Newport has long been a travel destination for the LGBT+ community, and organizations like Newport Out work to promote this incredible coastal enclave to everyone -- from same-sex couples looking to tie the knot to LGBTQ families looking to vacation, to international tourists looking to hit the New England hotspots. “We want all of these people to feel welcome in Newport and have access to resources on the best experiences to include in their visit,” says the organization’s principals Sean O'Connor and Dan Cano Restrepo. “We want to be on their radars because as locals we believe that Newport is an incredible destination for gay, lesbian, trans, queer people, their families and allies.” From May 31 to June 2, 2019, Newport will host its second annual Pride Weekend. Events include yoga on the beach, a pride cruise aboard the schooner Adirondack II, a pride party and tea dance.
Newport: A Destination Warmly Welcoming the LGBT+ Community
May 01, 2019
by Andrea McHugh