Gay and Lesbian Travel: Books and Guides

Damron Guides (San Francisco).

Damron's publications include the Damron Address Book, Damron Accommodations, Damron Road Atlas and the Damron Women's Traveller. (800) 462-6654. Prices vary.

Ferrari Guides (Phoenix).
Guides include Gay Travel A to Z; Men's Travel In Your Pocket; Women's Travel In Your Pocket; Inn Places, and Gay Paris. (602) 863-2408. Prices vary.

Fodor's (New York).
Fodor's is publishing a series of gay guides by Andrew Collins, including Gay Guide to the USA, Gay Guide to San Francisco, Gay Guide to Los Angeles and Gay Guide to the Pacific Northwest. Prices vary.

The Gay Vacation Guide by Mark Chesnut (Secaucus, N.J., Citadel Press/Carol Publishing, 1997); $14.95.

Out & About Gay Travel Guides (Hyperion, New York, 1997).
Guides currently available cover warm-weather destinations and U.S. cities; $14.95.


Our World (10 issues/year).
General information about a wide variety of destinations for gay and lesbian travelers.(904) 441-5367.

Out & About (10 issues/year).
A newsletter featuring reviews and information about gay and lesbian travel. (212) 645-6922.

Skyjack Magazine (4 issues/year).
A newsletter focusing on gay and lesbian airline enthusiasts and airline employees. (415) 643-8083.

The Specialist (10 issues/year).
A trade newsletter, published by Community Marketing, with specific tips for selling gay and lesbian travel. (800) 464-2987.

Additional Resources

OutWheels is a communications network for lesbians who use wheelchairs or electric scooters and are interested in travel accessibility. (516) 922-1915; e-mail: [email protected]

Pride Travel maintains a Web site with supplier and event listings, as well as an agents-only area with additional information. Web site:


The Gay and Lesbian World Travel, Fun & Fitness Expo -- which is operated by Community Marketing -- is slated for Sept. 24 in New York City and Oct. 22 in San Francisco. (415) 896-6440.

Skyjack Air/Meet, scheduled to take place in conjunction with Community Marketing's expo in San Francisco (see above), is a conference for gay and lesbian airline employees and enthusiasts. (212) 243-1169.

The International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) Convention will take place from May 13 to 19 in Montreal. (800) 448-8550.

The Travel Alternatives Group, an agency-supplier consortium operated by Community Marketing, offers workshops focusing on how to sell to the gay and lesbian market. (415) 896-6440.

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