Navigaytour has released its latest gay
city guide. The New Orleans guide arrives as the city prepares to
welcome thousands of gay travelers.
The guide is already available
for download at the group's website and a printed version is
promised in time for the 39th Annual Southern Decadence
Festival, one of the largest gay festivals in the world. Southern
Decadence attracts over 100,000 revelers to the Big Easy's centrally
located gay-friendly French Quarter over the long Labor Day weekend.
“Talking about 'gay-friendly'
sections of this city is like insinuating that only some New Orleans
food is good,” editors wrote in the 32-page guide. “This
distinctive city and its people are welcoming to gays and lesbians,
and value gay travelers.”
The guide highlights bars, clubs,
accommodations, events, neighborhoods and attractions of interest to
the gay traveler. It also includes coupons for local businesses and
the first-ever Gay History Trail Map for New Orleans.
Navigaytour produced its first gay city
guide for Philadelphia in 2004. Since then, it has added gay
destinations Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego and Pittsburgh to its
The New Orleans edition calls the city
“America's cultural Eden.”