Our superb waitress, Tammy, who also teaches geography at the high school, informed us that every steak automatically came with a couple of things: Whether you call yourself a man, woman, male, female, boy, boi, girl, gurl, guy, gal, daddy, cross dresser, butch, fem, leather, bear, gay, lesbian, drag king, drag queen, homosexual, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, alternative, questioning, curious, or simply human - where to find a fun place for meeting or dating or scene to free your life. Map your best Montana gay and lesbian night out. And while the city of Missoula doesn't have any designated "gay bars," at Monk's Bar and Bodega Bar you'll find a mix of people and a gay-friendly vibe. Three perfect children played a game of leapfrog on the grass as the Sun Raven Band plucked mandolins. You won't regret it. So far, my mom was clearly winning.
With the University of Montana as its home base, Missoula is, arguably, the top gay travel destination in the state.
That ranks as the number 46 most gay state in the nation. The gruff guy behind the counter was concerned only about our order we passed on trying an elk burgerbut we quietly ate our pie and beat it out of there. A few of the state's cities—particularly the college towns of Bozeman and Missoula—have visible gay communities and very welcoming attitudes. I gave Joe a peck on the cheek and we sat down on a picnic bench to listen to the music, his arm around my shoulders.
Talk about a wonderful gaytravel destination!