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Gay vacations in Northern Arizona?

Thinking of going to Scottsdale, Sedona, and the Grand Canyon. Has anyone been to any gay resorts? Partner s here but would like to be sitting poolside with other gay men.

by Anonymousreply 2417 hours ago

There are zero gay resorts in any of those places. But you can probably get gay bashed in most Arizona towns, if that's your thing.

by Anonymousreply 103/28/2021

What about gay pools?

by Anonymousreply 203/28/2021

Scottsdale has nice resorts.

by Anonymousreply 303/29/2021

Fess up, you're looking for straight-up rampant sex. Palm Springs is reasonably close.

by Anonymousreply 403/29/2021

OP I have a lot of experience with N. Arizona. First, I went to school in Prescott quite awhile ago, but then my Dad decided to retire in Prescott four years ago and I’ve been visiting him ever since.

Prescott is devoid of any centralized gay life, much less resorts, pools, attractions, etc. There are gays dotted across the N. Arizona landscape, as my Grindr and Scruff screens have shown, but nothing like Palm Springs’ resorts and attractions. My husband and I have never felt unsafe however, so there’s that.

Don’t let that sour you on visiting though. It’s beautiful territory with some great hikes, camping, and sightseeing. Sedona is better known, but so damned overcrowded, and that not including the tourists. Check out Jerome instead. Montezuma’s Castle, Oak Creek Canyon, Grand Canyon are all must-dos.

by Anonymousreply 503/29/2021

Scottsdale is not in Northern Arizona.

by Anonymousreply 603/29/2021

Almost a life-long resident of Northern Arizona here, and there is virtually no organized gay life here. There aren't even many guys on the dating apps. But the old days of anti-gay rednecks have kind of died off, I've never had a problem here. R5 mentioned the best places to go see.

by Anonymousreply 703/29/2021

Why in the fuck would you want to spend gay dollars supporting a red state that wishes you were dead? Makes absolutely no sense at all.

by Anonymousreply 803/29/2021

If you want to go to a Red State to hang out with gays, go to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. They have the Habana Inn....Its very cruisy. Guys leave their doors open like a bath house. Multiple bars in the hotel complex. Two pools. I have been there but not since it was sold.

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by Anonymousreply 903/29/2021

[quote]Why in the fuck would you want to spend gay dollars supporting a red state that wishes you were dead?

FYI this "red state" voted for Biden AND has two Democratic Senators. Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Tucson and Flagstaff are pretty gay friendly. Even Mesa in Mormonland recently passed a local ordinance banning anti-LGBT discrimination

by Anonymousreply 1003/29/2021

R5 thank you that was very helpful. So there aren’t gay resorts, but there do seem like a lot of attractions to see in nature there.

by Anonymousreply 1103/30/2021

Scottsdale is NOT northern AZ...taught college in Prescott for 4 years, and the gays are few and far between, and there is a strong anti-gay bias. Stay away!

by Anonymousreply 1203/30/2021

R12 when did you teach there? I was there ‘91-‘99 at Riddle.

by Anonymousreply 13Last Thursday at 6:10 AM

What about anyone’s favorite hotel in Scottsdale?

by Anonymousreply 14Yesterday at 4:36 AM

Oh god no honey. They still kill fags there. You have one and only one option in the US for laying poolside with other eldergays and that is Palm Springs. Get used to it, that is who and what we are all about over the age of 50.

by Anonymousreply 15Yesterday at 4:45 AM

[quote] FYI this "red state" voted for Biden AND has two Democratic Senators. Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Tucson and Flagstaff are pretty gay friendly. Even Mesa in Mormonland recently passed a local ordinance banning anti-LGBT discrimination

Don’t forget Bisbee...very gay friendly.

Some of the people here have clearly never been to Arizona and have no business commenting.

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by Anonymousreply 16Yesterday at 4:47 AM

Thank you R16. Will definitely check out Bisbee.

by Anonymousreply 17a day ago

Arizona is a booming gay economy now. Sedona is definitely the next Gay mecca of the Southwest.

by Anonymousreply 18a day ago

If you stay in the Phoenix metropolitan area you will be fine, safety and Grindr-wise. Sedona gets a bit near the limit of the gay protection zone. Anything north of that is a non-starter. Tucson is very nice and gay-friendly, as is Bisbee noted above.

You will be stared at holding hands and showing public affection in ALL of Arizona unless it's at the gay-pride parade. That's the way they roll over there. Just go to Palm Springs.

by Anonymousreply 19a day ago

Omg don’t DARE hold hands. I grew up in Flagstaff. The words “faggot” and “queer” are very much in use still today. Keep all affectionate behavior hidden for your own safety.

by Anonymousreply 20a day ago

[quote]They still kill fags there.

Like who? Names, please.

by Anonymousreply 21a day ago

R21, I never said it was a gay killing zone. That was another poster. Outwardly displays of affection such a hand-holding and kissing will get you some serious public blowback. I lived there for 40 years. Even in Phoenix.

If you live there, go give that hand-holding a try, say in Scottsdale. You will catch some nice homophobic comments. Fact.

by Anonymousreply 2220 hours ago

[quote]I never said it was a gay killing zone

If that was you I quoted, then yes, you did.

{quote] They still kill fags there.

If that wasn't you, then why did you suggest that I did quote you?

by Anonymousreply 2319 hours ago

I thought Flagstaff was one of the blue area of the state?

by Anonymousreply 2417 hours ago
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