When any couple, gay or straight, wants to get married, inevitably one of the partners wants to get married or honeymoon in some exotic location.
The only problem with that is all of the new travel restrictions that have been implemented because of anti-terrorism rules.
If you and your partner don’t already have your passports, it makes it hard to be spontaneous and whisk yourselves off to some exciting foreign land for a wedding and honeymoon.
So, why not look for romance and beauty in the good old U.S. of A.?
If you’re the traditional type, or a sentimentalist, there are plenty of gay-friendly places to get married or to honeymoon.
You can get married in Massachusetts, but depending on where you live, your home state may not recognize gay marriage, or gay civil unions.
However, if you can find the right clergyperson and the right venue, you can still get married in an old-fashioned church wedding in Boston or Provincetown.
And speaking of P-town, that’s always been a Mecca for gays, and it would be a lovely place to spend your honeymoon.
If you and your partner love the East Coast, then Fire Island is a must in the summer, and then on to the Big Apple, which boasts one of the biggest gay communities in the U.S. in the West Village.
If you’re planning on getting hitched in the Fall in N.Y., why not wait until Halloween, and make the annual Halloween parade the culmination of your wedding?
It’s been described as a mixture of gay Christmas, Carnival, and Mardi Gras, but for any gay couple, it’s an unforgettably colorful, extravagant, and often hilarious experience.
Of course, if you want to move further down the coast for some fun in the sun, you can always head for Florida, where, despite some recent setbacks in the last election, there’s still a huge and thriving gay community centered around Miami, South Beach, Palm Beach, West Palm Beach and Boca Raton.
Florida may not be friendly to gay marriage, but there are plenty of happy gay men there living La Vida Loca with their pick of gorgeous homes and apartments, world-class dining, and some of the most exciting gay nightlife on the planet.
Add all that to Florida’s natural splendors, amazing beaches, balmy climate and sunny skies and you’ve got a fabulous destination for a gay honeymoon, but you’ll have to get married somewhere else.