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.
Passport to Vermont Tennis Weekend at Stratton Mountain Resort
The Passport to Summer LGBT Tennis weekend highlights the best of southern Vermont with a choice of tennis or golf school plus a full menu of activities including hiking, yoga and farm-to-table cooking. Meals and social activities bring groups together to share their adventures over good food, drink and lively entertainment.Annual LGBTQ Community Dinner www.ru12.org
Vermont CARES Champ Ride www.vtcares.org
Frog Meadow’s Annual Garden Party/BBQ
A benefit for the AIDS Project of Southern Vermont; www.frogmeadow.com/events2.html#bbq
SeptemberVermont 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.
Celebrate five days of Wintry Bliss in Stowe with hundreds of GLBTQ enthusiasts from across the country and beyond. www.winterrendezvous.com
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
MarchVermont CARES Annual Auction www.vtcares.org