Vermont: The Green Mountain State Shows Some Pink

23 09 2011

View from Vermont's gay-owned Moose Meadow Lodge

Last month, I had the privilege of speaking to Vermont’s Commissioner of Tourism and Travel and Recreation Council about gay travel. I also had a whirlwind tour of this beautiful, progressive state.

It’s known for its maple syrup, covered bridges and extraordinary leaf-peeping opportunities. But that’s not that half of it. Pioneers in gay equality Vermont was the first state to introduce civil unions in 2000 and has been offering marriage for same-sex couples for the past two years — the first state to do so via statute and not after being forced by the courts.

There’s not a single gay bar in the entire state, but LGBT visitors will find a warm welcome throughout the land as well as gay-owned and gay-popular guesthouses and restaurants.

Here’s my report of a short but sweet stay on Toronto’s Proud FM with Mike Chalut and Acey Rowe.

Ed Salvato on Proud FM/Vermont

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