Gay hiking

Oral Roberts Student Rulebook Forbids Homosexuality, Hiking, Dancing, and More

Image Getty As Oral Roberts has become the darling of the NCAA Tournament, many of us have wondered what exactly an Oral Roberts is. Sounds like an extremely ancient toothpaste maker OR the nickname of a man-child known for his foreplay prowess. As in “Here’s Oral Roberts, doing his jaw exercises again.” Turns out it’s […]

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Pioneering gay mountaineer Silvia Vasquez-Lavado talks about hiking as healing

“I’m from the Andes, I’ve never been a hiker,” says Silvia Vasquez-Lavado, the first gay woman to conquer the famous Seven Summits. But an ayahuasca-fueled journey in his difficult childhood with his mother and father in the early 2000s had him contemplating mountains. Shortly after that and after an outing to Sports Basement for climbing […]

Gay hiking

Get out of town with New York’s best hiking clubs

When a hiking group called the Sundance Outdoor Adventure Society was founded in 1980, the world was a much less tolerant place for members of the LGBT community. If you wanted to meet other homosexuals, you sometimes had to go to bars. But it got old after a while, not to mention unhealthy. And the […]