by Thorsten Kadel 27 November 2011
Gay-ville.com is a new website to rent, compare and even sublet gay-friendly properties for ever-cheaper travel. Many times we find ourselves having trouble finding reasonable accommodations when we travel. The options are usually expensive, and they don’t always fit with the average gay traveler’s needs in terms of location, facilities, and a friendly attitude.
Gay-ville.com is a new website, launched in early June this year. Its goal is simple: to make gay tourism easier and less expensive, enabling gay people to travel as frequently and freely as they would like. How does it work? The website provides a platform of services for the gay tourist in the world’s most popular gay destinations. It focuses only on gay-friendly cities, which attract massive numbers of gay tourists all year round such as New York, Berlin, Madrid, San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, and Barcelona among others.
The website is primarily dedicated to finding accommodations in these big cities. Hotel prices there are usually not cheap at all, especially in the center of the city and/or the gay area and during the high season, and all the more so during a gay event (such as pride or a festival) when hotels are overpriced and overbooked.
Gay-ville.com allows anyone anywhere to publish his own apartment or a room in his apartment for sublet. For example, if Dave from NYC wants to go on vacation in Barcelona, he can sublet his apartment to another gay guy in the interim, thus saving the accommodation expenses of his trip. In Barcelona he has the option to rent an apartment from Pedro, who lives there (he doesn’t have to – it’s not an apartment swap website), and it will cost him less than a hotel.
Beyond accommodations, Gay-ville provides you with all the necessary information about your destination: what to see and what to do, where the gay area is, how liberal is the city, which events and parties are taking place during your stay, gaymaps, transportation guides, tips about the city from local gays, and a local gay lingo. Eliad Cohen, Gay-ville’s VP Business Development: “We were surprised by the amount of new users in the website, who joined in a short period of time. We are certain that the website will soon grow to be one of the leading key players in the international gay travel scene, for the benefit of gays everywhere around the world.”
by Don Church and Tony Schillaci 26 November 2011
by Roy Heale 26 November 2011
I am a Canadian freelance travel writer and photographer and I now reside in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I have been writing travel stories for twelve years and became a freelancer in June 2008. My stories are published in both mainstream and GLBT magazines and websites. I have been published in Resorts Magazine, Outlooks Magazine, Condo Living, and Windy City Times. My stories have also appeared online at PinkChoice.com, Conxity.com, IGLTA.org, and travelroads.com plus various other websites.
I am Member of the Travel Media Association of Canada and Member of IGLTA and travelwriters.com online resource.
Previous Work History:
Founder, Publisher and Owner Outlooks Magazine in Canada from March 1997 to June 2008. A national magazine for the GLBT community across Canada.
Founder and Owner SuperMarketing in Canada from May 1983 to December 2008. A marketing, advertising and public relations agency with clients throughout North America including Harlequin Romance Books.
Promotions Manager for CICT-Television in Calgary, Canada from January 1980 to May 1983. I was responsible for all aspects of marketing and public relations for the local independent television station.
Founder and Owner of Modern Issue Marketing from January 1972 to December 1979. A mail-order marketing company specializing in precious metal collectibles.
by Don Church and Tony Schillaci 29 July 2010
Don Church and Tony Schillaci have been co-writing travel feature stories for twelve years; many of their hundreds of current and archived pieces are in print and online for a variety of publishers.
Their articles are available for sale individually or through syndication,
and many are updated as they revisit the world’s great gay and lesbian
destinations on land and gay and mixed passenger cruise ships on the seven seas.
They are available for travel FAM trips and other assignments through
by Dann Dulin 26 July 2010
Since 1997, Dann has served as Senior Editor/West Coast Editor for A&U (Art & Understanding), a national monthly magazine with a circulation of over 220,000, which is devoted to the art and culture of people affected by HIV/AIDS. His chief area of responsibility has been entertainment and travel. In addition, he createdPopQuiz, a light-hearted celebrity Q&A for the back page, and writes two monthly columns: Ruby’s Rap, where he assumes the character of a wizened, comical, sassy female reporter (she has become a very popular part of the magazine), and Correspondences, which focuses on international affairs and travel. Dann has been a world traveler since he was thirteen.
Dann has interviewed more than 100 notables that include: actors, authors, artists, dancers, doctors, directors, politicians, military personnel, musicians, judges, religious sect, and human rights activists. Among the interviewees: Dustin Hoffman, Maya Angelou, Ron Reagan, Elizabeth Taylor, Whoopi Goldberg, Gloria Estefan, Queen Latifah, Bobby Shriver, Judge Marilyn Milian, Sylvia Browne, Julie Andrews, Shirley MacLaine, Susan Sarandon, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Carlos Santana, Phyllis Diller, Erin Brokovich, and Tony Hawk. Dann’s interviews have a “talk over the back fence” flavor, yet he always endeavors to dig beneath the surface in order to reveal his subject’s inner life—plainly, he likes to snoop!
As Senior Editor, Dann has broadened the reader base internationally by conducting interviews in Central America and Europe and Asia. He also covered the current political and social issues relevant to each country, resulting in such articles as, AIDS in Costa Rica, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, and Britain. He works closely with each country’s Consulate General and the Ministry of Health.
“Senior Editor” does not fully describe Dann’s duties and responsibilities at the magazine. He is a multitasker, and works independently from the main office in Albany, NY. Indeed, he is the West Coast office—no assistant, no secretary. Dann shepherds the cover stories from their inception, through the interview to publication, which includes extensive research, coordinating the photography, the art direction, and of course, promotion and publicity. Dann is dedicated and passionate about his work and each project he undertakes. Networking, tenacity, and perseverance are his watchwords.
Besides A&U Magazine, Dann’s articles have appeared in numerous national publications that include, In Touch, Q San Francisco, Filipinas, Working World, In Los Angeles, Alternative Family, Grand Magazine and Gay Travel News. His Danny Glover interview A Man of Words: A Man of Action is included in Human Sexuality published by McGraw-Hill, and in Alan Hall’s book, Resting In Peace Is Optional, an excerpt of Dann’s interview with Connie Francis appears.
He has written three books: Life Take One (a men’s health and lifestyle resource), Straight Out (profiles of gay role models), andFacing The Fight (celebrities against AIDS), in which he co-authored with Dale Reynolds. Dann has also co-written a television sitcom with Kelly Danyluk, Under One Roof.
Dann holds a Masters of Science degree in counseling from California State University Northridge and a Bachelor of Arts in performing arts from American University, Washington D.C. He also attended Ohio State University, Columbus; Ohio University, Lancaster; and Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana. In the past twenty years, he has also provided psychotherapy in various facilities around the Los Angeles area.
And to think that Dann started out as a Page at CBS Television City…!
by Mathias Vef 26 July 2010
Mathias Vef was born 1976 and graduated from Elly-Heuss-School in 1996.
He studied in Berlin Mediadesign Academy.
He has published several articles and photography in the major gay German magazines MÄNNER and L-Mag and on Schwarzrosagold.de
by Thorsten Kadel 26 July 2010
Thorsten Kadel, born 1974 graduated from the Norwich Free Academy in 1992 and had his matura in Germany in 1994.
He studied at the Berlin University of the Arts, at the University of Technology in Sydney and at the Universitat Autónoma Barcelona.
He works as a freelance Journalist and photographer for mayor gay publications in Germany like MÄNNER and Spartacus Traveler, magazine.
His work can also be seen in his own SchwarzRosaGold blog and in various photography exhibitions around the world.