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Decatur Alpaca Cottage – Lesbian Owned Guesthouse in Decatur, Georgia

Decatur Alpaca Cottage

Decatur Alpaca Cottage

CLOSE TO THE CITY BUT FAR AWAY

The ‘Decatur Alpaca Cottage’ is a family owned business rooted in Community, Inclusion, Philanthropy, and Hospitality. The Cottage is a place for our guests to rest, rejuvenate, and reconnect with loved ones. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Tik Tok!

The Decatur Alpaca Cottage offers a one-bedroom guest cottage on a peaceful urban farm in Decatur, Georgia, close to the city, but just far enough away for a little peace and quiet.

The cottage sits on a working Little Legacy Farm of an acre and a half, with alpacas, llamas, chickens, gardens, and much more. It’s the perfect place to rest, rejuvenate, and reconnect with your loved one, or with your own spirit.

We renovated the Decatur Alpaca Cottage in 2016, adding a number of modern conveniences as well as architectural accents. The cottage decor was updated again in 2019.

The cottage has a large screened-in porch overlooking our natural dye garden, with views of the adjacent field where you’ll find our alpacas, chickens, and a miniature llama.

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Tony’s House – Gay Owned Guesthouse in Phoenix, Arizona

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Tony's House - Gay Owned Guesthouse in Phoenix, Arizona

MEN ONLY, CLOTHING OPTIONAL GUEST HOUSE

Tony’s House is a men-only, clothing optional gay owned guest house, in the heart of Phoenix.

We offer five guest rooms, each one tastefully decorated in a mid-century style.

Our rooms include:

* King or queen bed
* HD smart TV
* WIFI internet access
* Refrigerator
* Microwave
* Coffee maker
* Writing desk

In addition, we have a barbecue, common public social areas, free on-site parking, and the best …a large, heated, clothing-optional pool and hot-tub in total backyard privacy.

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Cinq & Sept – Gay Owned Guesthouse in Roujan, Occitanie, France

Cinq & Sept - Gay Owned Guesthouse in Roujan, Occitanie, France

Cinq & Sept - Gay Owned Guesthouse in Roujan, Occitanie, France

EUROPE’S FAVOURITE GAY GUESTHOUSE

Cinq & Sept is a gay-owned guesthouse in the Occitanie Region of the South of France.

We’re Europe’s favourite gay guesthouse resort, with nine luxurious suites with air conditioning and a large clothing-optional pool and garden where you can de-stress. 

Cinq & Sept occupies a two-hundred-year-old mansion in the heart of a traditional wine-making village.

We’re in TripAdvisor’s five-star ‘Hall of Fame’, and Mediterranean nude and gay beaches are just twenty-five minutes away.

We offer our guests a warm welcome and plenty of socialising. Join us for pool-side dinners, wine-tasting evenings and canoeing trips.

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Gay owner of guesthouse educates homophobic teen caller in best way possible / GayCities Blog

Gay owner of guesthouse educates homophobic teen caller in best

Jim Culbert runs the Green Gay Bulls guesthouse
Jim Culbert runs the Green Gay Bulls guesthouse (Photo: Supplied)

The gay owner of a B&B in Canada has revealed how he helped educate a young man who’d left him homophobic voicemail messages.

Jim Culbert, 69, has run the Green Gay Bulls bed and breakfast in Vernon Bridge, Prince Edward Island, on the eastern edge of Canada, for the past eight years.

Prior to this, he ran the nearby Rainbow Lodge, the region’s first openly gay-friendly guesthouse. One of its exterior walls had a large rainbow flag painted across it, making it probably the first business in the area to display the flag.

Culbert moved to the area in 1988 (he’s originally from Bradford, Ontario), first opening up Blair Hall Guest Home. He later sold that and opened up Rainbow Lodge in 1998 and then moved to Green Gay Bulls in 2013.

Jim Culbert and his vintage car
Jim Culbert and his vintage car (Photo: Supplied)

In an interview with The Guardian, he recalled experiencing a variety of homophobic abuse over the years, including hate mail, nasty phone calls, people throwing things at his house or yelling slurs as they slowly drove past in their cars.

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One incident in particular sticks in his memory. Around 20 years he received a string of homophobic phone calls from a group of teenagers. He contacted the police, who managed to trace the calls to the home of the parents of one of the teens.

After the police got involved, Culbert says he received a letter of apology from the 15-year-old boy. However, Culbert thought more could be done to educate the youngster. He contacted the boy’s parents and invited the family to meet with Culbert and some of his friends. That meeting took place on a Thanksgiving Monday at Culbert’s home.

“I wanted him to see that we weren’t people with horns. He went away; I went away and I think his parents went away feeling better.”

Culbert then offered the boy work mowing his lawns, which the youngster accepted.

That boy is now grown up. He married a woman and has two kids of his own. He agreed to be interviewed by the newspaper on the condition of anonymity. He said there are no excuses for what he did when he was younger.

“Looking back on it now, it’s embarrassing that it even happened. We thought we were being funny and weren’t thinking about the fact that somebody is going to pick up these voicemails and listen to these hurtful things that are said.”

He said he had not given a thought to how the person on the receiving end of the phonecalls might react to them, or if they were having a hard time from others because of their sexuality.

“People use words without thinking about what they really mean and I think that was a lot of it.”

He went on to say he’d let his parents down and would be horrified if any of his kids did the same thing.

“My parents were pretty disappointed in me … and, if it were my kids in that situation, I would be very, very disappointed.”

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Besides flying the rainbow flag, Culbert has been an advocate for LGBTQ rights in other ways – founding the P.E.I gay tourism association, which ran for ten years, and giving local talks on the importance of equality. He’s widely acknowledged for helping to make a difference in the area.

Today, he would have been celebrating his 32nd year of running a B&B but has closed his business because of the COVID-19 pandemic. He hopes to reopen soon.

“We have opted to remain closed this year due to COVID, but we are hopeful that next year we will be as busy as ever,” he said in a message to GayCities. “Thankfully, I also run an Upholstery & Refinishing business on the property that has allowed me to maintain a bit of an income.”

Once he reopens, he’d love to welcome visitors to the area. His guesthouse is in a building that was originally a United Church manse built in 1896.

“On the front door of Green Gay Bulls B&B, we have a plaque that states ‘There are no strangers here, only friends we have yet to meet.’ That is a motto we live by here. You are not ‘just’ a guest to us, you are a friend.”