Tuesday, April 22, 2014

with Reality TV Stars Rachel Reilly & Ryan Allen Carrillo


Celebrity News, reality TV stars host and produce talk show about reality TV. The show is 100% socially interactive and is filmed like a mixture of a reality show, a talk show, and a magazine. The show encourages viewers to post pictures, feedback, video, and comments which air live on the screen. The first of it's kind a show all about reality TV. Reality TV is taking over our TVs and now there is an outlet 100% for it. 

Current racer on CBS' "The Amazing Race" All-Stars and "Big Brother 13" winner, Rachel Reilly has joined forces with Ryan Allen Carrillo of ABC's "Expedition Impossible" to give you the dish on all things reality TV.
"Reality Relapse" is the newest comedy talk show addition to the Bite Size TV family. "Reality Relapse" is also the first of it's kind, a talk show all about reality TV. Covering events, red carpets, premieres, finales, reality TV gossip, and reality TV news.

Rachel and Ryan are reality TV experts, they've lived it, they love it and they want to gossip about it with you! Between the two of them they have over 434 hours of network reality TV experience! You can catch them LIVE on Thursdays via www.bitesizeTV.com. You can follow them via @bitesizeTV - @RachelEReilly - @RyanACarrillo.

We got to talk with Ryan and Rachel about Reality Relapse and traveling.

How did you both meet? 

Rachel:  Ryan and I fell in love over chair speeches and dance parties! We met at a charity event called reality rally, benefiting breast cancer and became fast friends. 

Ryan:  I never saw Rachel on Big Brother, only on her first round on The Amazing Race.  I was a huge fan and we connected at a “reality star” charity event.  I knew we had to be friends.  What Rachel means when she says chair speeches involves some liquor and lots of toasts.  Don’t ask… LOL

Who is more competitive, Ryan or Rachel?


Ryan:  Well we have never really competed against each other… I say we are both crazy competitive… hoping to one day have that change. 

What is Reality Relapse about?

Rachel:  Reality Relapse is the first ever all reality talk show by reality, about reality, we cover your favorite reality TV shows--finales premieres red carpets events, we spill the tea so you know whats going on. 

Ryan:  Reality Relapse is the first show of its kind.  Its a full 44 minute talk show that covers everything related to reality TV.  We bring on the biggest stars and get the inside scoop to some of the hottest stories.  www.bitesizetv.com

Be sure to check out our full Queertrip Travel Talk Interviews with Ryan Carrillo and Rachel Reilly.


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Curaçao Welcomes the LGBT Community to Honeymoon in Paradise

 The southern Caribbean island of Curaçao, one of the most welcoming Caribbean islands for gay travelers, proudly joins the LGBT community in celebrating the recent decision to overturn the “Defense of Marriage Act”. Curaçao has long welcomed the world’s LGBT community to its tropical paradise, offering a friendly, safe, and inclusive experience for all travelers. The island’s “melting pot” history has led to a progressive ‘live and let live’ philosophy that makes Curaçao the ideal destination for Caribbean commitment ceremonies and honeymoons.

“‘Live and Let Live’ perfectly describes Curaçao’s relaxed style. We welcome everyone to explore and enjoy our rich, colorful history and culture, our numerous uncrowded beaches and world class dive locations,” says André Rojer, Curaçao Tourist Board Marketing Manager North America. “We have long embraced the LGBT community, and we are eager to welcome newly married couples celebrating their love and the repeal of the DOMA.”

The island’s current promotion – Every 4th Night Free – includes many LGBT-welcoming properties, ideal for honeymooning couples celebrating in Curaçao. The offer allows guests to stay every fourth night of their visit for free. So, if a reservation is for four days, guests only pay for three; if it is for eight days, guests only pay for six. The offer is valid for bookings made by September 15, for travel between August 15 and December 15, 2013. LGBT-welcoming participating hotels include: Avila Hotel, Amalia Vacation Apartments, Blue Bay Curaçao, Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort, Floris Suite Hotel, Hilton Curaçao, Lions Dive & Beach Resort, Livingstone Jan Thiel Resort, Nos Krusero Apartments, Papagayo Beach & Lounge Resort, Renaissance Curaçao, Sandton Kura Hulanda Hotel & Spa, Sandton Kura Hulanda Lodge & Beach Club, Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort, Sunscape Beach Resort & Casino and Waterside Apartments. 

As a further demonstration of hospitality, many properties are offering special upgrades for newlyweds including: in-room mimosas at the Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, sparkling wine and chocolates upon arrival at the Hilton Curaçao, a 15% spa treatment discount, along with complimentary champagne at Jan Thiel Villas, daily complimentary breakfast buffet, plus a $75 food and beverage credit at the Sandton Kura Hulanda Hotel & Spa and sister property Kura Hulanda Lodge & Beach Club, a complimentary upgrade (subject to availability) and a bottle of sparkling wine at the Renaissance Curaçao Resort, a VIP picnic basket with snacks compliments of the Floris Suite Hotel, a 20% discount on spa treatments at the Papagayo Beach & Lounge Resort on-property spa as well as a $50 food and beverage credit, and complimentary champagne at both the Sunscape Beach Resort & Casino and the Lions Dive & Beach Resort.

The Curaçao Tourist Board and several island hotels are proud members of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC). Curaçao will celebrate its first full-fledged Pride this year with the launch of Curaçao Pride 2013, September 25-29.

Selected as ‘Favorite Caribbean Destination’ for 2012 and 2013 in About.com Reader’s Choice Awards and a ‘2012 Honeymoon Hot Spot’ by Condé Nast Traveler, Curaçao is a unique Caribbean island paradise, boasting 35 uncrowded beaches, and an eclectic mix of history and culture. Explore the vibrant, culturally diverse capital city of Willemstad – a UNESCO World Heritage site – with its distinctive architecture, museums, monuments and world-class shopping. Indulge in Curaçao’s vast selection of flavorful restaurants, with a mix of sophisticated international and tasty local cuisines. Discover Curaçao’s abundant natural beauty, pristine dive sites and spectacular snorkeling at secluded beaches. Curaçao offers idyllic weather, situated on the outer fringes of the Hurricane Belt.   


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Affair, Las Vegas’ Gay Nightclub on the Strip

There’s a new love affair with Las Vegas. The Affair Las Vegas is the best new gay nightclub to hit the Vegas scene. Since its opening night on May 5, 2013, The Affair Las Vegas has transformed the Saturday night gay club experience and brought it to the Strip. Featuring a new performance piece each Saturday, there’s no telling who or what you’ll see. 

The Affair Las Vegas is an impressive 25,000 square foot multi-level nightclub and offers a non-smoking, performance-based nightlife experience. As the largest and only gay nightclub on the Las Vegas Strip, queer travelers no longer need to venture far for the ultimate club experience. Once you walk in, you’re greeted by a helpful staff and a lounge area which includes a full bar. The Affair features a two-story main room where everyone can dance the night away to state of the art sound and lighting. In the center of the dance floor stands a huge birdcage which peaks your interest and invites you to go wild. A full bar is in the main room close to all the action on the dance floor. In fact, The Affair boasts 4 bars throughout the nightclub ensuring you’ll never go thirsty. Across from the bar and dance floor are the VIP tables where attentive servers dance and pour your party drinks all night long. The upper level includes another bar, tables for VIP, and views that open onto the dance floor below. One of the best things about The Affair has to be the Strip-view terrace from the upper level. The expansive terrace has a breathtaking view like no other and faces the famed Las Vegas Strip, which is a visual treat to club goers. You’ll feel like you’re right in the middle of all action that is the Las Vegas Strip, because you are!

The location of The Affair is perfect for visitors to the Strip as well as Las Vegas locals. Located inside the Boulevard Theater across from the Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino, The Affair is within walking distance of the MGM Grand, New York New York, Aria, The Cosmopolitan, and Planet Hollywood. And if you’re driving, there’s a private parking lot with over 500 free parking spaces. The dress code is casual attire and the cover charge is free for Nevada locals with ID. Non-locals can gain free entry before midnight, or pay $20 after midnight. Although the gay clubs in Vegas tend to start gaining a crowd after midnight and go till the morning sun rises. If you contact The Affair prior to your arrival, you can get on their VIP guest list to receive free entry.

The Affair Nightclub at the Boulevard Theatre
Saturday 10:30 – Close
3765 South Las Vegas Blvd,
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Connect with The Affair:

Twitter: @TheAffairLV / Instagram: @TheAffairLV / Facebook: /TheAffairLV

Monday, August 27, 2012


By Jeremy Bryant

The beautiful island of Curaçao will kick off its eighth annual Get Wet Weekend of gay and straight friendly activities on September 27-30 hosted by Curacao Gayplasa Foundation, a local GLBT community group. Travelers can enjoy cultural and dance celebrations along with get-togethers to celebrate and rejoice all that Curaçao has to offer for the whole community.

The exciting weekend kicks off on Thursday, September 27 at 89PM with a traditional "Meet and Greet" Official Opening celebration at the historic Hotel't Klooster, followed by an all white "Get White" Illumination party at G-Lounge, located in downtown Punda in Willemstad.

Friday brings about a "Spoil Me" cocktail event at Rainbow Lounge located in the Floris Suite Hotel, followed by an entertaining after-party at Otra Cosa Bar in downtown Willemstad.

On Saturday the 29th, visitors and locals alike will not want to miss the exhilarating beach edition of the "NaviGAYtion" beachparty at the Wet & Wild Beach Club from 9PM to 2AM.

The weekend concludes on Sunday, September 30th, at the relaxing "Starfish" pool party at the iconic Floris Suite Hotel.

Curaçao welcomes all visitors to explore its colorful history and culture, uncrowded beaches, pristine dive sites and exciting night life.  

For more information or to book, e-mail packages@queertrip.com

Las Vegas gets Gayer!

By Jeremy Bryant

Las Vegas recently welcomed the opening of a new gay nightclub, SHARE which opened in November of 2011. SHARE Nightclub is a bar and ultra lounge that spans 2 floors offering everything your queer hearts desire. From boys, drinks, music, dancing, and more boys, SHARE creates a night you’ll never forget. 

SHARE Nightclub features a modern and hip nightclub downstairs and upstairs that every guest can enjoy. The luxury and privacy of the SHARE Ultra Lounge and bar located on the second floor is a welcoming retreat from the dance floor. With unique dance floor encased by couches, tables, and VIP cabanas, club goers can keep a full view of the dance floor at all times. Oh, and let’s not forget the GoGo dancers everywhere! 

While most of the Vegas gay bar scene is located around the “fruit loop” area off Paradise Road, the location of SHARE is relatively close to the Strip just West of the 15 Freeway off West Tropicana Avenue. It’s recommend to either take a cab or drive over.

SHARE Nightclub is transforming the gay scene in Vegas and doing a great job at it. Need a gay night out in Las Vegas? SHARE Nightclub is located 4636 Wynn Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89103. 

For more information about SHARE Nightclub, follow on Facebook & Twitter or visit their website.


Wednesday, August 15, 2012



Montreal, Quebec (August 15, 2012) – Whether you’re looking for a summer thrill or to get down by watching stiff competition go at it, Montréal is calling you. Five “Queer of the Year” 2012 finalists are off to Montréal to snatch that crown. It’s that time of queer again!

Tourisme Montréal has been teasing the “Queer of the Year” freaky fanbase by revealing the five fresh faces one by one online, sprinkling in cheeky content (oh yes, they’ve been going to those places) over the last six weeks. The five finalists are now being brought to Montréal, one of the world’s most LGBT-friendly cities, to bring it throughout Montréal Pride Week (August 11 through August 19). Social experiments have been designed with good times in mind, based on personality, community involvement, sex appeal, healthy lifestyle and talent. Now it’s up to the fans to separate the fabulous from the anti-fierce.

Meet the Finalists:

Caleb Judy (Connecticut, United States) a.k.a., Son of a preacher man
This son of a pastor with a Masters in Biomedical Anthropology and a pro sign language interpreter is tall, handsome, fit and selfless. We love him already. And so does everyone he touches (not literally, of course).

Topher McFarlane (Ontario, Canada) a.k.a., The Glamazon
Our second finalist says he “brings down walls and connects people.” No, it’s not Bob the Builder – it’s Topher McFarlane: stand-up comic, drag show organizer, community activist and occasional Zac Efron stalker. What’s not to love?

Ivette Gonzalez-Ale (Brooklyn, United States) a.k.a., Brooklyn Badass
This Cuban-Mexican bombshell of a finalist feels just as home on the dance floor as she does at…home. A self-proclaimed badass housewife with an appetite for Oaxacan cuisine and salsa music, she’s also an entrepreneur, designer, and creative director of her own genderqueer fashion line.

Shane Jenek (Sydney, Australia) a.k.a., Down Under Diva
He hails from Down Under, loves yoga, and is sometimes a she. Meet Shane Jenek aka Courtney Act, our 30-year old fabulous gender illusionist and pop singer. He says he’s never met a person who has as much fun as he does. Judging from his stage performances, neither have we.

Peter Picciano (Palm Beach, United States) a.k.a., Muscles
With abs to kill for and a magnetic personality, our fifth finalist makes friends easily. When he’s not working out, he’s working the crowd at LGBT fundraisers and community events. Looks like a fighter, acts like a lover.

Queers Give Good Facebook
Throughout Montreal Pride Week, the fivefinalists will be captured on film in episodes co-produced by digital artist Joe Sabia who is already hard at work having created Queers Through the Years and 33 Quips for Queers. Through August 31, viewers can keep up with the action online and vote for their favorite contestants on Facebook. Closing ceremonies will include a final episode with the nomination of the 2012 “Queer of the Year.”

Multiple Partners?
One winner will receive a round-trip air ticket on Air Canada and three free nights at Hotel Le Germain to return to Montréal for a future visit, along with $5,000 CAD in spending cash. The four runners-up will receive a $1,000 CAD cash prize. Montréal Pride is the event partner for Queer of the Year. This is a community-driven, not-for-profit organization overseen by members of the businesses community, local LGBTA associations and event-planning and tourism industry representatives. The Queer of the Year finalists will be flown to Montréal on Air Canada. Hotel Le Germain Montréal is the official hotel partner, providing accommodations to all contestants and the production team.

For more information, prize info, rules or the latest Montreal LGBT news…

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Gay couple wins human rights battle after reservation cancelled at Christian Bed & Breakfast

GRAND FORKS, B.C. - The owners of a now-closed bed and breakfast in southern B.C. must pay more than $4,000 for refusing a room to a homosexual couple.

The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal has ordered Susan and Les Molnar to compensate Brian Thomas and Shaun Eadie for injury to dignity and self-respect after their reservation was cancelled at the Riverbend Bed and Breakfast in Grand Forks, about 500 kilometres east of Vancouver.
The Molnars admitted to accepting the reservation in June 2009, but cancelled it minutes later, after confirming Thomas and Eadie are gay.
According to the Molnars, such a lifestyle is contrary to their Christian beliefs and unacceptable in the business they operated as a ministry, with some profits going to the local Mennonite church.
The human rights tribunal says although the Riverbend was run out of a portion of the Molnar's home, it was still a commercial activity, subject to laws preventing discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Thomas and Eadie each claimed $2,500 dollars for loss of self-respect, but the tribunal has ordered to Molnars to pay each man $1,500, as well as travel expenses and wages lost while attending last year's two day hearing in Kelowna.


Monday, July 2, 2012

Gay cruise ship turned away by Morocco docks in Spain

The cruise ship Nieuw Amsterdam, on its present voyage catering to a gay clientele, docked Sunday in the southern Spanish port of Malaga after Moroccan authorities prohibited it from making its scheduled port of call in Casablanca.

The vessel, carrying 1,564 passengers and 869 crewmembers, docked about 7:25 a.m. and was scheduled to depart from Malaga later in the day, Malaga Port Authority spokesmen told Efe.

The RSVP Vacations travel agency, which specializes in organizing tourist trips for gay and lesbian customers, said Saturday in a letter to its clients that its agent in the port of Casablanca had reported that "the authorities have cancelled the scheduled July 1 visit despite having previously confirmed it."

The agency said that they considered this to be "disappointing news" and added that the decision was made after the "visit of a gay cruise ship" turned into "a public and potentially controversial matter."

The ship, which belongs to the U.S. company Holland America Line, had scheduled a program for its stay in Casablanca that included a visit to the Hassan II Mosque and to several souks - or traditional marketplaces - in the city.

After the stop in Casablanca, which had been supposed to last for about 12 hours, the cruise ship was due to sail to Cadiz, also in southern Spain, and then to continue on to Ibiza in the Balearic Islands, then to the eastern Spanish city of Valencia and finally to end its journey in Barcelona.

Organizers emphasized the "historic welcoming tolerance for gay tourists" in Morocco, despite the fact that the religion - Islam - and the laws of the North African country punish homosexuality.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Tour Los Angeles with Star Maps by Josh Flagg

By Jeremy Bryant

Star Maps App by Josh Flagg

Ever dream of visiting L.A. and seeing where the star's live? Well thanks to author and celebrity realistate agent Josh Flagg, from Bravo's TV show "Million Dollar Listing" there's an app for that. Flagg's ingenious idea takes the popular concept of star maps from the streets of Los Angeles and brings it to your phone and tablet allowing you to create your own customized guided tour to see the homes of your favorite Hollywood stars.  

Most Popular SearchesMap out your own customizable celebrity tour route.Tour celebrity homes with Star Maps by Josh Flagg

Compared to the traditional star maps you'd find on the streets or even one of those star tour vans that drive you around, Star Maps by Josh Flagg only costs $0.99 for the download and you get to guide your own tour. Just type in the name of your favorite celebrities whose homes you want to see and the app tells you where to go and how to get there. 

Star Maps users can access an extensive database of thousands of stars' homes, top-notch GPS technology, and tons of interesting facts and photos. All information is backed by years of public records, which guarantees that all the information is accurate... unlike the maps found on the streets. 

So, what celebrity's home would you want to see? Download the Star Maps app by Josh Flagg today and start your tour today. 

Friday, May 18, 2012

Disneyland Tokyo backs gay marriage

By Justin McCurry  /  The Guardian, Tokyo

Days after US President Barack Obama gave his public backing to gay marriages in the US, Mickey Mouse has emerged as the unlikely champion of same-sex unions in Japan.

Tokyo Disneyland said this week it would allow gay couples to hold ceremonies on its grounds, although same-sex weddings have no legal status in Japan.

Disneyland’s decision came to light after Koyuki Higashi, a 27-year-old woman, inquired about marrying her female partner, identified only as Hiroko, at the resort.

Higashi was initially told she would be able to marry her partner provided they were dressed “like a man and a woman,” she wrote on her blog. Staff at Disneyland, which attracts about 14 million visitors a year, were apparently concerned about how other visitors would react to the sight of couples both dressed in wedding dresses or tuxedos.

A spokeswoman for Milial Resort Hotels, a subsidiary of Tokyo Disney Resort, later said there had been a misunderstanding, telling Higashi and her partner they could dress how they pleased, although they would not be able to exchange vows in the chapel because of “Christian teachings.”

The park said it would accept all applications for same-sex wedding ceremonies. The only obstacle now appears to be financial: a full wedding ceremony in Cinderella’s castle, with Disney characters included on the guest list, costs about US$95,000.

Disneyland’s stance was a rare sign of progress in a country still uncertain about its attitude towards homosexuality. There are no laws against homosexuality, and Tokyo is home to a large lesbian gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) population, many of whom took part in the capital’s first rainbow pride event last month.

Gay and transgender celebrities are regulars on TV variety shows, while Taiga Ishikawa became Japan’s first openly gay politician when he won a seat in Tokyo’s Toshima ward assembly in April last year.

Ishikawa welcomed Disneyland’s decision, which apparently came after officials in Tokyo contacted the company’s US headquarters. “I wrote 10 years ago that I looked forward to the day when gay and lesbian couples could hold hands and go to Tokyo Disneyland, so I’m very happy,” he said.
But he added that Japanese gay men and women were still uncomfortable about making their sexuality public.

“We’re still not at the point where a man or woman can say they have a same-sex partner, especially to colleagues. But now that gay marriages are in the news overseas, there is better awareness here, at least.”

Obama’s endorsement of gay marriages was the cue for an outburst from Takeshi Kitano, the internationally acclaimed filmmaker, who caused dismay in the LGBT community when he ridiculed the US president’s stance during an appearance on a TV news program.

Kitano suggested permitting gay marriages would lead to unions between humans and animals, and questioned the ability of gay couples to raise children. “The child will be bullied,” he said. “People will say, ‘But your mum is actually your dad.’”

His homophobic comments were not the first by a high-profile public figure in Japan. In late 2010, Shintaro Ishihara, the outspoken governor of Tokyo, suggested gay people were “deficient” after watching same-sex couples take part in a parade in San Francisco.

“We have even got homosexuals casually appearing even on television,” he said. “Japan has become far too untamed.”

Higashi and her partner have visited Disneyland to break their good news to Mickey Mouse, but have yet to set a date for the wedding. “Mickey first looked surprised to hear that we are a couple of girls,” she said on her blog. “But we said we were there to thank him ... and he celebrated with us.”

But, she added, taboos surrounding sexuality had forced many gay and lesbian couples to keep their relationships secret. “There is still a lot of prejudice at work and in people’s homes to prevent a lot of us from coming out,” she told Reuters. “Also, when the only public gays you see are the comedians on television who are the butt of public ridicule, it’s hard to find a good reason to come out.”