 2012

Albuquerque, NM

also in Santa Fe, NM

Film Festivals

Provincetown Women’s Week

October 5-14, 2012

Provincetown, MA

very popular - make your reservations early! • also Single Women’s Weekend in May

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Mostly Women

Gaylaxicon

October 5-7, 2012

Minneapolis, MN

LGBT science fiction, fantasy, horror & gaming convention

Events

Gay Days Anaheim

October 5-7, 2012

Anaheim, CA

“join 30,000 GLBT mouseketeers as we turn the happiest place in earth into the gayest!”

Events

Out on Film

October 4-11, 2012

Atlanta, GA

Film Festivals • LGBT

Black & Blue Festival

October 3-9, 2012

Montreal, QC, Canada

North America’s biggest & most innovative dance event & cultural festival

The Circuit • Mostly Men

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October ongoing, 2012

Cross-country, USA

check local listings for fund-raising events in your area to fight breast cancer

Breast Cancer Benefits

September 2012

Cambria Women's Weekend

September , 2012

Cambria, CA

where the forest meets the ocean and the women come OUT to play!

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings

Pikes Peak Lavender Film Festival

September , 2012

Colorado Springs, CO

Film Festivals

Queer Lisbon

September , 2012

Lisbon, Portugal

Portugal’s only LGBT film festival

Film Festivals

Outflix

September , 2012

Memphis, TN

LGBT film festival

Film Festivals

Milwaukee LGBT Film/ Video Festival

September , 2012

Milwaukee, WI

Film Festivals

Fresno Reel Pride

September , 2012

Fresno, CA

annual lesbian & gay film festival in central California

Film Festivals

Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival

September , 2012

Austin, TX

Film Festivals

Women of the Woods

September , 2012

Dahlonega, GA

celebrate the fall solstice with drum circles & fireside jams

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

Iowa Women’s Music Festival

September , 2012

Iowa City, IA

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Mostly Women

Seattle AIDS Walk

September , 2012

Seattle, WA

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Howl Festival

September , 2012

New York City, NY

a cabaret from the underworld • outdoor murals • hip hop howl • all in Tompkins Square Park

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Black Gay Pride

September , 2012

Dallas, TX

Events • LGBT

Houston Women’s Music Festival

September 29, 2012

Houston, TX

women from Texas & beyond gather to enjoy music, art, culture & community & a vendor marketplace • produced by the Athena Art Project

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Mostly Women

Get Wet Weekend

September 28-30, 2012

Cura, Netherlands Antilles, Caribbean

discover the Caribbean Dutch Paradise of Cura

Events • Gay/ Lesbian

Out On The Mountain

September 28, 2012

Valencia, CA

gay day at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Events • LGBT

Mates Leather Weekend

September 27-30, 2012

Provincetown, MA

four days/nights of events, including Fetish Party, Uniforms & Cigars, and First Mate Contest

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

Real Bad

September 23, 2012

San Francisco, CA

“Be Bad... Do Good” • annual fundraiser immediately following the Folsom Street Fair • proceeds go directly to beneficiaries

The Circuit • Mostly Men

Aftershock: Folsom Street Fair

September 23, 2012

San Francisco, CA

DJ Abel keeps the leather crowd going • 4am Sunday morning/ Saturday night, after Magnitude

The Circuit • Mostly Men

Folsom Street Fair

September 23, 2012

San Francisco, CA

huge SM/ leather street fair, topping a week of kinky events

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • LGBT

Magnitude

September 22, 2012

San Francisco, CA

the official, hottest dance & play party of the Folsom Street Fair

The Circuit • Mostly Men

Braking the Cycle

September 21-23, 2012

Boston, MA to New York City, NY

3-day fully-supported bike ride from Boston to New York • benefiting the HIV/AIDS related services of the LGBT Community Center in NYC

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Southern Comfort Conference

September 18-23, 2012

Atlanta, GA

entertainers & leaders from the entire spectrum of the transgender community offering 5 days of learning, networking & fun

Conferences & Retreats

Out in the Park

September 18, 2012

Springfield, MA

unofficial gay day at Six Flags New England • wear red to show your support

Events • LGBT

Oktobearfest

September 15, 2012

Munich, Germany

join the Munich bears

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

Susan G Komen 3 Day for the Cure

September 14-16, 2012

Seattle, WA

walk 60 miles in 3 days to raise money for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Benefits • Mixed Gay/ Straight

BOLDFest

September 8-11, 2012

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Bold Old(er) Lesbians & Dykes meet up for the annual West Coast gathering

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings

Sisterspace Wknd

September 7-9, 2012

Darlington, MD

sliding scale

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

Ohio Lesbian Festival

September 7-9, 2012

Kirkersville (E of Columbus), OH

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

WomenFest

September 4-9, 2012

Key West, FL

live music • film festival • pool parties • comedy show • dance parties • golf tournament

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

Gay Days Las Vegas

September 4-10, 2012

Orlando, FL

including Gay Day at Disney • 7 days of parties & fun for boys & girls alike!

Events • LGBT

Folsom Europe

September 3, 2012

Berlin, Germany

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

Elysium Pool Party

September 1, 2012

Mykonos, Greece

huge, int’l gay party

The Circuit

August 2012

Children's Summer Program

August , 2012

Provincetown, MA

during Family Week • empowering youth through dance, music, drama & sports

Kids’ Stuff • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Mountain Meadow Summer Camp

August , 2012

Southern New Jersey

camp for kids w/ LGBTQ parents & their allies • sliding scale fee

Kids’ Stuff • Youth Age 9-17

Children’s Summer Program

August , 2012

Provincetown, MA

during Family Week • empowering youth through dance, music, drama & sports

Kids’ Stuff • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Camp Ten Trees

August , 2012

Western WA

residential summer camp • one week for LGBTQA youth ages 13-17 • one week for kids ages 8-17 of LGBTQA/ non-traditional families

Kids’ Stuff

Camp It Up! LGBT Family Camp

August , 2012

Quincy, CA

week-long program at Feather River Camp • swimming • horseback riding • arts & crafts • music, dance & theater • family spa & salon! • since 1990

Kids’ Stuff

Twist Party Weekend

August , 2012

Montreal, QC, Canada

celebrate gay pride in Montreal • several dance events, including Mega T-Dance Saturday afternoon

The Circuit • Mostly Men

BC Witchcamp

August , 2012

near Vancouver, BC, Canada

weeklong Wiccan intensive at Evans Lake

Spiritual • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Pantheon of Leather

August , 2012

Los Angeles, CA

annual leather/ SM/ fetish community service awards & int’l Mr & Ms Olympus Leather

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Mr SE Rubber

August , 2012

Atlanta, GA

hot weekend dedicated to rubber • Mr SE Rubber contest

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

Lazy Bear Weekend

August , 2012

Russian River, CA

no contests, no pageants, no frills-just fur! • FUNdraiser benefits AIDS charities in Northern California & beyond • check web for details

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Mostly Men

Vancouver Queer Film & Video Festival

August , 2012

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Film Festivals • LGBT

Birmingham Shout

August , 2012

Birmingham, AL

LGBT film festival

Film Festivals

Womyn’s Gathering

August , 2012

Louisa, VA

last wknd in Aug • camping, music & workshops

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Festival of Babes

August 31-Sept 2, 2012

Pacific Northwest, USA

fun, frivolous & flirtatious soccer tournament • Int’l Babes play hard & party harder • rotates btwn Vancouver, Seattle, Portland & San Francisco

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

St Louis Black Pride

August , 2012

St Louis, MO

Events

Northalsted Market Days

August , 2012

Chicago, IL

a good ol’ summer block party on Main St of Boys’ Town, USA

Events • LGBT

Gay Ski Week NZ

August , 2012

Queenstown, New Zealand

Events

Camp Trans

August , 2012

near Hart, MI

annual gathering of transgender people & their allies • protest the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival

Events

Black Pride NYC

August , 2012

New York City, NY

multicultural LGBT festival w/ a wide array of entertainment, forums, workshops & events

Events • LGBT

West Coast Gathering

August 31-Sept 9, 2012

Malibu, CA

swimming, parties, workshops & more with fellow gay male naturists • also Spring Gathering near Nashville, TN in June

Events • Men Only

Splash Days

August 31-Sept 2, 2012

Austin, TX

weekend of hot parties in Austin

Events

Femme 2012

August , 2012

Oakland, CA

femmes from all over the country converge for a hot weekend

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings

Keshet Camp: Jewish Family Camp

August , 2012

Yosemite, CA

a rainbow camp for LGBT families & their friends • sports, music, arts & crafts & more • different sessions for different ages • late summer/ early fall

Kids’ Stuff

Inferno Dominican Republic

August 30-Sept 3, 2012

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

the premier Labor Day pride celebration • deluxe, all-inclusive accommodations

Events • LGBT

Southern Decadence

August 29-Sept 3, 2012

New Orleans, LA

Events • Mostly Men

Atlanta Black Pride Weekend

August 29-Sept 3, 2012

Atlanta, GA

celebrate Black Pride over Labor Day weekend in Atlanta

Events • LGBT

Susan G Komen 3 Day for the Cure

August 24-26, 2012

Minneapolis/ St Paul, MN

walk 60 miles in 3 days to raise money for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Benefits • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Women in the Woods

August 23-26, 2012

Portland, OR

rustic cabins • natural hot springs • all meals included

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

XLSior Int'l Gay Festival

August 22-26, 2012

Mykonos, Greece

hot beach party at Elia beach in Mykonos, Greece

The Circuit • Mostly Men

“Camp” Camp

August 19-26, 2012

Porter, ME

summer camp for LGBT adults • sports, pottery, theater, yoga & more

Events • LGBT

UK Black Pride

August 18, 2012

London, England

Events

Susan G Komen 3 Day for the Cure

August 17-19, 2012

Detroit, MI

walk 60 miles in 3 days to raise money for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Benefits • Mixed Gay/ Straight

GNI (Gay Naturist Int’l) Gathering

August 17-26, 2012

Poconos, PA

weeklong gathering of gay nudists • price includes food, beverages, lodging & entertainment • workshops

Events • Men Only

Tropical Heat

August 16-19, 2012

Key West, FL

naked pool party • dungeon & fetish party • 4 days of HOT male events!

Events • Men Only

National Gay Softball World Series

August 13-18, 2012

Minneapolis/ St Paul, MN

Events • LGBT

Provincetown Carnival

August 12-18, 2012

Provincetown, MA

Events

AIDS Walk Colorado

August 11, 2012

Denver, CO

Events

Susan G Komen 3 Day for the Cure

August 10-12, 2012

Chicago, IL

walk 60 miles in 3 days to raise money for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Benefits • Mixed Gay/ Straight

North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

August 10-19, 2012

Durham, NC

Film Festivals

Fire Island Black Out (FIBO)

August 10-12, 2012

Fire Island, NY

3-day beach event for the LGBT community & friends • all are invited to attend & enjoy, regardless of race, gender or orientation

Events • LGBT

Elderflower Womenspirit Festival

August 9-12, 2012

Mendocino, CA

earth-based spirituality retreat for women and girls • honoring the feminine through the Goddess

Spiritual • Women & Girls Only

Rendezvous 2012

August 8-12, 2012

Medicine Bow Nat’l Forest, WY

5-day camping festival to celebrate LGBT pride

Events

Flickers: Rhode Island Int’l Film Festival

August 7-12, 2012

Providence, RI

don’t miss the Gay & Lesbian Film Fest

Film Festivals • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Girlie Circuit

August 7-13, 2012

Barcelona, Spain

water park events • club nights • pool parties • films, discussions & more

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Gay/ Lesbian

Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival

August 7-12, 2012

near Hart, MI

theater, music & dance performances • workshops, film festival & craft fair • ASL interpreting & differently-abled resources • child care • camping

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

Blackout: Oakland Black & Brown Pride

August 3-6, 2012

Oakland, CA

celebrate w/ a weekend of conferences, awards ceremonies & parties

Events

Circuit

August 2-12, 2012

Barcelona, Spain

water park events • club nights • pool parties • films, discussions & more

The Circuit • Gay/ Lesbian

Gender Odyssey

August 2-5, 2012

Seattle, WA

3 days of panels, workshops & meetings • entertainment, art exhibit & vendors • focus on transmen, transwomen & families with transgender children & teens • open to all

Conferences & Retreats

Nat’l Lesbian & Gay Journalists Assoc Convention

August 1-4, 2012

Las Vegas, NV

workshops • keynote speakers • entertainment

Conferences & Retreats

July 2012

Camp Ten Oaks

July , 2012

Ottawa, ON, Canada

summer camp for LGBTQ kids & kids from LGBTQ families • ages 8-17 • also Project Acorn leadership retreat for ages 16-24

Kids’ Stuff

Summer Camp

July , 2012

Provincetown, MA

celebrate the week of the 4th at the longest running circuit celebration in New England

The Circuit

San Diego Pride Parties

July , 2012

San Diego, CA

a weekend of hot parties w/ big name DJs, including the Zoo Party at the world-famous San Diego Zoo

The Circuit • Mostly Men

Transgender Leadership Summit

July , 2012

USA

join transgender activists to help create a unified voice to advance the movement for transgender equality

Conferences & Retreats

Tokyo Int’l Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

July , 2012

Tokyo, Japan

Film Festivals

Mostra Lambda Barcelona

July , 2012

Barcelona, Spain

LGBT film festival

Film Festivals

Gaze: Dublin Int’l Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

July , 2012

Dublin, Ireland

Film Festivals

Fire Island Film & Video Festival

July , 2012

Fire Island, NY

Film Festivals

Girl Splash

July , 2012

Provincetown, MA

4 days of comedy, music, dance parties & more

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Mostly Women

Tampa Black Pride

July , 2012

Tampa, FL

celebrate African American gay pride in sunny Tampa

Events • LGBT

Hotter Than July Weekend

July , 2012

Detroit, MI

the Midwest’s oldest black same-gender-loving pride celebration

Events • LGBT

Charlotte Black Gay Pride

July , 2012

Charlotte, NC

art & performances, community forums, dance parties & more

Events

Play T-Dance: Up Your Alley Closing Party

July 29, 2012

San Francisco, CA

DJ Craig Gaibler (SFO) • gear . leather . fetish . uniform . rubber . levi + tshirts . sports gear • at Mezzanine • 444 Jesse St

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Mostly Men

Up Your Alley Fair

July 29, 2012

San Francisco, CA

local SM/ leather street fair held in Dore Alley, South-of-Market • thousands of local kinky men & women attend

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

Family Week

July 28-Aug 4, 2012

Provincetown, MA

join hundreds of LGBT parents, kids & allies for a week of workshops, boat rides, campfires, sandcastle competitions & more

Kids’ Stuff • LGBT

Crape Myrtle Festival

July 28, 2012

Raleigh-Durham, Chapel Hill, NC

weeklong festival to raise money for AIDS & LGBT concerns • gala Saturday • also supporting events throughout the year

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Susan G Komen 3 Day for the Cure

July 27-29, 2012

Boston, MA

walk 60 miles in 3 days to raise money for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Benefits • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Pride House at London Summer Olympics 2012

July 27-Aug 12, 2012

London, England

LGBT-themed events held in London during the 2012 Summer Olympics

Events

International LeatherSIR/ Leatherboy

July 26-29, 2012

San Francisco, CA

also Int’l Community BootBlack • check website for regional contest info

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

Triangle Black Pride

July 26-30, 2012

Raleigh-Durham, Chapel Hill, NC

celebrate & honor the diversity of the African American LGBTQ community in the Triangle

Events

Fabulosa

July 20-22, 2012

Marin, CA

women-centered music wknd • healing arts, film & crafts

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Mostly Women

Miami Beach Bruthaz

July 19-22, 2012

Miami, FL

lifestyle event for same-gender-loving men & women • hip hop party • rooftop pool party • fashion show & more!

Events • Mostly Men

OLOC (Old Lesbians Organizing for Change) Nat’l Gathering

July 19-22, 2012

Tacoma, WA

lesbians 60+ gather for workshops, guest speakers & entertainment to promote old lesbian pride & fight ageism

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

Deaf Lesbian Festival

July 18-21, 2012

Chicago, IL

a celebration & global gathering of culturally identified deaf & lesbian women

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings

IMEN Gathering

July 15-22, 2012

near Baltimore, MD

all-inclusive summer camp for gay men • party naked w/ 300 guys for an entire week • theme parties, pool parties & great food • airport transportation to/from BWI

Events

Black & White Men Together Convention

July 15-21, 2012

San Diego, CA

Events • Mostly Men

AIDS Walk San Francisco

July 15, 2012

San Francisco, CA

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Thunder in the Mountains

July 13-15, 2012

Denver, CO

weekend of pansexual leather events & seminars • kinky comedy revue • talent show

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • LGBT

International Deaf Leather

July 12-15, 2012

Baltimore, MD

weekend of events, including Mr & Ms Deaf Leather Contest

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

Philadelphia QFest

July 12-23, 2012

Philadelphia, PA

Film Festivals

Outfest

July 12-22, 2012

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles’ lesbian/ gay film & video festival in mid-July

Film Festivals

Ride for AIDS Chicago

July 12-13, 2012

Chicago, IL

2-day bike ride to fight HIV/ AIDS in the Chicagoland area

Events • LGBT

CampOUT

July 11-15, 2012

Walton, WV

games, auctions, a fully equipped outdoor dungeon & swimming • presented by La Garou Leather Club • trans-oriented • everyone welcome to attend regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • LGBT

Bear Week Provincetown

July 7-15, 2012

Provincetown, MA

come to Provincetown for a relaxing week of parties & events

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Men Only

June 2012

Southern HiBearnation

June , 2012

Melbourne, Australia

a week of furry fun down under, culminating in the Mr Australasia Bear Contest, bringing bears from Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, the South Pacific & beyond

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

Folsom Street East

June , 2012

New York City, NY

New York City’s answer to the famous San Francisco fetish street fair

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • LGBT

NewFest: New York LGBT Film Festival

June , 2012

New York City, NY

Film Festivals

Identities Queer Film Festival

June , 2012

Vienna, Austria

Film Festivals

Eastern Ontario Womyn’s Drum Camp

June , 2012

near Sarnia, ON and Port Huron, MI

all levels welcome

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

PDX Black Pride

June , 2012

Portland, OR

films, workshops, parties & more

Events • LGBT

Paris Circuit Party

June , 2012

Paris, France

gay culture festival • film • performance • political discussions • dance parties & more

Events • LGBT

Juneteenth Jamboree of New Plays

June , 2012

New York City, NY

annual theater festival • new works about the African American experience & its legacy

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Idapalooza Fruit Jam

June , 2012

Dowelltown, TN

queer music festival in backwoods TN • camping • vegetarian feasts

Events

Black Gay Pride Boston

June , 2012

Boston, MA

celebrate Black pride in Boston

Events

AIDS Walk Boston & 5K Run

June , 2012

Boston, MA

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

At the Beach/ LA Black Pride Weekend

June 30-July 4, 2012

Los Angeles, CA

celebrate a weekend of Beach & Diversity gay pride across Los Angeles

Events • LGBT

Int’l Gay Square Dance Clubs Convention

June 29-July 2, 2012

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Events

National Women’s Music Festival

June 28-July 1, 2012

Middleton, WI

check website for details

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Mostly Women

Windy City Black Pride

June 28-July 2, 2012

Chicago, IL

a weekend of parties, seminars & more

Events • LGBT

REACH Pride T-Dance

June 24, 2012

San Francisco, CA

high energy music & fantastic DJs

Events • Mostly Men

San Francisco Dyke March

June 23, 2012

San Francisco, CA

join thousands of dykes of all shapes, colors & sizes for music, marching & more through the streets of the Mission & the Castro

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings

World Pride

June 23-July 8, 2012

London, England

celebrate GLBT pride in this beautiful city

Events • LGBT

EuroPride 2012

June 23-July 8, 2012

London, England

parties, politics, performance & more • there is something for everyone at this massive celebration of gay pride

Events

Cologne Pride

June 23-July 8, 2012

Cologne, Germany

film screenings • panel discussions • parties • cultural activities & more

Events • LGBT

San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade/ Celebration

June 23-24, 2012

San Francisco, CA

Events • LGBT

Bears on the Beach

June 18-22, 2012

Cairns, QLD, Australia

pool party, BBQ, dancing, tours & more

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Men Only

Mix Milano Int’l LGBT Film Festival

June 22-28, 2012

Milan, Italy

Film Festivals

South Carolina Black Pride

June 22-25, 2012

Columbia, SC

Events

Pagan Spirit Gathering

June 17-24, 2012

USA

summer solstice celebration • primitive camping • workshops • rituals • advance registration required

Spiritual • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Unofficial Gay Day at Cedar Point

June 17, 2012

Sandusky, OH

wear red to show your support on the unofficial Gay Day at this popular amusement park

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Black Gay Pride

June 15-17, 2012

Memphis, TN

Events • LGBT

Frameline: San Francisco Int’l LGBT Film Festival

June 14-24, 2012

San Francisco, CA

get your tickets early for a slew of films about us

Film Festivals • LGBT

GCLS Annual Literary Convention

June 13-17, 2012

Minneapolis, MN

The Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS) annual gathering for the enjoyment, discussion & enhancement of lesbian literature

Conferences & Retreats

Provincetown Int’l Film Festival

June 13-17, 2012

Provincetown, MA

Film Festivals • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Mykonos Gay Film Festival

June 11-17, 2012

Mykonos, Greece

classic gay English-language movies w/ Greek subtitles • also in September

Film Festivals

TLVFest: The Tel Aviv LGBT Film Festival

June 9-16, 2012

Tel Aviv, Israel

films will also show in Jerusalem & Haifa

Film Festivals

Desire: Leather Women Unleashed

June 8-11, 2012

Palm Springs, CA

weekend retreat for leather- & kinky women

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Women Only

Queer Women of Color Film Festival

June 8-10, 2012

San Francisco, CA

part of the Nat’l Queer Arts Festival

Film Festivals

Go Go Festival

June 8-10, 2012

London, England

Europe’s biggest open-air women’s festival

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings

PrideFest

June 8-10, 2012

Milwaukee, WI

celebrate LGBT pride at Henry W Maier Festival Park

Events

Southeast Leatherfest

June 7-10, 2012

Atlanta, GA

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • LGBT

AIDS LifeCycle

June 3-9, 2012

San Francisco to Los Angeles, CA

bike from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money for HIV/AIDS services

Events

Bear Arabia Trip

June 1-7, 2012

Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria

visit Lebanon, Jordan & Syria with the bears of Arabia • also in Sept or Oct

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

June 1-9, 2012

Hartford, CT

gay & lesbian film festival at Cinestudio

Film Festivals

National Queer Arts Festival

June ongoing, 2012

San Francisco, CA

performances & exhibitions in the San Francisco Bay Area highlighting artists from around the country

Events • LGBT

Music in the Mountains

June ongoing, 2012

Grass Valley, CA

summer music festival

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

LGBT Pride

June ongoing, 2012

Cross-country, USA

celebrate yourself & attend one - or many - of the hundreds of Gay Pride parades & festivities happening in cities around the world

Events

IGLFA World Championship

June 1-9, 2012

Mexico City, Mexico

Int’l Gay & Lesbian Football Association’s annual soccer tournament

Events

May 2012

We're Funny That Way

May , 2012

Toronto, ON, Canada

comedians from around the world perform at Canada's International Gay/Lesbian Comedy Festival

Events • LGBT

Women of Color Weekend

May 31-June 3, 2012

Provincetown, MA

3 days of comedy, wine tasting, dance parties & more

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Mostly Women

Hot & Dry

May , 2012

Montreal, QC, Canada

AIDS benefit dance

The Circuit • Mostly Men

A Gathering of Priestesses & Goddess Women

May , 2012

Wisconsin Dells, Southwestern WI

women’s spirituality conference • also Hallows Gathering in October

Spiritual • Women Only

Saints & Sinners

May , 2012

New Orleans, LA

LGBT writers & readers from around the country gather for a hot weekend of readings, panels & performance

Conferences & Retreats

Lambda Literary Awards

May , 2012

New York City, NY

the Lammies are the Oscars of LGBT writing & publishing

Conferences & Retreats • LGBT

Translations: Transgender Film Festival

May , 2012

Seattle, WA

Film Festivals

Out Takes LGBT Film Festival

May , 2012

Wellington, New Zealand

week-long festival in Auckland & Wellington

Film Festivals

Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival

May , 2012

Honolulu, HI

Film Festivals

Q Cinema

May 31-June 3, 2012

Fort Worth, TX

annual celebration of LGBT-themed movies

Film Festivals

Herland Bi-Annual Retreats

May , 2012

Oklahoma City, OK

music, workshops, campfire events & potluck • girls of all ages & boys under 10 welcome • also in October

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

Silver Threads North

May 31-June 3, 2012

Rehoboth Beach, DE

4 day celebration for lesbians over 50 & their younger friends

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

We’re Funny That Way

May , 2012

Toronto, ON, Canada

comedians from around the world perform at Canada’s International Gay/Lesbian Comedy Festival

Events • LGBT

Splash: Houston Black Gay Pride

May , 2012

Houston, TX

Events • LGBT

Korea Queer Cultural Festival

May , 2012

Seoul, Korea

films, parties, parades & more

Events • LGBT

Russian River Women’s Wknd

May , 2012

Guerneville, CA

this village is packed w/ dykes for a weekend of pool parties, bumpin’ night life, comedy, sports, outdoor activities & more • 75 miles north of San Francisco

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Mostly Women

Girls in Wonderland

May 29-June 4, 2012

Orlando, FL

official women’s parties of Gay Days Orlando • 4 days of fun! • tickets available thru www.girlsinwonderland.com

Events • Mostly Women

Gay Days Orlando

May 29-June 4, 2012

Orlando, FL

including Gay Day at Disney • 7 days of parties & fun for boys & girls alike!

Events • LGBT

Sizzle 2012

May 25-30, 2012

Miami, FL

Miami’s original circuit event

The Circuit

International Mr Leather

May 25-28, 2012

Chicago, IL

weekend of leather events, capped by contest Sunday, Black & Blue Ball on Monday

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

International Mr Bootblack Contest

May 25-28, 2012

Chicago, IL

contest takes place during International Mr Leather weekend

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

Women Outdoors National Gathering

May 25-28, 2012

Hancock, NH

camping • hiking • workshops

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

Spoleto Festival USA

May 25-June 10, 2012

Charleston, SC

one of the continent’s premier avant-garde cultural arts festivals • 140+ performances of dance, theater & music from around the world

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Bear Pride

May 24-28, 2012

Chicago, IL

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

Fairy Tales Int’l LGBT Film Festival

May 24-June 2, 2012

Calgary, AB, Canada

Film Festivals

Pensacola Memorial Day Weekend

May 24-28, 2012

Pensacola, FL

many parties on beaches & in bars

Events • LGBT

Mondo Homo Dirty South

May 24-28, 2012

Atlanta, GA

queer-centric festival featuring music, dance, crafts, performance & more

Events

DC Black Pride

May 24-28, 2012

Washington, DC

Events • LGBT

Int’l Association of Country Western Dance Clubs Annual Convention

May 24-27, 2012

New Orleans, LA

also semi-annual conventions in March (Fort Lauderdale, FL) & October (San Francisco, CA)

Events • LGBT

Annual Gay Bowling Tournament

May 23-28, 2012

New York City, NY

check site for local tournaments throughout the year

Events

Minnesota AIDS Walk

May 20, 2012

Minneapolis, MN

enjoy a 10K walk from Minnehaha Park & raise money for MN AIDS Project

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

AIDS Walk New York

May 20, 2012

New York City, NY

AIDS benefit

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Northwest Leather Celebration

May 18-20, 2012

San Jose, CA

host of the NW regional Master/slave contest

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • LGBT

Inside Out: Toronto LGBT Film & Video Festival

May 17-27, 2012

Toronto, ON, Canada

Film Festivals

Phurfest

May 10-14, 2012

Phoenix, AZ

let the fur fly in Phoenix

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

Int’l Dublin Gay Theatre Festival

May 7-20, 2012

Dublin, Ireland

Events

Beach Bear Weekend

May 5-10, 2012

Fort Lauderdale, FL

get to the beach for a long weekend of dance parties, cocktails and great food • oh, and bears!

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Men Only

Purple Party

May 4-7, 2012

Dallas, TX

a weekend of dance parties & social events benefiting AIDS Services of Dallas

The Circuit

Women’s Fun Weekend

May 4-7, 2012

County Cork, Ireland

entertainment, sports, dance parties & more!

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

Blatino Oasis

May 4-6, 2012

Palm Springs, CA

pool parties, DJs & hot porn stars draw hot black & Latino men from across the country

Events • Men Only

Boston LGBT Film Festival

May 3-13, 2012

Boston, MA

Film Festivals

Equality Forum

May 3-6, 2012

Philadelphia, PA

largest nat’l & int’l LGBT civil rights forum w/ panels, parties & special events

Events

Aqua Girl

May 2-6, 2012

Miami Beach, FL

a weekend of hot women’s parties in Miami

Events • Mostly Women

April 2012

Mr LeatherMan Italy

April , 2012

Rome, Italy

hot weekend of leather events culminating in the election of Mr LeatherMan Italy • Mr Rubber Italy contest in October

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Men Only

QFest

April , 2012

St Louis, MO

Film Festivals

Out in Africa

April , 2012

Cape Town, South Africa

the only film festival of its kind on the African continent • three 10-day festivals throughout the year • also August & October • also in Johannesburg

Film Festivals

Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

April , 2012

Miami, FL

Film Festivals

Brisbane Queer Film Festival

April , 2012

Brisbane, Australia

Film Festivals

Philadelphia Black Gay Pride

April , 2012

Philadelphia, PA

a weekend of social & cultural activities • films, BBQ, spoken word, parties & more

Events • LGBT

Queensday

April 30, 2012

Amsterdam, Netherlands

huge street festival to celebrate what was originally the birthday of the Queen Mother

Events • LGBT

Girl Bar Dinah Shore Weekend

April 27-29, 2012

Las Vegas, NV

huge gathering of lesbians for mega dance parties, huge pool parties, comedy, national recording artists & yes, some golf watching • 5,000-8,000 attend • see website for ticket info • also www.girlbar.com • dinahshorevip@aol.com

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

AIDS Walk Miami

April 22, 2012

Miami Beach, FL

5K walk-a-thon fundraiser benefiting Care Resource

Events • LGBT

Rocky Mountain Olympus Leather

April 20-22, 2012

Salt Lake City, UT

leather competition • participants from Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho & Montana

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Mixed Gay/ Straight

London Lesbian Film Festival

April 20-22, 2012

London, ON, Canada

women only Fri-Sat, open to all on Sunday

Film Festivals

FilmOut San Diego

April 18-22, 2012

San Diego, CA

LGBT film festival

Film Festivals

Boybutante Ball

April 14, 2012

Athens, GA

Events • LGBT

Leather Leadership Conference

April 13-15, 2012

Nashville, TN

join us to develop & strengthen problem-solving & camaraderie in the leather community

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • LGBT

White Party

April 6-9, 2012

Palm Springs, CA

spectacular live performances • top-notch talent • cutting-edge lighting & special effects

The Circuit • Mostly Men

Rubbout

April 5-8, 2012

Vancouver, BC, Canada

annual party weekend of rubber & fetish for men

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Men Only

Easter 2012 Berlin

April 4-10, 2012

Berlin, Germany

annual leather & fetish weekend • German Mr Leather contest

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

March 2012

Boarding for Breast Cancer Board-a-thon

March , 2012

USA

help raise money & awareness for breast cancer • live music & pro exihibitions at ski resorts around the country

Breast Cancer Benefits • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Washington State Leather Pride Week

March , 2012

Seattle, WA

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My!

Sugarbear Weekend

March , 2012

Montreal, QC, Canada

Quebecois bear party with lots of maple syrup

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Men Only

Verzaubert Int’l Queer Film Festival

March , 2012

Berlin, Germany

screening in Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt & Munich • also fall screening in November

Film Festivals • LGBT

Out at the Movies

March , 2012

Canton, NY

LGBT film festival for Northern New York

Film Festivals

Fusion

March , 2012

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles’ LGBT people of color film festival

Film Festivals

Matthew Shepard Foundation Gay Ski Week

March , 2012

Crested Butte, CO

Events

Chicago Takes Off

March , 2012

Chicago, IL

burlesque show to fight HIV/AIDS in the Chicagoland area

Events • LGBT

Cherry Weekend

March 29-April 1, 2012

Washington, DC

The Circuit

International Ms Leather Contest

March 29-April 1, 2012

San Francisco, CA

contest • workshops • parties • vending

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Mixed Gay/ Straight

International Ms Bootblack Contest

March 29-April 1, 2012

San Francisco, CA

workshops • parties • vending • contest takes place the weekend of International Ms Leather weekend

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend

March 28-April 1, 2012

Palm Springs, CA

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Women Only

OutBoard

March 27-April 1, 2012

Steamboat Springs, CO

annual lesbian/ gay snowboarding festival

Events

Kraft Nabisco Golf Championship

March 26-April 11, 2012

Palm Springs, CA

previously known as the Dinah Shore Golf Championship

Events • Mostly Women

European Gay Ski Week

March 24-31, 2012

France

hit the slopes for European Gay Ski Week

Events • Mostly Men (women Welcome!)

The Black Party

March 24, 2012

New York City, NY

also BPX: Black Party Expo March 23-25 • www.blackpartyexpo.com

The Circuit • LGBT

Together We Can

March 23-25, 2012

Detroit, MI

annual LGBT substance abuse conference

Conferences & Retreats

London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

March 23-April 1, 2012

London, England

grab your tickets for the largest LGBT film fest in Europe

Film Festivals

Melbourne Queer Film Festival

March 15-25, 2012

Melbourne, Australia

Film Festivals

Lake Tahoe WinterFest Gay & Lesbian Ski Week

March 4-11, 2012

Lake Tahoe, NV

world-class skiing • gay comedy • Lake Tahoe dinner/dance cruise

Events • LGBT

june 2012

Gary's 2nd test event

june june 2012, 2012

dallas, texas

blah diddy blah blah

Spiritual • Men Only, Mostly Men (women Welcome!)

Gary's Gay Test Event

june 6/1/2012, 2012

dallas, texas

big furry bears, oh wow!

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Men Only

February 2012

US & Int'l Mr Gay Competitions

February , 2012

Chicago, IL

also US Mr Gay Competition in Philadelphia, PA in November

Events

Red Party Weekend

February , 2012

Montreal, QC, Canada

AIDS benefit dance

The Circuit • Mostly Men

Winter Party Festival

February 29-March 5, 2012

Miami Beach, FL

celebration & fundraiser for the LGBT community

The Circuit

Mardi Gras Film Festival

February , 2012

Sydney, Australia

Sydney film festival corresponds with massive Mardi Gras event

Film Festivals

Winter Party for Women

February 29-March 5, 2012

Miami/ South Beach, FL

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings • Mostly Women

US & Int’l Mr Gay Competitions

February , 2012

Chicago, IL

also US Mr Gay Competition in Philadelphia, PA in November

Events

West Coast Rubber Weekend

February , 2012

Palm Springs, CA

hot weekend dedicated to rubber, spandex, dive gear, BDSM

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Men Only

Telluride Gay Ski Week

February 25-March 3, 2012

Telluride, CO

Events

Mardi Gras

February 21, 2012

New Orleans, LA

Events • Mixed Gay/ Straight

PantheaCon

February 17-20, 2012

San Jose, CA

pagan convention

Spiritual • Mixed Gay/ Straight

Vallarta Girl

February 16-20, 2012

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

dance parties, booze cruise, lots of fun in the sun

Women’s Festivals, Parties & Gatherings

Fake Event

February 12, 2012

FAketown, AL

this is a fake event

Events • LGBT

Sydney Gay Mardi Gras

February 12-March 4, 2012

Sydney, Australia

extravagant season of festivities, arts & culture, culminating in the parade & world-famous Mardi Gras party

Events

Zinegoak

February 6-12, 2012

Bilbao, Spain

LGBT film festival

Film Festivals

WinterPRIDE: Whistler Gay Ski Week

February 5-12, 2012

Whistler, BC, Canada

annual gay/lesbian ski week • top-notch DJs & venues • popular destination 75 miles N of Vancouver

The Circuit • LGBT

January 2012

Blue Ball

January , 2012

Philadelphia, PA

benefit wknd for the LGBT community highlighted by Saturday night dance at Nat’l Constitution Center • open to all lifestyles

The Circuit • Mostly Men

Beef Dip: Int’l Leather & Bear Week

January 29-Feb 5, 2012

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

beach parties, BBQs & hot DJs • local tours • cruises • bring sunscreen!

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Men Only

Creating Change Conference

January 25-29, 2012

Baltimore, MD

for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender people & allies seeking positive & enduring political & social change

Conferences & Retreats

Reelout Queer Film & Video Festival

January 23-Feb 4, 2012

Kingston, ON, Canada

celebrating the best of queer independent film & video

Film Festivals

Southwest Leather Conference

January 20-22, 2012

Phoenix, AZ

workshops, vendors & fetish ball • MASTER/slave, Bootblack & Daddy/boy contests

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • LGBT

Winter Rendezvous

January 18-22, 2012

Stowe, VT

annual gay ski week • skiing, winter sports & entertainment

Events

Midsumma Festival

January 15-Feb 5, 2012

Melbourne, Australia

arts, culture & community

Events • LGBTQ

Aspen Gay Ski Week

January 15-22, 2012

Aspen, CO

Events • LGBT

Bliss

January 15, 2012

San Francisco, CA

T-Dance featuring progressive house & trance music • fantastic DJs

Events • Mostly Men

Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend

January 13-16, 2012

Washington, DC

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • LGBT

La Fiesta de Los Osos

January 12-16, 2012

Tucson, AZ

a winter bear gathering in the warmth of the desert sun

Leather, Fetish & Bears, Oh My! • Men Only


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