Heather Cassell

Heather Cassell

Shot from the Pittock Mansion, Portland, Oregon (the Rose City) and Mt. Hood are the background for the city's namesake - a single rose. Photo: Adobe Stock
Travel
It’s understandable why anyone would think that Georgiana was the one-woman powerhouse behind roses being Portland’s hallmark and that she was crowned as “Queen of Portland’s Roses,” but she wasn’t the only person who shape the city’s image. ...
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Pride flags in San Diego Pride. Photo: Garcon Magazine
Travel
Fort Lauderdale has been a pioneering destination in LGBTQI travel under the visitors’ bureau’s direction since 1996 and the global headquarters of the IGLTA, the LGBTQI travel association. ...
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Outgoing National Center for Lesbian Rights Executive Director Kate Kendell, right, enjoying a moment with the Human Rights Campaign’s Director of Public Education and Research Ashland Johnson, left, at the 41st annual NCLR Gala at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, May 19, 2018. Photo: NCLR
National
It was a night to party. It was a night to say goodbye. It was a night to raise a lot of money for LGBT rights. It all happened in one amazing Saturday night at the NCLR sold out 41st annual dinner gala and party at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco on May 19. ...
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Ella International Lesbian Festival
International Travel
The Ella International Lesbian Festival will host Central America’s first-ever large lesbian event in Costa Rica in 2019. ...
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Hacienda Sydney’s view of the Sydney Harbor Bridge and Circular Quay in Sydney, Australia. Photo: Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour/Hacienda Sydney
Travel
Perched high above Circular Quay watching the ferries depart out onto the Sydney harbor and where cruise ships drop anchor, I enjoyed a light lunch at Hacienda Sydney at the Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour. ...
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Bromelia Rio Graffiti Street Art Tour
Travel
Many people wouldn’t dream of picking up their lives to move to a country where they don’t know anyone, the language, infrastructure, or politics and start a business, but that’s exactly what Lauren Quinn did. ...
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Laura Aguilar, “Plush Pony #2, 1992.” Gelatin silver print.
National
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University extends the East Coast premiere of critically acclaimed award-winning photographer Laura Aguilar’s “Show and Tell” exhibit through June 3 in Miami, Florida. ...
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Rounding up the cattle in Montana at the Cowgirl Up Week. Photo: Top 50 Ranches
Travel
Today’s cowgirl getaways are worlds away from the ranch I grew up on part-time in Half Moon Bay in Northern California when I was a kid. ...
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AdventureWomen in Baja/Photo: Colin Ruggiero / AdventureWomen
Travel
An award-winning women’s travel company will help mothers and daughters bond through travel with new mother-daughter trips in Baja and Iceland starting in 2019. ...
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MGM Resorts International marches with pride at Las Vegas Pride. Photo: MGM Resorts International
Travel
The big question is, “Where are all of the other queer travelers?” especially, queer women. It’s the big question Girls That Roam asks at every destination, “Where are the girls?” ...
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