Tag: House

Hoyt House Bed and Breakfast – Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in Fernandina Beach, Florida

Hoyt House Bed and Breakfast - Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in Fernandina Beach, Florida

Hoyt House Bed and Breakfast - Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in Fernandina Beach, Florida

LUXE AMEILA ISLAND HOSPITALITY, COMFORT

Welcome to Amelia Island’s 1905 Hoyt House Bed and Breakfast Inn, an exclusive Ferdinanda Beach boutique hotel blending romance, elegance, comfort and fantastic service.

Come relax with us for a weekend (or a week) at our beautiful Amelia Island Inn, in the heart of Ferdinanda Beach’s Historic District. We’re close to a number of fantastic restaurants, wonderful shopping, and all kinds of antiques. Amelia Island is a great place to get away from your normal life, refresh, relax, and recharge.

Now’s the perfect time to visit Amelia Island and to stay at the 1905 Hoyt House B&B. Hoyt House is ideal for a romantic weekend getaway, an unforgettable honeymoon, or for celebrating a special occasion with your partner.

We offer elegant guest rooms and wonderful gourmet breakfasts. We’re more than just a Bed & Breakfast – we’re a unique boutique hotel on a very unique island.

See the Hoyt Houyse Bed and Breakfast Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Ferdinanda Beach Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

White House website now asks users for their pronouns

The White House, lit in the rainbow flag.

The White House lit with the Pride flag. (Getty Images/Molly Riley)

For the first time in history, the White House website is asking visitors for their pronouns and offering gender-neutral options to choose from.

President Joe Biden wasted absolutely no time in making his pro-trans stance clear, with the website updated mere hours after his inauguration.

The simple yet monumentally meaningful detail was noticed by the LGBT+ advocacy group GLAAD, which happily shared an image of the White House contact page on Twitter.

Those contacting the White House can now select from a range of pronoun options or alternately indicate that they’d rather not share their pronouns if they wish.

They can also choose the gender-neutral prefix “Mx”, which is listed alongside “Mr,” “Mrs” and “Ms”.

The simple act spoke magnitudes after Trump’s sustained attacks on the LGBT+ community over the past four years, and Twitter users were delighted to see it.

 

The top seven jobs for Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner after they leave the White House / LGBTQ Nation

The top seven jobs for Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner

The top seven jobs for Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner after they leave the White House

Photo: Ivanka Trump’s Twitter account

What’s an entitled couple to do after they’ve wreaked havoc on democracy?

If you’re Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, the options may seem limited. After all, between Jared’s role in the administration’s disastrous COVID response and Ivanka’s consideration of Trump rioters as “American patriots,” the couple haven’t exactly burnished their resumes or social credentials.

Related: Republicans condemn Cindy McCain for supporting LGBTQ people. She couldn’t be happier.

They are well aware of the dilemma they face. Ivanka is reportedly in a “panic” that the Trump insurrection has harmed her political prospects. She had hoped to become the first female president, apparently on the premise that the the presidency should be a family business. The mob of Trump supporters storming the Capitol vaporized those dreams.

The Trump brand is so toxic right now that everyone, from the Professional Golf Association (PGA) to the City of New York, is tripping over themselves to sever ties with it.

But all is not lost. There’s plenty that Jared and Ivanka can do to keep in the public eye and earn money, the overriding goal of any Trump family member. Here are some suggestions:

1. A reality show

Life with Javanka! It’s an opportunity to show the human side of being fabulously wealthy and utterly clueless. Viewers can sympathize with Jared’s struggles to build a mansion on their 30-acre Florida estate, or Ivanka’s battles with stepmother Melania.

Besides, reality shows run in the family. We wouldn’t have had President Donald Trump without The Apprentice.

2. Goya brand ambassador

Remember how Ivanka violated federal ethics rules by endorsing Goya products after the food company’s CEO supported her dad? Maybe that was just her debut as the company’s spokesmodel.

After all, nothing says authentic Latin food more than a multi-millionaire blonde whose father is a racist.

3. Remake The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Oscar Wilde wrote this story about a portrait that shows all the depravity of the title character while the character remains ageless.

Jared is perfect for a new movie version. Gray’s narcissism of the character would come naturally to him, to say nothing of his dipped-in-plastic look.

4. Fashionable militia gear

Ivanka’s clothing line went down in flames after retailers dropped it because of her father’s policies. But there’s still a market among Trump supporters.

How about reviving the line, but tailored to insurrectionists? High-fashion militia gear could be the next big thing, and Ivanka can have the field all to herself.

5. Milk thistle promotion

Right-wing figures make buckets of money hawking questionable products. The folks behind milk thistle extract had to settle for disgraced gay provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos to sing its praises as a kidney cleanser.

Luckily, Jared and Ivanka are much bigger names. If the milk thistle gig isn’t available, there are plenty of others, such as Jim Bakker’s Silver Solution or, even better, MyPillows made by fellow election denialist Mike Liddell.

6. Financial advisors

As a fabulously wealthy couple, Jared and Ivanka can sell their services to others who want to be reach their heights. There are two problems with this opportunity, however.

The first is that step one of their program is to be born rich. The second is that the Trump financial empire is teetering on the edge of disaster, so this chance would only be available for a short time.

7. Imodium spokespersons

The news that Secret Service agents were banned from using the bathrooms in the “Javanka” D.C. residence may have looked like one last PR disaster for the couple. But actually, it’s a job opening.

Can’t you see the couple proclaiming the merits of Imodium? For other people, of course. “When you really don’t need them to go…”

It’s a natural for the pair.

Dragonfly Guest House – Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Ogunquit, Maine

Dragonfly Guest House - Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Ogunquit, Maine

Dragonfly Guest House - Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Ogunquit, Maine

The Dragonfly Guest House is in the middle of everything that Ogunquit, Maine has to offer. Walk down the Shore Road and you’ll find boutiques, great local restaurants, art galleries, fascinating museums and the lovely Perkins Cove.

Headi the other direction on Shore Road, and you’ll find even more restaurants and the village’s shopping district.

Ogunquit’s famous Marginal Way is also just a few blocks away, on the other side of a lovely residential area. And Ogunquit’s beautiful beach is a quick ten minute walk from the Dragonfly Guest House.

And the Ogunquit Playhouse, “America’s Foremost Summer Theatre”, is just around the corner.

Ogunquit’s Dragonfly Guest House offers five guest rooms and one guest suite, each with a private bathroom. We even have a dog friendly room, so bring your pup with you!

See the Dragonfly Guest House Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Ogunquit Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Thais reviews Catherine House by Elisabeth Thomas – The Lesbrary

Susan reviews The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia

Catherine House by Elisabeth Thomas

I loved this book. I loved it so much that I immediately binned the other review I had planned for this month, even though I do not have the slightest idea of how to properly describe and criticize this book. I know a lot of people hated Catherine House, so I wanted to make this clear from the get go—I loved this book.

I tend to love experimental works of fiction and Catherine House is very much that. It mixes gothic horror and the campus novel genre to tell a story better suited for a thriller, and it does so by using a structure that is unashamedly literary, heavy in atmosphere and imagery that drips with details and repetition of motifs.

There is still plenty of plot, even some elements that put the book in the speculative fiction category, but Catherine House is the story of a young college girl still in the grip of depression and guilt for falling with the wrong crowd and spiraling through a couple of neglected years that led to trauma and self-loathing, and you will get exactly that from the narration.

Ines is depressed and at times (and for long stretches of time at that), the book follows her depression, her inability to pull herself out of her fog, to follow up on her curiosity, to even be alarmed at the sinister undercurrent that seems surround this place to which she has just committed three years of her life. And that is a hefty commitment.

Because Catherine House is not just any fictional elite college, it is a place that demands its students distance themselves from everyone in their lives, including their past selves. Like a cult, Catherine House demands that each student gives themselves to the school completely, and we start a story with the new class of students that has done just that arriving at their new, secretive home.

Some of them are already a bit cautious, but for the most part, students are seduced into this free, top-tier institution that promises them success in life, if they surrender every part of themselves to it.

Even to me, it felt seductive. I tend to avoid any media that has elements of horror, because I struggle with insomnia as it is. I was reluctant to pick this up, but the beautiful prose lured me in, and soon I was moving deeper and deeper into the house with Ines, wondering with her what ‘plasm’ was and why it had so many of her classmates so obsessed, getting horrified with her by the creepy meditations the school imposed. But like Ines, I also felt drawn to School Director Viktória, even as I could tell from the start that she was evil.

Viktória might have actually been the most seductive part of all. Ines is bisexual and that is established early on in the narrative, so her obsession with the beautiful, mysterious older woman who runs Catherine House felt sexual at first. Ines did not yearn for Viktória quite that way, but her eyes still follow Viktória whenever she is around, keeping herself apart from everything and overly involved with everyone at the same time. In a room full of people, Ines only ever has eyes for Viktória, for every minute detail of her appearance and demeanor.

It is not romantic, but Ines’ gaze feels desire. She can’t stop drinking in Viktória, basking in her presence.

Viktória, for her part, seems all too happy to cast herself as nurturing and maternal, but also seems to display a predatory interest for Ines, never crossing the line, but often making sure she gets Ines alone and disarms her with long talks, probing questions into her interests, lingering touches.

At the end, I couldn’t help but feel more than allured by the school, Ines was allured by Viktória, and that the horror of the book lies primarily with this deeply dysfunctional relationship.

While Ines has a long-term relationship with one of male characters, Theo, even that felt like tethered to Viktória—Viktória tells her to be social, to immerse herself in the school, to make deep ties that anchor her to Catherine and Ines does.

Other than her friendships with her roommate Baby and with another young black woman called Yaya, all of Ines’ actions seem performative even to herself, a way to show that she’s becoming good, that she’s becoming worthy.

No matter how sinister the school got, I found it impossible to pull away and I think the main reason for that were all those entangled, complicated relationships between women (and mostly women of color at that).

I was so entranced by the relationships in the story that it didn’t bother me very much that the aspects of the book that tended a bit towards science fiction were never fleshed out or that a lot of the later reveals in the book are a bit predictable. I also imagine some people might have had problems with the pace of the story, but like I said before, I expected literary, experimental, with small touches of horror, and Catherine House delivers on that.

If you want a satisfactory plot with clear resolutions, this might not be the book for you, but if you are craving something moody, with lots of description of winter in rural Pennsylvania and complex (and sometimes infuriating) female characters, I think you will like this.

Charles Bass House – Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in South Boston, Virginia

Charles Bass House - Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in South Boston, Virginia

Charles Bass House - Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in South Boston, Virginia

SOUTHERN VIRGINIA GETAWAY

Come relax with us at Charles Bass House, a gay owned B&B in the historic district of South Boston, Virginia. We’re in Southern Virginia, halfway between Richmond and Raleigh.

Originally built in 1904, this historic Victorian Italianate home is just a half-mile walk to downtown, where you’ll find local restaurants, boutique shops, art galleries, theatre and churches.

We have two guest options at our intimate and private Inn:

The Guest Suite is on the first floor and includes

* Large bedroom with queen-sized bed
* Private bath
* Sitting room with TV and full sofa bed

The sitting room can also be used as a second bedroom.

The upstairs Guest Room also has a big bedroom with queen-sized bed and TV and shares a bath just down the hall.

See the Charles Bass House Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Virginia Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Holland House B&B – Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Worcester, Worcestershire, England

Holland House B&B - Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Worcester, Worcestershire, England

Holland House B&B - Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Worcester, Worcestershire, England

A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU IN WORCESTER

A warm welcome awaits you at Holland House Bed & Breakfast, a Victorian mid-terrace home in Worcester, within easy walking distance of the Cathedral and great local shopping.

Holland House has kept many of the building’s original Victorian features, and offers ensuite guest rooms throughout with:

* central heat
* heated towel rails
* 19″ flat-screen televisions
* DVD players
* Freeview
* tea and coffee making facilities
* clock-radio
* hairdryer
* Secure wifi internet access – each room has its own dedicated service

Holland House is an accredited 3 star property with Visit Britain, and a member of the Worcester Tourism Association.

See the the Holland House B&B Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Worcestershire Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Horizon Guest House – Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Captain Cook, Hawaii

Horizon Guest House - Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Captain Cook, Hawaii

Horizon Guest House - Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Captain Cook, Hawaii

OCEAN VIEW BIG ISLAND GUEST HOUSE

The Horizon Guest House is a unique Big Island of Hawaii bed and breakfast, a great place to relax, take a deep breath, and get away from it all.

Our Hawai’i B&B sits on the Western slope of Mauna Loa at 1,100 feet above sea level, giving each of our guest suites a twenty-mile unobstructed view of the Pacific Ocean and miles of green grass. Our property is surrounded by a working cattle ranch on all sides, so we have no neighbors.

On the hillside below the house, you’ll find a solar-heated, double-edged infinity swimming pool. There’s also a jacuzzi built into the corner of the pool. It’s the perfect setting to relax and breathe in the clean Pacific air.

In the daytime, you’ll enjoy warm ocean breezes, and in the evening the cool air comes down the mountain. Temperatures run from the mid-sixties at night to the mid to upper seventies during the day. We love Hawaiian weather.

The Horizon Guest House was designed and built as a B&B, offering maximum privacy and quiet inside the house itself. The layout of the house lets each room take advantage of not only the tropical breezes, but also the panoramic views.

See the Horizon Guest House Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Captain Cook Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

River House Inn – Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Snow Hill, Maryland

River House Inn - Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Snow Hill, Maryland

River House Inn - Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Snow Hill, Maryland

NATIONAL REGISTERED VICTORIAN B&B

Enjoy a casual, elegant getaway at the River House Inn Bed and Breakfast, a spacious National Register Victorian home on the beautiful Pocomoke River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Our Maryland bed and breakfast is located in the village of Snow Hill, where you can be as active or relaxed as you choose – thee are so many possibilities. The area is rich in history and natural beauty, with antiquing, kayaking, boating, beautiful beaches, nature preserves, cycling, swimming, fishing and golf al outside your front door.

We’re just 45 minutes from the Assateague National Seashore and Ocean City, Maryland. Snow Hill, Maryland, was incorporated in 1686 – a picturebook of architectural treasures. Take a walking tour of the village along old brick sidewalks, down picturesque streets, past more than a hundred homes that have passed the 100 year mark.

The Eastern Shore towns of Chincoteague, Assateague, Ocean City and Crisfield, with its boats to Smith and Tangier Island, are only about 30 minutes away.

You can even rent a canoe or kayak just one block from the Inn to explore on the wild, scenic Pocomoke River. And the Chesapeake Bay is close by, too – perfect for sailing and motor cruising.

See the River House Inn Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Maryland Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Stone House B&B – Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in Hurley, New York

Stone House B&BStone House B&B - Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in Hurley, New York

Stone House B&BStone House B&B - Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in Hurley, New York

HISTORIC 18TH CENTURY MANSION

Welcome to the Stone House Bed & Breakfast at the Cornelis Kool House in Hurley, New York. Our Hudson Valley B&B is an early 18th century Dutch estate, with architectural features that date back to the original Dutch settlement of the New Netherlands.

Our Hudson Valley B&B may be the oldest house in New York State that you can actually stay in, having been built around 1700.

We’re nestled in the peaceful countryside of the Esopus valley, near the historic village of Hurley, a National Historic Landmark. Our Catskills area B&B ideally situated to explore both sides of the Hudson River, the Shawangunks or the Catskills.

Both Woodstock and Rhinebeck are just an eighteen minute drive from our front door.

See the Stone House B&B Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Hudson River Valley Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals