How did a tiny rural state ever become such a popular LGBT destination?

Vermont is an idyllic alternative to the hectic urban vacation. Imagine a romantic walk along Lake Champlain, a refreshing soak under a waterfall, a scenic ride on a ski lift, or a leisurely drive through quiet villages. LGBT visitors from around the world come to Vermont to remember what’s really important in life.

Vermont’s progress on LGBT equality is historic. It’s the first State to legally recognize gay couples when it created civil unions, and it’s the first state to pass marriage equality through the legislature (not the courts).

But, it’s the people of Vermont that make you feel at home. From cozy B&Bs to world class spa resorts, and from pub fare to haute cuisine, Vermont offers a wide array of experiences. Whether you’re looking for romance, relaxation or adventure, you’ll discover why Vermont is the small state with a big heart.

The Vermont Gay Tourism Association and the Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing are a resource to help plan your LGBT vacation, wedding or convention.

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Annual Events


May

Annual LGBTQ Community Dinner www.ru12.org


June

Vermont CARES Champ Ride www.vtcares.org

July

Frog Meadow’s Annual Garden Party/BBQ 
A benefit for the AIDS Project of Southern Vermont; www.frogmeadow.com/events2.html#bbq

September

Vermont Pride www.pridevt.com; Northern New England’s premier LGBT Pride celebration.

 Northern Decadence Food & Travel Expo
www.northerndecadence.com; Burlington’s tasty festival of all things culinary takes place at the Pride festival.

 

January

Winter Rendezvous
Celebrate five days of Wintry Bliss in Stowe with hundreds of GLBTQ enthusiasts from across the country and beyond. www.winterrendezvous.com

February

Winter is a Drag Ball
More sequins than cows! Vermont’s most dazzling prom is hosted by the House of Lemay and raises funds for the Vermont People with AIDS Coalition (www.vtpwac.org). Tickets at www.highergroundmusic.com

March

Vermont CARES Annual Auction www.vtcares.org

Plan your Gay Vermont Vacation Today!

SLEEP TIGHT: Lodging & Accommodations

EAT FRESH: Restaurants

GET HITCHED:  Wedding Services

MEET IN VT: Convention Services

BREATHE: Recreational adventures

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LGBT Resources

Vermont Gay Tourism Association

Plan your vacation, wedding, convention, or family reunion.

R.U.1.2 Community Center

Drop by Vermont’s LGBT community center or find out what’s happening in Vermont online.

VTCares
Receive AIDS education and resources

AIDS Project of Southern Vermont
Men’s & Women’s programs and resources

Outright Vermont
Building a safe environment for LGBT Youth

Vermont Gay Social Alternatives
Enjoy potlucks, parties, recreational outings

The House of Lemay
Catch Burlington’s hysterical and talented drag troupe.

 

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